8:27 AM EDT, Fri September 21, 2018
Bluebird Banter 9 hours ago
Jays score 7 in the 9th inning and beat the Rays

Jays score 7 in the 9th inning and beat the Rays

Rays 8 Blue Jays 9 So that was an amazing 9th inning. We scored 7 runs. I still don’t really believe it. Justin Smoak hit the game winning home run. Just before that Lourdes Gurriel hit a 2-run homer to tie it. And, before that, Danny Jansen had a 3-run homer to make it a game. Just to go through it in order, in the 9th: Dwight Smith Jr. had a leadoff double, going to third when Mallex Smith dribbled the ball. Rowdy Tellez doubled to bring him home. I thought ‘great, Tellez gets 3 RBI today’. Then Jonathan Davis was hit by pitch. An out later, Danny Jansen hit a 3-run homer and...
Bluebird Banter 13 hours ago

GameThread Game #153: Rays at Blue Jays

10 games to go It’s the first game of the final homestand, and almost certainly John Gibbons’ final homestand as Blue Jays manager. Here are the lineups for tonight. We have five kids in there, with Jansen catching for Gaviglio and Smoak DH’ing so Tellez can play first. The Blue Jays of the...
DRaysBay 9 hours ago

Rays: 8, Blue Jays: 9 - Ninth Inning collapse ends Rays’ season

What just happened? Rays are continuing their playoff push with one last visit to the great white north to take on the Blue Jays. Ryne Stanek would get things started and open the game, and looked sharp in the 1st inning, but got into trouble in the 2nd with a ground rule double to Randal...
Jays Journal 1 hour ago
Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ryan Tepera, Tony LaCava and more

Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ryan Tepera, Tony LaCava and more

Blue Jays news and notes from the morning of Thursday, September 20th, 2018, including the eventual arbitration decisions of a Blue Jays reliever and the status of a few former Jays. Tepera Primed for Big Arbitration Payday Recently, popular baseball blog MLB Trade Rumors released their list of “10 Relievers Lining Up Big First-Time Arbitration […] Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ryan Tepera, Tony LaCava and more - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Red Reporter 19 hours ago

Is Marcus Stroman the kind of pitcher the Reds should be looking to acquire?

Would the Blue Jays righty be enough atop the Cincinnati rotation? The idea that the Cincinnati Reds will be on the lookout for improved starting pitching this winter is one that’s become an annual tradition, at least among our hopes. While the club has repeatedly rolled out one of the absolute most...

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Bluebird Banter 21 hours ago
Around The Nest 2018 Epilogue

Around The Nest 2018 Epilogue

Celebrating the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, champions of the Eastern League! Last week may have been the final episode of Around The Nest, the Blue Jays minor league podcast, but we can’t really just pack up our bags and go off into the sunset without acknowledging that the Blue Jays’ double-A affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, steamrolled through the Eastern League playoffs and were crowned as their champions. Here we present a special epilogue for the 2018 podcast season, featuring host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s conversation with Fisher Cats broadcaster Tyler...
Jays Journal 22 hours ago

Blue Jays: One-on-one with prospect T.J. Zeuch- Part 2

This is a continuation of an exclusive interview with Blue Jays pitching prospect T.J. Zeuch, who most recently was an integral part of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ rise to the top of the Eastern League. The first part of the interview can be found here. Hayden Godfrey: You represent something huge for this […] Blue Jays: One-on-one with prospect T.J. Zeuch- Part 2 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 23 hours ago
Game #153 Preview: Stanek vs Gaviglio

Game #153 Preview: Stanek vs Gaviglio

Rays (85-66) vs Blue Jays (69-83) After a long road trip, the Jays head home to welcome the Rays into town to open a 4 game series, the second last home series and final homestand of the this __________ 2018 season. Tonight’s game gets underway at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter I seemingly didn’t realize there was a game today when yesterday I mentioned Gaviglio was pushed until Friday. But Sam Gaviglio is indeed starting today. Sammy G makes his 22nd start for the Blue Jays, the second most on the team (oy). He is 3-8 with a 5.25 ERA, although FIP has liked his work a bit more than...
Jays Journal 23 hours ago

Blue Jays: An update on the Roberto Osuna trial – 9/20/18

Though no longer a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Roberto Osuna trial can still be a monumental one in deciding the future of MLB’s policies. Houston Astros fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to see what will become of their star closer, Roberto Osuna. As Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet […] Blue Jays: An update on the Roberto Osuna trial – 9/20/18 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Sep 20, 2018

