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 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 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.
Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 season when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, position players report on 20-21st for most teams.
Last Season : (74-88)
The Jays are looking to move up in the standings in the AL East, last year they came into spring training deemed as the offseason world series winners. Injury’s on key players took their toll on the Jays last season such as Jose Reyes, and Brandon Morrow. Here’s a look at Reyes injury.
The 5th spot in the Jays starting rotation seems to be the main competition in Spring Training this year as the bullpen as well as the lineup seem to be settled. The Jays rotation has R.A. Dickey leading it, followed by Mark Buehrle, Brandon Morrow, and J.A. Happ. In the mix for the 5th spot are players such as : Drew Hutchison, Todd Redmond, Kyle Drabek, Dustin McGowan, and Esmil Rogers. Some of the longshots are : Rickey Romero, Sean Nolin, and Jeremey Jeffress.
The Jays kick off their spring training schedule on February 26th against the Phillies.
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The Jays are 45-53, they had four all-stars this year. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Cecil, and Steve Delabar.
Lat night they played the Dodgers and lost 14-5. Josh Johnson started for the Jays and struggled giving up five runs all earned in two innings. The Jays committed five errors.
Jose Reyes went 0-4. Jose Bautista went 0-4. Edwin Encarnacion went 3-4. Adam Lind went 1-4. Melky Cabrera went 2-4 with an RBI (30). Mark Derosa went 3-4 with a double (8), and an RBI (25). Colby Rasmus went 2-4 with an RBI (49). J.P. Arencibia went 1-3. Brett Lawrie went 0-3 with an RBI (16).