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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2019, 11:45:49 PM »
The Stro Show takes Motown!

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman threw seven innings of no run ball and struck out five in earning win #6 as the Blue Jays thumped the Tigers 12-1.

Hernandez and Sogard each with two RBIs (with Toscar hitting a solo home run), and Danny Jansen with three RBIs  led the Jays.  It was another team effort with the Blue Jays belting out fifteen hits on the night.
The Jays had a four-run fourth inning and a five-run sixth inning.

Highlights:

Stroman!

A bunch of runs:

Toscar!

D-fence!

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-tigers/2019/07/19/565556#game_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=565556
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 21, 2019, 02:27:35 AM »
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. becomes the youngest Blue Jay to have hit a Grand Slammer in franchise history!

Guerreros Grand Slam helped the Jays tie the game up at five apiece, until Brandon Drurys two-run homer in the sixth vaunted Toronto ahead.

Jays starter Trent Thornton had some control trouble as he allowed four runs in the three innings that he worked.
Reliever Wilmer Font took the win as the bullpen calmed things down (Phelps, Shafer, Hudson).  Giles closed out for the save.

Highlights:





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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 21, 2019, 07:30:58 PM »
Jays lose 4-3 to the Tigers today, but they take the series two out of three.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., brought the Jays back into a tie in the ninth only to have the Tigers claw back in the tenth, and win it on a walk-off home run by Nick Castellanos off of Jays reliever Tim Mayza (who took the loss).


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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #243 on: July 22, 2019, 02:45:13 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Monday July 21  7pm
Mike Clevinger RH Indians  3-2  3.57 ERA  vs  Ryan Borucki LH Blue Jays

Tuesday July 22  7pm
Trevor Bauer RH Indians  9-7  3.67 ERA  vs  Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  3-14  6,26 ERA

Wednesday July 23  7pm
Shane Bieber RH Indians   9-3  3.69  vs  Marcus Stroman RH Blue Jays  6-10  3.06 ERA

All games (except Tuesday a YouTube/MLB broadcast ) on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com,  Fangraphs, CBSsports


The surging Cleveland Indians (57-41) pay a visit to the Rogers Centre for a three-game series against the Blue Jays (38-63).

Surging Indians?  Yes, in that Cleveland is now 3.0 GBL Minnesota Twins in the race for top spot in the A.L. Central, and in the hunt for the WC as well.  It wasnt too long ago that the Indians were nearly twelve games off, out of any hope for a WC position with a below.500 record.
They have since played at above .700 and are the most improved team right now in the A.L.  The Indians are still without their major players in Kluber & Carassco.

The Blue Jays are coming off some positive notes as they took two out of three from the Tigers in Detroit.  This series with Cleveland will feature the return of lefty Ryan Borucki, after being on the 60-day IL & rehab.

Some stats are in order as Cleveland is third in ERA (3.84) & fourth WHIP (1.21).
They are fifth in SB (67).

The only ranking in which the Blue Jays top the Indians is in the HR category, fifteenth (139) to Clevelands twentieth (128).

Jays fans are hoping starter Aaron Sanchez starts slotting some ws and improving his ERA in the process.  That remains to still be seen.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 23, 2019, 03:50:19 AM »
Cleveland defeats the Jays 7-3.

Jays starter Ryan Borucki had himself a bit of a rickety performance, his first appearance of the season since his time on the 60-day IL plus rehab stint.  Borucki allowed four runs (of which two were earned) on seven hits, struck out three in four innings.  He was the losing Pitcher.

Toronto brought the game close on a two-run homer run by Billy McKinney in the fifth but couldnt sustain the momentum as the Indians toiled back with more runs in solidifying their victory.

Highlights:

McKinney!

A Smoak-ed ball!

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https://www.mlb.com/gameday/indians-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/22/566912#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566912

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #245 on: July 24, 2019, 01:26:23 AM »
Cleveland gets Smoak-ed!

The Jays Justin Smoak was the hero not once but twice.  In the ninth inning, he solo homered to tie up the game, and then in the tenth he hit a walk-off single scoring in the winning run.  Toronto wins it 2-1.

Jays Aaron Sanchez who holds the franchise record for consecutive losses (10) by a starter, finally got a reprieve (still no win) but pitched soundly struck in gout six and allowing just one run while limiting the tribe to five hits over six innings.
The win went to Giles.

Highlights:

Congratulations are in order:

Home-run!

Sanchez!

The right stuff: More Sanchez

Nothing much gets by a Dano!

The winning hit:


https://www.mlb.com/gameday/indians-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/23/566913#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566913

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #246 on: July 25, 2019, 04:33:19 AM »
It may very well have been Marcus Stromans last starting assignment for the Blue Jays just a few days away from the trade deadline.
Stroman performed exceptionally in Torontos 4-0 loss to the Indians, allowing a run, while striking out six in seven innings.

No offensive support this time though as the Indians starter Shane Bieber handcuffed the Jays on a one-hitter.  Bad enough.

The bright spot in this game was Stroman and the ovation & applause he received, and issued back, to the Jays faithful.  Stroman loves T.O. and T.O. appreciates him. 

Stroman now owns the third-lowest ERA amongst starters in the A.L.  Way to go, Stro!

Highlights:

Stro!

Dano Defence!

Hey, look, its....Supergirl!  (Shes only 8.)  Brava!

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/indians-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/24/566914#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566914

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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #247 on: July 26, 2019, 08:25:04 AM »

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Starting Pitchers:
Friday July 25  7pm
Diego Castillo RH Rays  1-6  3.96 ERA  vs  Jacob Waguespack RH Blue Jays  1-0  5.68 ERA

Saturday July 26  3pm
TBD  Ryan Borucki LH Blue Jays  0-1  3.86 ERA

Sunday July 27  1pm
Yonny Chirinos RH Rays  8-5  3.29 ERA  vs  Aaron Sanchez RH Blue Jays  3-14  6.06 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:  MLB.com,  theStar.com,  Fangraphs


The Tampa Bay Rays (58-47) will be playing the Blue Jays (39-65)in a three-game series.

The Rays are vainly keeping ahead of second-place Boston in the A.L. East.  They lead the Red Sox by 1 game, and are also 1.0 games behind the Oakland As for the second A.L. WC spot. 
All is not very well in Tampa land as the Rays will be without their ace starter Blake Snell, sidelined possibly a month and a half due to elbow surgery.

The Rays are also a bit of a circus with skipper Coras mind-boggling late-game substitutions as occurred against the Red Sox this week. 

The Blue Jays lost two out of three to the Indians in their most recent homestand.  There are several Jays who are rumoured to be on the trade block Stroman, Sogard, Galvis to name a few.  Its anyones guess what the Jays management will decide and what they plan to obtain in return from these trades (in the most likely event itll be prospects, picks, and such).  The trade deadline is July 31st.

The Rays tank second in ERA (3.46) and third WHIP (1.15).
The Jays outrank the Rays in HR 143 (sixteenth) to Tampas 134 (nineteenth).

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #248 on: July 26, 2019, 11:22:04 PM »
The Blue Jays lost 3-1 to the Rays and a rather quiet night for the Jays bats.
Toronto starter Jacob Waguespack pitched five innings allowing the three runs in five innings of work.  A learning curve for the young Waguespack as he attempts to fit himself in to the Jays starting rotation.

Highlights:

D-fence!


https://www.mlb.com/gameday/rays-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/26/566915#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566915
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 28, 2019, 07:47:18 AM »
Wowza!  No one saw this coming.

Just when it looked like the Jays were going to retreat and get blasted on the scoreboard, they did the unthinkable (but not undoable) they scored seven runs coming back from a 9-2 deficit and to on to win 10-9 in the twelfth inning on Toscar Hernandezs walk-off home run.  Whew!

Starting from the sixth inning with Tampa Bay leading 9-3, first Brandon Drury Hit two homers (eighth & ninth innings), then Hernandezs first in the eighth, and then Guerrero in the ninth) and the game all tied up.  Enter Hernandez with his walk-off homer in the twelfth (and his second of the game).

Jays starter Ryan Borucki was roughed up for six of the Tampa Bay runs in two innings, while Gaviglio allowed the next two and Font one.  The bullpen of Mayza, Giles, Phelps, and Hudson calmed things down on the mound. 
Daniel Hudson got the win.

Highlights:

Biggio!

Hernandez:  Part I

Guerrero!


Drury!

