DUNEDIN, Fla. — Aaron Sanchez pitched two no-strike innings as a Toronto Blue Jays break up squad battled to a 1-1 tie with a Pittsburgh Pirates break up squad in pre-period baseball motion Friday.
Sanchez had one particular strikeout and one particular stroll about his two innings of function.
Even though a compact sample sizing, Sanchez’s outing is explanation for optimism adhering to two damage-plagued seasons.
The 26-calendar year-aged had surgery on his suitable middle finger in September, ending a disappointing period that bundled a prolonged stint on the disabled checklist just after he bought his finger trapped in his suitcase in June.
He has also struggled with blisters and nail-linked problems on his throwing hand for the previous pair seasons.
Sanchez had a breakout period in 2016, when he performed in the all-star game and had an American-League greatest 3.00 Period and 161 strikeouts about 192 innings.
Toronto’s Logan Warmoth tied the game from Pittsburgh with a solo residence operate in the bottom of the eighth. The Pirates had taken the direct in the top of the sixth when Patrick Kivlehan scored on a throwing mistake.
Meanwhile, in Kissimmee, Fla., a different Jays break up squad fell 4-3 to Atlanta when Sean Kazmar scored on a Hector Perez wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.
Jonathan Davis and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., strike solo residence runs in the top of the initial to set the Jays up 2-.
A Kendrys Morales RBI solitary set Toronto up 3-2 in the top of the fifth, but Ryan LaMarre scored on Andres Blanco’s ground out into a double participate in in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.
Perez took the decline for Toronto, though Wes Parsons picked up the get.