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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 23, 2019, 09:32:07 AM »




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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 23, 2019, 05:50:35 PM »
Sunny but windy day and a drab outcome for the Jays as they lose 8-2 to the Bosox.  Boston takes three out of four.  Bah!

Jays starter Clayton Richards made his debut and pitched reasonable well for a guy who had previously been out a lengthy time on the IL.  Richardss four innings allowed just one run and he had good ball control.

Reliever Sam Gaviglio took the loss.

Other than that, maybe this can brighten up your Jay day...Vladdy!


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 24, 2019, 05:29:35 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday May 24  7pm
Joey Lucchesi LH Padres  3-3  4.28 ERA  vs  Trent Thornton LH Blue Jays   1-4  4.41 ERA

Saturday May 25  3pm
Cal Quantrill RH Padres   0-2  5.40 ERA  vs  Edwin Jackson RH Blue Jays   0-1  6.30 ERA

Sunday May 26  1pm
Chris Paddack RH Padres  4-2  1.93 ERA  vs  Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  1-6  2.95 ERA

All games on SN/SN1 & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com,  CBssports,  ESPN.com


The San Diego Padres (25-22) visit the Rogers Centre in a three-game interleague series against the Blue Jays (20-30).

The Padres are 3.5GBL Chicago Cubs in the N.L.Central.  The Padres made headlines in the off-season when they signed FA Manny Machado, also known as the $300M man.
The Padres rank ninth in pitching ERA (the Jays are now tenth)  and are fourth in the WHIP column (the Jays are thirteenth).

Toronto needs to generate way more offence as they sit mired in 28th place (.220 AVG).  The Padres arent much better coming in at 24 (.228 AVG)

The Jays could definitely use more Smoakin homers.

This series could see the return of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and the promotion of prospect Cavan Biggio, both from Buffalo Triple A.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 25, 2019, 12:21:10 AM »
It was a night of firsts even though the Jays lost 6-3 to the Padres.

First this:

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., hit a solo homer in the fifth, his first since being recalled from Triple A Buffalo, along with Freddy Galvis two-run shot which ignited the Jays comeback from a 3-0 deficit.

Jays starter Trent Thornton had allowed the three runs and up to the sixth inning, had struck out ten in the process.  Not a very bad night for Thornton.
Reliever Daniel Hudson took the loss in giving up three runs (two earned) in the eighth.



Now this:




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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 25, 2019, 07:17:22 PM »
Not worth even mentioning.  Forgettable game!


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 25, 2019, 07:29:22 PM »
This just got uglier:


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 26, 2019, 07:25:01 PM »
Great day for Cavan Biggio & Lourdes Gurriel as the Blue Jays thump the Padres 10-1.

The Jays hit long bombs all afternoon in the form of Biggio, Gurriel, and Smoak who finished the game with 5 RBIs.  What a day at the Rogers Centre giving Jays fans much to celebrate, a day after the basketball Raptors clinched their way to the NBA finals.  What a winning weekend!!

jays prospect Cavan Biggios three-hit game (includes his first-ever big league homer):


...and...


Lourdes-y, Lourdes-y, Lourdes-y:


Holy Smoak!




Jays starter Marcus Stroman couldnt complain today with all the offensive support his teammates provided, as he got the win in five innings of work.


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 27, 2019, 08:11:01 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday May 27  1pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  3-4  3.79 ERA  vs  Yonny Chirinos RH Rays  5-1  3.20 ERA

Tuesday May 28  7pm
Clayton Richard RH Blue Jays   0-0  2.25 ERA  vs  TBD

Wednesday May 30 7 pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays   1-4  4.52 ERA  vs  Blake Snell RH Rays  3-4  3.07 ERA

All games on SN / SN1 & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com,  theStar.com,   CBSsports


The Blue Jays (21-32) come to Tropicana Field for a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (31-19).

The Rays are in second place in the A.L. East, 2.0 GBL NY Yankees.  There was a time not so long ago earlier in the season when Tampa Bay was in first place. 
The Boston Red Sox are gaining steam and arent too far behind the Rays, nestled in third.

Then there are the Blue Jays, mired in fourth and a ridiculous 13.5 GBL Yankees.  Ah, but this isnt supposed to be a race to the top for Toronto, but rather a semi-slow, at times painful rebuild.

