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2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread

Started by Nik, February 17, 2019, 12:26:03 PM

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hockeyfan1

#315
Another big night for the offence.

That is Biggio, Guerrero, Gurriel to name a few.  Biggio and Gurriel with homers, and plenty of RBIs to boot from the three.  Good overall hitting, as the Jays came up with a six-run seventh inning that put the game away towards an 8-4 win Thursday night.
Toronto swept Baltimore 3 zip.

Jays had Wilmer Font open on the mound, and then gave way to Anthony Kay who pitched four innings, allowed two runs and struck out three in earning the win.

Highlights:

Back-to-back:
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Business as usual:
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Injury? What injury?
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Kay!
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Hi-lites & more:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-orioles/2019/09/19/565007#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=565007s

hockeyfan1

#316

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday September 19  7pm
Jacob Waguespack RH Blue Jays   4-5  4.70 ERA  vs  J.A. Happ LH Yankees   12-8  5.07 ERA

Saturday September 20  1pm
T.J. Zeuch LH Blue Jays  1-0  4.61 ERA  vs  James Paxton LH Yankees  14-6  3.88 ERA

Sunday September 21  1pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays  5-9  4.93 ERA  vs  Luis Severino RH Yankees

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:  MLB.comESPN.com,  CBSsports


The Blue Jays (62-91) visit The Big Apple in a three-game series against the New York Yankees (100-54).

The Yankees this week clinched the A.L. with their 100th win.  It's for the second consecutive season that the Bronx Bombers compiled win #100.
New York at present sports the second-best w/l record in the majors.  The Houston Astros take the honours for first.

The Blue Jays come off having swept the Orioles in Baltimore.
Randall Grichuk's home run in Game 2 of that series was his fifth straight. 

If the Jays can keep up the offensive onslaught as they had done against the O's, as well as maintain steady pitching in all areas, they've got a good chance of winning some here.

GO JAYS GO!

hockeyfan1

#317
Win #5!

That's right.  The Blue Jays just upped their winning streak to five games by defeating the NY Yankees last night, thanks to Justin Smoak's two-run homer in the seventh inning.

Danny Jansen (solo home run) and Guerrero Jr., drove in the other runs.

Jays starter Jacob Waguespack pitched solidly despite having given up three runs, but struck out six in five innings of work. 
The bullpen did a stellar job in relief, as did Giles, with save #21 on the year to close out the ninth.
Winning pitcher was Josh Adam.  Holds went to Boshers, Gaviglio, & Law.

Highlights:

Jansen!
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Smoak!
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Out-runned?  Nope!
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Hi-lites & more:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-yankees/2019/09/20/567534#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=567534

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

L K

One one hand - god help MLB if Vlad's power numbers (that haven't translated to in game home runs yet) are him without working out.

On the other hand Vlad has been in the Jays organization since 2016.  What the hell is our development system doing?

Highlander

Its a real concern to read this about Vlad, who is driving this bus?  Completely nuts.  Maybe Donaldson had some real beefs about the trainers.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Nik

#321
Quote from: L K on September 21, 2019, 02:31:18 PM
One one hand - god help MLB if Vlad's power numbers (that haven't translated to in game home runs yet) are him without working out.

On the other hand Vlad has been in the Jays organization since 2016.  What the hell is our development system doing?

To be fair it's not like there's a direct correlation between working out and being a good hitter. Prince Fielder hit way more homeruns than Brad Fullmer did.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik

Quote from: Highlander on September 21, 2019, 03:23:08 PMMaybe Donaldson had some real beefs about the trainers.

The training staff deals with injuries, they're not strength coaches.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik

Quote from: herman on September 21, 2019, 02:03:50 PM
Excuse me?

So I don't know how literal that is as Vlad can't really speak English but even then it's not that crazy a concept. Generally speaking baseball players are supposed to keep fit and teams give them the resources to do that but time actually spent with coaches in the limited practice time players have is more likely to spent on things that are more baseball related. Working with a swing coach, watching tape, doing infield drills...etc

Working out in a gym isn't really central to what a baseball player does. Players do pre-game running to stay trim and putting on muscle mass isn't necessarily a positve. Jose Altuve is 5'6, 165. Mookie Betts is 5'9, 180. Power comes from bat speed, not big biceps.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Frank E

There is a lot of weight training done to strengthen muscles around joints to minimize the chance of injury. It's not about just growing biceps.

hockeyfan1

#325
Jays lose 7-2 this afternoon.

