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Bluebird Banter 7 hours ago
Jays lose to Rays

Jays lose to Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays 1 Rays 7 Can’t win them all, though it would make life so much fun. The Jays had a chance to get the game off to a good start. First inning, Marcus Semien and Vladimir Guerrero took one-out walks. After a Bo Bichette strikeout, Teoscar Hernandez was hit by pitch. And then Lourdes flew out to deep right-field. A few more feet, it would have been a whole different game. Julian Merryweather had to fight through the first inning as well, giving up a single and walk but got out of it. But Ross Stripling, not living up to the...
Bluebird Banter 11 hours ago
GameThread Game #152: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

GameThread Game #152: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports If I could ask just one thing of this day, it would be for the Jays to beat the Rays. We have a roster move: Kevin Smith is due to land here shortly and is expected to be the counter. As of now, Thomas Hatch won’t be active for this game but could be active in Minny this weekend after today’s bullpen day. Santiago Espinal also a possibility in Minnesota. https://t.co/6Ev7xgjwAp— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) September 22, 2021 Here is this afternoon’s lineup, which...doesn’t look great. Alas. Gurriel has moved up, McGuire gets a...
Bluebird Banter 16 hours ago
Game #152 Preview: Merryweather/Stripling vs. Patiño

Game #152 Preview: Merryweather/Stripling vs. Patiño

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Blue Jays will go for their eighth straight series win, as they try to take two of three from the Rays in Tampa. The finale of this series gets underway a bit earlier today, set for a 3:10 ET. first pitch. Blue Jays’ Pitchers It would appear that Julian Merryweather will act as the opener today. He’ll probably go only one inning, but might get a second depending on his efficiency. The Blue Jays really need to get Merryweather back to where he was at the start of the year, when he was lights out dominating, striking out 7 of the 14...
Jays Journal 17 hours ago

Blue Jays: Let’s start talking about the magic number

With 11 games to go in the regular season schedule, we can start talking about the Magic Number for the Blue Jays, and also the Tragic Number. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to give you a short summary. According MLB’s glossary, the Magic Number “represents the combination of wins needed by […] Blue Jays: Let’s start talking about the magic number - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 18 hours ago

Blue Jays: Nate Pearson graduates from the Top 30 prospect list

After being called up to the Blue Jays when rosters expanded on September 1st, right-hander Nate Pearson is officially no longer a prospect in the eyes of MLB Pipeline. The club’s top prospect arm and former #1 prospect has graduated from the Top 30 list, with names starting to shuffle down the board with his […] Blue Jays: Nate Pearson graduates from the Top 30 prospect list - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 19 hours ago

Blue Jays: Why Wednesday’s series finale is such a huge game

Every game is important for the rest of the regular season for the Blue Jays, but Wednesday’s series finale with the Rays has some additional meaning. Obviously it’ll be important for the Blue Jays to keep the pressure on the New York Yankees, who are a half game back of the Jays for the second […] Blue Jays: Why Wednesday’s series finale is such a huge game - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Tip of the Tower 19 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Data card fiasco with Rays adds fuel to rivalry

If Toronto Blue Jays fans needed any more reasons to dislike the Tampa Bay Rays, the data card fiasco should provide the necessary fuel. There are times when baseball provides tremendous theatre for fans which is exactly what the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays provided on Tuesday. According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi and Arash Madani, Kevin […] Toronto Blue Jays: Data card fiasco with Rays adds fuel to rivalry - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bluebird Banter Sep 21, 2021
Jays get a win in Tropicana Field (but still, burn it to the ground)

Jays get a win in Tropicana Field (but still, burn it to the ground)

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Blue Jays 3 Rays 2 It wasn’t Alek Manoah’s best start of the season, but he fought through 6 innings allowing just 2 runs. He gave up 5 hits and 6 walks. Alek hadn’t allowed more than 3 walks in any of his starts before this. Being fair to Alek, Joe West’s strike zone seemed to be shifted over away from the batter. Alek couldn’t get a call on the inside part of the plate, but the outside corner was three or four inches off the plate. I’ve said it before, but pitchers who fight through things when they don’t have their best stuff...
Bluebird Banter Sep 21, 2021
GameThread Game #151: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

