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 opened the unofficial start of the second half of baseball season also known as game 92 against the Rays. The game was scoreless for the first 2 innings before in the top of the 3rd Grady Sizemore hit a solo homerun off of Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Hutchison left the game after pitching six innings and giving up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks. In the bottom of the 4th Chris Colabello hit a sacrifice fly to even the score up at one run. In the fifth inning the Jays scored 5 runs against the Rays, with Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak hitting homeruns. Bo Schultz and Robert Osuna pitched the final three innings for the Jays shutting down the Rays for the rest of the game. During the course of the game both Edwin Encarnacion and Justin Smoak hit doubles. Smoak’s line today was 2-4 with 3 Rbi’s. The Jays were 3-6 with Runners in scoring position tonight.
Game 2 against the Rays is tomorrow, R.A. Dickey (3-10) with a 4.87 era is the probable starting pitcher for the Jays against the Rays Erasmo Ramirez.
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.
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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 played the Mets at Olympic Stadium tonight before 46,121 fans. The Jays beat the Mets 5-4 with a walkoff single by, Ricardo Nanita. Mark Buehrle started for the Jays and pitched four innings giving up two runs. Edwin Encarnicion went 3-4 with a double. Jose Bautista hit a homerun.
Here are some pictures from the game :
The Jays lost to the Twins 12-2. J.A. Happ started for the Jays and was only able to get one out before he was pulled. Happ’s ERA this spring is 40.50 now. Edwin Encarnacion hit a 2 run homer for the Jays only runs.
Here’s a look at the homerun :
The Jays lost 8-2 to the Yankees. Todd Redmond who pitched two innings got tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on three hits and two walks. Jose Reyes went 1-3 with a double. Edwin Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera, and Adam Lind also hit doubles. Lind the DH today also struck out twice. Encarnacion also struck out twice. Jose Bautista hit his second home run of Spring Training.
Esmil Rogers started for the Jays and pitched two innings giving up one run on three hits. Then Redmond pitched his two innings, after that it was Jeremy Jeffress turn and he pitched 0.2 innings and walked two. John Stilson pitched the rest of the frame and finished it by striking out the only batter he faced. Brett Cecil pitched next and walked two but recorded three strikeouts in his inning of work. Aaron Loup pitched the 7th and gave up one run on two hits. Neil Wagner pitched the 8th and gave up three runs on three hits and then struck out three. Chad Jenkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts.
Here’s Bautista’s second homerun of the spring :
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.