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Quick Recap of Sunday Split Squad Games

We split the split squad games, 1 win, 1 loss.

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

We had two games today. One that was on Sportsnet and one that was on MLB.TV.

On Sportsnet:

Orioles 2 Blue Jays 1

Not much offense (in either game).

Francisco Liriano had some troubles with the strike zone, but did get 7 strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Allowed 2 singles and 2 walks. If Salty could throw to second, he could have saved the earned run. He threw too many pitches, but was fairly effective.

The real news is that Ryan Goins got hit on the elbow, by a pitch, and was removed from the game. No word on his injury.

Other pitchers:

  • Jason Grilli: Got the last out in the 5th inning.
  • J.P. Howell: 1 inning, 2 k. Best I’ve seen him look this spring. Being fair, he doesn’t have to impress early in spring, he just has to get his work in.
  • Joe Smith: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 k. He gave up a leadoff double, but pitched out of it. Looked good.
  • Tim Mayza: 1 inning, 2 hits (one a triple, one that would have been a double, except for a great throw from right by Roemon Fields, getting the runner sliding into second. I didn’t know his arm was that good.). 1 earned.
  • Dusty Isaacs: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 k.


  • Melvin Upton: 1 for 3, k. Doubled in the first at bat of the game, our only extra base hit of the game. It was good to see him make hard contact. Hitting .192 this spring.
  • Russell Martin: 0 for 2, walk. .120. I still would love to see him make good contact sometime this spring.
  • Salty: 0 for 2, RBI ground out, k. .276. Orioles stole 3 bases off him. One of them the stealer slipped and still easily beat the throw. I think stolen bases is going to be a theme when he catches.
  • Joe Graterol: 1 for 2. .240.
  • Justin Smoak: 1 for 3, 2 strikeouts. His single was a hard hit line drive. .163.
  • Darwin Barney: 0 for 3. .222.
  • Ryan Goins: 0 for 1, hit by pitch. If he has to start the season on the DL, that would make things easier on the Jays, but I’m hoping he isn’t hurt. .188.
  • Joshua Palacios: 0 for 3, k. .125.
  • J.B. Woodman: 2 for 3, k. .188. He made a very nice catch in CF early in the game.
  • Shane Opitz: 0 for 3, k. .100.


Blue Jays 4 Tigers 3

Casey Lawrence started, went 5 innings, allowed 6 hits, 1 long home run, 2 earned, 0 walks, with 3 strikeouts. He’s had a pretty good spring. 3.86 ERA so far. He picked a runner off second too.

Jays scored 2, on solo home runs, in the top of the 9th to get the win, though Jeff Beliveau tried to hand the game back in the bottom of the inning.

Other pitchers:

  • Dominic Leone: 1.1 inning, 1 walk, 1 k.
  • Chad Girodo: 0.2 inning.
  • Leonel Campos: 1.0, 1 hit.
  • Jeff Beliveau: Had a very tough 9th inning, gave up 3 walks, loading the bases with 1 out. Got a ground out and then handed out his 4th walk to load the bases again. threw 27 pitches to get 2 outs. Pulled with the bases loaded. I think that officially takes him out of the running for the second lefty job.
  • Brad Allen came out to try to get the last out of the game, with the bases loaded. He got a pop up to get the save.


  • Ezequiel Carrera: 0 for 3, 2 k. .258.
  • Gregorio Petit: 0 for 3. .227.
  • Kendrys Morales: 1 for 3. .361.
  • Mike Ohlman: 1 for 3. .273.
  • Alex Monsalve: 1 for 1, home run in the 9th. .222.
  • Darrell Ceciliani: 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. That’s 20 k in 59 at bats. .254.
  • Ryan McBroom: 1 for 3, home run, k. .308. That’s his 3rd home run of the spring.
  • Jake Elmore: 0 for 1, 2 walks
  • Christian Lopes: 1 for 1, home run. .429.
  • Gunnar Heidt: 0 for 3, k. .143.
  • J.D. Davis: 0 for 2. .286