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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2019, 10:19:35 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.

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.
I guess they're hoping if they throw enough crap at the wall something might stick? Well here's to hoping someone surprises us.
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« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2019, 11:33:02 AM »

Should've gone for the high fastball.

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« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2019, 03:33:25 PM »
Watching my first game of the season. Jays have just manufactured a couple of runs with a sacrifice bunt, a wild pitch and then a straight steal of home base getting the runners from 1st and 2nd base round home.

Very different philosophy and nice to see Montoya trying something...
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« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2019, 03:40:21 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.


I think they have higher hopes for Gurriel than that.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2019, 04:31:19 PM »

Should've gone for the high fastball.

I so love the sarcasm the Onion provides.

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« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2019, 09:18:00 PM »
We win!


Gurriel proves his mettle.  Pina Power!


It was the hapless Red Sox home opener.  Nice to see the Jays spoil that.

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« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2019, 01:57:16 AM »
Well, well, well, he didnt skip a beat coming back from injury...


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2019, 02:24:35 AM »
Close but...the Jays gave up leads twice 5-0 and 6-5 in a game they should have won.  Instead, it was the Red Sox the winners of this one as they got to closer Ken Giles and came away the victors in the ninth inning. 
Giles streak of 34 consecutive saves also came to an end.

Justin Smoak, (back after being out of the lineup due to neck tightness), with his three-run homer and Rowdy Tellez with his two-run shot, helped the Jays buildup the lead.  Thanks to several fielding errors, something spoiling Jays starter Aaron Sanchezs good pitching, the Bosox were back in the game.

Freddy Galvis solo homerun in the eighth one-upped the lead again to 6-5 for the Jays, only to have the Bosox come away with win in the ninth.

For the first time this season, the Jays produced a total of 13 runs in a series something positive to build on as the Jays hitters were kept quite busy in this series  against the Red Sox.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2019, 02:55:11 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday April 12  7pm
Ryne Stanek  RH Rays  0-0  1.50 ERA  vs  Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays  0-0  1.69 ERA

Saturday April 13  3pm
Blake Snell LH Rays  2-1  2.84 ERA  vs  Clay Bucholtz RH Blue Jays

Sunday April 14  1pm
Charlie Morton RH Rays  2-0  2.25 ERA  vs  Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  0-2  2.21 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:   SunSports, MLB.com,  CBSsports


The Tampa Bay Rays (10-3) come to a Toronto for a three-game series against the Hlue Jays (4-9).

The Rays with their winning record occupy first place in their division, taking full advantage of the fact that other rivals, namely the Yankees & Red Sox, are enduring notoriously slow starts to the season.

Tampa Bay has had a MLB-best batting average of .676, which actually goes back to last season.  Still, with the addition of Tommy Pham and Auston Meadows, the Rays have exploded, explored, and exploited much to their erstwhile advantage.

Tampa Bay, the experimenter with their open pitching concept, has instead gone with their three starters and limited the concept of open pitching somewhat.

The Blue Jays, having coming off a split with the Bosox in their most recent series, will be looking for much of the same hitting & run production which they amassed in those two games.  A sure sense of positivity for this hitting-starved team, as The Big Smoak Justin Smoak hit it big again after having come off the lineup with neck soreness.  A good sign for Smoak indeed.

Jays fans will be expecting the team to come up big against the Rays and stop the Tampa Bay train from rolling along.

GO JAYS GO!
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« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2019, 10:59:20 PM »
Crazy game.  Final score 11-7 in favour of the Rays.

Tampa set up an 8-0 lead going into the seventh inning.  Then, the Blue Jays score six runs in the seventh inning proper.  They add another one in the eighth to narrow the score to 8-7.  But then...
...reliever Davy Guerra gets zonked for three Ray runs...11-7 finale.

The Rays banged out 16 hits on the night, putting Jays starter Trent Thornton in misery with five runs off him after just three innings.  It didn't fare any better for relievers such as Luciano nor Guerra.  Only Gaviglio & Hudson were able to control the Rays.

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2019, 06:03:16 PM »
Jays win 3-1 on some excelling fielding by Hernandez, clutch hitting by Gurriel and a solid performance by starter Clay Bucholtz in his debut on the mound as a Blue Jay.

Reliever Thomas Pannone got the win, Giles the save.

Tampa starter Blake Snell struck out nine in six innings spellbinding the Jays bats, until Toronto sprung back to life with the comeback.

In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Bucholtz, Richard Urea was optioned to Triple A Buffalo.


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 15, 2019, 05:29:19 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday April 15  7:30pm
Matt Shoemaker RH Blue Jays  3-0  0.92 ERA  vs  Martin Perez LH Twins  1-0  7.56 ERA 

Tuesday April 16  7:30pm
Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  1-1  1.69 ERA   Vs  Kyle Gibson RH Twins  0-0  7.71 ERA 

Wednesday April 17  7:30pm
Trent Thornton RH Blue Jays  0-1  4.61 ERA   vs  Jake Odorizzi RH Twins  0-2  6.35 ERA

Thursday April 18  1pm
Clay Bucholtz RH Blue Jays  0-0  1.50 ERA  vs  Michael Pineda RH Twins  2-0  3.00 ERA


Source:  MLB.com,  ESPN.com,  CBSsports


The Blue Jays (5-11) come to Target Field in a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins (8-4).

While Toronto has struggled this season, most recently losing two out of three to division-leading Tampa Bay Rays, the Minnesota Twins have found their calling sitting atop the AL Central.

The Twins have won seven of their last ten games and are lead by Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.

The Blue Jays have lost ten of their last thirteen games having giving up twenty runs in just the last three alone.  Freddy Galvis, Randall Grichuk, & Teoscar Hernandez lead the team in RBIs & hits.

Gotta get some wins, guys!

FO JAYS FO!
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« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2019, 02:00:05 AM »
Hernandez powers the Jays to victory!

Jays starter Matt Shoemaker with yet another solid start.  Hernandez' three-run homer gave the Jays the go-ahead run.  It was his first home run of the year.
The Jays also got help in the hitting department from Galvis, Grichuk, & Smoak.
Sam Gaviglio got the win, Biagini (in place of closer Giles) the save.


The Jays demoted Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to Triple A Buffalo to work on his defensive technique.  Gurriel appeared shaky in that department  with the club.  They'll let him decide when he's ready.  The Jays intend to utilize him as possibly in the DH position when he returns.

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« Reply #88 on: April 17, 2019, 07:57:55 AM »
Another big night for Hernandez & co. last night.

The Jays scored four runs in the sixth only to have Minny tie it at the bottom of the same inning.  Then the fun began with Teoscar Henrandezs rBI double that gave the Jays the lead at 6-4.  The Twins tried a quick comeback and were thwarted right at the plate by a throw from Hernandez to Galvis to Jansen.  Gotcha for the final out! (Check out video for that one).

https://www.mlb.com/video/must-c-jays-relay-to-end-it?t=must-c

Jays starter Aaron Sanchez with the win, along with some solid relief pitching from Hudson, Pannone, & Biagini.  Closer Giles gets the save.


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