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Quick Recap: Two wins for the price of one

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MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays
Devon Travis can fly!
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The Blue Jays played split squad games today, and, unusually, they had some regulars at both games. And they won both games.

Pirates 4 Blue Jays 13 (at Dunedin)

We had a bunch of homers in this one. Devon Travis, Russell Martin (his 3rd of spring), Roemon Fields, Curtis Granderson (his 3rd this spring) and Dwight Smith (his 2nd) all homered.

Pitching:

J.A. Happ started and did well. He pitched 3 innings, allowed 2 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks with 1 strikeouts.

  • Danny Barnes: 1 inning, 1 hit a homer, 2 strikeouts.
  • John Axford: 1 inning, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.
  • Craig Breslow: 1 clean inning. His first decent appearance of the spring.
  • Matt Dermody: 1 inning, 1 hit, strikeout.
  • Rhiner Cruz: 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 unearned run.
  • Dusty Isaacs: 1 inning, 1 hit a home run, 1 earned, 2 strikeouts

Batters:

  • Curtis Granderson: 2 for 3, homer, walk, k. .333 on the spring.
  • Devon Travis: 2 for 4, home run. .333.
  • Lourdes Gurriel: 0 for 1. .250. He made an error.
  • Russell Martin: 1 for 3, 1 k. .214. He played third base.
  • Jon Berti: 0 for 2. .200.
  • Randal Grichuk; 1 for 4, 2 k. .333.
  • Kendrys Morales: 1 for 4. .211.
  • Aledmys Diaz: 0 for 3, k. .167.
  • Richard Urena: 0 for 2. .071.
  • Ezequiel Carrera: 1 for 2, k, steal. .200.
  • Roemon Fields: 2 for 2, homer, double. .462.
  • Luke Maile: 0 for 1, 2 walks. .222. He also threw out a base stealer.
  • Dwight Smith: 2 for 3, homer. .286.

Blue Jays 6 Tigers 5 (in Lakeland)

Thomas Pannone started and had a bit of trouble. He went 3 innings, allowed 3 hits, 3 earned with 1 home run.

  • Deck McGuire: 2 innings, 2 hits, 2 strikeouts.
  • Jon Harris: 1 inning, 2 hits, 2 earned, 1 k, 1 homer.
  • Jose Fernandez: 1 inning, 1 walk.
  • Andrew Case: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 k (he got the win).
  • Justin Shafer: 1 clean inning (save).

Batters:

  • Dalton Pompey: 2 for 4, he also reached on error for the 3rd time this spring, stole third. Hitting .286.
  • Harold Ramirez: 1 for 1, double.
  • Yangervis Solarte: 0 for 3. .100. He played short.
  • Reese McGuire: 0 for 2. .429.
  • Josh Donaldson: 0 for 2, walk. .250.
  • Max Pentecost: 1 for 2. .143.
  • Justin SMoak: 0 for 2, walk. .118.
  • Kevin Pillar: 1 for 3. .471 (dropping under .500 for the first time this spring).
  • Anthony Alford: 0 for 1. .278. And he had an outfield assist.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 2 for 3, k. .263.
  • Danny Jansen: 1 for 3, double. .200.
  • Tim Lopes: 1 for 1. .231.
  • Jason Leblebijian: 0 for 3, k. .273.
  • Gift Ngoepe: 0 for 3, 2 k. .125.

So a few hours ago offense was a worry. Not so much now.

Tomorrow the Jays head to Ed Smith Stadium to play the Orioles. The game isn’t on TV.