Starter T.J.Zeuch took the loss even though he only allowed two runs and struck out six in four innings, compared to reliever Brock Stewart who let in four runs in one inning.

With yesterday's 4-3 Blue Jay win, Toronto is guaranteed not to reach 100 losses (even if they should lose the rest of the remaining seven games).

Highlights:

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Hi-lites & more:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-yankees/2019/09/21/567535#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=567535

Nik

Quote from: Frank E on September 21, 2019, 05:34:51 PM
There is a lot of weight training done to strengthen muscles around joints to minimize the chance of injury. It's not about just growing biceps.

I don't know to what extent it's scientifically proven that any exercise actually reduces the risk of injury so I'll just re-state that I don't think it's exceptionally weird for a baseball team to not be overly concerned with the amount of time their prospects spend in a weight room. 
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

hockeyfan1

Re:  Strength training/exercises to reduce athletic injuries, improve resiliency etc...

Elliott Richardson is the founder of Acadia Performance Training Inc., a general strength training program that emphasizes 'sport non-specific' training, and resilience in athletes to prevent injury and better their game.

Strength training, agility drills and basic flexibility exercises are used by Richardson to produce athletes in whom the risk of injury is reduced. He says this applies even to something as high-impact as running because of stronger muscles, and stronger joints.


Quote"A lot of it has to do with the impacts of landing – this is where athletes get injured most often," says Richardson.

"Research shows improving basic strength – thinking of flexibility, stability – helps an athlete be better able to absorb forces and accept strength."

A slightly unique approach to helping athletes of all types achieve maximum fitness for strength & speed.
https://www.kingscountynews.ca/sports/other-sports/general-strength-training-prevents-injuries-improves-game-for-athletes-trainer-245869/

Nik


You know, study in a peer reviewed scientific journal, claim by a personal trainer in an article from a small Nova Scotia newspaper...what's the difference?
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

hockeyfan1

#329

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday September 23  7pm
Dylan Bundy RH Orioles  6-14  4.89 ERA  vs  Clay Bucholtz RH Blue Jays  0-5  6.48 ERA

Tuesday September 24  7pm
Gabriel Ynoa  RH Orioles  1-9  5.65 ERA   vs  Anthony Kay LH Blue Jays  1-0  5.79 ERA

Wednesday September 25  7pm
Aaron Brooks RH Orioles  6-8  5.75 ERA  vs  Jacob Waguespack RH Orioles  4-5  4.75 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com,  baseball-reference, theStar.com


The Baltimore Orioles (51-105) visit the Rogers Centre for a three-game series against the Blue Jays (63-93).

Baltimore sports the second-worst w/l record in the major leagues this season, preceded by the Detroit Tigers, and the Florida Marlins who are third-worst in that category.

Luckily for the Blue Jays, they will not have the ignominy of the potential of finishing with 100 losses.  True, while the Jays record is nothing to crow about, at least in this rookie year, the team made a concerted effort in these last few weeks of the season to try and avoid the road to #100.

Only after factoring in the KC Royals, do the Blue Jays come in at fifth worst, if that's any consolation to a Jays fan.

The Jays come off having lost two out of three to the Yankees (Sunday's 8-2 loss).  However, Toronto has set a new MLB record — the Jay rookies (Biggio, Bichette, Guerrero, Jansen, Tellez, McKinney) — the most collective number of home runs (by rookies) in any single year!

As if that isn't enough, give Justin Smoak credit.  He holds the major league record for hitting the most home runs in the ninth and extra innings.

This is the last homestand of the year with the six games remaining.

The Jays second baseman Bo Bichette is currently out with a concussion.  It is unknown if he returns either later in this series or towards the final weekend.

Cavan Biggio is the latest Blue Jay with a hot bat for this month, sporting a .340 BA and 1.110 OPS.  He's also on somewhat of a streak of 23 consecutive on-base games.  Only Houston's Alvarez has more.

Whew. 'nough said.

GO JAYS GO!