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Ever since he hit 54 home runs back in 2010 Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has been known for wielding a pretty big stick when he gets up to bat. He proved that the following year when he knocked in 43 in 2011, and where it not for injuries that caused him to miss almost half the season he would have certainly hit more than 27 in 2012.
But the man is much more than an offensive machine. While he is quite capable of knocking balls silly whenever he steps in the batter's box, he is just as capable of sending the home just as fast.
Like he did in Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox when Shane Victorino tried to go home.
Yeah, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig isn't the only guy with a rocket arm!
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Toronto manager John Gibbons was most impressed by the power. Jose Bautista enjoyed his throw to the plate a bit more.
Either way, Bautista helped the Blue Jays bounce back with a win over the Red Sox.
Bautista hit a pair of long homers over the Green Monster, starting with the 200th of his career and following with a tiebreaking, two-run drive off Junichi Tazawa in the eighth...
After the 2011 season, Brett Lawrie was poised to become the next big thing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, halfway through 2013, he can't even make it on to the major league team. Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com says that the Jays will keep Lawrie (ankle) in the minors when they activate him from the DL, with manager John Gibbons prepared to leave him down until his bat heats...
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Bautista went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored, and three
RBI. It was his 21st career multi-home run game and fourth this season.
He now has 201 home runs in his...
Here is a look back at the 1991 All-Star Game player introductions from the Skydome in Toronto. If you are looking for a baseball drinking game, take a drink every-time a past, present or future player from your favourite team is introduced. Some young looking faces on the rosters.
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Last night, something went Wangy in the universal time and space Yankee matrix.Behold: No, that was not a YES Classic maiden voyage of Colter Bean. It was the comeback by Chien-Ming Wang - the Yankee cloaked in Blue Jays garb - which went blooey in the shadows of Boston Strong testosterone. After a one-two-three first inning, the Wang Man couldn't throw strikes or miss bat meat...
R,A, Dickey pit ches a complete game shut out against the Rays
After losing the first two games of a three game series against Tampa Bay, the Toronto Blue Jays shut out the Rays in the rubber match 3-0 and R.A. Dickey pitched all nine innings. Dickey was practically flawless and his knuckle ball left Ray’s batters shaking their heads.
Dickey surrendered two hits, no earned runs...
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind left yesterday’s
weekend finale against the Boston Red Sox after experiencing tightness in his
mid-back, according to Michael Perriat of MLB.com.
Lind exited the game in the third inning, as manager John
Gibbons told reporters that the slugger’s back “just kind of locked up on him.”
After the game, Lind said the injury...
No team in baseball has been hotter since June 11 than the Toronto Blue Jays. That was only a little more than two weeks ago, but Toronto was eight games under .500 and 11 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East. There was talk the Jays might actually be sellers at the trade deadline. Forget that now.
Toronto started an 11-game winning streak June 11, including a very impressive...
Shane Victorino's hard grounder eluded first baseman Josh Thole for an error as Jonathan Diaz raced home with the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Sunday.
Jose Bautista tied the game in the ninth against Koji Uehara (1-0) with a solo homer, his 19th of the season and third in two games.
Brandon Snyder singled with one out...
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.
(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jose Bautista can sometimes take an entire team on his back and win a game single-handedly. Such is the enormity of his talent. He did just that on Saturday, clouting two HRs and driving in three to push the Blue Jays over Boston, 6-2. On top of his offensive fireworks, Bautista fired a 260-foot pea to home to cut down Shane Victorino at the plate in the...
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus. [BroBible]
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With the major league team back in contention (despite a less than pleasing 7 game road trip this week) and the All Star game approaching, to be followed by the trade deadline - let's take time out to look at the Farm and see how it's going.And the truth is, it's not been great so far. Part of that is that the preponderance of the Jays more interesting players are young...
12:11 p.m.: The lineup cards are in, and John Farrell has elected to give David Ortiz the day off.
Farrell likes to use off days to his advantage, and with the Red Sox off Monday, Ortiz will be afforded two consecutive days of rest. Mike Napoli will shift to the DH spot with Ortiz on the bench, and Daniel Nava will start at first base.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will also be out of the...
Shane Victorino drove in both of the Red Sox’ runs on Saturday, but his bid to score one of his own was denied by Toronto’s Jose Bautista.
After doubling to open the sixth inning, Victorino tried to come all the way home on a single by Dustin Pedroia. But Bautista was having none of that, as the right fielder, who gave the Jays a 2-0 lead with a solo home run in the top of the...