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Bluebird Banter Apr 18, 2018
Blue Jays score 15, sweep Royals

Blue Jays score 15, sweep Royals

Teoscar Hernandez gets 4 hits including a homer and a triple. Royals 5 Blue Jays 15 Our offense has been so good of late. Almost everyone is contributing. It sometimes takes us a few inning to get going but, sooner or later, we put up some runs. Today we scored early, in the middle innings and late. We scored: 1 in the first: Justin Smoak’s double brought home Teoscar Hernandez. 3 in the third: Curtis Granderson walked in front of Teoscar’s home run. An out later Yangervis Solarte hit a solo homer. 2 in the fifth: Solarte walked, Kevin Pillar singled, Randel reached second on a Paulo...
Bluebird Banter Apr 18, 2018
Today’s lineup and bits on yesterday’s games

Today’s lineup and bits on yesterday’s games

Just random thoughts from yesterday’s games: Justin Smoak has been in a slump. He hasn’t hit a home run since his game winning grand slam against the Yankees. He’s hitting .178/.321/.222 since. About the only saving grace is the 9 walks. Yesterday he was 1 for 8 with 1 walk. It is only 12 games, and we are 9-3 since then, but I’ve been worried that last year was some fluke. The sooner he gets hitting again, the better I’ll all feel. We had almost the exact same start out of our two starters. Jaime Garcia went 5 innings , allowed 9 hits and a walk, but allowed just 3 runs. He...
Bluebird Banter Apr 15, 2018
Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold: Blue Jays Batters

Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold: Blue Jays Batters

Taking a look at the Jays offense over the first 14 games. Thankfully the team has gotten off to a good start this spring. Last April was miserable this April has been fun. The team is 9-40 Our offense has been very good. We sit fourth in the AL in runs scored per game, at 5.14. The Angels lead the AL with 6.44 runs per game. And we are third in the AL in home runs, with 20 (but the Angels 26 and A’s 21 have a game and 2 game, respectively, in hand on us). Hot Justin Smoak: .288/.397/.500, 2 home runs, team leading 10 RBI. Since we’ve all been wondering if we were going to get the...
Bluebird Banter Apr 11, 2018
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Rowdy Tellez

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Rowdy Tellez

Coming into last season many of us thought that Rowdy Tellez would end up with the Blue Jays first base job. And then, when Tellez his two home runs, in the Bison’s opening game, we thought it was going to happen soon. But Justin Smoak figured things out and Tellez, well he did quite the opposite. Rowdy would go on to hit .222/.295/.333, with 5 home runs, 47 walks and 94 strikeouts in 122 Triple A games. It was a surprise. After a 2016 where he hit .297/.387/.530 with 23 homers, 63 walks and 92 strikeouts in New Hampshire and climbing up to the 6th spot on our top prospects list, we were...
Bluebird Banter Apr 8, 2018
Despite shaky relief work, Jays beat Rangers

Despite shaky relief work, Jays beat Rangers

Morales and Pearce go deep. Blue Jays 7 Rangers 4 That was way too tense for a game that we scored early and often. We had a great first inning. Steve Pearce started the game off with a home run on the first pitch. Then Justin Smoak and Yangervis Solarte had back-to-back singles. Kendrys Morales followed with an opposite homer. I didn’t think it was going out, but it cleared the wall by a few feet. So it was 4-0 before the Rangers got to swing a bat. We scored another in the 3rd. Smoak (single), Solarte (walk) and Morales (single) loaded the bases and Kevin Pillar singled. And we...
SportsDay Apr 5, 2018
Five things to know about the Toronto Blue Jays, including the late-blooming Justin Smoak

Five things to know about the Toronto Blue Jays, including the late-blooming Justin Smoak

Five things to know about the Toronto Blue Jays, who open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park: At 4-2, Toronto is well ahead of last year's early pace. The Blue Jays got their fourth win in game No. 16 last season. First baseman Justin Smoak, a first-round pick by the Rangers in 2008, appears to be a late bloomer. He had career-highs in homers (38) and RBIs (90) at age 30 last season. He has resumed that pace this season and has two homers with nine RBIs through 26 at-bats. Smoak is 3 for 6 against left-handers, who have plagued him throughout his...
Jays Journal Apr 2, 2018

Blue Jays: Justin Smoak Named AL Player of the Week

On the heels of an incredible two home run game Sunday, Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak was named AL Player of the Week by Major League Baseball. After an exhilarating win Sunday against the Yankees, the Blue Jays clubhouse has more to cheer about, as Justin Smoak has been named AL Player of the […] Blue Jays: Justin Smoak Named AL Player of the Week - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Apr 2, 2018

Blue Jays: Jaime Garcia makes his Blue Jays debut

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off of a 4 game series split after going down 0-2 against the New York Yankees. It was a fun series filled with ups and downs courtesy of good bullpen pitching and Justin Smoak’s power bat. The Blue Jays now open up a 3 game series against the Chicago […] Blue Jays: Jaime Garcia makes his Blue Jays debut - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tip of the Tower Apr 2, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays: Justin Smoak picks up another award

Justin Smoak gets an early start on proving last year wasn’t a one-off for the Toronto Blue Jays, by being named the first AL Player of the Week for 2018. A few months back, we asked what to expect from Justin Smoak in 2018? Was last year a one-off, or the beginning of something special with the Toronto […] Toronto Blue Jays: Justin Smoak picks up another award - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Tip of the Tower Apr 2, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays: The Justin Smoak Show outshines Bronx Bombers

The Toronto Blue Jays split their opening series against the New York Yankees with Justin Smoak carrying the offensive load. Prior to the opening series against the New York Yankees, the focus on winning or surviving would be on the Toronto Blue Jays ability to outlast the big bats of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. […] Toronto Blue Jays: The Justin Smoak Show outshines Bronx Bombers - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Jays Journal Apr 1, 2018

Blue Jays: Stroman Shows Flashes of Brilliance in Season Debut

Before the thrilling grand slam off the bat of Justin Smoak, Marcus Stroman made his season debut Sunday. He was touched up for four earned runs but showed some good command and excellent movement. He’s not actually the fourth starter, but on the first rotation of the season, Marcus Stroman is the fourth starter. On […] Blue Jays: Stroman Shows Flashes of Brilliance in Season Debut - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Apr 1, 2018

Robertson's decision to walk Donaldson, face Smoak leads to loss

David Robertson's decision to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning led to Justin Smoak's go-ahead grand slam in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays.
Bluebird Banter Apr 1, 2018
Justin Smoak hits 2 home runs, Jays win

Justin Smoak hits 2 home runs, Jays win

Baseball is so much more fun when we score. Yankees 4 Blue Jays 7 Justin Smoak was the star again. Three hits yesterday. Today, 3 hits again, with 2 home runs. It was the second home run that was the big one. In the bottom of the 8th, Russell Martin led off with a single. Then Kevin Pillar lined out (after a long very good at bat), Aledmys Diaz followed with his first hit as a Jay. I though Martin would score but the Yankees got it in too quick. Devon Travis, with the tying run at third, tapped out to the catch on the first pitch, not a good at bat. Then the Yankees made a huge mistake,...
SNY TV Apr 1, 2018

Blue Jays rally behind Smoak's two homers to beat Yankees, 7-4

Justin Smoak hit two home runs in two innings and had six RBIs to help the Blue Jays rally and defeat the Yankees, 7-4, in the series finale on Sunday.

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