S-Rod Homers as Bucs beat Jays

By on March 1, 2018

Rodriguez homers. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Bradenton, Fla. — It’s March!!!

Sean Rodriguez hit a solo homer to tie the game in the home half of the 2nd.  The the Pirates tacked a single tally in the 6th and a solo homer by Austin Meadows in the 7th to take the game 4-1.

Toronto lefty JA Happ started and went two against Pittsburgh on Thursday allowing one run on one hit while striking out three, while Pirates starter Nick Kingham went three giving up 3 hits and 1 run.

Kevin Pillar was the Jays offensive star being the only player with multiple hits going 3 for 3 with the lone Blue Jays RBI.

JA Happ (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Kevin Pillar was 3 for 3 (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Steve Pearce is pushed home by Kevin Pllar. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Liz the #1 Jays fan and friends! (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Skipper John Gibbons observes BP (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

(EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Gift Ngoepe (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Eric Wood (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Nick Kingham (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Gift Ngoepe (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

 

Blue Jays Hitting
TEAM
HITTERS AB R H RBI BB K #P AVG OBP SLG
D. Travis2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 8 .286 .444 .286
L. GurrielSS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300
C. GrandersonDH 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 .250 .400 1.000
R. UrenaPR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .125
J. Smoak1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 .143 .143 .143
D. Smith Jr.LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .556
S. PearceLF 3 1 1 0 0 1 5 .286 .250 .571
G. Heidt1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .333 .000
K. PillarCF 3 0 3 1 0 0 3 .857 .857 1.000
J. DavisCF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .250 .286
A. DiazSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222
T. Lopes2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .250 .625
L. MaileC 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .429 .333
R. McGuirePR-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .600 .667 1.200
G. Ngoepe3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .500 .625
J. Berti3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
R. FieldsRF 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .300 .300 .300
29 1 6 1 4 6 59
  • BATTING
  • 2B:

    Pearce (2, Kingham)

  • RBI:

    Pillar (2)

  • Team RISP:

    1-5 (Díaz 0-1, McGuire 0-1, Travis 0-1, Pillar 1-1, Fields 0-1)

  • Team LOB:

    6

  • BASERUNNING
  • CS:

    Granderson (1, 2nd base by Kingham/Cervelli)

  • Picked Off:

    Pillar (1st base by Kingham)

  • FIELDING
  • E:

    Ngoepe (2, throw)

  • DP:

    1 (Maile-Ngoepe-Heidt)

Blue Jays Pitching

TEAM
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA
J.A. Happ 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 15-14 3.00
R. Cruz 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7-3 0.00
C. Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 3.86
A. Alburquerque 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 10-6 0.00
tos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-6 0.00
C. Rowley (L, 0-2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6-3 15.43
A. Case 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 9-7 6.00
J. Fernandez 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5-5 0.00
8.0 4 4 4 2 7 2 59-45
  • PITCHING
  • HBP:

    Newman (By Rowley); Kelley (By Rowley)

  • First-pitch strikes/Batters Faced:

    Happ 6/7; Cruz 3/4; Breslow 1/1; Alburquerque 2/3; Santos 4/4; Rowley 2/5; Case 4/5; Fernandez 3/3

  • Called strikes-Swinging strikes-Foul balls-In play strikes:

    Happ 0-10-0-4; Cruz 0-0-0-3; Breslow 0-0-0-1; Alburquerque 3-3-0-0; Santos 1-1-1-3; Rowley 0-0-0-3; Case 0-2-1-4; Fernandez 0-3-0-2

  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls:

    Happ 1-2; Cruz 0-3; Breslow 0-1; Alburquerque 0-0; Santos 1-1; Rowley 2-1; Case 1-2; Fernandez 1-1

Pirates

Pirates Hitting
TEAM
HITTERS AB R H RBI BB K #P AVG OBP SLG
A. FrazierLF 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 .000 .333 .000
A. MeadowsLF 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 .625 .667 1.500
J. Harrison2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .143 .000
K. Newman2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .400 .375
C. Moran3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .300
E. Weiss3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 .143 .143 .143
D. Freese1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .167 .167
E. Wood1B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600
F. CervelliC 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 .000 .250 .000
C. KelleyC 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .333 .000
S. RodriguezCF 2 1 1 1 0 1 6 .444 .444 1.222
B. ReynoldsCF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
J. LuplowRF 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .100 .100
C. BostickRF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
J. MercerSS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167
C. TuckerSS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .375 .333
E. DiazDH 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000
28 4 4 4 2 7 59
  • BATTING
  • 2B:

    Bostick (2, Case)

  • HR:

    S. Rodríguez (2, 2nd inning off Happ 0 on, 2 Out); Meadows (1, 7th inning off Case 1 on, 2 Out)

  • RBI:

    S. Rodríguez (2), Wood (3), Meadows 2 (7)

  • 2Out RBI:

    S. Rodríguez, Meadows 2

  • Team RISP:

    2-6 (Meadows 1-1, Weiss 0-1, Díaz 0-1, Reynolds 0-1, Tucker 0-1, Wood 1-1)

  • Team LOB:

    4

  • BASERUNNING
    • FIELDING
    • E:

      Feliz (1, throw)

    • DP:

      3 (Cervelli-Mercer, Freese, Weiss-Newman-Wood)

Pirates

Pirates Pitching
TEAM
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA
N. Kingham 3.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 21-13 1.80
F. Rivero 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8-8 0.00
M. Feliz 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-5 0.00
C. Holmes (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 11-7 2.70
D. Neverauskas (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3-3 0.00
J. Stilson (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10-6 27.00
9.0 6 1 1 4 6 0 59-42
  • PITCHING
  • HBP:

    Maile (By Feliz)

  • First-pitch strikes/Batters Faced:

    Kingham 9/11; Rivero 4/4; Feliz 3/4; Holmes 7/8; Neverauskas 3/3; Stilson 3/4

  • Called strikes-Swinging strikes-Foul balls-In play strikes:

    Kingham 2-3-1-7; Rivero 1-5-0-2; Feliz 0-3-0-2; Holmes 0-0-1-6; Neverauskas 0-0-0-3; Stilson 1-3-0-2

  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls:

    Kingham 1-3; Rivero 0-1; Feliz 2-0; Holmes 3-3; Neverauskas 1-2; Stilson 0-2

Scoring Summary

INNING TOR PIT
2nd Pillar singled to center, Pearce scored. 1 0
2nd S. Rodríguez homered to center. 1 1
6th Wood singled to left, Newman scored. 1 2
7th Meadows homered to right, Bostick scored. 1 4
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