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Kendrys Morales Avoids Russell Martin's Tag at the Plate In Masterful Fashion During Royals-Blue Jays Game

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin should have tagged Kendrys Morales out on the lay below. He had the ball he was able to get in position. Somehow Morales pulled off a tremendous trick by stopping his slide and letting Martin's momentum take him past the plate so he could step over him and score.Well done. Well done indeed.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales scores with incredible slide (Video)

Kendrys Morales pulled out the phantom slide move on Russell Martin Friday, and it worked to perfection. During the top of the first inning of the Royals’ game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, new KC acquisition Ben Zobrist laced a single to right field. It scored Eric Hosmer easily, but Morales looked like he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in opener of four-game series

TORONTO -- Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest streak of the season. Price was not with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays hit 3 home runs, beat Royals 5-2

TORONTO (AP) Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest streak of the season. Price was not with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in opener of four-game series

TORONTO -- Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest streak of the season. Price was not with...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the “trade and win now” mindset doesn’t work

Many big names around Major League Baseball were moved prior to the trade deadline on July 31st. Teams believe they have acquired the players they need in order to make a playoff push and try and make the World Series. One of those teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, acquired two of the games biggest names and best talents, Troy Tulowitzki and David Price. The Toronto Blue Jays, who currently...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Blue Jays

Philadelphia Phillies (37-63, 5th) @ Toronto Blue Jays (50-50, 2nd) Game Times:Monday & Tuesday - 7:07Batting & Fielding:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Russell Martin1B - Ryan Howard vs. Edwin Encarnacion2B - Cesar Hernandez vs. Devon TravisSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Troy Tulowitzski3B - Maikel Franco vs. Josh DonaldsonLF - Cody Asche vs. Chris ColabelloCF - Ben Revere vs. Kevin PillarRF...
Via We Should Be GM's
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ ongoing search for a starting pitcher

The American League playoff hunt is as tight as ever and with the deadline looming a week away, teams are grasping for that one piece they believe will push them over the edge. For the Blue Jays, that piece is a starting pitcher and they haven’t quite been lucky enough to snare one yet. Just 5.5 games out of the East and three back in the Wild Card, the Blue Jays have the offense...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ ongoing search for a starting pitcher

The American League playoff hunt is as tight as ever and with the deadline looming a week away, teams are grasping for that one piece they believe will push them over the edge. For the Blue Jays, that piece is a starting pitcher and they haven’t quite been lucky enough to snare one yet. Just 5.5 games out of the East and three back in the Wild Card, the Blue Jays have the offense...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin righting the ship

For most of the first half of the 2015 season, Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher, Russell Martin, was statistically one of the best catchers in baseball. By June 15, Martin had a .285 batting average (.368 on-base percentage), 10 home runs, 12 doubles, 34 runs batted in, 39 runs scored, and three stolen bases. However, Martin’s season began to spiral after that. On July 19, Martin...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Mariners Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays own baseball's highest-scoring offense in four years, but they figure to be in for a challenge against one of the game's elite pitchers. Felix Hernandez looks to get the better of Toronto for the second time this season Friday night when he takes the mound for the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The Blue Jays (49-48) are three games behind Minnesota for the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin, Donaldson homer to help Blue Jays power past A's 5-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Russell Martin homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday. The Blue Jays continued their pop at the plate to give knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (4-10) all the support he needed. Dickey allowed two runs and five hits in 8 1-3 innings in place...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hit 3 homers, power past Athletics 7-1 in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered to power the Toronto Blue Jays past the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night. Martin hit a three-run shot to chase former Blue Jays right-hander Kendall Graveman (6-6) in the sixth. Bautista and Encarnacion each connected for a solo shot. Mark Buehrle (11-5) allowed one run and eight hits in seven...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Toronto Blue Jays to join Donaldson for All-Star Game

It looks like Josh Donaldson won't be the lone Toronto Blue Jays representative at the All-Star Game.The league announced Monday that Russell Martin and Jose Bautista will be joining him in Cincinnati.The Blue Jays catcher will be playing in the Midsummer Classic for the fourth time in his career, first since 2011.Jose Bautista is an All-Star for the sixth consecutive season, all...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Shelby Miller, Russell Martin Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

Whether it was too many hot dogs or a few too many brews, chances are you’re recovering from your Fourth of July festivities Sunday. So why not try to win some awesome prizes? DraftKings, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Boom

(PS. If we lost that game, the headline was going to say, "Knee high by the Fourth of July.")(Addenda to PS: I hereby take back everything I ever said about the Yankees letting Russell Martin and Francisco Cervelli go. We have the best catcher of the three.) (Secondary Addenda to PS: Check out the standings.)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Selecting the 2015 American League All-Stars

Yesterday, we tackled the National League’s 34 most deserving candidates, so today, we’ll do the American League. When it comes to picking players, I lean very heavily towards in-season performance, as I tend towards the camp that sees the game as a reward for the players more than a showcase for the fans. It is […]
Via Fangraphs
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna impresses Russell Martin in second career save

He's just 20 years old. He only has two saves in his big league career. But Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna is impressing his team's leader.After notching his second career save (a four-out save to boot), catcher Russell Martin spoke highly of his young closer, noting his perfect execution of his pitches to get that last out.“He called me out to the mound and was like, ‘Hey...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cervelli serving as Russell Martin Lite for Bucs

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Via Fox Sports
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin hits go-ahead 11th inning homer, Jays win 10 straight (Video)

Another day, another hero for the Toronto Blue Jays.Tied 4-4 in the 11th inning, Russell Martin came to the plate and hit an absolute no-doubter to put the Jays up:That's 10-straight wins for the red-hot Blue Jays, who will face Boston Red Sox rookie phenom Eduardo Rodriguez in the series finale.
Via Fox Sports
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Turning Page On Mislocated Pitch, Struggles

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are running out of answers. While it’s been a long season for Boston, there have been times when it has looked like the Red Sox might turn things around. The current five-game losing streak has the club perplexed, however, as it simply cannot discover a winning formula despite any encouraging developments...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin plays hero again, leads Blue Jays to 10th straight win

BOSTON -- Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, a leadoff home run in the 11th inning Saturday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays to their 10th straight win, 5-4 over the Boston Red Sox. The winning streak is Toronto's longest since it took 11 in a row in June 2013. Boston, in last place in the AL East, lost its fifth straight game and fell a season...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll with 10 straight wins

The Toronto Blue Jays extended their current winning streak to ten games after picking up a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in extra innings on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The streak was in jeopardy after the Blue Jays blew an early 4-0 lead until catcher Russell Martin broke the 4-4 tie by blasting a solo home run off of Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes in the top of the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays win 10th straight, Martin HR in 11th beats Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, a leadoff home run in the 11th inning Saturday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays to their 10th straight win, 5-4 over the Boston Red Sox. The winning streak is Toronto's longest since it took 11 in a row in June 2013. Boston, in last place in the AL East, lost its fifth straight game and fell a season...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Russell Martin’s Homer Gives Blue Jays 5-4 Win In 11 Innings

BOSTON — The Red Sox are staring their second consecutive sweep directly in the face. The Red Sox rallied back from a four-run deficit Saturday to tie their game against the Toronto Blue Jays 4-4 in the sixth inning. The Jays had the last laugh, though, as Russell Martin launched a solo homer over the Green Monster in the 11th inning to propel Toronto to a 5-4 win. The Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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