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The Toronto Blue Jays were successful against the Boston Red Sox last week, taking two out three games. The Jays lost the first game 4-2.  Catcher, J.P.  Arencibia went  two for four at the plate and racked up two RBIs.  Starting pitcher, Todd Redmond pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out five batters. The second game of the series was interesting. As you know, Esmil Rogers was struggling and was relegated to the bullpen.   Rogers was put back in the starting rotation after Josh Johnson suffered a forearm injury.  This meant that Rogers was the starting pitcher in the second game against the Red Sox. Esmil Rogers pitched a solid game against the Red Sox last week,but was unable to get the win. Rogers had a solid outing, and left the game after six innings with his team up 3-1.  Rogers gave up five hits, an earned run, a walk, and struck out six batters. Rogers also had a little help from his fielders. In the fourth inning, Munenori Kawasaki robbed Mike Napoli of  base hit by snagging a sharp line drive, heading towards center field. In the sixth inning, rookie left fielder, Kevin Pillar made a diving catch to prevent an extra base hit off the bat of Jonny Gomes. Brett Cecil came to the mound in the ninth inning, With two out, with a man on  base, Napoli came up to the plate.   I can’t tell you how angry I was when Napoli hit the ball over the left field fence. Brett Lawrie did, eventually drive in the winning run in the 10th inning, but It was little consolation for me, knowing that the Jays had a chance to walk away with a 3-1 victory ad give Rogers the win. The Jays won the third game 2-1.  Pitcher, Mark Buehrle gave up 10 hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out four batters in seven innings pitched.  I have to say, Buehrle is living up to the Blue Jays expectations. I got a couple of news items to pass along. As  I mention earlier Josh Johnson suffered a forearm injury.  A MRI revealed that Johnson has forearm strain, but nothing too serious. The Jays  have recently recalled Anthony Gose from Triple A Buffalo.

Blue Jays’ Jose Reyes expected back Tuesday

The Toronto Blue Jays were without shortstop Jose Reyes over the weekend, as he sat out Saturday and Sunday’s contests against the Tampa Bay Rays due to soreness in his right knee. Still, the Blue Jays don’t consider the ailment to be significant, as they expect Reyes to rejoin the starting lineup following today’s off-day when the team kicks off its series against the...

Evaluating Dickey trade after Travis d’Arnaud’s promotion

December 17, 2012 R.A. Dickey, Mike Nickeas, and Josh Thole were traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Wuilmer Becerra, John Buck, Noah Syndergaard, and most important, Travis d’Arnaud. At the time, it seemed the Mets were preparing for the future behind the plate and saving money for another time. Now it appears that this trade is genius due to the success of the...

Preview: Blue Jays Double Header (8/20/13)

The Yankees and Ivan Nova (6-4, 2.99 ERA) kick off a double header against the Blue Jays and Esmil Rogers (3-7, 4.91 ERA). Nova posted his ninth quality start in 12 stars on Wednesday, throwing 7 1/3 innings of three run ball in a win over the Angels. Two of his three non quality starts this season were against Toronto, both of which were in April. Rogers gave up one run on five...

Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst Vividly Live-Tweets Cabby Accident In New York

The Toronto Blue Jays are in New York to play the Yankees, which means Blue Jays radio man Dirk Hayhurst is dealing with New York traffic and got himself an extra dose of excitement this morning as evidenced in his live tweeting of a hit-and-run accident and its aftermath happening right before his eyes. My cab just got into an accident…unreal — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) August...

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Toronto Blue Jays continue to have bad luck in Tampa

Unlike the series against Boston, The Toronto Blue Jays did not have a stellar weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays, losing two out of  three. The Blue Jays have struggled at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida in recent years.  This past weekend was no exception. The Blue Jays lost the first game in the ninth inning 5-4.  Anthony Gose, who was just called up from Triple A Buffalo...
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