The Jays lost 3-2 against the Rays in game 2 of the series, R.A Dickey got the start for the Jays and gave up one run in the six innings he pitched. The bullpen gave up two one run homeruns to the Rays. Aaron Loup and Ryan Tepera gave up those homeruns and let another good start go to waste as the offense couldn’t pick up the slack. Jose Reyes went 2-4. Edwin Encarnacion, Devon Travis and Kevin Pillar all hit a double. Jose Bautista hit his 18th homerun of the season.
The Jays finish the series tomorrow against the Rays before going on the road again, where they will face the Oakland A’s next.
The Jays ended up splitting the series with the Rays 2-2, after losing the 4th game 7-2. Brandon Morrow started for the Jays and used 76 pitches to get through the first four innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits. Esmil Rogers then pitched and he gave up another three runs in his 1.2 innings of work. The last pitcher for the Jays was Jeremy Jeffress who allowed two hits and two walks in his 1.1 innings of work, however he gave up no runs. Melky Cabrera went 1-4. Colby Rasmus went 0-4 with three strikeouts. Jose Bautista went 0-2 with two walks and a run scored. Edwin Encarnacion went 0-3 with a walk. Adam Lind went 1-4 with a double and two strikeouts. Dioner Navarro went 0-3 with a sac fly RBI (2). Brett Lawrie went 1`-4 with an RBI (1). Maicer Izturis went 2-3. Ryan Goins went 0-3.
Up Next –
The Jays play the Yankees at the Rogers Center for their home opener. In the home opener it will be Dustin McGowan vs. Masahiro Tanaka who is making his MLB debut, after being one of the best pitchers in the Japanese leagues.
The Jays started the season in Tampa Bay playing against the Rays, at the Trop where they have not won a series at since 2007. R.A Dickey’s knuckler was not working well on opening day and the Jays lost 9-2. In the second game Drew Hutchison pitched well, throwing 5.1 innings giving up three hits and three walks while striking out one. Sergio Santos got the save (1). Adam Lind went 2-3 with a homerun (1) and three RBI’s (3). Melky Cabrera went 2-5. Colby Rasmus went 1-4 with two strikeouts and a double. In Game three of the four game series, Mark Buehrle showed us that he still has his stuff throwing 8.2 innings and giving up four hits while striking out 11 batters. John Gibbons went to the bullpen and brought in Santos who did not record the out against Evan Longoria, then to continue playing the matchups Brett Cecil was brought in and he recorded the save (1). Jose Bautista powered the Jays to the win going 2-3 with two homeruns (2) and two RBI’s (2).
The Jays play game 4 of the opening series of the season today with Brandon Morrow on the mound for the Jays.
The second of the two games to be played in Olympic Stadium had 50,229 fans today for a grand total of 96,350 fans over the two games. The Jays won game 2 2-0. Brandon Morrow showed us his best stuff pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up one hit while punching out 8. Aaron Sanchez got the win pitching the final two innings. Melky Cabrera smacked a two run homer the only runs in the game. Here are some photos including the celebration of the 1994 Expos :
Next Up: The Jays open their season against the Rays on Monday.
Sorry for not posting for the last few days I have been busy with other stuff and couldn’t find time to post.
So the Jays have won one 5-3 over the Phillies, then lost to the Pirates 6-4, then the game was cancelled, and then they lost to the Rays 6-3.
They play the Twins today.
The Jays defeated the Phillies 4-3 in a 7 inning rain shorted contest, backed by strong pitching from Todd Redmond who even though he was not starting got the win (1-0). J.A. Happ started for the Jays and pitched one inning, throwing 37 pitches, giving up four hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Todd Redmond pitched two perfect innings striking out one. Kyle Drabek then pitched 1.2 innings giving up one run and walking three, while striking out one. Neil Wagner then pitched one inning, with one strikeout. He was followed by Chad Jenkins who got the save (1) by pitching to one batter to finish the game.
Jose Reyes started the spring season off on the hitting side of the ball, going 0-3 with a strikeout. Hitting second was Melky Cabrera who went 1-2 with a walk. Jose Bautista went 1-2 with his first homerun of the year as well as a base on balls. Edwin Encarnacion went 1-3 with one strikeout. Adam Lind went 1-2 with an RBI. Brett Lawrie went 1-2 with a double. Colby Rasmus went 1-2 with a double and an RBI. Jays fans got our first look at the Jays new catcher Dioner Navarro who played great defense but went 0-3 with one strikeout. Ryan Goins went 0-2. Moises Sierra who came into the game for Colby Rasmus went 1-1 with a triple.
Here’s a look at Jose Bautista’s moonshot to open up the scoring for the Jays in the first inning.
Tomorrow the Jays play the Phillies again but this time in their home spring training ballpark. R.A. Dickey is supposed to take the ball.
Tomorrow at 1:05 pm J.A. Happ starts off the Jays spring training against the Phillies, today the Jays played a 5 inning intersquad game, Drew Hutchison and Marcus Stroman got the start.
The Jays pitching setup for tomorrow looks to be like this,
J.A. Happ, Todd Redmond, Kyle Drabek, Chad Jenkins, Neil Wagner, and Mickey Story.