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Quick Recap: Split squads and split losses

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Jose hitting a homer.
Jose hitting a homer.
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The Jays played two games and lost both.

In Dunedin:

Astros 1 Blue Jays 0

Marcus Stroman started and went 2.2. The first two innings were pretty good, he allowed a leadoff single, to Robbie Grossman, in the first, but Russell Martin threw him out trying to steal and Marcus struck out the next two batters. In the second he pitched around a ground rule double.

The third was tougher. He gave up a leadoff walk, then got a double play, followed by a walk and a hit batter. That was it for his day. No runs allowed and he was pretty good in the first couple of innings. Might have tired a bit in the third.

The Jays got scoreless innings of work out of Aaron Loup (1 walk and he picked him off first), Jeff Francis (single and k), Greg Burke, Cory Burns (2 walks and a k) and Matt West (1 hit).

Ryan Tepera gave up the lone run of the game, as well as 2 hits, 2 walks with 2 strikeouts.

On offense we only got 5 hits. A double from Jose Reyes (plus a walk) and singles from Matt Hague, Russell Martin (plus a walk), Chris Colabello and Kevin Pillar. They got 0 fors from Chris Dickerson, Justin Smoak (both of whom are still looking for their first hits of the spring), Danny Valencia and Steve Tolleson.

At Clearwater:

Jays 4 Tigers 6

Daniel Norris started, he had a quick first inning. In the second he allowed a run on 3 hits. He started the 3rd, giving up a leadoff walk and Anthony Gose double before being pulled. In all, 2 innings plus 2 batters, 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 earned with 3 strikeouts.

Robert Osuna pitched two perfect innings, getting 2 strikeouts.

Rob Rasmussen had a rough inning, giving up 3 earned, on 4 hits.

We had a bit more offense, 4 runs on 7 hits.

  • Jose Bautista had his first home run of the spring.
  • Dalton Pompey was 1 for 5 with a triple.
  • Caleb Gindl: 1 for 3 with a double.
  • Ramon Santiago: 2 for 3 with a double.
  • Devon Travis: 2 for 4 with a double. His first hits of the spring.
  • Munenori Kawasaki had 2 walks in 2 plate appearances.
  • Daric Barton, Dioner Navarro and Ezequiel Carrera had 0 fors. Carrera is still looking for his first hit of the spring.

The Jays had 2 pickoffs in the Tigers game and one more in the Astros game.

Tomorrow the Twins come to Dunedin, the game is on MLB Audio.