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 season at home with a 3 game series against the Yankees. Before the first game Roy Halladay came out to throw out the first pitch and once again thank the city of Toronto.
The Jays lost the home opener 7-4. Dustin McGowan got the loss, Melky Cabrera homered. Here are some photos from the first game :
In the Second game R.A Dickey showed us his best stuff pitching 6.2 innings and giving up 5 hits and 1 walk. Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista homered. Adam Lind went 1-3 with a double. Here are some pictures from that game :
The Jays then proceeded to lose the rubber game 6-4.
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 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 Jays had a 7-2 lead going into the 8th inning before Deck Mcquire gave up four runs in his 1.1 innings of work on four hits and one walk, the Jays brought in Marcus Walden to try to finish the inning off with a lead still intact before the inning was over Walden gave up three runs all unearned on three hits. Marcus Walden got the loss as well as a blown save. Drew Hutchison started for the Jays and struck out four in his two innings of work while giving up one hit and no walks. Following Drew Hutchison, Marcus Stroman came in to pitch and gave up two runs in his two innings of work. Ricky Romero pitched next throwing 11 pitches, only three of which were strikes, he walked two batters in his inning of work. Mickey Storey pitched the 7th getting a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout.
Jose Reyes lead off for the Jays and went 0-3 so far this spring his average is .111. Batting 2nd was Melky Cabrera went 1-3 with a double and is hitting .375 this spring. Jose Bautista went 0-3. Adam Lind went 1-3. Kevin Pillar went 0-2. Chris Getz went 2-3 with a double and a triple and one RBI. Steve Tolleson went 1-2. Dan Johnson who pinch hit for Tolleson in the 6th went 1-2 with a three run homer. Josh Thole went 1-2.
The Jays won their spring training home opener 7-5 over the Phillies, backed by strong hitting by Jose Bautista 2-2 with a walk and two doubles, Brett Lawrie who went 2-3 with a double, Moises Sierra who went 1-4 with a double and 2 runs scored, and Melky Cabrera who went 1-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Jose Reyes went 1-3 with an RBI. Edwin Encarnacion went 1-3 with two strikeouts. Maicer Izturis went 1-2 with a run scored. In Eric Kratz first game as a Jay he went 0-3 with one passed ball.
Starting the Game for the Jays today was R.A. Dickey and he pitched his two inning in preparation for opening day giving up two hits and two walks and one unearned run while striking out two. After Dickey, Esmil Rogers came on to pitch giving up two runs in his inning of work. Dustin McGowan then pitched a perfect inning. McGowan’s perfect inning was followed by Aaron Loup giving up one run in his inning of work. Jeremy Jeffress then pitched one inning giving up one hit and a walk but no runs. Rob Rasmussen then got his first work as a Jay and pitched a good inning giving up one hit. Marcus Walden finished the game out for the Jays getting a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts.
Here’s a look at Melky Cabrera’s two RBI double.
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.