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Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays-Blue Jays Preview

Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club has won nine of 11, and yielded four runs over 29 1-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus says he has been benched in favour of ‘rookies’

Colby Rasmus has been benched. The signs started last week, when he missed a couple of games with an alleged illness. And on Tuesday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called Rasmus into his office and made it official. “I’ll be playing whenever they think I should play and I’m just going to be sitting around watching these rookies play,” Rasmus said in an interview...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB's instant replay will be magnified in postseason

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. ''We try to go out there anytime it's close,'' the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have been more than 1,000 reviews so far in this new era of expanded replay - nearly half resulting in a reversal - and it's only August. Now get ready...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. ''We try to go out there anytime it's close,'' the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have been more than 1,000 reviews so far in this new era of expanded replay - nearly half resulting in a reversal - and it's only August. Now get ready...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Rips ‘Marked Man’ Jose Bautista For Ejection

It’s not often that a manager takes the umpire’s side in an argument involving one of his best players. However, that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did Sunday. Gibbons wasn’t very pleased when Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was ejected by home plate umpire Bill Welke in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Bautista, who took a borderline...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was not happy with Jose Bautista getting himself ejected

The Toronto Blue Jays are making a final push to make it to the playoffs. So you know the pressure is probably very intense right now. Emotions and frustration boiled over after yesterday’s loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the sixth inning, Jose Bautista was ejected from the game for arguing about the strike zone. Well, this didn’t go over well with manager John Gibbons and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Nolan Reimold took...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Time may have already run out on the Tampa Bay Rays' playoff hopes despite their impressive victory Friday night. The Toronto Blue Jays could soon be joining them if their starting pitching continues to get pummeled. The Blue Jays hope Mark Buehrle can avoid what would be the longest single-season home winless stretch...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays cap disappointing road trip with victory over Brewers

Before the final game of a demoralizing eight-game road trip that has severely damaged the Blue Jays’ playoff aspirations, manager John Gibbons said there would be no “magic bullet” to snap his club out of their current funk. But when Jose Bautista lined his 23rd home run of the season into the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen to give the Jays a four-run lead in the sixth inning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting hard to trust Casey Janssen closing games for Blue Jays

The latest Blue Jays dilemma: What to do with Casey Janssen? After balancing the brilliant and fortunate win Saturday with the heartbreaking defeat of Friday night, manager John Gibbons has a determination to make. With the magnitude of every game growing, how long a leash do you give the Jays veteran closer? The numbers are rather startling. Before the all-star break, Janssen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB managers on the hot seat

In the last few of months the landscape of Major League Baseball’s managerial dead pool has changed. As recently as a few months ago people were wondering if Mike Scioscia was done, as his high-priced Los Angeles Angels languished around .500. Then like the other Los Angeles team did last year, the Angels have caught fire and are on the verge of catching the Oakland A’s...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays, A's part of the most confusing review yet

Alright folks, let’s watch this play in Oakland and try to unwrap what happened. With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to first baseman Nate Freiman. Freiman attempted a swipe tag on Munenori Kawasaki, going from first to second, and missed, according to first base umpire Vic Carapazza. Freiman then threw home to catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds host slumping Blue Jays

The AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays should be thrilled to be in Cincinnati. But anywhere other than New York would be just fine. The Blue Jays are hoping a change of scenery can help them begin reversing a sluggish stretch Friday night in the opener of this three-game set with the Reds. Toronto (41-33) has dropped nine of 12 after being swept in a three-game set by the New York...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays blank Baltimore to snap skid

Before Friday’s game, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was preaching patience for his club, whose once overflowing offence had dried to barely a trickle the last week. These Jays, the league leaders in runs scored just a few days ago, were too good to stay cold for long, he said. “You just got to ride it out, it’s just the way the game is,” Gibbons said. “I don’t care...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jays should deal Colby Rasmus

It’s become a bit of a running joke. Before every game, a horde of reporters make their way into the office of Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and ask him about the status of injured outfielder Colby Rasmus, who has been out since May 13 with a right hamstring injury. Up until Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park in Detroit, Gibbons would laugh and pretend that he had no idea how...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays sweep home and home series

It’s hard to believe, but the Toronto Blue Jays won all four games in a home and home series against the Philadelphia Phillies. “We’re hot right now,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons after the fourth game.  “Realistically, if you look at the lineup, there are some pretty good hitters in there.” The Jays won the first two games in Philadelphia, 3-0 and 6-5. Colby Rasmus...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 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

Brett Lawrie wasn’t thrilled about playing second base last night

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided to start Juan Francisco at third base in last night’s interleague matchup against the Pirates while moving Brett Lawrie over to second base. It’s not an ideal alignment from a defensive perspective, but he’s trying to keep Francisco’s bat in the lineup with the designated hitter unavailable. While Gibbons’ reasoning is understandable...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Mark Buehle’s record falls to 4-1

After a 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in the first game, I thought that the Toronto Blue Jays were coming back  down to Earth.  After all, it was the team’s second straight loss. Mark Buehrle suffered his first loss against the Red Sox this past weekend. His record falls to 4-1 Jay’s starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle recorded his first loss of the 2014 season.  Buehrle gave...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays outfielder Rasmsus leaves game with tight hamstring

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus left Sunday’s game after experiencing tightness in his hamstring. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after the game that the injury was not serious. Gibbons does not expect this to be an issue going forward for Rasmus. On the season Rasmus is hitting .217 with three home runs and five RBI.
Via Tireball.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays find challenge challenging

The day after the no-play replay where the Blue Jays missed out on an opportunity to challenge the out call given Ryan Goins after the first-base ump said he was picked off, the Blue Jays remain in the dark. The incident occurred in the sixth inning Wednesday, and it turned out to be no big deal as the Jays won 7-3. After Goins was called out, manager John Gibbons waddled out of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 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-Twins Spring Training Game Features First-Ever Replay Challenge (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays became the first team in Major League Baseball to test out the new expanded replay system Monday at Hammond Stadium. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons used his challenge in the sixth inning when Minnesota Twins right fielder Chris Rahl was ruled safe on a close call at first base. Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki’s throw appeared to beat Rahl, but umpires...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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