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Quick Recap: Granderson homers and triples

Jays win

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers 3 Blue Jays 6

Jays got most of their scoring in the first inning. Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff homer. 3 walks later, Teoscar Hernandez hit a grand slam.

We got one more in the 7th. Lourdes Gurriel single, moved up on a wild pitch and came in to score on two sac flies.


  • Curtis Granderson: 2 for 3, homer (his 4th of the spring), triple (his 2nd), k. We were cheering for him to get the cycle, but he struck out in his 3rd AB and then came out of the game). .400.
  • Dwight Smith: sac fly.
  • Yangervis Solarte: 0 for 2, walk. .091.
  • Gift Ngoepe: 0 for 1. .105. He made a nice play, going to his right, throwing to third to get the force, unfortunately the ump blew the call (with some help from Leblebijian having a bit of trouble finding the bag).
  • Josh Donaldson: Took a walk, in the first, and then came out of the game. Gibby says he was dehydrated. Saturdays are for water.
  • Jason Leblebijian: 0 for 3, 2 k. .233. He made an error, early in the game, but the scorer called it a hit (terrible call) and he had a bit of trouble at third base on Ngoepe’s throw.
  • Kendrys Morales: 0 for 3, k. .231. He looked ok at first base. Made a couple of good catches on low throws.
  • Russell Martin: 0 for 1, walk, k. .211.
  • Max Pentecost: 0 for 1. .111.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 1 for 4, grand slam, 2 k. .292. A very Teoscar kind of game, homer and strikeouts.
  • Anthony Alford: 0 for 3, k. .320.
  • Lourdes Gurriel: 1 for 3. .333.
  • Luke Maile: 1 for 3. .250. If he can hit .250 on the season, I’d be thrilled (and it would be some sort of miracle).


Jaime Garcia had some trouble early but righted himself and finished with a good 3 innings of work. He allowed 3 hits, a walks with 2 k.

  • Al Alburquerque: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 k. 1.93.
  • John Axford: 1 inning, 3 strikeouts. He was pretty impressive. 0.00.
  • Rhiner Cruz: 0.2, 2 hits, 1 earned. 2.08.
  • Craig Breslow: 1.1 clean. 5.40.
  • Chris Rowley: 0.2, 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 k, 2 earned. As noted, one of those ‘hits’ was really an out, which would have gotten him out of the inning. But he had a rough outing. 13.50.
  • Chad Girodo: 1.0, 2 hits. 0.00.
  • Andrew Case: Came in and got the last out on a ground out.

Jays even their spring record at 8-8, which, if you remember how spring started, is pretty amazing work.

Tomorrow’s game against the Pirates is also on TV (but I’m going to be on the road tomorrow and I’ll miss it.