Jays Jump – Beat Stros 7-4

By on March 30, 2015

 

Danny Valencia homers in the 1st (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Danny Valencia homers in the 1st (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Kissimmee, Fla. — As spring winds down to it’s last week the more confident fans  can feel as their team does well and readies for the real thing.   Tonight was one of those feel good nights for the Toronto Blue Jays as they pounded out 12 hits, three of them homers in the first two innings for a 7-4 win over the Houston Astros.

Danny Valencia hit his third of the spring in the first off Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer.  It was a two run dinger off a 0-2 pitch that scored Dioner Navarro.  It was Oberholtzer’s first action since March 10th, and it did not get better.  Chris Colabello hit his second of the spring off Oberholtzer still in the first. The lead off hitter of the visitor’s second, Justin Smoak hits his fourth of the spring.  One inning pitched and three homers the Jays showed no mercy.  Oberholtzer dropped to 0-2 on the spring with a final line of 3 & 1/3 innings pitched,  five ER, 1 BB and 1 K.

Chris Colabello homers in the 1st (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Chris Colabello homers in the 1st (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

... and Justin Smoak in the 2nd (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

… and Justin Smoak in the 2nd (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

For the Jays starter it was Daniel K-Norris with eight strikeouts in six innings, five hits and four earned runs.  Norris is now 3-0 on the season and looking to figured big in the regular season rotation.  (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

For the Jays starter it was Daniel K-Norris with eight strikeouts in six innings, five hits and four earned runs.  Norris is now 3-0 on the season and looking to figured big in the regular season rotation.  (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Colt Hynes pitched a perfect seventh with 2 Ks (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Colt Hynes pitched a perfect seventh with 2 Ks (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Norris (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Norris (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Hynes (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Hynes (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Norris (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Norris (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Hynes (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Hynes (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

TORONTO (7) AT HOUSTON (4)

 TORONTO          AB  R  H BI  HOUSTON          AB  R  H BI
 Berti 2B          5  0  1  1  Altuve 2B         3  1  1  1 
 Navarro C         2  1  0  0  Fontana 2B        0  0  0  0 
 Ochinko PH-C      1  0  0  1  Springer RF       3  1  1  1 
 Valencia 3B-LF    4  1  1  2  Gattis LF         3  0  1  1 
 Smith LF          1  0  0  0  Fisher LF         1  0  0  0 
 Viciedo DH        5  0  1  0  Carter 1B         4  0  0  0 
 Colabello RF      4  1  3  1  Lowrie SS         3  0  0  0 
 Fields PR-CF      1  0  0  0  Petit SS          1  0  0  0 
 Gindl CF-RF       5  0  0  0  Castro C          2  1  1  1 
 Smoak 1B          3  1  1  1  Heineman C        0  0  0  0 
 A. Burns PH-1B    1  1  1  0  Singleton PH      1  0  0  0 
 Kawasaki SS-3B    2  1  1  0  Grossman DH       3  0  0  0 
 Diaz PH-SS        1  1  0  0  Villar 3B         3  0  0  0 
 Goins SS-3B       4  0  3  1  Duffy 3B          0  0  0  0 
                               Marisnick CF      3  1  1  0 
 TOTALS           39  7 12  7  TOTALS           30  4  5  4

 TORONTO                   310 100 020 --  7
 HOUSTON                   121 000 000 --  4

 DP--TORONTO 1. LOB--TORONTO 8, HOUSTON 2. 
 2B--Marisnick, Goins 3, A. Burns. 3B--Berti. 
 HR--Castro 1 (3) (off Norris), Springer 1 (3) (off
 Norris), Colabello 1 (2) (off Oberholtzer), Smoak 
 1 (4) (off Oberholtzer), Valencia 1 (3) (off 
 Oberholtzer). SB--Altuve 1 (3), A. Burns 1 (1).
                                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
  TORONTO
 Norris (W,3-0)                     6   5   4   4   1   8   2
 Hynes                              1   0   0   0   0   2   0
 Infante                            1   0   0   0   1   1   0
 McFarland (S,1)                    1   0   0   0   0   2   0
  HOUSTON
 Oberholtzer (L,0-2)            3 1-3   5   5   5   2   1   3
 Thatcher                         2-3   1   0   0   0   0   0
 Perez                              1   1   0   0   0   0   0
 Sipp                               1   1   0   0   0   2   0
 Downs                              1   4   2   2   1   3   0
 Jankowski                          1   0   0   0   0   1   0
 Gregerson                          1   0   0   0   0   2   0

 WP--Oberholtzer, Norris. HBP--Castro by Norris. 
 SO--TOR: Valencia 2, Gindl 2, Smith, Diaz, Smoak, 
 Navarro, Viciedo. HOU: Carter 4, Springer 2, 
 Marisnick 2, Villar, Gattis, Petit, Lowrie, 
 Grossman. BB--TOR: Navarro 2, Diaz. HOU: Altuve, 
 Springer. T--2:41. A--3,076.

 

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