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MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates
The shadow of Anthony Alford
Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

We played split squad games against the Pirates. One in Dunedin and one in Bradenton, by an aggregate 16-2

In Dunedin

Pirates 2 Blue Jays 5

Marcus Stroman had a great start. 4 innings, allowing just 1 hit, no walks, with 3 strikeouts. Also one batter reached base on a wild pitch on strike three. It is good to see him having a nice start to his spring. He has a 2.25 ERA so far this spring.

Other pitchers:

  • Javy Guerra: 1 inning, 1 k. 0.00.
  • Jacob Waguespack: 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned, 3 walks, 3 k, 1 home run. 1.80.
  • Shawn Morimando: 0.2 inning, 2 hits, 1 earned, 2 k. 3.00.
  • Justin Shafer: 1.1, 2 k. 0.00.

Starting lineup:

  • Kevin Pillar: 0 for 3. .143.
  • Randal Grichuk: 1 for 2, walk, k. 300.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 1 for 3. .500.
  • Justin Smoak: 2 for 2, walk. .333.
  • Vlad Guerrero Jr.: 0 for 3, walk. .211.
  • Brandon Drury: 2 for 2, homer, walk. .381.
  • Loudes Gurriel: 1 for 2. .438.
  • Danny Jansen: 0 for 3. .250. He threw out a base stealer too.
  • Freddy Galvis: 1 for 2, k, home run. .211.

Replacements:

  • Forrest Wall: 0 for 2, k. .000.
  • Joshua Palacios: 0 for 2, k. .000.
  • Chavez Young: Walk. 1.000.
  • Rowdy Tellez: 0 for 1. .286.
  • Cullen Large: 0 for 1. .000.
  • Santaigo Espinal: 1 for 1, .273.
  • Patrick Cantwell: 1 for 1. .400.
  • Kevin Smith: 0 for 2, k. .000.

In Bradenton:

Blue Jays 11 Pirates 0

The bad news was that Dalton Pompey fouled one off his knee and had to leave the game. No news yet on whether there is damage or not.

Sean Reid-Foley was terrific. He pitched 4 innings, allowing just 1 walk, with 4 strikeouts. He looked great. He has a 5.00 ERA this spring.

Other pitchers:

  • Sam Gaviglio: 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. 0.00.
  • Tim Mayza: 1 inning, 2 k. 0.00.
  • Danny Barnes: 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 k. 2.25.

Starting lineup:

  • Dalton Pompey: 1 k and left the game. I hope he’s ok. .300.
  • Bo Bichette: 3 for 4, home run. .368. He crushed the home run.
  • Bill McKinney: 2 for 4, home run, k .300.
  • Kendrys Morales: 1 for 3, walk, k. .238.
  • Reese McGuire: 0 for 4, walk, k. .154.
  • Anthony Alford: 3 for 5, 2 home runs and a double, k. .333. He had a great day.
  • Richard Urena: 2 for 3, double, 2 walks. .286.
  • Jonathan Davis: 1 for 4, home run. .222.
  • Eric Sogard: 1 for 2, 3 walks. .167.

Replacements:

  • Ramon Fields: 0 for 4. .182.
  • Kevin Vicuna: 0 for 1, k. .000.
  • Andrew Guillotte: 2 for 2, 2 doubles. .500.
  • Andy Burns: 0 for 2, k. .333.
  • Max Pentecost: 0 for 1, k. .333.

Jays are over .500: 7-6-1. They started the spring 1-6-1.

Tomorrow the Jays play the Phillies in Clearwater. And the game is on Sportsnet.