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Quick Spring Recap: Jays and Pirates Tie

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays
Robby Ray
Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Pirates 2 Jays 2 (7 innings)

Just some quick notes:

  • Robbie Ray pitched a nice two-inning, giving up just one hit, a home run by Anthony Alford (happy to see him do well), no walks, and 2 strikeouts. Was around 95 with the fastball and threw strikes.
  • Nate Pearson had more troubles, gave up a walk, a hit, with 2 strikeouts. He gave up an unearned run due to one of Austin Martin two errors. Nate threw a lot of pitches (28) and had some trouble with the strike zone. He was getting up to 99 on the fastball.
  • Francisco Liriano had a nice quick inning. So did David Phelps (2 strikeouts), Ryan Borucki and Jordan Romano (he had a couple of 99s too).
  • Rowdy Tellez was 1 for 2 with a double. Rowdy is the early season hitting star. Joe Panik and Breyvic Valera (playing CF) had our other two hits, both singles.
  • Austin Martin had the two errors, was 0 for 1 with a walk and a steal.
  • Alejandro Kirk hit a sac fly (to the track in CF).
  • Danny Jansen went 0 for 2 with 2 strikeouts. He was 0 for yesterday too, likely needs some at bats to get his timing down.

I’m sure no one at Rogers reads this but....

I bet it had good ratings in Canada too, better than the Poker that they are showing right now, at the very least. I guess poker shows are very cheap to make.

Speaking of games I’d like to see: