The Toronto Blue Jays took it to the Boston Red Sox tonight with a big 9-2 victory. Led by the dueling leftfielders Travis Snider and Eric Thames, for those curious here is a look at the boxscore:
|Johnson, K, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.233|
|Escobar, Y, SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.258|
|Thames, E, LF||3||2||2||0||2||0||2||.353|
2B: Snider (4, Bard), Encarnacion (4, Mathis), Cooper (4, Mathis).
RBI: Snider 2 (15), Cooper 3 (10), Mathis (1)
Travis Snider continues his sizzling spring training as he went 2-5 with a double, two RBIs and even chipped in with a stolen base. Not to be outdone Eric Thames went 2-3 with two walks making the Jays decision for the leftfield starting spot extremely tough. David Cooper has quietly had a very strong spring as well and now has 10 RBIs during grapefruit league action.
Aaron Laffey, who is in a battle for a rotation spot, fired five strong innings for the Blue Jays in Tuesday night’s 9-2 victory over the Red Sox. Laffey gave up three hits and two runs, walking none and striking out three.
“I think when I start, when I get into a good rhythm, I start to really pound the strike zone, keep the ball down in the zone,” said Laffey, who retired the last 10 batters he faced. “After those first two innings, I got into a really good rhythm.”
Up next: The Blue Jays travel to Sarasota, Fla., to face the Orioles at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Kyle Drabek, who struck out one and gave up one hit over three shutout innings Thursday vs. the Astros, will make his fourth Grapefruit League appearance.