Loup saves Dickey's bacon in Blue Jays win over Tigers

The best thing R.A. Dickey had going for him Wednesday night was Aaron Loup. Good thing for the Blue Jays, too. When you glance at the final score, 8-2 for the Jays over Detroit, the last thing you’d think of as a turning point would be a relief job in the sixth, but as far as Dickey was concerned, it was the tipping point. “It doesn’t get any better,” Dickey said of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Surging Blue Jays beat slumping Tigers 8-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Lind's two-run double off Rick Porcello (8-3) in the sixth put Toronto ahead 3-2, and Aaron Loup got out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the inning in relief...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays get by Red Sox

They may not be that same outfit that breezed above the crowd all last season, never challenged, always in control, but they are still the Red Sox and this is still Fenway Park. The Red Sox are currently in the middle of their longest losing streak — five games — since they lost eight games in a row in 2012, yet even on a night like Tuesday, when the Blue Jays broke out early...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Loup and more

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Squandering leads are hurting the team

Lately, the Toronto Blue Jays have been losing games after being ahead, going into the late innings. Case in point.  The Jays were ahead 5-3 going into the ninth inning in the first of three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend.  Pittsburgh scored three unanswered runs and ended up winning the game 6-5.  Talk about a heart breaker. It got even worse for...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 5

My apologies for the late (and short) offering. I was indisposed today. Plenty of my previous rec’s are still widely available, given that these tend toward the deeper options. Dallas Keuchel An Astros starting pitcher? Really? Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are. And I don’t blame you for passing; he’s not likely to help your win totals, after all. On the other hand, he’s...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibbons: Blue Jays 'shell-shocked'

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted that his team was "a little shell-shocked" following another late-inning collapse in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aaron Loup gave up three runs in the seventh inning and Todd Redmond served up the game-winning hit in the eighth Saturday, one day after Toronto squandered a two-run ninth inning lead in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates bats 'sing in the rain' against Blue Jays

The rain came in the eighth inning, a brief spurt that lasted only a few minutes. It mimicked the Pirates’ scoring — brief spurts in the late innings that gave them their second come-from-behind victory in as many days. In an 8-6 victory against Toronto Saturday night at PNC Park, the Pirates scored six runs in the seventh and eighth innings, five of them against the Blue Jays...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 30: Pirates 8 Blue Jays 6

On the interminable and awful road trip/homestand/road trip sequence that consumed the Pirates after the season’s first week ended, something about the Pirates just felt different than the 2013 edition. I fully admit that this is the sort of thing that fans say when they don’t understand exactly what was wrong, but the 2013 Pirates had this frenetic energy almost from Opening...
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' blasts help hand Twins 9-3 defeat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Quit yer stallin' for relief pitchers

Although I am on the high side of my fifties, I am in large part still a kid inside. Baseball works very well for that. And when I yell at players on my television screen, I often yell in the voices of Bugs Bunny characters. If you don't believe me, ask my wife. Such an occasion occurred last night in the Blue Jays - Yankees game when Toronto manager, John Gibbons, clearly stalled...
Via The Flagrant Fan
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bullpen looks solid

The rotation may be in a bit of a shambles right now but the core of the bullpen still looks solid. On a day when J.A. Happ was all over the place, the likes of Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup and Steve Delabar were solid. Coupled with closer Casey Janssen, who will make his spring debut on Friday in a game against Tampa Bay, they are manager John Gibbons big five that are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergio Santos: Reliever Poised to Leap Forward in 2014 Fantasy Baseball

  Closer Poised to Leap Forward: Sergio Santos The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen features some talented arms that sometimes go overlooked. Names like Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil are not the first ones to come up when discussing bullpens, but they are the bridge to closer Casey Janssen, and the Toronto ‘pen has another possible [...]
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (22) | 2012 (5) | 2011 (4) | 2010 (19) | 2009 (19) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [74-88] AL East AAA: [74-70] International League – Buffalo AA: [68-72] Eastern League – New Hampshire A+: [63-68] Florida State League – Dunedin A: [61-78] Midwest League – Lansing A(ss): [39-37] Northwest League — Vancouver Graduated...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lind hits 2 home runs in Blue Jays 11-2 win over Minnesota

That took too long but a win is a win. Four series win in a row for the first time this year. Happ is slow on the mound and he threw too many pitches but he got the win going 5.2 allowing 5 hits 1 unearned run 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. I'm really not a fan but he did a pretty good job against a pretty lousy team. We used 6 relievers you can tell it is September. Aaron Loup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays 5, Blue Jays 4

Jose Lobaton hit a game-ending triple with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight victory, 5-4 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Lobaton's triple came off Aaron Loup (4-6) after Yunel Escobar walked. Lobaton had three hits. Fernando Rodney (5-3) gave up two hits to start the ninth but worked out of the jam. The Blue Jays had...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton comes up clutch as Rays top Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Lobaton hit a game-ending triple with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight victory, 5-4 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Lobaton's triple came off Aaron Loup (4-6) Yunel Escobar walked. Lobaton had three hits. Fernando Rodney (5-3) gave up two hits to start the ninth but worked out of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Lose Two out of Three to the Toronto Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox end a disappointing road trip with a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. The Red Sox have lost their last two games and five out of their last seven.  On Thursday, the Sox had plenty of chances to cash in opportunities but couldn't take advantage. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners and were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position on Thursday...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Stretch AL East Lead With Extra Innings Win

Shane Victorino threw a runner out at the plate in the sixth inning, then hit a two-run single in the 11th and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night. The win gave the Red Sox a 4-game lead in the American League East over the Tampa Bay Rays who lost for the sixth consecutive game to the Seattle Mariners and six games over the Baltimore Orioles. The...
Via Baseball News Source
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Sox continue late inning magic with 4-2 win in 11th.

Man this team just loves the late inning drama. Tonight's hero: the flying Hawaiian, Shane Victorino. Victorino took an Aaron Loup offering right up the middle to drive in both Jarrod Saltalamacchia & Jacoby Ellsbury to give the Sox their 19th win in their final at-bat with a 4-2 victory. It was Salty that started the rally with a walk, then Will Middlebrooks followed that...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2(11)

Shane Victorino hit a two-run single in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night. Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew a one-out walk off Aaron Loup (4-5) and Will Middlebrooks followed with a single. Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a fielder's choice, with Middlebrooks forced at second and Saltalamacchia advancing to third. Ellsbury stole...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A's rally in ninth inning to beat Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

Unable to muster much offense for starter Dan Straily the A's broke free in the ninth inning to score four times and claim a 5-1 win over Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The A's opened the game with a Chris Young homer then spent eight innings getting nothing off J.A. Happ and fellow Toronto lefty Aaron Loup. Once the Jays went to closer Casey Janssen a right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Teheran leads the league in pick-offs, here’s his balk move

Julio Teheran leads the MLB with eight pick-offs in 2013, and he has doubled up on the nearest competition. The next closest pitchers to him all have four (Jorge De La Rosa, Cole Hamels, Jeff Locke, Mark Buehrle, Aaron Loup), and they are notably all left-handed. How has he done it? Primarily on the strength of what we called the ‘balk move’ for a right-hander. The name becomes...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Worst of the Best: The Week’s Wildest Pitches

Hello there friends and normals and industry professionals, and welcome to the first part of the seventh edition of The Worst Of The Best. The first part of the sixth edition, from last Friday, is linked here for your convenience. Now, that was some week of baseball we just watched, starting last Friday. There were so many comebacks and close competitions, and also some scores that...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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