Hernandez:  Part II


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https://www.mlb.com/gameday/rays-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/27/566916#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566916
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #250 on: July 28, 2019, 05:48:29 PM »
Talk about role reversal.

Yesterday, it was the Jays who rallied from a 9-1 deficit to eventually emerge victorious in extra innings.
Today, it was the Rays turn.  Final score..Tampa 10-9 over Toronto.

Jays starter Aaron Sanchez was brilliant, at one point striking out six batters in succession.  Sanchez struck out a total of ten, allowed four runs in a little over five innings.  At this time in the game, the Jays were still in the lead 9-4.
Enter the bullpen. 

In a complete turnaround to the previous days events, it was the Blue Jay relievers this time who faltered, failing to upkeep the lead Biagini, Phelps, & Hudson namely.  Hudson was credited with the loss.

Definitely a frustrating and disappointing day for Sanchez no doubt.

Highlights:

Sanchez makes the Blue Jay record books:


My Lourdes, what a throw
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McKinney gets em out!
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Home-run!

McKinney!

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/rays-vs-blue-jays/2019/07/28/566917#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=566917
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #251 on: July 29, 2019, 12:31:29 AM »

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Stating Pitchers:
Monday July 29  8pm
Thomas Pannone LH Blue Jays  2-4  6.39 ERA  vs  Brad Keller RH Royals  7-9  3.95 ERA

Tuesday July 30  8pm
Sean-Reid Foley RH Blue Jays  0-1 4.97 ERA vs  Mike Montgomery LH Royals  1-3  6.09 ERA

Wednesday July 31  1pm
Jacob Waguespack RH Blue Jays   1-1  5.63 ERA  vs  Jacob Junius RH Royals  6-9  5.03 ERA

All games on SN & The FAN 590.


Source:   MLB.com, Fangraphs,  ESPN.com


The Blue Jays (40-67) saunter into Kauffman Stadium for a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals (40-67).

These two teams sport identical w/l records.  Not much else can be said about that.

For KC, Jorge Soler leads the team in HR with 27 & RBIs with 72. Plus, the clubs BA leader is Whitt Merrifield (.302). 
The Royals lead the A.L. with SB (91).

For Toronto, its Lourdes Gurriels 18 homers that lead the team, but its Freddy Galvis who leads in BA (.266) & in RBIs (48).

Blue Jay fans should get ready for the much anticipated debut of top prospect Bo Bichette.  Kansas City happens to be his father Dantes former team.
Yes, yes, we are awaitin!

At this time of writing, Stroman & Sogard had already been traded.  Sogards departure obviously opened the way for Bichette to be called up.

Vladdy Guerrero Jr., has been on a tear of late, hitting two home runs and twelve RBIs along with his .389 BA.

GO JAYS GO!
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #252 on: July 29, 2019, 12:55:02 AM »
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #253 on: July 30, 2019, 09:03:25 AM »
Here he is...Bo Bichette!

Yes, Bichette made his debut and proceeded getting his first major league hit in the Jays 7-3 win over the Royals Monday night.
It was also quite the night for the Jays other rookies such as Biggio, Guerrero Jr., Jansen, and of course, Bichette.

Home runs by Grichuk, Hernandez and Biggio added to the scoresheet.

Jays starter Thomas Pannone, recalled from Buffalo, allowed three runs in six innings. 
Tim Mayza got the win.

Highlights:

Bo!

A 450 footer!

Grichuk!

Biggio!

Just feels right:


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https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-royals/2019/07/29/565757#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=565757
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Re: 2019 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #254 on: July 31, 2019, 03:17:52 AM »
Boy, this was fun!

The Blue Jays blasted the Royals right out of Kauffman Stafium 😳😄  9-2.

Vladdy Guerrero Jr. pretty well did most of the damage.  His Grand Slammer put the ding and dent on the Royals in the ninth.  At that point in the game, the Jays were leading 4-1.  Galvis, Bichette, Hernandez, & Grichuk were among the offensive contributors.

Jays starter Sean-Reid Foley, also known as SRF, shut down K.C. and pitched admirably for five innings allowing no runs. 

Highlights:

Bo!

D-fence!  Part I

D-fence!  Part II

Guerreros Grand Slam!

MLB history in-the-making:


Hi-lites & more:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-royals/2019/07/30/565758#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=565758
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