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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #225 on: July 07, 2019, 07:22:50 PM »
Refreshing!

Blue Jays wallop the Orioles 6-1 as starter Trent Thornton has himself a big day on the mound and comes up a winner.

Toronto staked out a 6-0 lead by the sixth inning for which they never looked back.  Hey, these are the lowly Orioles!

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Lourdes!

Thornton:


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #226 on: July 08, 2019, 09:10:05 PM »
Looks like Guerrero got 29 HRs in the first round. I think thats a single round record.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #227 on: July 08, 2019, 09:42:46 PM »
Looks like Guerrero got 29 HRs in the first round. I think thats a single round record.

Yup, and did it again in the 2nd round.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #228 on: July 09, 2019, 04:12:05 AM »
King Vlad hits a total of 91 homers!  Remarkable!


But, alas, the Mets Pete Alonso wins it over Guerrero in the final round by one (23-22).

Congratulations alright, you two!




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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #229 on: July 09, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
The guy who won, meh. The highlight of that show was the semi final between Vlad and Joc Pedersen. Unbelievable stuff.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #230 on: July 09, 2019, 05:02:49 PM »
The guy who won, meh. The highlight of that show was the semi final between Vlad and Joc Pedersen. Unbelievable stuff.


Absolutely!  That was historic.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #231 on: July 09, 2019, 05:33:58 PM »
34 more home runs and loses??? Doesn't seem right. Great job tho, Vlad was the show!

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #232 on: July 11, 2019, 05:26:04 PM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday July 12  7pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays   3-12  6.16 ERA  vs  Domingo German RH Yankees  10-2  3.67 ERA

Saturday July 13  1pm
Clayton Richard LH Blue Jays  1-5  6.23 ERA  vs  J.A. Happy LH Yankees  7-4  5.02 ERA

Sunday July 14  1pm
Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  5-9  3.18 ERA  vs  Masahiro Tanaka RH Yankees   5-5  3.86 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:  MLB.com


The Blue Jays (34-57) take on the New York Yankees (57-31) at Yankee Stadium for a three-game series.

The Yankees are the runaway division leaders in the A.L. East, maintaining their 6.5 GL over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays.

The Yankees are also a rumoured destination for the Jays Marcus Stroman, as in trade rumours and such.  If that should transpire, New York will simply add to its formidable rotation which already consists of a former Blue Jay, J.A.Happ.

Well see.

The Blue Jays meanwhile will go about their business as usual, hoping to ignite more offence which up to this point in the season has been in a somewhat anemic state.  That shouldnt stand as a blight to its core young players & prospects heck, didnt Vladdy Jr. just blast away the competition at the ASG Home Run Derby! 

Th Jays lineup has shown its capable of slugging with the best, and when they do, they often do so in a monstrous way, blasting homers after homers.  Gurriel Jr,, Biggio, Jansen, Galvis, Guerrero, they have done their part to showcase themselves.  But alas, it will never be enough, not when the pitching rotation has been subpar, to say the least.

Injuries have taken their toll on some of the Jays starters, with the bullpens equal lack of support.  The Jays started the season at or near the top of the ERA ladder, only to taper off woefully.

The second half of the season, barring trades, should see the team up itself in the w/l column, and avoid being among the absolute worst team in the majors.  The way things are evolving, growing pains and all, whatever management decides to do will continue to be in the best interests of the Jays future.

So, starting in this series against the Yankees, polar opposites to the Jays...

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #233 on: July 12, 2019, 11:34:59 PM »
The Yankees use a four-run fifth inning to shutout the Blue Jays 4-0.

They  scored all four runs off Jays starter Aaron Sanchez, who up until then, was pitching fairly well.  One lousy inning.

The Yankees Germn threw a three-hitter and struck out seven.  There went the Jays offence.

Highlights:

Just another day at the office:

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #234 on: July 13, 2019, 09:12:43 PM »
The Jays Randal Grichuk paves the way for Torontos 2-1 win over the Yankees this afternoon.

Grichuk drove in two runs while the bullpen came up big for Jays starter Clayton Richard (who left the game early arm tightness). 
Reliever Joe Biagini took the win.

The Yankees starter J.A. Happ took the loss.

Highlights:

The flying Grichuk!

Grichuk:


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #235 on: July 14, 2019, 06:42:10 PM »
Yankees take the rubber match 4-2.

With the Yankees ahead by two, the Blue Jays got solo consecutive home runs by Sogard & Grichuk and it was all tied up, until the Bronx Bombers surged ahead.

