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3/12/23 : Today in Spring Training



Major League Camp :


Grapefruit League Action :


Blue Jays 8 ( 10-6 ) Phillies 3 ( 8-7-1 ) @ Clearwater


Summary :


George Springer led off the third inning with a home run to right center field. Toronto scored two more runs in the inning on two singles, a walk, a sacrifice fly by Daulton Varsho and a fielding error by third baseman Alec Bohm.


Matt Chapman doubled for the Jays in the 5th inning and scored on a double by Daulton Varsho.


Josh Harrison blasted a two run home run in the fifth inning, it hit the roof of the Tiki bar in left field.  Jake Cave doubled and then scored on a single by Dalton Guthrie.


Toronto added four runs in the ninth inning including two that scored on a home run by Zach Britton.


Defensive Gems :


Josh Harrison made a leaping catch and tag on a throw from Catcher Aramis Garcia in the first inning to get Bo Bichette at second base on a steal attempt.


Right fielder Dalton Guthrie threw a runner out at second base in the third inning on a ball that caromed off the right field wall.  He later made a nice running catch on a ball in the gap.  He made another outstanding catch in the fourth inning slamming against the wall !


At the Plate : 13 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Josh Harrison had two hits including his first home run of the spring.  Alec Bohm doubled twice in three AB’s. Jake Cave stays hot - 2 for 2 including a double and also walked.  Dalton Guthrie was 2 for 3 including a double.


Pitching :


Gregory Soto made his ST game debut with a scoreless inning ( 1 H, 1 K - 18 pitches - 11 strikes - posted 100 mph on the radar ).  Seranthony Dominguez, Andrew Bellatti & McKinley Moore each tossed a scoreless frame - Bellatti & Moore struck out two batters apiece - Moore was 97-99 mph with the heat.  Brian Marconi & Mike Adams each retired the only batters they faced to close out innings.


Roster Moves :


Prior to the game the club optioned RHP James McArthur to Triple-A and RHPs Mick Abel, Andrew Baker, Jon Duplantier, Griff McGarry, Francisco Morales and Billy Sullivan were all reassigned to minor league camp.


After the game outfielders Johan Rojas, Jhailyn Ortiz & Simon Muzziotti were optioned, Rojas to Double-A, Ortiz & Muzziotti to Triple-A.



Minor League Spring Training :  Scheduled Off Day


World Baseball Classic Notes :


Kyle Schwarber hit a three run home run and walked twice for Team USA in their 6-2 victory on Saturday over Team Great Britain.  JT Realmuto hit a double in the game while Nick Ward went 1 for 4 for Team Great Britain and made some good defensive plays as their first baseman.


Jose Alvarado closed out the 5-1 Team Venezuela victory over Team Dominican Republic with a scoreless ninth inning ( 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 11 strikes ).


RHP Jaydenn Estanista started and pitched two scoreless innings ( 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 34 pitches - 20 strikes ) for Team Netherlands on Sunday against Team Italy - Jaydenn’s two primary pitches ( four seam fastball and sinker ) ranged from 93 to 97 mph, he also threw a curveball and slider.  Vito Friscia drew three walks and was hit by a pitch in his four plate appearances in the game for Team Italy.


Players in World Baseball Classic by Organization :


Los Angeles Angels - 18 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

St Louis Cardinals - 17 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Philadelphia Phillies - 16 ( 2 as pool player reserves ) - ( was 18 - Soto & Suarez withdrew )

San Diego Padres - 16 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

Chicago Cubs - 15 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Cincinnati Reds - 15 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Milwaukee Brewers - 15 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

New York Mets - 14 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Houston Astros - 14 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Pittsburgh Pirates - 13 ( 3 as pool player reserves )

Tampa Bay Rays - 12

Arizona Diamondbacks - 12 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

Seattle Mariners - 11

Boston Red Sox - 11 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

Kansas City Royals - 10 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Los Angeles Dodgers - 9 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Cleveland Guardians - 8

Chicago White Sox - 8

Detroit Tigers - 8

Oakland Athletics - 8

Toronto Blue Jays - 8 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

Washington Nationals - 8 ( 2 as pool player reserves )

Atlanta Braves - 8 ( 3 as pool player reserves )

Miami Marlins - 7

Baltimore Orioles - 6

Colorado Rockies - 6 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

New York Yankees - 5

San Francisco Giants - 5 ( 1 as pool player reserve )

Texas Rangers - 2


Note : Pool Player Reserves remain in the organization’s Spring Training till activated on their WBC roster.


Back at em tomorrow - Happy Day, Happy Baseball  ⚾️


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