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Quick Recap: Jays beat Pirates

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Blue Jays 10 Pirates 8

In your Baseball Writing 101 class, the first thing you learn, after how to live off cheese doodles, is to know that, in spring training, if it is a low scoring game you write "in spring the pitchers are ahead of the batters", if it is a high scoring game you write "in spring the batters are ahead of the pitchers". Well, the batters were ahead of the pitchers today.

Gavin Floyd started and didn't make the case that he should get the fifth starter job. He only gave up 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 earned with 2 strikeouts, in his 2 innings, but it sounded much worse than that. He gave up some hard hit balls, but did get out of things without many runs scoring.

  • Roberto Hernandez: 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. Again, it sounded like he was doing worse than the results suggest.
  • Joe Biagini: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 strikeout.
  • Pat Venditte: 1 clean inning.
  • Taylor Cole: 0.2 inning, 2 hits, 2 walks, 4 earned,
  • Blake McFarland: 0.1, 2 hits, 1 earned.
  • Jay Copeland: 1.0, 1 strikeout. His second scoreless appearance of the spring.
  • Brady Dragmire: 1.0, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 earned and a save.
Hitters:

We had 12 hits, 4 walks and 10 runs, so seems like midseason form.
  • Ryan Goins: 0 for 2 with a bases loaded walk.
  • Richard Urena: 0 for 2.
  • Michael Saunders: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 strikeouts. A hard hit single.
  • Dalton Pompey: 0 for 1, walk.
  • Chris Colabello: 0 for 4, 1 strikeout.
  • Justin Smoak: 1 for 3, strikeout, 1 k. His first home run of the spring.
  • Junior Lake: 0 for 3.
  • Ezequiel Carrera: 0 for 2
  • Darwin Barney: 2 for 3, double. He's been the star of the first 3 games.
  • Andy Burns: 2 for 2 double.
  • Darrell Cecilani: 1 for 2, walk, k.
  • Roemon Fields: 1 for 2, home run. k.
  • Matt Dominguez: 1 for 2.
  • Humberto Quintero: 1 for 2.
  • A.J. Jimenez: 1 for 2.
The Jays are now 2-0-1 on the spring.