Blue Jays 13 Phillies 7
The Jays end the spring 16-9, which is not bad.
This looked like a loss, until we scored 9 in the seventh inning.
TJ Zeuch has had a difficult time. 3 innings, 9 hits, 5 earned, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. To be fair to TJ, 8 of the hits were singles, with 1 double. Most were ground balls that avoided outfielders, and most weren’t hit that hard, ground pitchers are going to have days like this. But then the guys at the setback are going to have days where a pitch gets hit out of the park. He finished at 94, but, on average, didn’t seem to be throwing as hard as he had earlier in the spring. Maybe it was that he wasn’t going to do everything at the last start of spring, just to be careful. He was told before the game that he was making the opening list.
- Anthony Castro: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 earned, 1 home run. It looked good, except for Bryce Harper who was taking it deep.
- Julian Merryweather: A downpour. 1 sleeve, 1 step, 1 k.
- Jordan Romano: 1 inning, 2 hits, 1 earned, 2 strikeouts, 1 homerun. Again, he didn’t seem to turn on the radar the same way he did in the spring.
- Trent Thornton: 2 innings, 4 strikeouts.
- Kirby Snead: 1 inning, hit the batter.
I think some of the regulars came out from the same start because of the pouring rain.
- Marcus Seeds: 1 for 2. .220.
- Cavan Biggio: 1 ou 2, k. .268.
- Bo Bichette: 2 for 2.. 313. Had a mistake to throw on a ball, he should have eaten. Ball on the ground to Vlad, Vlad gave a nice throw to Bo in second place for the start, but Bo pushed back to the pitcher covering the first and threw wide. He wasn’t going out anyway.
- Teoscar Hernandez: 0 for 2, 2k. .214.
- Vladimir Guerrero: 0 for 2. .421. Had a bit of a slump in late spring.
- Lourdes Gurriel: 1 for 2. .250. Missed a grip on a practice line just above his head. It always looks a lot better to go on the balls than to go back.
- Rowdy Tellez: 1 for 2, home run. His first tour since the beginning of spring. .196.
- Randal Grichuk: 1 for 1.. 231.
- Danny Jansen: 0 for 2.. 152.
- Otto Lopez: 3 for 3, walk. .400.
- Breyvic Valera: 1 for 2. walking. .162.
- Santiago Espinal: 2 for 3, home run, 5 RBIs. .382.
- Josh Palacios: 0 for 2. .353.
- Cullen Large: 1 to 1 with a walk. .300.
- Forest Wall: 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. .323.
- Orelvis Martinez: 2 for 2, home run, doubles, 3 RBI. .364.
- Jonathan Davis: 1 for 3, crossed out. .308.
- Riley Adams: 1 for 3.
We have come to the end of fake baseball. Thursday 1:00 am Eastern, the season opens against the Yankees.
As mentioned above, Zeuch made the opening day list:
TJ Zeuch tells the media that he did the #Geais bleus listing. Charlie Montoyo informed him of the decision before today’s departure. Zeuch said he has yet to be told what role he will play, although he has been the favorite to replace Robbie Ray in the rotation.
– Laura Armstrong (@lauraarmy) 29 mars 2021
And, in case you missed him, try not to cry too hard for him:
And, unsurprisingly, the Vancouver Canadiens won’t be playing in Vancouver, at least to start the season.