11:24 PM EDT, Fri April 16, 2021
Bluebird Banter 5 hours ago
Friday Bantering: Tonight’s Game Postponed

Friday Bantering: Tonight’s Game Postponed

Photo by Ed Zurga/ The bad news is that there is no baseball tonight. The good news is that there are games tomorrow, and four less innings for the Jays’ bullpen to cover. Here’s how the Jays will schedule their starts over the next few days. We are officially in the Tommy Milone era: Weekend pitching matchups for Blue Jays and Royals: SaturdayGame 1: Steven Matz vs Mike MinorGame 2: Tommy Milone vs Ervin SantanaSundayRobbie Ray vs Brady SingerAfter off day Monday, Hyun-Jin Ryu starts Tuesday in Boston— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 16, 2021 The team can...
Bluebird Banter 9 hours ago
Who’s Hot, Who’s Cold: Blue Jays Pitchers

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

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jays have allowed 3.92 runs per game, which, surprisingly is much better than the league average of 4.59 and fourth-best in the AL (if I did earned run average, we’d be third-best in the AL). Hot Hyun Jin Ryu: 3 starts, 1-1, 1.89 ERA. In 19 innings, batters hit .211/.233/.338 with 2 home runs, 2 walks, and 19 strikeouts. He’s just been terrific. Steven Matz: 2 starts, 2-0, 1.46 ERA. In 12.1 innings, batters hit .167/.255/.286 with 1 home run, 3 walks, and 13 strikeouts. I have a hard time believing he can be this good...
Bluebird Banter 14 hours ago
Game #14 Preview: Matz vs Minor

Game #14 Preview: Matz vs Minor

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays (6-7) vs Royals (7-4) After a tough loss yesterday, the Blue Jays are right back at it against the Royals in game two of four in Kansas City. Today’s game is another later one, set to start at 8:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Lefty Steven Matz will make his third start of the season, and will try to continue the early season magic that he has going on. Through 12.1 innings, Matz has allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks, striking out 13. He has done a fantastic job with the strikeouts, with limiting the walks, and also with...
Rising Apple Apr 11, 2021

Former Mets pitcher Steven Matz has as many wins as his ex-team

Two starts into the 2021 season and former New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz is a perfect 2-0. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, the local kid who knew nothing but the Mets franchise seems to be on the right path with baseball’s most popular nomad team. Meanwhile, the Mets are 2-3 after five games; […] Former Mets pitcher Steven Matz has as many wins as his ex-team - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jays Journal Apr 11, 2021

Blue Jays: Steven Matz a top tier AL East starting pitcher?

The Blue Jays have to be thrilled with the early returns on Steven Matz, as the left-hander has been one of the best starters in the AL East thus far. He was acquired through a trade with the Mets over the winter, and so far the fresh start has been exactly what the 29-year-old has […] Blue Jays: Steven Matz a top tier AL East starting pitcher? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Apr 10, 2021
Game #9 Preview: Quintana vs Matz

Game #9 Preview: Quintana vs Matz

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Angels (6-2) vs Blue Jays (3-5) The Blue Jays continue their opening weekend series against the Angels, still looking for their first win against them here in game 3 of their 4 game set. Tonight’s game is set to get underway again at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter The Jays will send out the last pitcher to earn a win for them, going with lefty Steven Matz. Matz was remarkable in his first start on Monday, holding the Rangers to just a single run over 6.1 innings. He did an excellent job with the strikeouts and walks, but he also did an a...
New York Post Apr 6, 2021
Steven Matz looks like a whole new pitcher away from Mets

Steven Matz looks like a whole new pitcher away from Mets

Steven Matz already has accomplished something in Toronto that he couldn’t do last season for the Mets. Matz was traded to the Blue Jays following a winless 2020 campaign in Queens, and the Long Island-bred lefty tossed an encouraging gem Monday in winning his first start with his new team. The 29-year-old Matz allowed just...
Jays Journal Apr 6, 2021

Blue Jays: Steven Matz emerging as a reliable No. 2 starter

Steven Matz is showing the Blue Jays that he’s just what they needed, a reliable No. 2 starter. Toronto Blue Jays starters not named Hyun Jin Ryu are auditioning to be the No. 2 starter in the rotation. On Monday, in his first game in a Blue Jays uniform, left-hander Steven Matz made an emphatic […] Blue Jays: Steven Matz emerging as a reliable No. 2 starter - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Apr 5, 2021
Matz strikes out 9, Jays beat Rangers

Matz strikes out 9, Jays beat Rangers

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays 6 Rangers 2 There are few things better than a Jays win over the Rangers. I’ll be happy for the rest of the day, despite my computer betting ‘at the shop’ and me typing this out on a little tiny keyboard. Steven Matz was terrific. I’m ready to put Pete Walker on the ‘Level of Excellence’. Matz pitched into the seventh inning (just one batter, but I thought he could go longer, he looked strong, but no reason to push him in his first start, up by 5), allowed just 2 hits, and 1 walk in 6.1 innings with 9 strikeouts. He...
Bluebird Banter Apr 5, 2021
Game #4 Preview: Matz vs Foltynewicz

Game #4 Preview: Matz vs Foltynewicz

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Blue Jays (2-1) vs Rangers (1-2) After a series win in New York, the Blue Jays head down to the Barn in Texas to take on the Rangers for 3 games, starting with the Rangers’ home opener this afternoon. Gametime is 4:05 ET, so get ready to skip out of work early. Blue Jays’ Starter Freshly acquired Steven Matz will make his first start as a Blue Jay, as the lefty gets the ball in game 4 of the season. Matz, who came over from the Mets in a January trade, will attempt to put his terrible 2020 behind him and start fresh in 2021....
Bluebird Banter Mar 20, 2021
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Steven Matz

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Steven Matz

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Steven Matz is a 29-year-old (turn 30 at the end of May), left-handed pitcher. The Blue Jays picked him up in trade from the Mets, for Josh Winckowski, Yennsy Diaz, and Sean Reid-Foley at the end of January. I think it is fair to say that the trade wasn’t loved. We figured that some of the reason for the deal was to open a spot on the 40-man roster, but Reid-Foley is one of those guys who we always hoped would put it all together at some point. And maybe he will someday. Winckowski is a wild card that many of us thought might...

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