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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #525 on: October 03, 2021, 06:13:02 PM »
Yankees win, its all up to the nationals now.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #526 on: October 03, 2021, 06:15:54 PM »
Yankees walk it off bottom of the 9th. If nationals could do something similar this could be a Netflix documentary in a few years.
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« Reply #526 on: October 03, 2021, 06:15:54 PM »

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #527 on: October 03, 2021, 06:35:46 PM »
2 run home run for the Red Sox top of the 9th. Ugh.

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« Reply #528 on: October 03, 2021, 06:36:11 PM »
Oh good.  Toronto sports at it again.  Yankees walk off the bottom of the 9th because Tampa wants to pitch to Judge instead of pitching to the game.

Now Washington gives up a 2-run home run in the 9th to go down.

91 wins and you miss the playoffs.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #529 on: October 03, 2021, 06:38:54 PM »
Nice run while it lasted. Too bad the team will have wasted a pair of MVP plus Cy Young calibre performances.
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« Reply #530 on: October 03, 2021, 06:41:32 PM »

Boy the year it's been in Toronto sports.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #531 on: October 03, 2021, 06:42:28 PM »
Yep unless the Nats can pull off a miracle that's that. Good run, a very fun season at times but it could've been so much more and the Jays have no one to blame but themselves.

There are obviously many games to look back on and wonder what if, but for me the one that hurt the most was the one versus Detroit (I believe), a month or more ago. The one where Semien botched a routine grounder that would've sealed the win, and the Jays lost in extras.

Either way, oh well.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #532 on: October 03, 2021, 06:45:18 PM »
+183 run differential.  5th best in the league.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #533 on: October 03, 2021, 06:50:18 PM »
Yep unless the Nats can pull off a miracle that's that. Good run, a very fun season at times but it could've been so much more and the Jays have no one to blame but themselves.

There are obviously many games to look back on and wonder what if, but for me the one that hurt the most was the one versus Detroit (I believe), a month or more ago. The one where Semien botched a routine grounder that would've sealed the win, and the Jays lost in extras.

Either way, oh well.

The Tyler Chatwood 5 walk game where they blew a 6-5 lead in the 7th of a double headed would be the one I flag.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #534 on: October 03, 2021, 06:52:17 PM »
Bullpen definitely cost this team a playoff spot. Probably half a dozen games they could/should have won, but Dolis/Chatwood/etc., ended up blowing.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #535 on: October 03, 2021, 07:37:10 PM »
You can blame management for not making the playoffs. How many games did they blow midway through the season because of a crappy bullpen?
 Sure they tried addressing it but the pickups weren't of much help. Tons of young talent get rid of someone to address the bullpen. They blew so many games and to be honest it was better late in the year but every time Montoya went to the pen it always seemed to leave you in suspense.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #536 on: October 03, 2021, 07:38:47 PM »
What an exciting season for the Blue Jays. I had a lot of fun watching them this year. Starting the season on a 99 game road trip must have been rough.

It's a shame they came up a game short, but I thought they had a great year under the circumstances.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #537 on: October 03, 2021, 08:37:23 PM »
You can blame management for not making the playoffs. How many games did they blow midway through the season because of a crappy bullpen?
 Sure they tried addressing it but the pickups weren't of much help. Tons of young talent get rid of someone to address the bullpen. They blew so many games and to be honest it was better late in the year but every time Montoya went to the pen it always seemed to leave you in suspense.

This team at the start of the season was not a playoff contender. They needed some work still to get there. You need to calm down and look at this team in context. Absolutely no one predicted or even had an inkling that Ray would have even delivered half of what he did. That’s why he got a 1 year 8 mil contract. If anything management saw the potential and made some nice moves during the season.

And don’t discount that this team had no home field for 70% of the season. That’s not a trivial point. They were being booed in Buffalo and Tampa. The stands were filled with fans of opposing teams.

This was a successful season. A step in the right direction for a young core. This team is trending in the right direction.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #538 on: October 03, 2021, 09:02:09 PM »
Bullpen definitely cost this team a playoff spot. Probably half a dozen games they could/should have won, but Dolis/Chatwood/etc., ended up blowing.

Yeah, but I bet the Yankees/Red Sox could say the same thing about games they could/should have won.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #539 on: October 03, 2021, 09:15:39 PM »
Tons of young talent get rid of someone to address the bullpen.

Dealing a good young position player or starter for short term bullpen help is the definition of bad management. There are years beyond this year.
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