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Quick Spring Recap: Bad Day for Borucki, Giles and Tepera

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MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies 11 Blue Jays 5

Three of our pitchers had a really rough day:

  • Ryan Borucki started, went 2 innings, allowed 4 hits, 5 earned, 3 walk, 1 home run, with 1 strikeout. If he really is battling for a rotation spot, that won’t help. But I’m figuring he has a rotation spot.
  • Ken Giles gave up 3 walks, 2 hits, 4 earned, without getting an out. Couldn’t find the plate.
  • Ryan Tepera gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 earned.

I’m not going to worry about Giles and Terpera, it seems that often veterans have a lousy first outing.

Other pitchers:

  • Conor Fisk: Took over for Giles, gave up a sac fly and a double, which added 2 earned to Giles’ total and was helped out by Danny Jansen picking a runner off first.
  • John Axford: 1 clean inning, with a strikeout.
  • Tim Mayza: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 k.
  • Danny Barnes: 1 clean inning.

Batters:

Starters:

  • Dalton Pompey: 2 for 3, k. He also made a couple of nice catches in the outfield (or at least according to Mike Wilner he did). A good day for Dalton.
  • Eric Sogard: 0 for 1, walk, k.
  • Randal Grichuk: 1 for 2, 3-run homer, walk. Nice showing in his first spring game.
  • Rowdy Tellez: 0 for 3.
  • Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.: 1 for 3. Double.
  • Billy McKinney: 0 for 2.
  • Danny Jansen: 0 for 2. Still looking for his first spring hit.
  • Richard Urena: 1 for 3, k
  • Jonathan Davis: 0 for 1, k.

Others:

  • Santiago Espinal: 0 for 1, k.
  • Max Penecost: 0 for 1, k.
  • Andrew Guilotte: 0 for 1.
  • Ramon Fields: 0 for 1
  • Forrest Wall: 0 for 1.
  • Bo Bichette: 1 for 2.
  • Cavan Biggio: 1 for 2.
  • Dwight Smith: 0 for 1.

Jays are now 1-4 on the spring. Tomorrow they have split squad games. Half the team is going to Disney World to play the Braves, with Sean Reid-Foley starting. The other half is staying home to host the Pirates. Aaron Sanchez is starting.