We got a lot of offense, but lets start with the pitching.
Aaron Sanchez pitched 4.1, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. It didn’t sound like he was particularly sharp but he got his work in, threw 94-96, and mixed in a bunch of changeups. He’s my choice for opening day starter, now that it isn’t going to be Marcus. Aaron has a 3.97 ERA on the spring.
- John Axford: Got the last 2 outs of the 5th inning. Gave up a Freddie Freeman homer (almost typed Martin Freeman) and got 2 strikeouts. It’s looking more and more like he’ll win a spot in the pen. 1.93 ERA.
- Craig Breslow: Had another bad outing. Gave up 3 hits, 2 earned and a walk while getting just 1 out. 8.44.
- Taylor Guerrieri: 1.2, 3 hits, 1 earned, 1 k. 1.43.
- Tim Mayza: 1 inning, 1 single, 3 k. 3.18. Very nice inning.
- Chris Rowley: 1 inning, 2 k. He’s had a tough spring, good to see him have a good outing. 10.80.
We had 13 hits and 13 runs. Of course, the Braves had 15 hits, but only 6 runs.
Luke Maile had a nice game. He was 2 for 4, hitting a 3-run homer and he had a sac fly that was just short of being a grand slam in the fourth inning. I’m hoping for a better season with the bat. Hitting .333 now.
Teoscar Hernandez was 2 for 2, with a homer and a walk. With Pearce likely to be starting the season on the DL, Teoscar looks to be earning a spot on the team. .357.
- Curtis Granderson: 1 for 3, double. .400. He made a base running mistake, got too far off second on a ground ball and was tagged out after a short run-down.
- Devon Travis: 1 for 4. .269.
- Yangervis Solarte: 1 for 3, walk. .107.
- Kendrys Morales: 1 for 3. .219.
- Lourdes Gurriel: 0 for 2. .292.
- J.D. Davis: 1 for 2, k. .263.
- Gift Ngoepe: 1 for 3, triple on a hit and run. .136 (but with a homer and a triple).
- Dwight Smith: 0 for 2, almost hit in the head with a pitch. .250.
- Tim Lopes: Walk.
- Danny Jansen: 0 for 1, Walk. .133. I had hopes he would force the Jays to take him north, but it isn’t happening.
- Roemon Fields: 0 for 3, k. .350.
- Richard Urena: 1 for 2, triple (almost a home run), drove in the 13th run. .120.
- Jason Leblebijian (remember the i before the a): 1 for 1. He drove in our 12th fun. .257.
The Jays are now 9-10
The Jays get tomorrow off. On Thursday, they visit the Red Sox, and the game is on MLB.tv (YAY).