Pom-Pow! off Verlander?

By on March 27, 2015

 

Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey deposited one of Justin Verlander's offerings over the right field fence in the second inning to give them an early 1-0 lead over the Tigers. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey deposited one of Justin Verlander’s offerings over the right field fence in the second inning to give them an early 1-0 lead over the Tigers. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Dunedin, Fla. — Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes… it rains. (Crash Davis – Bull Durham)  But in even rarer cases it rains and you win.  Take today for example, Blue Jays win 4-1 in a five inning, rain shortened game with the Detroit Tigers.

Dalton Pompey was 2 for 2 in the short game with a home run off Detroit ace Justin Verlander.  Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak also went yard.  Yes, Justin Smoak, I did not stutter, Justin Smoak.  A Pompey blast off Verlander and a Justin Smoak HR, this might be 1993… Eh, don’t get your hopes up.

Lakeland, Florida is hometown of Drew Hutchinson and spring training home of the Detroit Tigers.   Hutchinson improved to 3-0 this spring with five solid innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat his hometown Tigers 4-1.  Hutchinson allowed one run on four hits while walking one and striking out six in a game shortened to five innings because of rain. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Lakeland, Florida is hometown of Drew Hutchinson and spring training home of the Detroit Tigers.   Hutchinson improved to 3-0 this spring with five solid innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat his hometown Tigers 4-1.  Hutchinson allowed one run on four hits while walking one and striking out six in a game shortened to five innings because of rain. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Outfielder Jose Bautista sends a 1-0 offering from Tigers reliever and loser Kyle Ryan over the left field fence giving the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead in route to a 4-1 win shortened to five innings by rain on Friday.  The homer was Bautista's fourth of the spring. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Outfielder Jose Bautista sends a 1-0 offering from Tigers reliever and loser Kyle Ryan over the left field fence giving the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead in route to a 4-1 win shortened to five innings by rain on Friday. The homer was Bautista’s fourth of the spring. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Congratulations all around for Joey Bats (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Congratulations all around for Joey Bats (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Drew Hutchison (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Drew Hutchison (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Holy Smoak! Justin hit a homer! Justin Smoak watches the towering flight of Bruce Rondon's 3-2 offering in the home half of the fifth to complete the scoring as the Blue Jays beat the Tigers 4-1 in five innings. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Holy Smoak! Justin hit a homer! Justin Smoak watches the towering flight of Bruce Rondon’s 3-2 offering in the home half of the fifth to complete the scoring as the Blue Jays beat the Tigers 4-1 in five innings. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

 

 

DETROIT (1) AT TORONTO (4)

 DETROIT          AB  R  H BI  TORONTO          AB  R  H BI
 Gose cf           2  0  1  1  Reyes ss          3  0  1  0 
 Avila 1b          3  0  0  0  Travis pr         0  0  0  0 
 J.D. Martinez rf  1  0  0  0  Martin c          2  0  0  0 
 Collins lf        2  0  0  0  Bautista rf       2  1  1  1 
 Castellanos 3b    2  0  0  0  Encarnación dh    2  0  0  0 
 Krizan dh         2  0  0  0  Donaldson 3b      2  0  0  0 
 McCann c          2  0  0  0  Pompey cf         2  2  2  1 
 H. Pérez 2b       2  1  1  0  Smoak 1b          2  1  1  2 
 Romine ss         2  0  2  0  Pillar lf         1  0  0  0 
                               Goins 2b          1  0  0  0 
 TOTALS           18  1  4  1  TOTALS           17  4  5  4

 DETROIT                   001 00--  1
 TORONTO                   010 12--  4

TWO OUTS REMAINING WHEN GAME CALLED DUE TO RAIN
 E--J.D. Martinez. LOB--DETROIT 4, TORONTO 2. 
 2B--Romine. HR--Bautista 1 (5) (off Ryan), Pompey 
 1 (1) (off J. Verlander), Smoak 1 (3) (off 
 Rondón). CS--Pillar. S--Gose.
                                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
  DETROIT
 B. Verlander                   2 2-3   1   1   1   1   2   1
 Ryan (L,1-1)                   1 1-3   1   1   1   0   1   1
 Rondón                           1-3   3   2   2   1   0   1
  TORONTO
 Hutchison (W,3-0)                  5   4   1   1   1   6   0

 SO--DET: McCann 2, Collins 2, Krizan, Gose. TOR: 
 Martin 2, Donaldson. BB--DET: J.D. Martinez. TOR: 
 Pillar, Goins. T--1:33. A--4,833.
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