Jays starter Marcus Stroman had himself a strong outing striking out seven but took the loss.
Yankees starter Tanaka allowed the two homers but was credited with the win.

Highlights:

The Stro Show continues:

Up, up, and away!

Sharp!

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 15, 2019, 05:52:37 PM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday July 15  7pm
Trent Theonton RH Blue Jays   3-6  4.85 ERA  vs  Rick Porcello Red Sox   6-7  5.33 ERA

Tuesday July 16  7pm
TBD  vs  Andrew Cashner RH Red Sox  9-3  3.83 ERA 

Wednesday July 17  7pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays   3-13  6.22 ERA  vs  Eduardo Rodriguez LH Red Sox  10-4  4.43 ERA

Thursday July 18  1pm
TBD  vs  Chris Sale LH Red Sox  3-9  4.27 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com,  overthemonster.com,  Sunsports,  Fangraphs


The Blue Jays (35-59) venture to Fenway Park for a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox (50-43).

The Red Sox occupy third place in the A.L. and are 1.5 GB for the second A.L. wildcard spot.  The Bosox are hoping that this second half will provide a chance to move on up both in the standings and in their quest for a WC berth.  Their rotation isnt exactly something to sing about especially the struggles of lefty Chris Sale.  They acquired RH Andrew Cashner recently from the Orioles as insurance.

Of course, when compared to the Jays, the Bosox rotation is set or shall we say consistently set, whereas Torontos is constantly making a change every now and then.  The latest for the Jays was placing starter Clayton Richard on the 10-day DL.  Not too long ago, even Stroman missed a start.  Seems like no one is immune.

Boston is second in th A.L. in runs oroduction (519) and first with OBP .344).  Their BA (.271) is also second-best.

The Jays Randall Grichuk has been on a tear of late.  He had a good series against the Yankees, hitting RBIs, homering, including some outfield histrionics.
The Jays are going to need much more of this if they are to avoid being among the worst teams in the league this year.  Its time to get going and this includes Home RunDerby King Vladimir who needs to connect more at the plate.

Patience, people, patience.  Ah, yeah, forgot that.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 17, 2019, 02:19:23 AM »
Coming off the heels of a 10-8 loss Monday night, the Blue Jays werent about to let this one go, as they padded their lead by scoring four runs in the ninth enroute to a 10-4 wallop of the Bosox.

Justin Smoak and Tėoscar Hernandez both homered  while Grichuk, Jansen, Guerrero, & Sogard all contributed on the scoresheet.
Good offensive team effort.

Jays starter Jacob Waguespack, recalled from Buffalo, didnt fair too well on the mound, allowing all four Boston runs in a little over four innings.
Reliever Justin Shafer got the win.

Highlights:

Me, what, worry??!!

Smoak-ing the field!

All in:

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 18, 2019, 01:44:23 AM »
Blue Jays lose a close one, 5-4 to the Bosox.

Tėoscar Hernandez and Gurriel Jr., led the Jays with two RBIs each, both homering and hitting long bombs over the green monster in left field.

Jays starter Aaron Sanchez was in the loss column allowing four runs in six innings.  Particularly damaging was Bostons Rafael Devers four RBIs.  Oof!

Highlights:

Up, up, up...and awaaaaay!

Green monster, Hernandez likes u!

P.S. so does Lourdes!

D-fence!

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 19, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »

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Staring Pitchers:
Friday July 19  7pm
Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays   5-10  3.25 ERA  vs  Jordan Zimmerman RH Tigers   0-6  7.01 ERA

Saturday July 20  6pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays   3-7  5.25 ERA  vs  Daniel Norris LH Tigers  2-8  5.14 ERA

Sunday July 21  1pm
TBD  vs  TBD

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:  MLB.com,  Fangraphs,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (36-62) visit Comerica Park for a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (29-63).

The Tigers are dead-last in their A.L. Central division, owning among the second-worst w/l record in the majors.  The Tigers rank nineteenth in the Stolen Base category (37) compared to the Jays who rank twenty-sixth (30).  Toronto leads Detroit in the HR department ranked fifteenth (136) to the Tigers twenty-ninth (83).

Stats aside, the Tigers have won just four of their last twenty seven games.   Hows that for ugly.

The Blue Jays are coming off a three out of four games series loss to the Red Sox in their most recent series.  Not exactly something inspirational, but they did exhibit offence and the Red Sox werent exactly unbeatable. 

Still, the losses keep mounting for Toronto, and what with the trade deadline looming, expect activity on the part of Jays management.

Meantime...

GO JAYS GO!
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