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Quick Recap: Blue Jays fall to the Pirates

Kevin Pillar is 6-for-7 during Spring Training

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays dropped another game, this time 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Jays only run came after a Steve Pearce double, and a Kevin Pillar RBI single.


  • Kevin Pillar: 3-for-3 with an RBI. He also got picked off, and made a really nice catch.
  • Devon Travis: 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout
  • Curtis Granderson: Really worked his counts, 0-for-1 with 2 walks. Also got caught stealing on a stike-’em-out throw-’em-out.
  • Justin Smoak: 0-for-3 with two strikeouts
  • Steve Pearce: 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout
  • Aledmys Diaz: 0-for-3
  • Luke Maile: 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch
  • Gift Ngoepe: 1-for-3, and had a throwing error
  • Roemon Fields: 0-for-3 with a strikeout
  • Richard Ureña/Lourdes Gurriel Jr/Dwight Smith Jr/Jonathan Davis/Tim Lopes/Reese McGuire: 0-for-1
  • Gunnar Heidt: One walk

J.A. Happ pitched two innings. He looked crisp, only allowing one hit (a 2-out homer to Sean Rodriguez in the second inning) and had three strikeouts. He alluded to gratitude for improved outfield range in his post-game media scrum.

  • Rest of the Blue Jays pitchers:
  • Rhiner Cruz: 1.0 IP, 1 BB
  • Craig Breslow: 0.1 IP, 1 pitch, 1 out
  • Al Alburquerque: 0.2 IP, 1 BB and 2 Ks
  • Luis Santos: 1.0 IP, 1 K
  • Chris Rowley: Took the loss. 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, and he hit two batters. He was saved from further damage by a very nice Maile/Ngoepe double play
  • Andrew Case: 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 earned runs (one 2-run homer by Austin Meadows)
  • Jose Fernandez: 1.0 IP, 1 strikeout

The Jays are now 2-5 in meaningless Spring Games.

They will play the Minnesota Twins tomorrow.