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Quick Spring Recap: Jays Beat Tigers

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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That make the Jays 4-1-2 on the

I’d think the star of the game would have to be Teoscar Hernandez. He had a double and triple. Nice to see him hitting the ball hard.

On the other end of the scale, Anthony Alford went for a diving catch and missed it. And he had a fly ball line drive fall out of his glove. It is early in spring but something major would have to happen the rest of the way for him to deserve to make the team

Anthony Kay threw two innings, allowed 2 hits, walked 1 and had 3 strikeouts. He looked pretty good to me.

  • Ty Tice had a rough inning, 1 hit, 2 walks, 2 earned, but 3 strikeouts. He went k, walk, k, walk, double, k.
  • Rafael Dolis: 1 inning, 1 single. His first action of the spring and he looked good.
  • Jake Waguespack: Pitched 1.1, and walked 4 batter. He loaded the bases on walks in his second inning of work but
  • Travis Bergen came in and got out of the inning without allowing a run to score.
  • Hector Perez: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 k, 1 earned. The run scored when Alford (after a pretty long run to his left) dove for a line drive and didn’t keep it in front of him. Not an easy play, but I thought he should have caught it.
  • Bryan Baker: 1 inning, 1 home run, 1 k.
  • Jake Petricka: Pitched around Alford’s two base error in the ninth, for a scoreless inning. 1 k. And a save.

  • Billy McKinney: started the game off with a bunt single, and also walked in 3 PA.
  • Santiago Espinal: 1 for 3, k. Now batting .571.
  • Joe Panik: 1 for 1, 2 walks. Played short.
  • Vlad Guerrero: 1 for 3, 1 k. He got an RBI on a pitch he barely touched, but it died on the grass up the third base line.
  • Teoscar Hernandez: 2 for 3, double, triple.
  • Rowdy Tellez: 1 for 3, double. Hitting .500 so far this spring with 2 doubles and a home run. I missed it, but he had a rough at bat in the first, striking out on a ball that bounced.
  • Caleb Joseph: 0 for 3.
  • Derek Fisher: 0 for 3. Hitting .200 now.
  • Brandon Drury: 1 for 2, double.
  • Alford: 0 for 2, k. Almost beat out an infield single. Now has 8 strikeouts in 11 at bats. And hasn’t been looking good in the field either. He’s going to have to start playing if he’s going to make the team. In the ninth inning he dropped a line drive....ball was in his glove and he just dropped it. It was a hard hit ball, but you can’t do that.
  • Logan Warmoth: 1 for 1, walk.
  • The Non-Vlad Guerrero, Gabriel: 1 for 1, walk.
  • Joe Palacios: 0 for 2.
  • Joe Kivlehan: 0 for 1.
  • Riley Adams: 0 for 1, k.
  • Griffin Conine: 0 for 1, k.
  • Andy Burns: 0 for 1.