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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2019, 01:20:52 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday May 10  7pm
Dylan Covey RH White Sox  0-1  4.50 ERA  vs Clay Bucholtz RH Blue Jays  0-2  6.57 ERA

Saturday May 11  3pm
Ivan Nova RH White Sox  1-3  7.04 ERA  vs  Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  1-5  2.96 ERA

Sunday May 12  1pm
Lucas Giolito RH White Sox  3-1  4.05 ERA  vs  Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  3-3  3.21 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:  MLB.com,  theStar.com,  CBSsports


The Chicago White Sox (16-20) make their first visit of the season to the Rogers Centre  for a three-game series against the Blue Jays (15-20).

The Chisox and the Jays have near-identical w/l records and divisional position placements.  But the differences stop there, as the White Sox have won four of their last six games, and the Blue Jays are two for eight and on a five-game losing streak.

While Chicago sports among the worst ERA in baseball, the Jays are third in that regard.  This may come as little solace to Jays fans who’s team has been nearly shutout in all of their most recent three-game series here against the Minnesota Twins.  Dating back to their still previous series against the Texas Rangers and you have a team searching for offensive answers,

No matter how well your pitching is, as long as the Jays don’t offer offence in tandem, success will not come easily for this outfit. 

Nothing new here as the Jays have had trouble with their bats this season.  They blow cold, then warm up, go on a  winning run, then go cold again.  Up they go, down they go.

It’s time to feast on some pitching.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2019, 02:50:56 PM »
Just wanted to thank you Hockey Fan for doing these series reports. Nice work.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 11, 2019, 08:17:14 AM »
Just wanted to thank you Hockey Fan for doing these series reports. Nice work.


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 11, 2019, 08:54:42 AM »
Jays defeated the Chicago White Sox Friday night 4-3, thanks to Grichuk’s three-run home run and to Hernandez’s solo shot.  Smile, the offence woke up!
(Yes, true Chicago’s sports the worst pitching, which shows the Jays sensing opportunity).



What was so different about this game?  Not only did Toronto snap out of their five-game losing funk but with starter Clay Bucholtz being placed on the 10-day IL with shoulder problems, the Jays skipper Montoyo elected to go with an all bullpen pitching mode, beginning with Daniel Hudson on down.

It worked well enough for the Jays to earn a win.  On top of that, closer Ken Giles earned his 100th MLB save.  Some milestone!



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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #139 on: May 12, 2019, 06:50:11 AM »
Despite the Jays having lost 7-2 to the Chisox Saturday, there were some positives such as:




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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 13, 2019, 01:35:36 AM »
The Jays flopped out in a 5-1 loss to the Chisox Sunday.

Jays starter Aaron Sanchez, despite striking out eleven batters, was dinged for the four runs scored by Chicago.  Everyone has their bad day. 

The Jays bats were largely silent as Chicago takes two out of three.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2019, 10:13:53 PM »
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 14, 2019, 10:21:22 PM »
That was a bomb

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« Reply #143 on: May 14, 2019, 10:24:44 PM »
Yeah like the deepest wall to go over.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2019, 03:51:19 AM »

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Last game of two-game series.

Starting Pitchers:
Wednesday May 15  3:45pm
Edwin Jackson RH Blue Jays  vs  TBD
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 15, 2019, 03:56:00 AM »
Tuesday’s results:

Jays won 7-3. Starter Thornton with the win and Guerrero Jr., with not one but two homers!



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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2019, 07:19:59 AM »

I’m more impressed by opposite field hits, but this was very graceful contact.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 16, 2019, 01:20:05 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Thursday May 16  8pm
Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  1-6  3.12 ERA  vs  Dylan Covey RH White Sox  0-2  5.91 ERA

Friday May 17  8pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays   3-4  3.75 ERA  vs  Ivan Nova RH White Sox  2-3  6.29 ERA

Saturday May 18  2pm
TBd  vs  Lucas Giolito RH White Sox  2-3  6.29 ERA

Sunday May 19  2pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays  1-4  4.81 ERA   vs  Reynaldo Lopez  RH White Sox  3-4  5.58 ERA

All games on SN, SN1 & The FAN 590.


Sources:  MLB.com, theStar.com,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (17-25) visit Gauranteed Rate Park in Chicago for a four-game series against the White Sox (19-22).

The White Sox, or Chisox, are currently third in their A.L. Central Division, well within reach of the second place Cleveland Indians.

The Blue Jays are mired in fourth in their division and likely to stay there unless they can muster a winning streak and attempt to creep up.  With the Jays offence as unpredictable as a roller coaster, it will take heaven and earth for this team to start a serious push towards the upper echelons of the standings.

Of course, this isn’t what is expectant of this young roster, (and getting younger at a later date), but to showcase a better offensive aptitude wouldn’t hurt.

The good news for the Jays (& their fans) was to see Vladdy Guerrero Jr., rip ‘em in San Francisco, a series split.
In fact, not only did we see Vladdy hit those two homers but up until that stretch, he had six hits in his ten at bats.  That sure felt good!

Why not some more?  Watching the Jays win and have their youngsters perform admirably in the process will make any a Jays fan’s day.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #149 on: May 16, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
What the hell is the point of having a manager's challenge if they can just ask the umpires to check without a challenge?