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Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers in four games this weekend. When I realized that the Jays completed the sweep on Sunday, I thought I was dreaming.
The Blue Jays hammered the Rangers in the second game of the series 8-0. Colby Rasmus went one for three at the plate, scored two runs, and racked up three RBIs. Starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings, gave up four hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out seven batters.
In the third game, Toronto won by a score of 6-1. R.A. Dickey gave up seven hits, an earned run, three walks, and struck out three batters in 5.2 innings pitched.
Unlike his first game with the Jays, pitcher, Chien-Ming Wang was much better on the mound. Despite giving up seven hits in seven innings pitched, Wang didn’t allow an earned run. Wang also struck out five batters in a 7-2 Toronto win.
Blue Jay’s first baseman, Adam Lind went three for five at the plate and collected three RBIs during the game.
The Colorado Rockies was the Jays next opponent.
The Blue Jays shut out the Rockies in the first of a three game series 2-0. Maicer Izturis went two for three at the plate and collected two RBIs. Starting pitcher Josh Johnson had a great night on the mound, giving up five hits, no earned runs, two walks, and struck out 10 batters in 7.1. innings pitched.
Toronto won their seventh straight game the next night by hammering the Rockies 8-3. Edwin Encarnacion went two for four at the plate, racking up three RBIs. J.P. Arencibia went three for four at the plate and collected two RBIs. Starting pitcher, Esmil Rogers gave up four hits, two earned runs, a walk, and struck out five batters in 6.2 innings pitched.
Toronto is hoping to win their eighth straight game tonight as Mark Buehrle takes to the mound for the Jays.
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You all know the R.A. Dickey story by now. Journeyman major leaguer reinvents himself as a knuckleball thrower in his 30s, then refines the pitch to become one of the better starting pitchers in baseball, culminating with his selection as the National League Cy Young Award winner last year. The knuckleball is always a fascinating pitch, and Dickey is a fascinating guy, so there has...
Dalton Pompey, Toronto Blue Jays prospect with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, was named the MVP of the Midwest League All Star Game on Tuesday, leading the Eastern Division squad to a 6-5 victory over the Western Division at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio (home of the Dayton Reds).Pompey drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, an RBI single that scored Brandon...
Drew Sheppard over at FanGraphs is a genius in the .GIF making department and his latest piece of work takes a look at three knuckleball pitches from R.A. Dickey’s 2012 campaign. In the .GIF you can see the three pitches compared side by side and you can see how insane the pitches actually are. Drew also explained a little more than we ever wanted to know about the knuckleball...
Ricky Romero is rebounding from a few down weeks at Triple-A.
After a dismal 2012 season the 28-year-old left hander failed to win a spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring. He was subsequently optioned to the minors, save for two poor outings at the beginning of May.
On Wednesday night Romero pitched seven innings allowing just one unearned run on five hits and three walks. Romero...
The surging Toronto Blue Jays may not be out of the running yet. They have won six games in a row and eight of their last ten. Now, the Blue Jays find themselves eight games out of first, getting healthier, and gaining confidence. Jose Reyes and Brandon Morrow could help the team continue this surge.
According to John Lott of the National Post, both Reyes and Morrow are...
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is finally approaching a return after being out for several weeks with his sprained left ankle. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Lawrie is now involved in baseball activities, but manager John Gibbons was not ready to say that Lawrie would be back soon.
"We're not sure yet, but he took some groundballs, took some...
The knuckleball, by its physics-defying nature, is easily the oddest, mind-bending — and most unpredictable — pitch that can be part of a pitcher’s arsenal, which partly is why so few pitchers attempt to master the befuddling pitch. And when the knuckleball is given the StroMotion treatment — particularly pitches out of the hand of [...]The post Here’s a mind-blowing look...
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow suffered a setback during his last minor league rehab start, but a recent MRI showed no
structural damage in his ailing forearm, according to Gregor Chisholm of
There was concern that Morrow had worsened his forearm
injury after he was forced to exit his recent appearance for the Blue Jays’ Single-A
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday night.
Toronto has its longest winning streak since a 10-game run in late 2008.
Esmil Rogers (3-2) worked 6 2-3 innings to beat his former team and win his second straight start.
Adam Lind hit a three-run home run, Mark Buehrle won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth consecutive victory Wednesday, beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
The eight-game streak is Toronto's longest since a 10-game run in late 2008.
In the 15 times the Blue Jays and Rockies have played, the visiting team has never...
For a team so very unfamiliar with long winning streaks (they haven't won more than six in a row since 2008) the current seven gamer must be very satisfying for the Toronto Blue Jays. Not only that, but they've posted a combine score of 41-11 in those games. Indeed, these are heady days for the Jays. Of course, it behooves us to heed Mike Wilner's oft-repeated observation...
Though their pitching staff has played a key role in a lengthy winning streak, the Toronto Blue Jays figure to be tested by the powerful Baltimore Orioles.
R.A. Dickey looks for his second win during the run as the host Blue Jays go for their ninth straight victory Friday night against heavy hitting Baltimore.
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coasting along under the radar start to surge toward first place. Look no
further than the Cardinals and the Padres. The fourth place Padres have won seven in a row and just swept the 1st place Arizona Diamondbacks. The
I understand why we let him go. If you love someone, and you are destined to only bring pain to them - like Lon Chaney or that Wolverine guy in the X-men movies - it's the only thing you can do. So we let Chien-Ming Wang go to Toronto - we just sat there at the kitchen table, trying not to cry, staring into the whiskey bottle, while he filled his duffel, walked to the door...