Found August 09, 2012 on
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
Before I get to anything else I got some rather unsettling news for Toronto Blue Jays fans out there. Drew Hutchison underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday and bluejays.com is reporting he won’t be at full strength until 2014. I don’t about you, but I wouldn’t be surprise if the Blue Jays will check out the free agent market in the off-season, looking for a best starting pitcher available and one they can afford.
As for Tuesday night’s game, they Jays lost to Tampa Bay 4-1.
The Rays opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning when Sean Rodriguez drove in Ryan Roberts with a single.
In the bottom of the third inning, Tampa Bay scored two more runs to make it 3-0. First, Evan Longoria drove in Desmond Jennings with a sacrifice fly. Then, Jeff Keppinger drove in B. J. Upton, also with a sacrifice fly.
At the top of the fourth inning, the Jays got their only run of the game when Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run.
I have to give Tampa Bay’s starting pitcher, James Sheilds a littler bit of credit. He was fantastic on the mound Tuesday night. He was practically unhittable, giving up only two hits, one run, one walk, and struck out six batters in eight innings pitched.
The Rays scored their final run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ben Zobrist drove in Jennings with a double.
Jays starting pitcher, J.A, Happ was very mediocre in his starting debut with the team, giving up seven hits, four earned runs, one walk and struck out five batters in 4.1 innings pitched.
The Jays opened the scoring in the second game at the top of the third inning when Edwin Encarnacion drove in Rajai Davis with a sacrifice fly.
The lead would be short-lived though, as B.J. Upton drove in Desmond Jennings with a double in the bottom of the inning. Later in the inning, Upton scored on a double play by Evan Longoria to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. Jeff Keppinger increased the lead when he drove in Ben Zobrist with a single.
David Cooper cut the Rays lead to one run by hitting a home run in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Jays lose 3-2. Jays starting pitcher, Carlos Villanueva gave up six hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck nd out seven in six innings pitched.
The Rays completed the sweep on Thursday afternoon by hammering the Jays 7-1. Starting pitcher, Henderson Alvarez had a rough day on the mound, giving up 11 hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck out only two batters in 4.2 innings pitched.
More bad news for the Blue Jays. Their third baseman (and my favourite player on the team right now), Brett Lawrie was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
The Jays will have another tough battle ahead on the weekend as the New York Yankees come to town for three games.
BEST OF MAXIM
Our not-so-top play of the night award goes to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson, who lost track of a pop up off the bat of Russell Martin and took the ball off his head.
Johnson looked like he was going to make an excellent running play on the bloop hit, but instead the ball hit Johnson in the forehead and bounced to left field
The Yankees went on to win the game...
The news came down yesterday: The Blue Jays’ Drew Hutchison will undergo Tommy John surgery, and Dustin McGowan will have arthroscopic shoulder surgery. By itself, the news wasn’t very remarkable — McGowan has been injury-riddled his entire career, and elbow surgeries are relatively commonplace.
Except that Hutchison will be the third pitcher on the Jays to get Tommy John...
The Blue Jays recalled pitcher David Carpenter from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
The move came after Toronto placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the disabled list with a strained oblique.
Carpenter was 0-2 with a 6.07 ERA in 30 relief appearances with the Houston Astros before being acquired July 20. Carpenter appeared in eight games for Las Vegas, going 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA and...
The Toronto Blue Jays put another player on the disabled list on Thursday when third baseman Brett Lawrie was placed on the 15-day DL because of a strained oblique. Lawrie, 22, is the 15th player the Blue Jays have placed on the disabled list this season. Lawrie's stint on the DL is retroactive to Aug. 4. Lawrie was hoping to avoid going on the DL, but his injury has not...
As it has been previously noted on this site, Major League Baseball players getting with balls will never get old.During Friday's Yankees/Blue Jays affair, New York catcher Russell Martin hit a line drive single which Toronto's Kelly Johnson attempted to catch.Johnson must have lost the ball in the lights at the Rogers Centre since the ball ends up hitting him right in the...
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson went all Jose Canseco last night against the Yankees.
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Earlier this season, Ricky Romero was not pitching as well as his results showed. Now he is pitching better than his results. He has gone from 8-1 with a 4.34 ERA when he received massive run support to 8-9 with a 5.32 ERA and has
been receiving minimal support from the hitters. He dropped his eighth consecutive decision in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Yankees but only...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Carpenter broke NY Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira's bat on a out in the 9th of last night's Yankee win. How good was the pitch? Impassioned YES Announcer David Cone...
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The Toronto Blue Jays continue to struggle in Tampa Bay, and against the Rays wherever the teams meet. A 3-2 loss Wednesday night assured the Jays of their 16th successive series loss when they visit the Rays. One of the series was at the Ballpark at Disney when the Rays played some home games there, and the other 15 were at Tropicana Field. But the domination is not only at...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Freddy Garcia needed just 78 pitches in six innings to hold the Toronto Blue Jays to two runs and Ichiro Suzuki batted in five runs in the New York Yankees' 10-4 victory before 41,610 at Rogers Centre on Friday. Garcia (6-5) held the Blue Jays to five hits and no walks while striking out four. Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero (8-9) allowed three runs...
Former MLB Catcher Gregg Zaun joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays and the poor development of young pitchers.
RHP Freddy Garcia (5-5, 5.00 ERA)
LHP Ricky Romero (8-8, 5.47 ERA)
7:07 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (10-6, 4.81 ERA)
LHP Aaron Laffey (3-2, 4.39 ERA)
1:07 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Phil Hughes (11-9, 4.10 ERA)
LHP J.A. Happ (0-1, 6.35 ERA with Toronto)
1:07 p.m., YES Network
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