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MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 7 Yankees 3

The star of this one was Lourdes Gurriel, who went 3 for 3, had a double and a home run. That was his 4th homer of the spring. He’s hitting .417 on the spring.

On the pitching side, Trent Thornton go the start. He went 3.2, allowed 4 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts. Gleyber Torres took him deep. Not a great start, but looked better than the stat line. Threw all his pitches. ERA is 4.80 on the spring. He’s a possible for Ryan Borucki’s spot in the rotation the first time through. i’m not sure if he helped or hurt his chances.

Other pitchers:

  • Javy Guerra: 1.1, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 k. 1.08 He has had a pretty nice spring. There are a couple of open spots in the pen.
  • Elvis Luciano: 2.0, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 k. 11.42 ERA. That was his best outing in his last few. Good to see him go 2 innings. A nice step towards him making the team.
  • Jason Adam: 2 innings, 2 hit, 1 walk, 3 k.

Starting batters:

  • Brandon Drury: 0 for 2, walk. .327. I like the idea of him leading off.
  • Randal Grichuk: 0 for 3, walk, 2 k. .250.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 0 for 3, 2 k. .348.
  • Justin Smoak: 0 for 2, walk, 2 k. .371.
  • Gurriel: 3 for 3, double, homer. .417.
  • Kendrys Morales: 0 for 2. .214.
  • Kevin Pillar: 1 for 3. .229. Played RF, which was weird to see. I don’t want to read anything into it, other than they wanted Grichuk to get some time in CF. But, there are rumors about the Giants being interested in Pillar.
  • Freddy Galviz: 1 for 3, .200.
  • Luke Maile: 1 for 3, walk. .156.

Others:

  • Eric Sogard: 0 for 1, hit by pitch. .205.
  • Cal Stevenson: 1 for 1. .500.
  • Rodrigo Orozco: 1 for 1, walk. .667.
  • Nash Knight: 0 for 2, k. .000.
  • Samad Taylor: 1 for 1, walk. 1.000.
  • Brandon Grudzielanek: 0 for 1, sac fly. .000.
  • Chavez Young: 0 for 2. .200.
  • Ronny Brito: 0 for 1, k. .000.
  • Patrick Cantwell: Didn’t get to bat.


There was also a game against the Canadian Junior team. Jays won 8-3. I’m not going to recap it.


Not counting the game against the National Juniors, we are now 13-13-2 on the spring. Tomorrow is the Jays last spring game in Florida. They travel to play the Tigers. Then two in Montreal and then real baseball.