The Jays newest prospect call up was young Cavan Biggio who impressed in their series against the Padres, particularly in Sundays victory over San Diego, where Biggio had three hits including his first major league home run. 

Its taking time for the Jays young arms to come to the fore, but when they do showcase their much vaunted talents, its what makes for excitement for the faithful that follow the Jays.  Patience and plenty of playing time are the key to development & skill.

Of course theres always a player that makes the most of his chances, call that a second chance for the just recalled Lourdes Gurriel Jr., from Triple A Buffalo, going 6 for 10 (four RBIs and three home runs) in the span of three games.

While the Jays bats provided meagre offence in their most current series against the Padres, Sundays finale was a welcome relief and no doubt performances such as Gurriels during this stretch much-needed.

Lets hope this continues.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 28, 2019, 03:00:56 AM »
Jays lose 8-3 to the Rays.

Good news as Toronto CF Jonathan Davis hit his first major league home run, a two-run shot.


Now the not so good news...Jays starter Aaron Sanchezs blistered finger problems erupted this time with a torn fingernail:


By the third inning, Sanchez was done.  He allowed one run on six hits.  He took the loss.
The Jays relievers didnt provide much relief as the Rays racked up the score off of Jacob Waguespack, Gaviglio, & Rosscup.   Waguespack, who was the most call up from Triple A Buffalo, struck out an impressive seven batters in his first stint in the majors.


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2019, 11:50:41 AM »
Once again the offence was invisible as the Jays lost 3-1 to the Rays last night.

Ho hum.  Yet another example of lack of offensive and defensive support for a Jays starter, namely Clayton Richard.

Of course, the Rays can thank Grichuk partially for that:

https://torontosun.com/sports/baseball/toronto-blue-jays/flop-at-the-trop-sloppy-blue-jays-fall-to-rays-in-front-of-a-record-low-crowd
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #175 on: May 30, 2019, 02:17:25 PM »
Jays lose 4-3 and are swept three-zip by the Rays. 

Even though the Jays took the lead, they had some early pitching trouble and offensively couldnt add to their total as the Rays made good on their chances to finally surge ahead after 11 innings. 

Stranding a collective total of 16 RISP goes to show the meagre offence once again.

At least, there were some shining moments such as...

Jonathan Davis:  Superman II

Cant outrun em:


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 31, 2019, 04:06:17 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday May 31  8:30pm
Edwin Jackson RH Blue Jays   0-2  9.00 ERA  vs  German Marquez RH Rockies   5-2  3.56 ERA

Saturday June 1  9pm
Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays   3-6  2.74 ERA  vs   Jon Gray RH Rockies   4-4  4.62 ERA

Sunday June 2  8pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  3-5  3.75 ERA  vs   Antonio Senzatela RH Rockies  3-4  5.81 ERA

All games on SN/SN1 &The FAN 590.


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


The Blue Jays (21-35) visit Coors Field in Denver, Colorado for the first time this season for a three-game interleague series against the Colorado Rockies (27-27).

The Rockies are third in the N.L. West, 9 GBL Los Angeles Dodgers.  Colorado is on a four-game winning streak.

The Blue Jays are struggling offensively and its palpable. The Blue Jays have lost seven of their last eight games, and the times they reek of a team desperate for some wins at least.  Even though skipper Montoyo preaches patience especially in light of the fact that the teams prospects need all the playing time they can muster in order to further their familiarity at the major league level, even so, the mounting losses certainly dont enliven the atmosphere.

A little bit of Rocky Mountain air may do.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #178 on: June 01, 2019, 06:15:56 AM »
Just another typical game for the Blue Jays in a 13-6 whitewash at the hands of the Rockies. 

Jays starter Edwin Jackson lasted all of two innings having allowed a massive ten runs.  Very inconsistent pitching here.  Jackson took the loss as he is now 0-3 since having joined the Jays via trade.

Even so, there were a few standout moments in this game for the Jays.  Lets have a l
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Superman II:

Vladdy!

Congrats, Randall:

My Lourdes, does he ever!


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #179 on: June 02, 2019, 06:23:39 PM »
Jays get swept by the Rockies with todays 5-1 loss.

Looks like Jays starter Aaron Sanchez pitched for six innings and allowed four runs, but what is telling here is that he stuck around until the sixth which means that the blistered finger/nail problem was under control somewhat.



Saturday the Jays came close to tying it but fell short of the mark ending up on the losing end of a 4-2 game.
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