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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #450 on: August 05, 2018, 09:46:08 PM »


Jays starter Sam Gaviglio was tagged with several runs as the Mariners turned on the firepower.  The game was tied 3-3 at one point before the Mariners rallied ahead, after the Jays Aledmys Diaz had tied it up in the seventh inning.
Diaz had a 3 RBI game which included a home run.

https://www.tsn.ca/mlb/video/mlb-blue-jays-3-mariners-6~1455387

3 runs is ‘being tagged with several runs’? And Diaz did not not have 3 RBIs.

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #451 on: August 06, 2018, 03:51:10 AM »
The Blue Jays have an off day today.  Will resume play versus the Red Sox Tuesday.

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #452 on: August 06, 2018, 01:47:10 PM »
The Blue Jays have an off day today.  Will resume play versus the Red Sox Tuesday.

Thanks for the postgame highlight links of late! Handy!

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #453 on: August 07, 2018, 07:33:13 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Tuesday August 7 7pm
Drew Pomeranz LH (Red Sox)  1-5  6.56 ERA  vs  Marcus Stroman RH (Blue Jays)  4-8  5.63 ERA

Wednesday August 8  7pm
Brian Johnson LH (Red Sox)  2-3  3.74 ERA  vs  Mike Hauschild RH (Blue Jays)  1-0  0.00 ERA

Thursday August 9  7pm
Rick Porcello RH (Red Sox)  14-4  3.84 ERA  vs  Ryan Borucki LH (Blue Jays)  1-2  2.30 ERA

Al games on SN & SN590.


Source:  MLB.com,  thestar.com,  FOXsports


The Boston Red Sox (79-34) come to town to face the Toronto Blue Jays (51-60) in a three-game series here at the Rogers Centre.

The red-hot Red Sox, first in the A.L. East division, are 9.0 games up on the second place NYYankees.

The Blue Jays are coming off of having won three out of four over the Seattle Marinnes in their most recent road series. 
The Jays haven't had much luck against the Red Sox this year, not that they've had much luck in their season either, but Boston continues to be a thorn in the Jays side.

Former Blue Jay Steve Pierce,  previously traded to the Red Sox for prospect Santiago Espinal, will make his first appearance against his former team.

Anyways, as usual...

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #454 on: August 07, 2018, 07:57:57 AM »
The Blue Jays have an off day today.  Will resume play versus the Red Sox Tuesday.

Thanks for the postgame highlight links of late! Handy!


You are welcome!  Glad you're enjoying watching them.  :)

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #455 on: August 08, 2018, 02:32:40 AM »
Hip, hip, boo-ray!

Yep, far from celebrating a potential victory, the Blue Jays hopes were dashed the minute starter Marcus Stroman didn't return in the eighth inning. 

Stroman, who had pitched brilliantly up until then -- seven innings, one run and striking out four -- the Stro Show was back -- ended up being sidelined by a blistered finger.
In came Ryan Tepera in relief, and down went the lead and the Jays on the night.

Sure the Blue Jays kept trying to come back and did on Justin Smoak's solo home run in the bottom of the ninth that tied the game at 5-5.  But then, with Ken Giles on the mound making his debut before the announced crowd of 31,000+ fans at the Rogers Centre, Giles probably wished he had been elsewhere but on that mound this night.

With Giles in, the Red Sox pounded out five runs, taking a 10-5 lead in the 10th inning.
The Jays Kevin Pillar smacked a two-run homer to close the gap but nothing much more happened thereafter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_wucMyNKdE&feature=onebox

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #456 on: August 08, 2018, 02:34:26 AM »
The Jays placed Brandon Drury on the DL with an injured hand (metacarpal finger fracture).  Speculation is that Drury's injury, sustained while still a member of the Yankees before being traded to Toronto, was worse than first appeared.

Story:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/frustrating-injury-haults-drurys-chance-fresh-start-blue-jays/
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #457 on: August 10, 2018, 06:38:39 AM »
The Blue Jays avoided a Boston sweep by winning last night 8-5.  Not all of the Jays offence was powered by homers, save for Hernandez's solo  and Grichuk's pivotal two-run shot in the third inning that gave the Jays the lead at thst point.

Jays starter Ryan Borucki, well he certainly didn't make it look easy but got the win regardless, having been tagged with the four runs in five innings.
The Jays relievers did a fine job of maintaining a level of consistency (Garcia, Clippard, Tepera,  and Giles).

https://www.tsn.ca/video/mlb-red-sox-5-blue-jays-8~1457422

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #458 on: August 10, 2018, 06:41:27 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday August 10  7pm
Blake Snell LH (Rays)  12-5  2.27 ERA  vs  Marco Estrada RH (Blue Jays)  5-8  4.65 ERA

Saturday August 11  4pm
TBD  vs  Sam Gaviglio RH (Blue Jays)  2-4  5.08  ERA

Sunday August 12  1pm
Tyler Glasnow RH (Rays)  1-2  4.14 ERA  vs  Marcus Stroman RH (Blue Jays)  4-8  5.20 ERA

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:  thestar.com,  MLB.com,  ESPN.com


The Tampa Bay Rays (58-57) visit the Rogers Centre for a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays (53-62).

