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The Toronto Blue Jays celebrated Canada’s 146th birthday with a 8-3 win over Detroit in front of their home crowd. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday with a big win.
Fan favorite, Munenori Kawasaki used his magic again by driving in the Blue Jay’s first run. It wasn’t until the fourth inning when the Jays broke the game wide open with a three run homer by Mark DeRosa. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have thought DeRosa much of a clutch hitter, but yesterday, he came through by putting the game out of reach. This guy definitely has some pop in his bat.
I also have Jay’s starting pitcher R.A. Dickey some credit for the win. For the second straight game, Dickey managed to keep the opposing team off the scoreboard. Despite giving up six hits, Dickey gave up two earned runs, a walk, and struck out four batters in seven innings pitched.
Dickey now has a 8-8 win-loss record.
Chien-Ming Wang was on the mound for the Jays in the second game and the outing was ...
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The Japanese heart throb is back at it, this time team-mate Emilio Bonifacio interviews Munenori Kawasaki from the Blue Jays dugout. Kawasaki discusses the power of Jose Bautista in this entertaining piece. Broadcasting gold.
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus goes into second base old school taking out Detroit Tigers’ Omar Infante with a hard nosed late slide breaking up a possible double play. Infante left the game after the play and the Tigers seemed fired up about the late slide. One would have to assume that Rasmus will get a fast-ball grooved in his back during the last game of the series.
What now? The Toronto Blue Jays have gone 3-8 since the 11-gamer ended on June 24th nearly putting them back to where they started when the streak began. It’s amazing the roller coaster fans have gone through this season. At first, fans were gawking at what the heck hit them in April. Then during the winning streak, they’re celebrating and chanting at Rogers Centre like its October...
At the age of 38, R.A. Dickey is 8 and 8 for Toronto. Through 115.2 innings he has a 4.59 ERA, 42 BBs and 82 Ks and his WHIP sits at 1.288. Those aren’t BAD stats for a starting pitcher, but I’ll point out the Jeremy Hefner’s stats are better. Dickey is rounding into form and I think that Toronto will not completely regret the deal they made… though they look like...
Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie are both progressing and look to return after the All-Star break.
Both Toronto players are dealing with lower body injuries (Cabrera: knee, Lawrie ankle) and have been trying to get back to running speed.
Cabrera: The Blue Jays' website says that Cabrera ran on Friday for the first time since going on the disabled...
Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia had some pointed criticism for his on-air critics.
In a morning appearance on Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Arencibia fired back at Sportsnet analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Gregg Zaun, former major leaguers who both played for the Blue Jays.
Hayhurst and Zaun have been critical of Arencibia's play this season.
In spring training, the Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to win the World Series. In April, they were one of the worst teams in the American League. In June, they won 11 straight games and moved above .500 for the first time.
Now, after losing eight of 11, they once again are last in the AL East. They trail the first-place Boston Red Sox by 11 games.
After more than three months...
Blue Jays' third baseman Brett Lawrie won't be rushed back from sprained ankle rehab according to Gregor Chisholm and Evan Peaslee of MLB.com.
Some believe Lawrie was rushed back too early in April before he was ready, and as a result, he never really found the timing he needed at the plate.
"We acknowledged it [that we rushed him] at the time," general manager...
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The Toronto Blue Jays have sent pitcher Chien-Ming Wang outright to Triple-A Buffalo. Wang was designated for assignment earlier this week but passed though waivers unclaimed and has elected to remain with the team.
Wang started five games for the Blue Jays but struggled with a 7.13 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP during his 24 innings of work...
The Toronto Blue Jays got first baseman Adam Lind back in
their lineup last night, as the slugger was able to return from a back injury.
However, Toronto is still without designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, who’s
suffering from a hamstring ailment.
Manager John Gibbons told Evan Peaslee of MLB.com
Encarnacion is recovering from his hamstring injury, but the Blue...
New team, same results for Mark Buehrle against the Minnesota Twins.
The longtime White Sox pitcher faced a familiar Twins team Friday, although he was wearing a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. No matter who Buehrle is pitching for, he has Minnesota's number. That was the case again Friday as he pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Blue Jays blank the Twins in a 4-0 win in...
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...
Mark Buerhle made his 50th start against the Minnesota Twins one to remember.
Jose Bautista hit his 20th home run, Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to win for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Twins 4-0 Friday.
Buehrle (5-5) allowed six hits, walked none and struck out five. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his past five home...
On Wednesday night Colby Rasmus started a bit of a fire in the baseball community by a slide into Second-base. Rasmus slid to break up a double play and took out Omar Infante. Watch the play here if you haven’t seen it. So, what do we have in that play? Just a good, hard slide.…