DUNEDIN, FLA. - Brandon Morrow will open the season as the Blue Jays fifth starter.
This spring he’s pitching like one.
Through the off-season and at the start of the spring, a reborn Morrow was being touted as the great white hope, that if he returned to the rotation with his health he would be the power arm that could lead the rotation to glory.
Following a couple of ho-hum outings against minor-league opponents, Morrow made the start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.
It was an overcast and grey day and around the fifth inning a light rain began to spit. By the eighth inning the rain intensified to the point where the game was called.
Morrow got his work in — five innings worth — and so did closer Casey Janssen, who due to earlier soreness in back of his right shoulder was making his first appearance in a spring training game.
The results of the two right-handers were as gloomy as the weather.