For the second time this spring, the Blue Jays shutout the Yankees on route to a 1-0 win in Florida. I did not have the opportunity to watch or listen to the game but from what I’ve picked up, here are some highlights:
- Colby Rasmus was expected to start the game but didn’t make the trip as he’s now listed day-to-day with a sore non-throwing shoulder. It’s not clear exactly when or how Rasmus injured the shoulder, but it was pretty stiff today so the Jays decided to left him sit and not risk doing serious damage. As of today, it is not expected to be serious. Rajai Davis started in Rasmus’ place.
- Brandon Morrow had a solid start. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and recording a strikeout.
- J.A. Happ, Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil, and Aaron Loup among others were solid in a combined effort to record the shutout.
- Andy LaRoche, who could become a key depth pick up for the Jays now that David Cooper is out with a serious back injury, hit his second homerun of the season to push the only run across the plate for either side.
- Jose Reyes stole his first bag of the season.
I know it’s only the spring, but I love beating the Yankees anytime of year.