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After a disastrous series against the Detroit, the Toronto Blue Jays could only hope it didn’t get any worse for them.
They got off to a good start by winning the first of a three game series against the Kansas City Royals 8-4.
Emilio Bonifacio went two for four at the plate, tallying two RBIs.
Jay’s starting pitcher, J.A. Happ gave up five hits, only four earned runs, three walks, and struck out four batters.
There was, however, some bad news for the Blue Jays. In the sixth inning, Jose Reyes sprained his left ankle while sliding into second base and had to get a MRI. done. He is going to be sidelined for one to three months. This is not good folks. Reyes has been the best offensive player on the Jay’s roster this season so far. To lose him for this significant amount of time could hurt the team.
R.A. Dickey gets his first win against the Royals
Word has it, Jay’s pitcher, R.A. Dickey took some time to watch some old footage of himself prior to the Kansas City series to find out what he was doing wrong in his last two starts with Toronto. Well, it must of worked because he played liked the Cy Young winner he is in the second game against the Royals.
Dickey gave up five hits, just one earned run, two walks and struck out four batters in 6.1 innings pitched.
Colby Rasmus made a spectacular catch against the center field wall in the fourth inning.
With closing pitcher, Casey Janssen on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Royals made it interesting by scoring a run to make it 3-2. Boy! I thought the bullpen were going to blow it for Dickey, but they hung on and R.A. got his first win as a Blue Jay.
In the third and final game it was the other way around. The Royals beat the Jays 3-2.
The Jays face the Chicago White Sox in their first four game series of the season, starting tonight.
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The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki on the 02nd of March during spring training without any fan fare or media attention. Kawasaki had played 61 games for the Seattle Mariners batting under the Mendoza line after a successful career in the Japan Pacific League where he won two Gold Glove awards. Kawasaki was assigned to Triple A without much thought as minor league...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes won't need surgery on his sprained left ankle but is still expected to miss three months, general manager Alex Anthopoulos says.
Reyes visited a specialist in Charlotte on Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of a severely sprained ankle. Reyes was injured sliding into second base in Friday's game at Kansas City. He was placed on the...
Third Baseman Brett Lawrie has been sent to start a rehab assignment to Dunedin. The Toronto third baseman batted .273 with 11 home runs and 48 runs batted in on 494 at-bats in 2012.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to be without shortstop Jose
Reyes for the next three months or so following his significant ankle sprain.
Toronto has reportedly wasted no time checking in on potential fill ins, as the
Blue Jays have inquired on Atlanta Braves shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, according
to Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Blue Jays have inquired about Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky...
(AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping Jose Reyes' injury can be a source of inspiration.
After getting their first win from their ace, the Blue Jays attempt to run their road winning streak over the Kansas City Royals to seven games Sunday.
Toronto (5-6) is expected to be without Reyes for three months after he suffered a severe left ankle sprain while trying to steal a...
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The left-hander started his major league...