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Homers from Martin, Smoak and Pompey, Jays win

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Smoak hitting one out.
Smoak hitting one out.
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Orioles 3  Blue Jays 4

J.A. Happ made his first start of the spring. He looked ok, 2 innings, 2 hits, one a popup that fell between fielders. He gave up some deep flies but they were caught. Looked much like the Happ we saw a couple of years ago, takes more time between pitches than you would like and throws more pitches per at bat than you would like.

Other pitchers:

  • Brad Penny gave up 2 hits, including a home run, a walk and a strikeout, with 1 earned, in his 2 innings.
  • Drew Storen: 2 hits, a walk, an earned run and a nice double play turned behind him. He didn't look sharp.
  • Roberto Osuna: 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 earned., 1 strikeout. The 'hit' was really an error, but not called an error, by center fielder Darrell Ceciliani. It was hit to the track in center, but Ceciliani was there, he just missed it.
  • Chad Girodo: 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 double play ball. With Loup out, he has an outside shot at a job.
  • Wade LaBlanc: 1 walk, strikeout and double play ball. Also a left that could get Loup's spot.
  • Pat McCoy: Single, wild pitch, walk, strikeout, pop out. Some nice pitches.
  • Chad Jenkins got Steve Tolleson to strikeout to end the game and get the save.
Hitters:
  • Kevin Pillar: 0 for 3. Didn't have a good day at the plate. He did reach on an error.
  • Josh Donaldson: 1 for 2, RBI. Worked the count in both at bats.
  • Troy Tulowitzki: 0 for 1, walk, double play.
  • Russell Martin: 1 for 2, home run.
  • Justin Smoak: 1 for 2, home run. Crushed his second of the spring.
  • Domonic Brown: 0 for 3. Didn't impress me.
  • Matt Dominguez: 0 for 3. 2 k. Watched strike 3 twice. Made a couple of decent plays at third.
  • Dalton Pompey: 1 for 2, home run. Worked the count, then hit his home run on the 9th pitch of the at bat.
  • Ryan Goins: 1 for 2, strikeout. Ripped a single up the middle. good hard contact.
  • Darrell Ceciliani: 0 for 1, strikeout, but against a lefty. Didn't look good at the plate, but lefty vs. lefty. Bad looking non-catch in the outfield.
  • Rowdy Tellez: 1 for 2, hard hit single.
  • Tony Sanchez: 0 for 2, 2 strikeouts.
  • Casey Kotchman:  1 for 2.
  • Ezequiel Carrera: A walk, a steal and a nice catch in left.

The Jays are now 3-0-1 this spring, bring on the season.