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 lost 7-3 to the Yankees in the Jays home opener. Dustin McGowan got the loss (0-1). Full post with pictures and full game review as well as Saturdays game review tomorrow. Just a little clip from the game for now to keep you interested.
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 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.
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 Rays 5-4. Chad Jenkins got the loss. Edwin Encarnacion hit his third spring training homerun.
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 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 :