Found August 14, 2013 on
Pitching has been a problem for the Toronto Blue Jays in recent years. The 2013 season is no different. R.A. Dickey has been a disappointment, Brandon Morrow is injured, and Esmil Rogers has not been good in his last three starts.
Rogers recent start resulted in a 14-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics in which he was pulled after the third inning.
In the last three games, Rogers has pitched 12 innings, gave up 27 hits, 20 earned runs, six walks, and struck out eight batters. Rogers better get it together soon or he’ll find himself in the Minors.
After the loss, Jay’s manager, John Gibbons decided to put Rogers in the bullpen.
In the second game, the Jays won 5-4. Jose Bautista went three for four and collected two RBIs. Jay’s starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle gave up seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck out five batters in 5.1 innings pitched.
Toronto lost the third game 5-4. What is sad about this loss is Dickey had a good day on the mound. ”He (Dickey) did a nice job,” said Gibbons in the post game press conference.
The fourth and final game against the Athletics was disastrous for the Jays. Toronto lost by a score 5-1. Again, the starting pitching wasn’t the problem. J.A. Happ pitched a solid game. ”He (Happ) was tremendous” said Gibbons after the game. Happ gave up three hits, an earned run, two walks and struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.
The injury bug continues to plague the Blue Jays.
Outfielder, Colby Rasmus has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. The Jays have recalled the energetic Munenori Kawasaki from Triple A Buffalo.
Pitcher, Josh Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with sore right forearm. Thad Weber was recalled from Triple A.
The Blue Jays have traded Emillio Bonifaco to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Update: Juan Perez has decided not to undergo Tommy John surgery. Instead, Perez has chose rehab for his injured left elbow.
The Jays continue the three game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Guess whose on the mound? That`s right, Rogers.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt one of their biggest disappointments in a season full of disappointments. The Jays announced they have dealt Emilio Bonifacio to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bonifacio was obtained from the Miami Marlins in the blockbuster trade that shocked the offseason and at the time was thought to be the sleeper...
It would appear through various social media outlets that outfielder Kevin Pillar will be promoted from Triple A Buffalo to replace the injured Colby Rasmus. The strong play of Pillar has surpassed Anthony Gose on the Blue Jays depth chart earning the promotion. Pillar is batting .299 with 60 hits, 4 home runs and 8 stolen bases in 52 games.
Pillar also spent time with the Double...
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Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Rajai Davis scored on a grounder to the pitcher, with the help of two errors by the Boston Red Sox infield, during the third inning of Wednesday night's game at the Rogers Centre.
The grounder up the middle by Davis hit Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester in the leg. Lester was able to track it down, but his...
The Toronto Blue Jays have put outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle.
The Blue Jays recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo and selected outfielder Kevin Pillar from Triple-A on Wednesday.
Rasmus had missed the past two games after hurting himself on a checked swing Sunday. His DL move was made retroactive to...
The Toronto Blue Jays 11-game win streak seems like a lifetime ago. So does Brett Cecil's All-Star calibre performances. Cecil has seen a resurgence this year since being relegated to the bullpen, despite leading the team with 15 wins as a starter in 2010. Three years ago is a lifetime in the baseball world. According to FanGraphs, his velocity nearly dipped below 88mph, and...
Weber was the ace of the Bisons staff, going 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA (bisons.com)
Only a half-game back in the International League Wild Card chase, the Buffalo Bisons playoff hopes took a hit Wednesday afternoon as the Toronto Blue Jays announced they’d be promoting three critical members of the Herd.
The Blue Jays selected the contract of Buffalo Bisons star outfielder Kevin Pillar...
Fundamental shmundamentals, just hit the ball and run really fast.
The Little League World Series officially begins tomorrow on ESPN and Rajai Davis couldn’t be more excited about it.
So excited that he little leagued harder than any major leaguer has little leagued in quite some time: by hitting an inside the infield home run. Well, it wasn’t technically a home run for the...
An intentional walk is supposed to be one of the biggest “gimme” plays in sports.
Don’t tell that to Blue Jays minor leaguer Alan Farina, though, whose inability to find his catcher during an attempted intentional free pass lost his team the game on Tuesday.
With men on second and third and two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game, Farina’s New Hampshire Fisher Cats elected...
Brett Lawrie singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston 4-3 on Wednesday, handing the AL East-leading Red Sox their fourth loss in six games.
Rajai Davis doubled off Brandon Workman (3-2) to begin the 10th and went to third on Jose Bautista's grounder. Edwin Encarnacion was intentionally walked to bring up Lawrie, who lined a two-strike...
The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals will send either a player to be named later or cash to complete the deal. This is the second utility infielder that the Royals have acquired this week. On Sunday they picked up Jamey Carroll from the Minnesota Twins. It has been a rough year for Bonifacio, so...
When Munenori Kawasaki returned to the Blue Jays’ clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon “the noise level rose” inside the team’s locker room manager John Gibbons said.
The noise level also rose inside the Rogers Centre on Wednesday night as the lovable fan favourite drew ovations at every turn despite scarcely factoring in the game’s dramatic outcome — a 4-3 walk-off victory...
NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo pronounces the last name of
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista like this: BOW-teesta. Every other
broadcaster I’ve heard in baseball pronounces it like this: BAW-teesta.
Does that annoy anyone else? No? Just me, huh?
OK, then. On to the recap …
The finale of a 10-game road swing ended in another defeat
for the Boston Red Sox. If...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed first baseman David Cooper to a minor league contract.
Cooper, 26, split the 2012 season between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Toronto Blue Jays. He began the year in Las Vegas where he hit .314 (82-261) with 27 doubles, 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 62 games before being promoted to Toronto in May. With the Blue...
Thursday was proof positive of why pitching wins are usually overrated.
Jake Peavy completely outpitched Mark Buehrle on Thursday, yet he suffered the loss while Buehrle earned the win as part of the Blue Jays’ 2-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Peavy was charged with two runs on five hits in his six innings of work. He struck out four, didn’t walk anyone and threw 68 of his 99 pitches...
The HQ knows about video bombing and photo bombing... and how funny it can be sometimes...
But what happens when one of the more beloved Toronto Blue Jays video bombs from behind the camera to ask questions to his teammates...???
The country is Kawasaki's... and we're all enjoying it...