After the game there was a roster move:
- Brian Moran was sent back to New Hampshire and Eduardo Jimenez was called up from there. Jimenez was signed as a minor league free agent on April 12th, after he was released by the Diamondbacks on the 8th. He pitched one scoreless inning with two walks for the Fisher Cats. He was added to Fisher Cats just yesterday, after spending time in Florida. He’s 25, right-handed and pitched 10.2 innings for the Tigers last year.
We had another good start from rookie Nate Pearson. He went 5.1, allowed 3 hits, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. He’s now 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA.
Our bullpen gave us 3.2 innings of scoreless ball:
Anthony Bass: 2.0, 1 hit, 1 k. He gets his 3rd hold.
Danny Jimenez: 0.2.
Ken Giles: 1 inning, 1 k. Not a save situation, as we were up 4-0.
On offense, we only had 5 hits, but 2 of them were home runs.
- 1 in the fourth: Randal Grichuk hit a solo home.
- 3 in the seventh: Vladimir Guerrero led off with a single. An out later Travis Shaw singled. Vlad scored on a Lourdes Gurriel sac fly. Teoscar Hernandez followed with a 2-run homer.
We only only managed one hit off Jonathan Loaisiga, the Grichuk home run. But we had much better luck against Zack Britton, 3 hit and 3 earned in 1.1.
Let’s give JoDs to Pearson, Bass, Grichuk and Gurriel.
34,037 watched the game, which, I think, is the high mark since the opening day crowd. It looks like it is the first home game with the roof open, despite a chilly 13 degrees C.
The Jays move to 19-12. Yankees fall to 16-17.
Tomorrow Tanner Roark (0-1, 4.45 in 5 starts) gets the start. Yankees have J.A. Happ starting (2=3, 4.91 in 6 starts).