Teoscar Hernandez leads another spring win

Harley Kock
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Friday, February 28, 2020

Final Score, Toronto Blue Jays 5 - Detroit Tigers 4

Dunedin, FL - The Toronto Blue Jays let Detoirt come back into the game but still win 5-4 over the Tigers. Teoscar Hernandez had a great day going two for three with three runs batted in. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was one for three with one run batted in. Anthony Kay in two innings of work was solid with three strikeouts.


The first inning started out well for the Jays. Bill McKinney got on base with a bunt, beating out a throw to first.


Santiago Espinal doubled to left field scoring McKinney. Joe Panik then drew a walk setting up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He fought his way to a full count but grounded out as both runners advanced.


Teoscar Hernandez worked his way into a 3-1 count. He then cleared the bases with a two run double. That put the Jays up 3-0 with still just the one out.


Rowdy Tellez struck out swinging. Hernandez stole second base. Caleb Joseph hit one in the dirt and ended the top of the first.


The next scoring play wasn’t until the third. Hernandez got his third RBI of the game with a fly ball to centre field that Panik scored his second run on.


The Tigers responded in the bottom of the inning. Ty Tice came in and walked both Victor Reyes and C.J. Cron. Jonathan Scoop cleared the bases with a double to make it 4-2 Blue Jays.


Top of the fourth Jays got one back. Guerrero Jr. got some redemption with a single that Brandon Drury scored on. 


Had to jump all the way to the seventh for the next scoring play. Kody Clemens singled on a line drive into centre. Frank Schwindel came around to score, making it 5-3.


The next inning the Tigers got another one. Daniel Pinero knocked a homer off of 0-1 count versus Bryan Baker. As the game went 5-4 going into the final inning.


The Blue Jays had a great chance to extend their lead. With two men on, Gabriel Guerrero drew a walk to load the bases for Josh Palacios. He popped out to end the inning.


Detroit got Riley Greene on base with an Anthony Alford error but didn’t get anything else to lose 5-4.


Next Up, Tomorrow against the Philadelphia Phillies.