A walkoff home run from Ryan McBroom wins this one for the Jays, with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th.
Another game, another Bautista home run. This one to the opposite field. That was it for scoring. Until the 9th, our pitchers had a very good day.
Francisco Liriano, Matt Latos and Joe Biagini each pitched 2 scoreless innings. Liriano allowed 2 hits, with 3 strikeouts. He looked great. Latos didn’t allow a hit, or a walk and had 2 k. Biagini’s first inning went quick. In his second, he had a bloop single, an infield single and walked a guy, but got out of it without a run scoring. He didn’t give up anything hard hit.
Will Browning and Jeff Beliveau (who, Dan told us, thinks he might be related to Jean). each pitched a perfect inning, with a strikeout each. Browning had some nice movement on his pitches.
Jarrett Grube pitched the 9th. He gave up a 1-out single and double. Then Ji-Man Choi basically threw his bat at a pitch that fooled him and it rolled into the outfield to drive in two and tie the game.
- Kevin Pillar: 0 for 2 with a strikeout. He went to the booth to speak with Dan and Pat. After some audio troubles, he said he wanted to be more patient this season. He talked a good game. I have my doubts that he can reinvent himself that easily, but I’m willing to be proven wrong. I find that he takes pitches, early in the count, that he should be hitting, then puts himself in a spot where he has to chase the pitcher’s pitch. Hitting .333.
- Dalton Pompey: 0 for 2 with 2 strikeouts. His first at bat was a good longest at bat. The second wasn’t. Hitting .400.
- Russell Martin: 1 for 1 with a walk. He looks like he’s lost weight. .667.
- Jerrod Saltalamacchia: 1 for 2, strikeout. .222.
- Jose Bautista: 2 for 3, 2 run homer. .538.
- Kendrys Morales: 0 for 1, strikeout and was hit by pitch. He left the game after being hit, but, I think, he was leaving then anyway. .500.
- Steve Pearce: 0 for 2. Hit into a double play in the 8th. His first game action of the season.
- Melvin Uoton: 0 for 3. Hit 2 balls to the opposite field track, one was a nice line drive, unfortunately right at the left fielder. Pat and Dan really talked him up. .231.
- Darwin Barney: 1 for 3, strikeout. Made a very nice catch on a blooper to right. .250.
- Richard Urena: 1 for 3. He made a couple of poor throws from short. One I thought was an error, but the box score doesn’t list an error. I thought he’d look better in the field. .357.
- Jake Elmore: 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. .231.
- Ryan McBroom hit the walkoff in the bottom of the 9th.