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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2019, 10:33:21 AM »

You guys are never going to believe this but it looks like Tulowitzki might be hurt.
Man, I just can't believe that, say it ain't so!! ;)
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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2019, 02:16:34 AM »
Clevelands Carlos Santana with the walk-off home run in the ninth off Jays reliever Joe Biagini and Toronto loses 3-2. 

It spoiled a good outing by Jays starter Trent Thornton who threw seven strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Jays reliever Biagini who came on in the ninth took the loss.

The Jays Freddy Galvis  hit a two-run homer that gave Toronto a brief  lead in the fifth inning, before the Indians tied it up leading to Santanas heroics.

Hi-lites:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-indians/2019/04/05/565319#game_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=565319

The Jays Socrates Brito makes a highlight reel catch:
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« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2019, 08:28:18 AM »
Oh, Socrates Brito is an MLB player and NOT a new Taco Bell, Athens offering??

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« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2019, 07:33:39 PM »
Oh, Socrates Brito is an MLB player and NOT a new Taco Bell, Athens offering??


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« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2019, 07:44:11 PM »
Bad day on the mound for Jays starter Thomas Pannone.  He was tagged for four of the Cleveland runs after just two innings. 
Reliever Luciano tried to stem the Indians bats but they got two off him.

The Jays tried a small comeback but Cleveland closed the door on that going ahead with the two runs in the fifth, eventually winning 7-2.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2019, 11:13:59 AM »
Can't wait for Vlad the Impailer to join this team and start to get some hitting going. Bo is also waiting in the wings, we need some hitting!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2019, 07:34:33 PM »
Can't wait for Vlad the Impailer to join this team and start to get some hitting going. Bo is also waiting in the wings, we need some hitting!


I'm afraid that won't be for a while.  Vlad is currently on the IL with an Oblique strain.  He's in Class A league, while Bichette is stirring the pot in Triple A Buffalo.

Don't bet on Atkins to have these two in the lineup, definitely not now or even in mid-season.  September callup?  Maybe.

Truth is that the Jays bats have been largely silent due to the fact that opposing teams know what to pitch at them with what the Jays offence is seemingly having the most troible with -- breaking balls (sliders, curveballs).

It's still too early in the season but I get what you're saying.  Smoak-bombs?  Clutch hitting? (Sporadic)

Pitching has been surprisingly very good.  The starters, yes even Sanchez & Stroman.  The relievers not too bad.  Problem is where's the offensive support?

 With a young team in rebuild mode, these are the ups and downs to be expected.  Of course, it doesn't absolve every player.

Good article here about that:
https://jaysjournal.com/2019/04/07/blue-jays-employing-tiresome-approach-plate/
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« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2019, 07:51:01 PM »
Aw shucks...Cleveland sweeps.

Stroman pitched well keeping the Indians offence off balance but...


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2019, 07:55:10 PM »
Reminiscing, reminiscing.  Remember when...


I remember watching the telecast back then, and Doug Ault's home run, & yes, the snow.  ☺
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2019, 10:09:26 PM »
Can't wait for Vlad the Impailer to join this team and start to get some hitting going. Bo is also waiting in the wings, we need some hitting!


I'm afraid that won't be for a while.  Vlad is currently on the IL with an Oblique strain.  He's in Class A league, while Bichette is stirring the pot in Triple A Buffalo.

Don't bet on Atkins to have these two in the lineup, definitely not now or even in mid-season.  September callup?  Maybe.

Truth is that the Jays bats have been largely silent due to the fact that opposing teams know what to pitch at them with what the Jays offence is seemingly having the most troible with -- breaking balls (sliders, curveballs).

It's still too early in the season but I get what you're saying.  Smoak-bombs?  Clutch hitting? (Sporadic)

Pitching has been surprisingly very good.  The starters, yes even Sanchez & Stroman.  The relievers not too bad.  Problem is where's the offensive support?

 With a young team in rebuild mode, these are the ups and downs to be expected.  Of course, it doesn't absolve every player.

Good article here about that:
https://jaysjournal.com/2019/04/07/blue-jays-employing-tiresome-approach-plate/

Atkins made an irresponsible statement a few weeks back.  I just dont see him as a major league player.  It's clear they are manipulating his service time to gain an extra year of control but to come out and basically say so? 


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2019, 09:02:49 AM »
Can't wait for Vlad the Impailer to join this team and start to get some hitting going. Bo is also waiting in the wings, we need some hitting!

Yea, the addition of those guys will certainly make this team a little more watchable. The pitching looks good (albeit small sample size against average, at best, hitting teams), and there's no one protecting the few capable hitters they have. It's pretty frustrating to have to watch these guys almost get no-hit against each semi-capable opposing starter.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2019, 11:11:32 AM »
Reminiscing, reminiscing.  Remember when...


I remember watching the telecast back then, and Doug Ault's home run, & yes, the snow.  ☺
I remember sitting about half way down the third base line, me and 3 buddies each had a Bacardi micky. A plain-cloths cop confiscated my friends bottles, when he got to me, he let me keep it. LOL
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« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2019, 11:56:29 AM »
Blue Jays baseball has been pretty unwatchable so far. 0.183 team batting average and lead the league in strikeouts.

A serious question, who on this roster is projected to around long term? I honestly don't know what I am looking at.
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2019, 05:08:48 PM »
Blue Jays baseball has been pretty unwatchable so far. 0.183 team batting average and lead the league in strikeouts.

A serious question, who on this roster is projected to around long term? I honestly don't know what I am looking at.

Honestly, right now the only guy who has long-term staying projection is Danny Janssen.  He's the catcher of the future for the Jays. 

Grichuk will likely be around for a few years.  Teoscar could be around for a while if his bat stays consistent mostly because the Jays don't have better options. 

In the infield Drury is a placeholder for Vlad at 3B.  Galves is just a placeholder for Bichette and Gurriel is a placeholder for Miller/Biggio.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #74 on: April 09, 2019, 09:03:02 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Tuesday April 9  2pm
Matt Shoemaker RH Blue Jays  2-0  0.00 ERA  vs  Chris Sale LH Red Sox  0-29 8.00 ERA

Thursday April 10  7pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  1-1  1.74 ERA  vs   Nathan Eovaldi RH Red Sox  0-0  8.10 ERA

All games on SN/SN1 & The Fan 590.


Source:  theStar.com,  SunSports,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (3-8) visit Fenway Park & the Green Monster in a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox (3-8).

Both teams have identical records and are both struggling.  The Bosox have had pitching woes their starters are 0-7 with opposition batting at .320.  The woeful pitching stats from their top starters (namely Sale, Porcello & Price) has left many fans wondering what ails the team.

The Bosox offensively fare better than the Jays in that category though not much better for a team like Boston anyway.  Injuries to key players such as Dustin Pedroia have hampered the Bosox bats.

The Blue Jays are having a surprisingly good season when it comes to their starting pitchers, and even to their relievers, in spite of the teams w/l record.

It is the offence where the Jays falter second worst in the Majors to only the Cincinnati Reds of the NL.  Richard Urea has been on a five game hitting streak.  The only other Blue Jay worth a mention here is Freddy Galvis who is on a tear, hitting .324 with three homers & having driven in six RBIs during this stretch.

Usually its expected of players such as Justin Smoak to parlay much of the success they had last season into this season, but, Smoak for one has been hampered by a neck injury.  The reason for his missing the last series against the Indians.

Speaking of the Jays most recent series in which they were swept by the Indians, it could be their chance to turn their fortunes around against the lowly Red Sox.  Well see.

GO JAYS GO!
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