Found September 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Can it be only two years since so many people wanted to run Edwin Encarnacion out of Toronto? He became known as E5 for his erratic throws from third base. And he never came through with any consistency on the promise he showed with a 26-homer season for the Cincinnati Reds in 2008. However, Encarnacion persevered through wrist and hand injuries, and the Blue Jays stayed with him, although their faith in him involved a couple of trips through waivers and a short time in the 2010 offseason with the Oakland Athletics before Toronto was lucky enough to be able to re-sign him as a free agent. Encarnacion also spent some time with Class AAA Las Vegas in 2010. The past two offseasons, he has worked hard on his conditioning, and last winter he worked with a coach in his native Dominican Republic to make his swing more compact. He also has made a smooth transition to first base, and he spends time at designated hitter. It has all come together for Encarnacion this season, He has...

Blue Jays 8, Mariners 3

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 40th home run, Adam Lind also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Thursday night to send Felix Hernandez to his third straight loss. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive into the second deck in left in a five-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep. Lind hit a two-run shot to right in the first. Hernandez...

Jays' Romero last four-plus innings in 13th consecutive loss

Pitching on nine days' rest didn't work. So what is next for Ricky Romero? The Blue Jays left-hander lost his 13th consecutive decision in his past 14 starts when the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-2 on Wednesday. Romero tied the club record for consecutive losing decisions, set by Tom Underwood in 1978-79. He allowed eight hits, four walks and three runs in four-plus...

Toronto's Lawrie has ups and downs

Brett Lawrie is 22 and still learning. And as good as he can be, the third baseman can hurt the team by being too aggressive. He hit the game-tying double in the eighth inning of Friday's 8-5 loss to Boston. But then he was thrown out at third trying to advance on a ground ball to shortstop. He made another mistake in the fifth inning that led to the go-ahead two-run...

Toronto Blue Jays:Romero’s woes continue

After the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Red Sox this past weekend, I was feeling good about how things were going for the team as they got ready to face the Seattle Mariners for three games. The Jays came close in the first game, but came up short as they lost to the, Mariners 4-3. Starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow had a very rough outing on the mound.  In 4,2 innings pitched, he gave...

The Sad, Neglected Fog Horn at AT&T Park

Wednesday night, Kevin Millwood was laboring through shoulder discomfort in a start in Toronto. Still, he’d kept the Blue Jays hitless through three and a third. That’s when he let an 0-and-2 fastball to Edwin Encarnacion catch a little too much of the plate. Encarnacion blasted the pitch way out to left field, and the Jays got on the board. It was the 22nd home home run of Encarnacion’s...

Mike Aviles Fools Brett Lawrie And Evades A Tag By Running Around In A Circle

Brett Lawrie is an excellent defensive third baseman, but he’s also basically the ultimate bro and apparently can be fooled into missing a tag if you run around in a circle, as Mike Aviles proved so effectively here.

Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 5

TORONTO -- The Boston Red Sox snapped their six-game losing streak against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday with an 8-5 victory before a crowd of 21,888 at Rogers Centre. Mauro Gomez's two-run triple against Casey Janssen broke the 5-5 tie and Ryan Lavarnway hit a sacrifice fly to go with a three-run homer to give him four runs batted in. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the ninth...

Red Sox rally late to defeat Blue Jays

TORONTO -- The Boston Red Sox finally figured out a way to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. First, they got them away from Fenway Park. The Blue Jays had won six in a row against the Red Sox, all the victories coming in Boston. But on Friday before a crowd of 21,888 at Rogers Centre, the Red Sox surrendered a lead in the eighth inning and came back to win 8-5 on a three-run ninth...

Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 3

Felix Hernandez lit up for third loss in a row Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 7 When: 7:07 ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Temperature: 73 degrees Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Scott Barry, 2B — Gary Darling, 3B — Paul Emmel Attendance: 13,756 Love ‘em 1. Powering up The Mariners continue to flash strong power numbers away from...

GIFs Of The Week: Best Web Gems & Blasts – Braun Bomb, Trout Catch, Eaton Arm

Ryan Braun is making this feature regularly now. 444 feet. —– GIFcap: Edwin Encarnacion Tried His Best To Hit A Pitch To The Moon GIFcap: Here’s Yoenis Cespedes Proving That He Can Throw A Bit GIFcap: Jason Repko Robs Kosuke Fukudome Of A Homer By Diving Over Wall … In AAA —– David DeJesus Brandon ...

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays pitching preview

By After the rubber game of a three game series with the Yankees is over Thursday, the Red Sox will try to finish off this terrible season on a high note. It will start with a three game series with the Blue Jays in Toronto. MLB odds favor the Blue Jays in the first game, and other than Clay Buckholz pitching in the 2nd game of the series, the Sox don’t have the greatest...
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