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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, a walk, and struck out five batters.  This was, by far, Dickey’s best game of the year.  The Ray’s batters went down in order in the bottom of ninth inning.   Man!  When the final out was recorded, I immediately applauded.  I was amazed at what I witness on T.V.  R.A. Dickey pitching  a complete game shut out.  Awesome! There was some bad news for Blue Jay fans.  With Jose Reyes back from the disabled list, Toronto had to make room for their roster.   That meant sending fan favorite, Munenori Kawasaki to Triple A. Buffalo the night before. Greg Zaun of Sportsnet television in Canada felt that sending Kawasaki down to the Minors was not a smart move by the Blue Jay’s organization and I think he is right.  Kawasaki has character, something this team needs.  He is also a hard working player.   Kawasaki is a player to take the field first and to exit the field last during pre-game warm ups.  Talk about dedication.  More importantly, the fans love him. There was a little light in the tunnel regarding Kawasaki’s situation.  Just before he was sent to Buffalo, Blue Jay’s manager,  John Gibbons made a promise to the fans in a press conference by saying “He’ll (Kawasaki) be back.” Well, guess what.  Kawasaki came back to the Blue Jays much sooner. Melky Cabrera was placed on the 15 day disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee.  The injury to Cabrera opened up a spot in the Blue Jay’s roster.  Kawasaki was recalled from Buffalo to fill the spot. Toronto continues their four game series against the Boston Red Sox this afternoon.  The Blue Jays hope to get  a victory after dropping the first two games.  

Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie will stay in minors when activated

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 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...

Colby Rasmus responds to Jose Bautista’s homer by punching himself in the dick

That happened.

1991 All-Star Game Player Introduction Drinking Game

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. The post 1991 All-Star Game Player Introduction Drinking Game appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Tigers-Blue Jays Preview

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. Dickey (7-8,...

Chien-Ming Wang, yin-yang Yanked? What went so way Wang wrong?

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...

Blue Jays place Melky Cabrera on the DL with left knee injury

Just when the Toronto Blue Jays seemed to be getting healthier, they take another major hit.  Melky Cabrera, the much-maligned outfielder formerly of the San Francisco Giants has been placed on the 15-day DL.  Cabrera had been battling some knee pain, and he has been diagnosed with left knee tendinitis. The @BlueJays place MELKY CABRERA on the 15-day DL with left knee tendonitis...

Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera diagnosed with knee tendinitis

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had been playing through knee pain, and the team elected to place him on the disabled list earlier this week when his condition didn’t improve. An MRI taken yesterday diagnosed the ailment as left knee tendinitis, an injury that the Blue Jays don’t consider to be a long-term problem, according to Michael Periatt of ...

Jose Bautista Reminds Fans He is More Than Just a Home Run Hitter

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. Keith Allison/Flickr But...

Bautista powers Jays over BoSox

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...

Red Sox Can Put Blue Jays’ Surge to End By Handing Jays Second Consecutive Series Loss

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...

Your Morning Dump...Where Bautista took the Sox out

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 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...

Red Sox win on Blue Jays' error in 9th

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...

Jose Bautista’s All-Around Effort Against Red Sox Deserves Tip of the Cap, Shows How Dangerous Slugger Can Be

Joey Bats wasn’t messing around against the Red Sox on Saturday. We all know Jose Bautista is a good player. He’s a three-time All-Star, a two-time home run champ, and one of the most feared sluggers in all of baseball. When he launches a couple of long balls, it isn’t all that shocking. In fact, it has become the norm. That doesn’t mean his all-around effort against the...

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Ryan Dempster, Mark Buehrle Go Head-to-Head in Series Finale at Fenway

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...
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