Author Topic: Series 35: Blue Jays @ White Sox (Mon. Tues. Wed. July 31 to Aug.2, 2017)  (Read 190 times)

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Place:   Guaranteed Rate Field   Chicago, IL


Mon. July 31
Starting Pitchers:     Marco Estrada RH (Jays)         4-7  5.42 ERA
                              James Shields RH (White Sox) 2-3  5.86 ERA
Time:                      8PM
TV/Radio:                Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Tues. Aug. 1
Starting Pitchers:     Marcus Stroman RH (Jays)          9-5  3.08 ERA
                              Mike Palfrey       RH (White Sox)  3-8  4.73 ERA
Time:                      8PM
TV/Radio:                Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Wed. Aug.2
Starting Pitchers:     J.A. Happ          LH (Jays)            3-8   4.15 ERA
                              Derek Holland   RH (White Sox)    5-10 5.42 ERA
Time:                      2PM
TV/Radio:               Sportsnet,  The FAN 590


Source:   theStar.com,  MLB.com
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The A.L.'s worst team the Chicago White Sox (40-62) will play host to the Toronto Blue Jays (49-56) in this three-game series here in Chicago.

The White Sox have made a few trades/changes to their roster ahead of today's MLB trade deadline, in a desperate bid to shore up their lineup.  The fact that the White Sox own the worst record in the American League and are a whopping 16.5 GBL Cleveland in the A.L. Central, including 14.5 GBWC spot, can attest to that.

The Blue Jays, having come off an amazing comeback in the final game of their three-game series against the LAAngels in Toronto, are continuing to hope to salvage their season even though they are 8.0 GBL New York Yankees in the A.L. East Division, and 7.0 GBWC spot.  Barring any unforeseen moves at today's trade deadline, the Jays will most likely go with their lineup intact, save for those who are on the DL -- Devon Travis & Tulowitzki (indefinitely) as well as Aaron Sanchez.

The loss of Sanchez stings the most on the rotation.  That blistered finger simply doesn't enjoy throwing baseballs this year.  That's probably the biggest frustration Jays skipper Gibbons wished he didn't have.

Of course, Marco Estrada, Francisco Liriano both pitched well in their last outings.  For Estrada, there was a bright spot that he could be turning his sorry season around.  For Liriano, the subject of a possible trade, he put his very best out on display.  Hmm.

The road has not been too friendly for the Jays this year (22-30). They'll need to turn that around and what better way than to start against a lowly team such as the White Sox.  The last time the Jays played a low team (the Oakland Athletics) they swept them clean.  That was in their most recent homestand.   Let's hope the Jays can do the same here on the road starting tonight.

GO JAYS GO!

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Estrada had a very good outing, albeit against the worst team in the league. A couple more starts like that though and he could be August trade bait.  ;)

The bullpen on the other hand was hot garbage! Biagini, Tepera and Osuna all blew it! Not sure what is up with Osuna lately, fatigue maybe?...just hasn't been very sharp his last few outings.

Games like this pretty well sum up the entire lost season.

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Blue Jays  5   White Sox  1

The "Bringer of Rain" certainly brought that down on the Chicago pitching as Josh Donaldson and Steve Pearce each homered in helping the Jays conquer the Chisox in taking two out of three.

It was Jays starter J.A. Happ's turn to work the magic on the mound as he delivered ten strikeouts to propel the Jays to victory in this last game of this series.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2017/08/02/happ-strikes-out-season-high-10-as-blue-jays-top-white-sox.html


In game 2, Donaldson had three RBIs including a homer while Jays starter Marcus Stroman recorded his tenth win of the year in an 8-4 whitewash of the White Sox.  That included a bit of a tęte a tęte with Chicago's Anderson.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluejays/2017/08/01/the-donaldson-of-old-powers-jays-to-win-over-white-sox.html

The Jays resembled the Jays of power and glory, both in their offence and on the mound.  Good job both ways. 
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 01:58:32 AM by hockeyfan1 »

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