GameThread Game #151: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Jays have not lost back to back games since August, so we are due for a win today. Some exciting news down on the farm, from the division leaders: ROSTER MOVE: @BlueJays Top Prospect, C Gabriel Moreno (#33 overall by @MLBPipeline), set to join the #Bisons for start of 'Final Stretch' on Wednesday!https://t.co/M3bDd2DLIs— Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) September 21, 2021 Here are tonight’s lineups. Kirk catches in back to back games. We have Joe West as the HP umpire tonight. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS RAYS George...
Bluebird Banter Sep 21, 2021
Game #151 Preview: Manoah vs Rasmussen

Game #151 Preview: Manoah vs Rasmussen

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Blue Jays (84-66) vs Rays (93-58) After a frustrating loss last night, the Blue Jays will look to bounce back in the second of three games against the Rays. Tonight’s contest once again gets underway at 7:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Rookie right hander Alek Manoah will make his 18th start of the year, doing so on a little bit of extra rest after throwing a career high 8 innings last Monday. He was about as dominant as a Blue Jays’ starter has been, allowing just 1 hit over those 8 innings, walking none while striking out 10. That fantastic...
Jays Journal Sep 21, 2021

Blue Jays still need one more reliever to step up and contribute

The Blue Jays have found a few reliable bullpen arms in the second half of the season, but they could really use one more solid reliever down the stretch. After spending most of the season looking for any effective options to contribute in the bullpen, Charlie Montoyo has finally found a formula that has been […] Blue Jays still need one more reliever to step up and contribute - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Sep 21, 2021

Blue Jays: How the club almost lost Jordan Romano back in late 2018

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the tenth round of the 2014 MLB Draft, Markham, Ontario’s Jordan Romano has been one of the best arms in the bullpen this season. This comes after a strong 2020 campaign that saw the right-hander earn his first major league save but also battled injuries on his way to […] Blue Jays: How the club almost lost Jordan Romano back in late 2018 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Sep 21, 2021
Rays grind down Ray and Jays for 6-4 win

Rays grind down Ray and Jays for 6-4 win

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Tampa outlasts Robbie in the battle of the Rays. Blue Jays 4 at Rays 6 The difference in tonight’s game essentially came down to Robbie Ray not being able to finish off the Rays in the middle innings, and the Jays not exploiting opportunities right at the end. Add in some sloppy play and terribly inconsistent home plate umping, and it was a typically frustrating loss at Tropicana. From the beginning, Ray was not as sharp as he’s been in most of the season, and his velocity was down a little (low-90s rather than mid-90s). The Rays strategy...
Bluebird Banter Sep 20, 2021
GameThread Game #150: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

GameThread Game #150: Blue Jays at Little Trop of Horrors

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The Jays are in our least favorite park named after orange juice to take on a formidable division foe for the second time this month. They’ll have a tall task ahead of them if they want to score some runs tonight as they’ll be up against a top prospect making his major league debut in Shane Baz. Here are tonight’s lineups that will try to give Baz a unwelcoming hello to the majors. Springer will get another start as the DH, Grichuk starts in center, and Lamb at 3rd. Kirk, as always, will catch for Ray. Today's...
Jays Journal Sep 20, 2021

Blue Jays: Robbie Ray Now The Odds-On Favourite for Cy Young Award

When Gerrit Cole was unceremoniously booed off the mound yesterday by the Yankee faithful in the Bronx after surrendering a seven-spot in an 11-1 loss, it was not only indicative of the New York Yankees’ playoff hopes taking a hit, but also of Cole’s Cy Young chances. Enter Robbie Ray: in what is a miraculous […] Blue Jays: Robbie Ray Now The Odds-On Favourite for Cy Young Award - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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