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Place:   Rogers Centre   Toronto, ON


Fri. Aug.25
Starting Pitchers:     J.A. Happ      LH   (Jays)   6-9  3.90  ERA
                              Bartolo Colon RH  (Twins) 5-10 6.66 ERA
Time:                     7PM
TV/Radio:               Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Sat. Aug. 26
Starting Pitchers:    Marco Estrada RH (Jays)  5-8   5.07  ERA
                             Dillon Gee      RH (Twins) 1-0   2.84  ERA
Time:                     1PM
TV/Radio:               Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Sun. Aug. 27
Starting Pitchers:    TBD
                             Kyle Gibson  RH (Twins)  7-10  5.76  ERA
Time:                     1PM
TV/Radio:              Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Source:  MLB.com,  theStar.com
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Re: Series 42: Twins @ Blue Jays (Fri. Sat. Sun. Aug. 25 to 27, 2017)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 04:50:04 AM »
The Minnesota Twins (65-62) make their first visit to the Rogers Centre this season against the Toronto Blue Jays (60-67).

The Twins, who are 5.5 GBL Cleveland Indians in the A.L. Central, are also .5 game ahead of KC Royals for the second WC spot.

Meantime, the Blue Jays, all of 13 GBL Boston Red Sox in the A.L. East, but a more reasonable (if reasonable is even the correct word) 5.0 GB for the second WC spot.

Henceforth, these two teams have a lot going in this series with the Twins looking to up their ante in the WC race, and the Blue Jays clinging to a faint hope that exists among the club, to climb up and truly compete for that last WC spot.

Sigh.  Wish it was that easy for the Jays, but we all know it hasn't been and it won't likely be.  Just as the Jays had closed the gap to 3.0 GB for the WC, they plunged right back to 6.0 after losing three straight to the Cubs at Wrigley, and have only been able to just check off a game and thus remain at 5.0 GB.

It should be a fun weekend for baseball fans as it is the Players Weekend, as many Major Leaguers will be wearing jerseys bearing their nicknames, plus other knickknacks they may elect to wear.  For Jays fans, it'll be good to see their faves in action, but don't expect Kevin Pillar to wear "Superman" due to copyright issues to the name.  He'll just be called "Pill" (as far as it's known).

Let the (serious) fun begin!

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: Series 42: Twins @ Blue Jays (Fri. Sat. Sun. Aug. 25 to 27, 2017)
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 06:36:07 PM »
Twins 9  Blue Jays 10

A day (Friday) after losing the series opener 6-1 on the start of Players Weekend in a laclistre performance,  the Jays rebounded as their offence came back to life led by The Bringer of Rain (Donaldson) who unleashed several RBIs including a two-run dinger.  Mo Mo (Morales) also had a solo shot.

It was Estradabien's (Jays starter Marco Estrada) that showcased itself as Estrada turn in a fine performance in going six iinnings llowing three runs and limiting the Twins to five hits.  Some good news indeed for the oft-frustrated and beleaguered Toronto starter.

Speaking of Friday's 6-1 lower, the only bright thing about this game was Moakey's (Justin Smoak) solo homer in which he  set a franchise record for most home runs by a switch-hitter in a season.

Joe Biagini, by the way, has been scheduled to be the Jays starter in tomorrow's rubber match.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-hold-beat-twins-tie-series-one-apiece/
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Re: Series 42: Twins @ Blue Jays (Fri. Sat. Sun. Aug. 25 to 27, 2017)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 06:44:05 AM »
Twins 7  Blue Jays  2

The scoreboard indicated seven runs for Minnesota but it might as well have substituted it for Bryan Buxton's name instead, as Buxton hit three home runs and contributed 5 RBIs in the Twins' victory  in Sunday afternoon's rubber match.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson held the Jays in check for most of six+ innings, while Jays starter Joe Biagini,  allowed five runs in three+ innings.  Quite the difference between the two teams in this series finale.

Game recap:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/buxton-hits-three-homers-power-twins-blue-jays/

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Re: Series 42: Twins @ Blue Jays (Fri. Sat. Sun. Aug. 25 to 27, 2017)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 06:44:05 AM »