Blue Jays Spring Training Recap – March 21, 2012

The Blue Jays rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Orioles 6-3, read the full recap here.

Toronto righty Kyle Drabek, who is in contention for the fifth starter spot, allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings in his fourth spring outing. He also struck out three before being replaced by Luis Perez, who tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia hit his fourth homer of the spring, connecting on a 2-0 offering from Hunter in the third inning, and Omar Vizquel had two hits, including a double.

Toronto ABs Runs Hits RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Davis, R, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .267
Vizquel, SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .435
Arencibia, C 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .267
Lind, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214
Francisco, B, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .207
Snider, LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Gomes, 3B-C 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .474
Cooper, DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .294
McCoy, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .185

BATTING
2B: Snider (5, Hunter, T), Gomes (4, Hunter, T), Vizquel (2, Hunter, T).
HR: Arencibia (4, 3rd inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Vizquel 3; Arencibia 4; Bocock; Snider 2; Nanita; Gomes 3.
RBI: Gomes (5), Arencibia (9), Diaz, J (6), Bocock 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Bocock 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, R; Arencibia; Francisco, B; Woodward.
SF: Diaz, J.
GIDP: Cooper.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gose 2 (3, 2nd base off Patton/Paulino, R, 3rd base off Patton/Paulino, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Gomes-McCoy-Lind).

Up next for the Blue Jays: Right-hander Brandon Morrow will make his fourth start of the spring when the Blue Jays host the Phillies on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. ET at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Morrow is scheduled to throw five innings, and he enters the game having surrendered just one earned run in 7 1/3 innings of Grapefruit League work. He will be followed on the mound by Carlos Villanueva, Darren Oliver and Jason Frasor. Brett Lawrie likely won’t play until Saturday because of tightness in his left groin.

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