While both the Rays and the Jays find themselves hopelessly out of the plsyoff race, they can take solace in the fact that their farm teams were ranked second and third best in MLB rankings ss conducted by Baseball America.

That said, the Rays are one win over the .500 mark, while the  Jays won their last game in their most recent three-game set versus the Rwd Sox, thus avoiding a Boston sweep.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #459 on: August 11, 2018, 03:31:43 AM »
Can't blame the fans:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/go-leafs-go-chant-starts-blue-jays-rays-game/


The Rays won the first game of the bragging rights series 7 to zip -- Tampa Bay has 20 rookies on their squad.  Jays starter Marco Estrada went poof after four innings with the Rays already ahead by 4-0. 
Tampa"s Blake Snell got his job done instead.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/snell-dominates-blue-jays-rays-cruise-win/
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #460 on: August 12, 2018, 07:22:41 PM »
The Blue Jays prevented a Tampa Bay sweep as Toronto beat the Rays 2-1 this afternoon.

Kevin Pillar atoned for his errors in Saturday' s 3-1 loss to the Rays, drove in the winning run on a Randal Gruchuk grounder.  Upon video review, Pillar was deemed safe.  Nice.  Good hustle and clever baserunning on the part of Pillar.

Jays starter Marcus Stroman lasted five innings in allowing a run.   Stroman was playing with a blistered finger, but was adamant about starting in today's game and won't let the problem bother him to continue to be in the lineup. 

Relief pitcher Jaime Garcia got the win and Ken Giles the save.


https://youtu.be/S5iYvoRUfhU
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #461 on: Yesterday at 04:01:44 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday August 13  8pm
Sean Reid- Foley RH (Blue Jays)  vs  Brad Keller  RH (Royals)  4-5  3.57 ERA

Tuesday August 14  8pm
Ryan Borucki LH (Blue Jays)  2-2  2.81 ERA  vs  Heath Fillmyer  1-1  3.13 ERA

Wednesday August 15  8pm
Marco Estrada RH (Blue Jays)  5-9  4.84 ERA  vs  Burch Smith RH (Royals)  1-4  6.97 ERA

Thursday August 16  8pm
Sam Gaviglio RH (Blue Jays)  2-5  4.86 ERA  vs  Danny Duffy LH (Royals)  7-1  4.90 ERA

All games on SN & SN590.


Source:   Foxsports,  thestar.com,  MLB.com


The Blue Jays (53-64) come to Kauffman Stadium for a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals (35-82).

The Royals are among one of the worst teams in the A.L. next to the Baltimore Orioles,  and are a whopping 31.0 GB first and dead last in the A.L. Central division.

The Blue Jays, with a better record than either of the above-mentioned cellar dwellars, are themselves 30.5 GB first and fourth in the A.L. East division.

Of course,  Blue Jay fans  already know the playoffs have long been a forgone conclusion.  The real interest and for the rest of the season is to watch the Jays young prospects and young players take a foothold in their MLB careers, and continie to gain experience. 

Such will be the case for new callups Casey Jansen and Sean-Reid Foley.  Foley, a right-handed starter,  will make his debut here againat the Royals Monday.

LET'S GO BLUE JAYS!
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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #462 on: Yesterday at 10:33:54 AM »
Reid-Foley starting and Jansen catching tonight. Might have to actually watch this one.

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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #463 on: Yesterday at 11:22:37 PM »
Reid-Foley starting and Jansen catching tonight. Might have to actually watch this one.

A couple good reasons to watch!

Reid-Foley was up and down, but definitely looked more good than bad. He did a really good job to get out of that bases loaded jam in the 4th by only giving up 1 run.

Jansen was the only Jay with 2 hits tonight, including in his first MLB plate appearance. I was also impressed with his arm, throwing out Herrera (although he might be a bad base stealer 1 SB to 5 CS on the season).


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Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Reply #464 on: Today at 01:51:17 AM »
Really liked what was presented by catcher Jansen, Reid-Foley, and even reliever Thomas Pannone.

The fact that Jansen caught a runner stealing with his precise and quick throw to second is something our other catchers haven't often done this year.  Refreshing to see a youngster (Jansen) showcase himself well.

As for Reid-Foley, as was mentioned, he held his own inspire of the runs and the future definitely looks good on the mound.

Check it out:
https://www.tsn.ca/mlb/video/mlb-blue-jays-1-royals-3%7E1460228
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