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How was Jose Bautista able to break out of his slump against the Red Sox this weekend? It’s gotta be the pants. The Blue Jays slugger had gone just 5-for-37 (.135) in the ten games leading up to the four-game set at Fenway Park, causing his batting average to drop by nearly 20 points. After going a combined 1-for-7 over the first half of the series — with Toronto losing both games — Bautista decided to mix things up. Like most major leaguers nowadays, Bautista typically wears his baseball pants low around his spikes, but he went with an old-school, high-cuffed look on Saturday and Sunday, borrowing pitcher R.A. Dickey‘s trousers to do so. The curse-breaker worked like a charm. Bautista went 5-for-9 with four RBIs over the two games, clubbing three monster home runs and gunning down Shane Victorino at the plate with a laser of a throw from right field. And when something isn’t broken, why fix it? After doubling and scoring twice in a win over Detroit on Monday, Bautista announced he ...

Blue Jay Jose Bautista Jacked one Out & Toronto's Colby Rasmus Jacked one Off

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus. [BroBible] **Follow us on Twitter, View Blitz Viral Videos, or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz. Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Blue Jays not ready to recall Ricky Romero

Despite the recent success of Ricky Romero at Triple-A the Blue Jays are not looking to recall the one-time all-star. After a rough start at Buffalo, Romero owns a 3.45 ERA over his last five starts. Lost in those stats are the 14 walks that the left hander has given up in those 28 innings of work. While control has never been one of Romero’s strengths but considering he baseball...

What the hell are you doing, Colby Rasmus?

This GIF comes from Saturday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway and it shows Jays’ outfielder Colby Rasmus doing, well, something in the dugout after a Jose Bautista home run. It appears that air-jerking has become a celebratory mannerism north of the border. [SportsGrid] The post What the hell are you doing, Colby Rasmus? appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Blue Jays scratch Edwin Encarnacion with sore hamstring

The Toronto Blue Jays scratched Edwin Encarnacion from yesterday’s contest because of a sore left hamstring. Manager John Gibbons told reporters – including Gregor Chisholm of – that Encarnacion’s hamstring was giving the slugger issues during pregame warm-ups. "[Sunday] his hamstring tightened up on him and today when he was down in the cage getting...

Blue Jays' Adam Lind hopes to avoid DL

Adam Lind says the back issue that forced him out of Sunday’s game is different from the one that bothered him in seasons past. He is dealing with the injury differently, too, according to writer Gregor Chisholm. “I came out of the game so it would only be a couple of days instead of trying to play through it and turn it into a month,” the Toronto Blue Jays first...

Colby Rasmus slides like his beard - dirty

There are hard, even late, clean slides and there are hard, late, dirty slides. Colby Rasmus' slide in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's Tigers win was spikes up, so late he wound up feet from the bag and thus, I'm arguing that it was dirty. Below is a screen cap of the dirty slide:  Here's a GIF via SB Nation:   Rasmus wound up more than...

Alvarez exits early in 8-3 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- R.A. Dickey won again, Jose Reyes and Mark DeRosa homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday for their seventh straight home win. The Blue Jays delighted a sellout crowd of 45,766 on Canada Day with their 11th victory in 13 games at Rogers Centre. Coming off his two-hit shutout against Tampa Bay, Dickey (8-8) was sharp and won...

Negrych, Gomez, Named IL All-Stars

The two most deserving members of the Buffalo Bisons this season have been selected to play in the International League All-Star Game.  Mauro Gomez and local Jim Negrych will be apart of the 26th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game against the Pacific Coast League on Wednesday, July 17 in Reno, NV. This will be their second All-Star game each as Negrych was elected in 2012 as a member...

How does a bases loaded walk-off single end in a loss?

  The Toronto Blue Jays single-A affiliate, the Lansing Lugnuts, did the unimaginable, as they lost a game following a walk-off single tied 4-4 with the bases loaded. Check out the video below and see if you can figure out how this happens.     Have you watched the video? If you have and you didn’t figure it out, pay special attention to the runner on first base who should...

Tigers fall, Indians in first place

TORONTO (AP) -- R.A. Dickey won again, Jose Reyes and Mark DeRosa homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Monday for their seventh straight home win. The Blue Jays delighted a sellout crowd of 45,766 on Canada Day with their 11th victory in 13 games at Rogers Centre. Coming off his two-hit shutout against Tampa Bay, Dickey (8-8) was sharp and won...

Captains' offense comes alive in 10-5 victory

EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains’ offense exploded for a season-high 21 hits during a 10-5 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Wednesday night. Right-hander Jake Sisco (4-6, 3.55) manned the mound for the Captains to counter Lansing righty Roberto Osuna (3-4, 4.20). Osuna was ranked the Toronto Blue Jays’ sixth top prospect by Baseball America for 2013. The Lugnuts struck...

Koby Clemens named to Atlantic League All-Star Team

Koby Clemens is in the midst of his ninth professional season. In over 849 games he has hit 116 home runs, driven in over 600 and sports a career .261 batting average. His career year came in 2009 when he pounded out 22 and drove in 123 for Lancaster and Corpus Christi; affiliates of the Houston Astros. The son of Rocket Roger drew headlines last year when he got the chance to...

VIDEO: Austin Jackson makes ridiculous leaping catch at the wall to rob Toronto’s J.P. Arencibia

Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson made a sick leaping catch to rob Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia of a possible homerun in Wednesday night’s game from the Rogers Centre. The catch also helped preserve a 4-0 lead for Max Scherzer at the time who is going for his 13th win of the season.  

Tigers' Omar Infante will miss game Thursday; Colby Rasmus apologetic

Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus said he meant no harm with the hard slide into second base that got a piece of the Tigers' Omar Infante. Luckily Rasmus might keep that in mind as it's being reported that Infante isn't expected to play against the Blue Jays on Thursday after leaving the game with a shin contusion. Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante expected to miss...

Tigers-Blue Jays Preview

Toronto's R.A. Dickey is hoping for another strong showing after delivering a vintage performance last week. While containing the Detroit Tigers may normally prove difficult, manager Jim Leyland's club is struggling at the plate. Dickey and the Blue Jays open a four-game set against the visiting Tigers, who try to avoid a sixth loss in seven games Monday. Dickey (7-8,...
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