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Toronto Blue Jays face tough test in weeks ahead

Prior to Monday night’s 8-3 victory over the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays had lost 11 of their last 15 games, dropped two straight, and were happy to be home after a ten-game road trip that saw the current AL East leaders win only three times. Outscored 29-13 over the weekend during their three-game stop in Cincinnati, the baseball gods haven’t looked favorably upon...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pillar’s walkoff single bails out Janssen

If the Blue Jays are going to continue as a first-place team — and they are giving every indication of that right now — then part of the anatomy of their performance will come from moments like the one between Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista before Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins. The rookie and the two-time American League home run king were down in the batting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 6/9/14: Encarnacion’s 20th HR, Reyes’ 10-Game Hitting Streak, and Pillar’s Walk-off Win for the Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays get the 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins, after Kevin Pillar hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning, and Erik Kratz came from second base to score the winning run. Although they had a win, the Jays bullpen struggled, and in the end, it was their offense that gave them the edge for the victory. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey struggled from the beginning as...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year

Kevin Pillar and Alex Wood had different draft experiences. Pillar, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was a 32nd-round pick in 2011. His signing bonus was $1,000. Wood, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was a 2nd-round pick in 2012. His bonus was $700,000. They also shared something in common. Both thought they would […]
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Capture 9th Straight Win With Walk-Off Bunt Vs. Rays

Your browser does not support iframes.\ The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays were tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning with pinch-runner Kevin Pillar at first when Anthony Gose decided to drop down a bunt.  As great as the bunt was from Gose, the walk-off was certainly made by the awful throwing error by Rays pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo which allowed Pillar to score...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar Tells All: A Trip To The Major Leagues

Many of us will never know what it’s like to literally feel the roar of a crowd as we walk out onto an on-deck circle, or step into the batter’s box and smell the pine tar emanating from a baseball bat. These are the things that kids dream of – the chance to have a Major League at-bat against the best of the best, or the chance to have fun for a living and make a name for yourself...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Kevin Pillar To Make MLB Debut, Is Stroman Next?

It would appear through various social media outlets that outfielder Kevin Pillar will be promoted from Triple A Buffalo to replace the injured Colby Rasmus. The strong play of Pillar has surpassed Anthony Gose on the Blue Jays depth chart earning the promotion. Pillar is batting .299 with 60 hits, 4 home runs and 8 stolen bases in 52 games. Pillar also spent time with the Double...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pillar Stellar in Bisons Come From Behind Win

Having played just six games for the Bisons thus far this season, Kevin Pillar is making a far larger impact than ever imagined. The 24-year old was 4 for 5 with four doubles as the Bisons took down the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Park Wednesday night. The Herd gave up three runs in the bottom half of the first inning but they were able to settle down as was starting pitcher Thad...
Via Queen City Sports
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pillar Steals the Spotlight in Reyes Debut

credit: Twitter @BuffaloBisons Buffalo, NY - It was Jose Reyes’ debut in Buffalo, but it was a 24 year-old call-up who stole the show Friday night at Coca-Cola Field. Center Fielder Kevin Pillar was called up by the Bisons from Double-A New Hampshire Friday morning, and inserted immediately into the staring lineup as his 2-run double in the fifth scored Sean Ochinko and Reyes,...
Via Queen City Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Promote Pillar

The Buffalo Bisons have announced that OF Kevin Pillar has been promoted to the club from Double-A New Hampshire. The 24-year old Pillar is in his third season as a pro after being drafted in the 32nd round in 2011 by Toronto. He is hitting .313 with five home runs and 30 RBI in 71 games this season.  For his career, Pillar has a .325 average with 18 home runs and 65 doubles while...
Via Queen City Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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