Monday, February 25, 2013

Happ, Gose, lead Jays over Yanks

Sunday in Tampa, the Blue Jays shut out the Yankees, 2-0.  Jay Happ started for Toronto and threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and picked up the victory!  Happ also hit Curtis Granderson on the forearm, cracking a bone and leaving Granderson on the shelf until mid- May.  Anthony Gose was just 1 for 4, but the one was a rocket-triple to straight away centerfield with 2 out in the 3rd inning.  Gose then scored the first of the 2 Jays' runs.  The rest of Toronto's split squad stayed in Dunedin and dropped a 5-4 decision to the Orioles.  Bobby Korecky came on that game with 1 out and 2 men on base in the 2nd inning, and after walking the first hitter, retired the final 2 hitters, stranding all 3 baserunners!!

In Lakeland, the Phillies and Tigers played to a 5-5 tie.   Quintin Berry had a hit  and scored a run in 2 at bats for Detroit.  Ryan Howard had 2 doubles in 3 at bats and drove in a run,  and Domonic Brown had a pinch hit home run in the 8th inning, which was the tying run for Philadelphia!  Carlos Ruiz, who will be suspended 25 games to start the season (the ban does not include spring training, so he will play in Florida) had a single and a walk, scored a run and drove in another, and Freddy Galvis picked up a double in 3 at bats.  Darin Ruf and Zack Collier were each 0 for 3.  On the mound, Antonio Bastardo threw a scoreless inning (1 hit) and Jake Diekman allowed a run on a hit in his frame.  Cody Asche and Joe Savery also got into the 10-inning affair...........In Kissimmee, Travis d'Arnaud made his Mets' debut, going 0 for 3 in a 7-7 tie between New York and Houston.   On the Astros' side, Jonathan Villar had a walk and scored a run in 3 plate appearances, Jason Jaramillo had was also 0 for 2 with a walk, and Sergio Escalona threw 1 inning and allowed a run on 3 hits.


The Indians shut out the Reds on just 1 hit, a single by Jason Donald against his former team was the lone safety for Cincinatti.  Donald walked in his other at bat............The rest of the Indians took a 7-4 game from the Brewers.  Carlos Carrasco started in that one and was rusty, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned on 4 hits and a walk in his spring debut.  Remember Carlos is still coming back from Tommy John surgery, which he tells me  is in the past and he is looking foward to a comeback 2013.  Carrasco is vying for a spot in the Indians' rotation............In Tempe, Michael Taylor was 0 for 4 for the Athletics, in Oakland's 7-5 win over the Angels.......In Scotsdale, the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies, 8-6.  Tuffy Gosewisch was 0 for 2 for Arizona, and Josh Outman threw a scoreless inning for Colorado.

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