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Edwin Encarnacion Before I get to anything else, I would like to pose a question to you.  Should Edwin Encarnacion be considered a candidate for the  Amercian League Most Valuable Player Award despite being on a losing team?  I say yes.  He is having a career year.  Look at these numbers folks.  a .280 batting average, 152 hits, 93 runs scored, 24 doubles, 42 home runs and 110 RBIs.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he should win the award, all I’m saying he shouldn’t be dismissed as a candidate. After splitting a series with the Baltimore Orioles, I didn’t know what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays when they faced the New York Yankees for four games. Well, the Jays took game one, shutting out the Yankees 6-0.  Starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow had a very good night on the mound, giving up only four hits, no earned runs, three walks, and struck out three batters in seven innings pitched. The offensive star of the game for the Jays was Edwin Encarnacion, who went three for f...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins catches ball and...glove?

You can file this video under "bloopers gone good" as Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins found a rather creative way to capture a line drive.It happened in the first inning of Friday's New York Yankees/Toronto Blue Jays game as New York outfielder Curtis Granderson lined a shot back at Jenkins on the mound.As Jenkins took a stab at the ball, Chad lost his glove...

Blue Jays manager Farrell likes rookies' results

Yan Gomes hit the game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning. Adeiny Hechavarria started the winning rally with a one-out single in the 10th. Anthony Gose singled in Hechavarria with the winning run with two outs in the 10th. Monday's 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins could have been a glimpse of the future for the Toronto Blue Jays. All three are rookies hoping...

Blue Jays 4, Twins 3

Chad Jenkins earned his first major league win, Kelly Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Tuesday night. Making his third career start, Jenkins (1-3) allowed two runs and five hits in five-plus innings. The right-hander walked one and struck out two. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer went hitless in three at-bats, dropping...

LHP Darren Oliver considering retirement

According to John Lott of the National Post, left handed pitcher Darren Oliver is considering retirement. Even though he'll decide after the season is over, Lott says Oliver sounds like he's leaning towards retirement. “Every kid needs a father at home,” Oliver said. “That's important to me. I think it should be important to a lot of people. Baseball's second...

Twins-Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins are done playing games that have any playoff implications. They'll both be done with the season following a three-game series that starts Monday night at Rogers Centre. After splitting a four-game set with the New York Yankees, who are tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead, the Blue Jays (70-89) are closing what's been a rough...

Yankees 9, Blue Jays 6

TORONTO - First place in the AL East nearly slipped away from the New York Yankees. New York scored seven times in the last three innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series. More importantly, the Yankees maintained their tie with the Baltimore Orioles atop the division standings. Eduardo Nunez's sacrifice fly to right...
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