Aaron Sanchez pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief as a Blue Jays split-squad beat the Canada junior national team 12-2 on Tuesday.
It was 2-2 after four, but the Jays were able to dominate from there, thanks partly to Sanchez. One of the Jays' best prospects, he's pitched three scoreless innings in official games this spring. He's due to open the season in Double-A, but if he dominates there, the Jays might have reason to call him up in June or July
Facing the Canada junior national team, Brandon Morrow allowed two runs -- one earned -- in three innings Tuesday.
Morrow walked three and allowed four hits. Nothing he's done so far this spring has been very encouraging. A bounce-back season remains a possibility, but there seem like plenty of better upside picks among AL starters.