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Quick Recap: McKinney, Tellez homer

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Pillar goes to second on a wild pitch.
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Yankees 2 Blue Jays 5

We got our first look at Matt Shoemaker. He had a quick first inning. Gave up a leadoff homer in his season inning, but then had a strikeout, fly out, strikeout. The third inning wasn’t quite as good. He started it with a strikeout, but the batter reached when the ball got ways from Luke Maile. A walk, ground out, RBI single and strikeout followed, before he was taken out of the game.

In all 2.2, 2 hits (with the homer), 2 earned (is it really an earned run if the scoring runner reached on a strikeout?), 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.

And we saw Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He hit a double, high off the left field wall in his first at bat. It didn’t look like a full swing. I was surprised it went that far. He also had a ground out and a fly out. He had an error at third. Didn’t get down on a ground ball.

Other pitchers:

  • Sam Gaviglio: Took over for Shoemaker with 2 out and 2 on, and got the last out of the third inning. He pitched 2 more innings, with just 1 base runner, who reached on Vlad’s error.
  • Ken Giles: A much better outing than his first of the spring. He had 3 strikeouts, a walk and a hit batter. He hit Clint Frazier in the forearm. Frazier came out of the game.
  • Ryan Tepera: 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. His walk came after a 2-2 pitch that looked like a strike.
  • John Axford: 1 inning, single.
  • Tim Mayza: 1 inning, single, k. Gets that all important spring save. Looked good.

Starting batters:

  • Billy McKinney: 1 for 3, home run, k. Hitting .250 on the spring.
  • Randal Grichuk: 0 for 2, walk, k. .167.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 2 for 3, k. .636,
  • Rowdy Tellez: 1 for 3, 2-run homer, k. .250.
  • Vlad: 1 for 3, double. .250.
  • Kevin Pillar: 0 for 2, walk (his second of the spring). .167.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 1 for 3. .400.
  • Freddy Galvis: 1 for 3, double, k. .167.
  • Luke Maile: 0 for 2, k. .125.


  • Santiago Espinal: walk. .143.
  • Patrick Cantwell: Hit by pitch. .250.
  • Eric Sogard: Sac Fly. .091.
  • Dwight Smith: 0 for 1. .083.
  • Anthony Alford: 0 for 1. .125.
  • Jonathan Davis: 0 for 1 k. .250
  • Cavan Biggio: 0 for 1, k. .200.
  • Richard Urena: 0 for 1, k. .111.
  • Reese McGuire: 0 for 1. .000.

Jays are now 2-6-1. They get a rare spring off-day tomorrow.