The Blue Jays finally snapped their Spring League losing streak, beating up on the Pirates in a re-match on Tuesday after all, prevailing 12-0.
The Blue Jays had lost their first 4 games of the Spring, including a 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Monday. Their offence snapped out of their early slump in a big way as the Jays were able to win the re-match by a 12-0 margin.
In a game started by Lucas Harrell, the Blue Jays pitching staff kept the Pirates at bay for the duration of the game. Harrell got things started and put together a solid outing in his bid to make the Opening Day roster. At this stage he appears to be a bit of a long shot, but enough zeroes on the board will put anyone on the radar.
The rest of the staff that combined for the win included Casey Lawrence, Glenn Sparkman, Wil Browning, Jeff Beliveau, John Stilson, Jarrett Grube, and Chad Girodo. The coaching staff on the pitching side will have to feel good about today’s collective performance.
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Dwight Smith showed up on the highlight reel again with an RBI single in the 6th to make it 5-0. Josh Palicos started the home run parade in the 7th, making it 8-0 for the Blue Jays.
Mike Ohlman, Jonathan Diaz and Matt Dean all went deep in the 9th to put the icing on the cake for the Blue Jays first spring win. While Spring records don’t matter much in the grand scheme of things, it’s always nice to see the Jays settle in and put up a win.
Tomorrow, the Blue Jays are scheduled to face off against the Detroit Tigers, sending youngster Ryan Borucki to the mound against last year’s AL Rookie of the Year, Michael Fulmer. The game is set for a 1:07 EST start time, and unfortunately won’t be televised on Sportsnet.