Blue Jays: Outfield depth makes Kevin Pillar expendable

The depth and unexpected emergence of the Toronto Blue Jays young outfielders make Kevin Pillar expendable and a possible trade chip heading into the offseason. The man affectionately tabbed “Superman” for his heroic efforts in centrefield could soon find himself playing superhero for another team. There is a distinct possibility the Jays could gauge the trade […] Blue Jays: Outfield depth makes Kevin Pillar expendable - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Sep 20, 2018
Thursday thoughts

Thursday thoughts

The dog days at the end of our season Yesterday’s loss was a dreary game in the dog days of the season as both teams struggle to the finish. At least we have some exciting rookies to watch and we haven’t lost 108 games but many of us will be glad when this season is over. Muchas Gracias Marco Marco Estrada was strong in his 6 innings, allowing only four baserunners on three singles and a walk. But lets remember the ‘quality’ of the team he was facing. And we still lost. Marco has a 5.57 ERA over 139 innings pitched this season and the 35-year-old pending free agent may find it...
Jays Journal Sep 20, 2018

Blue Jays: With Reese McGuire too, is there room for Russell Martin in 2019?

With the emergence of both Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, does it make sense for the Blue Jays to keep Russell Martin around for 2019? After the Blue Jays called Danny Jansen up to the big leagues this summer and he flourished in his first few games, it wasn’t hard to see the writing on […] Blue Jays: With Reese McGuire too, is there room for Russell Martin in 2019? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Baltimore Sun Sep 20, 2018

Jimmy Yacabonis takes advantage of starting opportunity in Orioles' 2-1 win over Blue Jays

One of the many things this Orioles team has struggled with this season is making early leads stick, often allowing runs right after scoring. But in the Orioles’ 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis’ “shutdown” fourth inning — coming after rookie DJ...
Bluebird Banter Sep 19, 2018
Jays fall 2-1 to Orioles despite Marco’s quality start

Jays fall 2-1 to Orioles despite Marco’s quality start

Though quality start probably needs an asterisk against these Orioles Blue Jays 1 Orioles 2 To borrow a line, Marco is the best. Even though he technically got hung with the L tonight, and (though tempted) I’m not allowed to end the recap here with “/fin”. Whatever, there’s probably not going to be many more times to use the phrase, so indulge me. It was pretty close to vintage Marco Estrada tonight, as he went 6 innings, allowing just a run on 4 hits, with one free pass against 5 strikeouts. This is exemplified by the excellent ERA (1.50) against mediocre peripherals (4.15...
Baltimore Sun Sep 19, 2018

Spot starter Jimmy Yacabonis, rookie DJ Stewart lift Orioles to 2-1 victory over Blue Jays

The Orioles’ pitching situation has become so strained that manager Buck Showalter has had to announce the starters for two of the three games against the Toronto Blue Jays less than 24 hours before they took the mound. Rookie pitcher Evan Philips was designated to start Monday’s series opener...
Bluebird Banter Sep 19, 2018
GameThread Game #152: Blue Jays at Orioles

GameThread Game #152: Blue Jays at Orioles

Going for the sweep once again against the OriLOLes. Marco Estrada has been bumped up to start today, given his short outing at Yankee Stadium. Aledmys Diaz is doing good things as of late: Your new fave band: Aledmys on FIRE! Over his last 15 games, Díaz is hitting .357 with 10 RBI. His 18 homers this season are a new career high. https://t.co/ZIl6gqPABH @BudweiserCanada pic.twitter.com/QapKRiBQea— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 19, 2018 Here are the lineups for tonight. Pillar is back in at center, giving Grichuk the night off. McKinney and Gurriel stay atop the lineup,...
Jays Journal Sep 19, 2018

Blue Jays’ youngsters continue to impress

After impressive outings from Thomas Pannone, Sean Reid-Foley, and Ryan Borucki, as well as some timely hitting by rookies, Blue Jays youngsters continue to impress. 2018 has been a year of transition for the Blue Jays. Ross Atkins said at the trade deadline that he expects the team to struggle again in 2019, be a […] Blue Jays’ youngsters continue to impress - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Sep 19, 2018
Game # 152 Preview: Estrada vs Yacabonis

Game # 152 Preview: Estrada vs Yacabonis

Blue Jays (69-82) vs Orioles (43-108) The Blue Jays sadly play their final game against Baltimore this season, looking to finish up the season series with a win and push their record against the worst team in baseball to 15-4. Tonight’s game gets underway at 7:05 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Marco Estrada got bumped up a day to make this start, since he threw just 55 pitches against the Yankees on Friday. The Jays are jumping over Sam Gaviglio’s turn in the rotation, who may or may not make up that start on Friday back in Toronto. Estrada only threw 55 pitches because he was terrible....

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  • 1 Kevin Pillar

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  • 1 Marcus Stroman

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  • 1 Roberto Osuna

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