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Quick Recap: Jays lose to Twins

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
Urena throwing, this time on target.
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Blue Jays 2 Twins 6

That wasn’t the most exciting of baseball games, but any baseball is better than no baseball.


  • Casey Lawrence: Started, pitched 2 innings. Nice quick first. Started the second off with a Miguel Sano single and a Max Kepler double. Sano scored on a ground out. In all 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 earned.
  • Mike Bolsinger: Started the 3rd inning, making a plea to be released. Got a bunt single attempt ground, then gave a walk, got a strikeout. Then Sano hit a 3-run homer, deep to center. A double and a walk later, and Bolsinger was out of the game. 2 outs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 k, 2 earned.
  • Tim Mayze came in a saved Bolsinger from more earned runs and got the first 2 outs of the 4th.
  • Dominic Leone came in with 2 outs and got the next 4 outs, with 2 strikeouts. Strong appearance for Leone.
  • Chris Smith: Pitched the 6th, and had some bad luck. Soft roller, short of third base, off the end of a bat became a single. An out later, a ground ball down the third base line hit the bag and bounced over Jonathan Diaz for a double. A sac fly cost Smith the earned run. 1 inning, 2 cheap hits, 1 earned, 1 k.
  • Chad Girodo: Gave up a leadoff double, but got out of the inning with a strikeout, fly out and ground out.
  • Leonel Campos: He had a tough luck inning. Matt Hague walked, and Nick Gordon pinch ran, stealing second, and moved to third on a wild pitch/passed ball. A walk later, Drew Stubbs hit a liner right at right fielder Edward Olivares, who misplayed it into a 2-run double. The ball fell at his feet. Two walks, a “double” and 2 earned on Campos line.


  • Dalton Pompey: Had a rough day. 0 for 4, I think all four were ground outs, one was a bunt single attempt that failed. Batting .222 now.
  • Ryan Goins: 1 for 3. His last at bat was interesting. Against a lefty, he golfed a pitch right down the left field line, home run distance, ruled foul. If it was foul, it was barely foul. The Twins’ broadcast didn’t show us a good view of it. Then Goins lined a ball to left, looked like it might make the wall, but it was cut off. Goins tried to stretch it to a double, but was thrown out by 10 feet. A regular season game, and I’d be really angry, down 2, in the 8th, and you get throw out stupidly. He did get the RBI. Hitting .154 this spring.
  • Kendrys Morales: 2 for 3. First at bat, he went the other way, against the shift, for an easy single. He doesn’t look as incredibly slow as I thought he might. Hitting .545.
  • Justin Smoak: 1 for 4, 2 k. One of the strikeouts was on a pitch that was both high and outside, no way was it a strike. The other strikeout was all Smoak. Hitting .133.
  • Darrell Ceciliani: 1 for 3. Hitting .267.
  • Anthony Alford: 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. Did golf one to the wall, that the left-fielder made a very nice catch on. Showed good power. .188.
  • Richard Urena: 1 for 1, walk. Looked very good at the plate. Very nice walk. He made one bad throw, listed as a error, though I thought the runner would have been safe. He shouldn’t have thrown it. He had 2 good throws that inning. .400.
  • Gregorio Petit: 1 for 3. Hitting .273.
  • Juan Graterol: 1 for 3, double, RBI. Hitting .222.

Other stuff. Edward Olivares played a couple of innings in right field, showed a great arm, almost getting a runner tagging from second to third on a deep fly, but also making a terrible play on a line drive hit right at him.

Jays are now 2-6 on the spring. Tomorrow they play the Rays and it is on Sportsnet.