Found May 09, 2013 on
Ken Rosenthal Blog:
Adjustments to the Blue Jays’ rotation are imminent.
The Jays are in crisis mode following the frightening injury to left-hander J.A. Happ and poor performance of lefty Ricky Romero the past two nights.
Those two starters lasted a combined 1 2/3 innings, making it critical that right-hander R.A. Dickey pitch deep into Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Jays need a starter for Sunday, which would be Happ’s next turn. But they are off next Monday and Thursday, so they might be in position to rework their rotation.
It’s difficult to imagine Romero making another start – he has lasted just 4 1/3 innings combined in two starts since returning from Class A Dunedin, where he started the season with the goal of reworking his mechanics.
The Jays believed that Romero was throwing the ball well after spending a month in the minors. But any improvements that he made did not translate to major-league success.
Veteran right-handers Dave Bush (3-2, 3.46) and Claudio Vargas have been the Ja
BEST OF MAXIM
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ had to leave Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on a stretcher after being struck in the side of the head by a line drive by Rays batter Desmond Jennings in the second inning.
Happ was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in stable condition while undergoing some tests. We wish Happ a speedy recovery.
Your browser does...
The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero to their triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons, after the shortest start of his career. In his second start of the season, Romero was unable to make it out of the 1st inning against the Tampa Bay Rays only retiring on Rays batter. Romero surrendered 3 runs and had the bases juiced when Jays manager John Gibbons gave Romero...
Ricky Romero has struggled since 2012 when he went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
On Thursday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero down to Triple-A Buffalo in a move that wasn’t surprising to anyone.
A day after allowing three earned runs in only 1/3rd of an inning against Tampa Bay, it was clear that Romero clearly isn’t pitching...
For the baseball fans in Tampa Bay who were expecting to see their beloved Rays battling it out with the powers of the American League East on a regular basis, this weeks series with the last place Toronto Blue Jays (13-22) must be at least somewhat frustrating. After losing the first two games of the four-game series
GET WELL SOON
In Tuesday night's Blue Jays-Rays game, Toronto starting pitcher JA Happ was hit in the side of the head by a line drive off the bat of Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Happ was taken off the field on a stretcher with his head immobilized, and he offered the crowd a wave of his hand as he left the field. Video of the incident is below the jump, but I must warn you that it...
Nothing to see here — just another athlete who made himself look foolish on the Internet.
Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie owns a .179 batting average and enters Friday’s game in the midst of a 2-for-25 slump. Needless to say, he’s an easy target for all baseball fans — especially those with a computer — either amused by or disgruntled about the Blue Jays’ atrocious...
The Toronto Blue Jays have been very busy Thursday. They have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Ramon Ortiz and right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey from their Triple-A minor league affiliate. To make room for the pair of pitchers they designated reliever Edgar Gonzalez for assignment and optioned left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero to Buffalo as well. Both newcomers will...
Toronto Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ was released from a hospital Wednesday after being nailed by a line drive during Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Happ was carted off the field after sustaining a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear when he was struck by a rocket hit by Desmond Jennings.
Happ was a sitting duck and he fell to the mound as two runs...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is expected to leave the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a line drive to the head off the bat of Tampa Bay batter Desmond Jennings.
We anticipate that he will be discharged today after testing and will provide an update later on with further information.
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) May 8, 2013
As a result of the liner Happ suffered...
Thoughts and prayers to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ who was struck in the side of the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. In a gruesome scene Happ lay motionless on the field until carted off on a stretcher. In a positive turn of events Happ was conscious and waved to the fans as he was exiting the field. Here is to a quick recovery...
Toronto Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ appears to be recovering well from last night's horrific mishap against the Tampa Bay Rays, which saw him take a line drive off of the side of the head off of the bat of Desmond Jennings in the second inning, and is expected to be released from Bayfront Medical Center later today, once further testing and examinations are completed.
Scenes just like the one that unfolded at Tropicana Field Tuesday night is exactly why I never wanted to play pitcher when I was a kid. In the second inning Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was nailed in the head with a line drive by Tampa Bay Rays Desmond Jennings. Happ collapsed upon contact and was eventually taken off the field in a stretcher.
At such close proximity to...
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
In a frightening scene at Tropicana Field, Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head in a loud ''thwack!'' The ball went all the way into...
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The team said Happ was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was alert and undergoing tests. Nursing supervisor Natasha Keller told The Associated Press that Happ had been admitted to the hospital and was...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 10 @ 7:10 PM
Ramon Ortiz, RHP (0-0, 5.40) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-0, 3.30)
TV: NESNplus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 11 @ 1:35 PM
Mark Buehrle, LHP (1-2, 7.02) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...