6:17 AM EDT, Tue August 16, 2022
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GameThread Game #114: Orioles at Blue Jays

GameThread Game #114: Orioles at Blue Jays

Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Let’s hope the return of Springer will give this team a much needed boost. Here are tonight’s lineups. Springer leads off. Today's Lineups ORIOLES BLUE JAYS Ryan McKenna - CF George Springer - DH Adley Rutschman - C Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Anthony Santander - RF Lourdes Gurriel - LF Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Teoscar Hernandez - RF Ramon Urias - 3B Bo Bichette - SS Austin Hays - LF Matt Chapman - 3B Jorge Mateo - SS Raimel Tapia - CF Terrin Vavra - 2B Whit Merrifield - 2B Tyler Nevin - DH Danny Jansen -...
12 hours ago
Springer Activated from IL

Springer Activated from IL

Springer has been sprung from the IL. He’s in the lineup tonight, DHing and hitting at the top of the lineup. Bradley Zimmer was DFAed to make room on the active roster (know that will make everyone very sad) , and now they have an open 40-man spot, just in case they want to sign Giles (yeah, I know it is unlikely). The team also has Julian Merryweather getting close to being ready again, and Nate Pearson will pitch a bullpen session soon. And Shi Davidi tells us that the team may soon be signing Yoshi Tsutsugo to a minor league deal. He was released by the Pirates, after...
19 hours ago
Monday Bantering: Ken Giles?

Monday Bantering: Ken Giles?

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ And other Jays stuff Happy Monday, the start of a new week. I’m back at home, happy to be sleeping in my own bed, not one that sags in the middle and squeaks loudly every time I move the slightest. Last night Ben Nicholson-Smith tweeted that the Mariners released Ken Giles and that the Jays are one of the teams that have checked in on him. Giles is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He’s pitched just 4.1 innings for the Mariners, giving up just 1 hit, no walks and 4 strikeouts. He’s averaged 94.8 MPH on his fastball in those four...
20 hours ago
Game #114 Preview: Bradish vs Kikuchi

Game #114 Preview: Bradish vs Kikuchi

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Orioles (59-55) vs Blue Jays (61-52) After another loss yesterday resulting in another lost series, the Blue Jays will start up a new series as they welcome the Orioles into the Rogers Centre for a three game series to kick off the week. Today’s game is set to get underway at the normal 7:07 ET first pitch time. Blue Jays’ Starter The Blue Jays need a good, long outing from a starting pitcher, and they’re going to look to Yusei Kikuchi to get them that. Unfortunately for the Jays, that kind of outing isn’t really something they...
Aug 14, 2022
Gloves and Bats Missing, Jays Lose

Gloves and Bats Missing, Jays Lose

Photo by Cole Burston/ Guardians 7 Blue Jays 2 That was frustrating. Bad hitting (and, when we hit the ball hard, it found a glove) and bad fielding. It seemed like a game we just didn’t deserve to win. The bats started well. Lourdes Gurriel started the game off with a hard hit single to right. Vladimir Guerrero flew out to right, but Alejandro Kirk singled to right. A Teoscar Hernandez double to right scored a run. It seemed like a theme. Everyone was taking Shane Bieber to right (he was throwing to the outside and off the outside of the plate). But Matt Chapman...
Aug 14, 2022
GameThread Game#113: Guardians @Jays

GameThread Game#113: Guardians @Jays

Photo by Cole Burston/ I don’t see a GameThread, so this will do: Today's Lineups GUARDIANS BLUE JAYS Steven Kwan - LF Lourdes Gurriel - LF Amed Rosario - SS Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Jose Ramirez - DH Alejandro Kirk - C Josh Naylor - 1B Teoscar Hernandez - DH Oscar Gonzalez - RF Matt Chapman - 3B Owen Miller - 2B Raimel Tapia - CF Tyler Freeman - 3B Whit Merrifield - 2B Austin Hedges - C Santiago Espinal - SS Myles Straw - CF Cavan Biggio - RF Shane Bieber - RHP Kevin Gausman - RHP Go Jays Go
Aug 14, 2022
Game #113 Preview: Bieber vs Gausman

Game #113 Preview: Bieber vs Gausman

Photo by Cole Burston/ Guardians (60-53) vs. Blue Jays (61-51) The Blue Jays wrap up their three game set with the Guardians, looking to win the series in what should be a very exciting series finale. The game is set to get underway at 1:37 ET, the perfect way to spend a glorious Sunday. Blue Jays’ Starter Kevin Gausman gets the ball for the Blue Jays, looking to get the hometown fans a win. Unfortunately for Jays’ fans, he hasn’t been able to get too many wins in front of them, going 3-5 with a 4.19 ERA at home. There’s a lot of discussion surrounding shifting...
Aug 13, 2022
Jays Hold Off Guardians, Win 2-1

Jays Hold Off Guardians, Win 2-1

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Romano pitches a 4 out save to deliver the win. In a series where the bats have looked overmatched by Guardians starters so far, the Jays bullpen managed to bounce back and hold off Cleveland. The game featured a first pitch from Jaida Lee, the first woman to pitch in the men’s Canada Games. The Jays hit a lot of balls hard and seemed time after time on the cusp of a big inning. Instead, they won based on a pair of solo homeruns from Chapman and Hernandez to deliver the Jays a much needed 2-1 win. White had difficulty right off the...
Aug 13, 2022
GameThread Game #112: Guardians at Blue Jays

GameThread Game #112: Guardians at Blue Jays

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Please win.
Aug 13, 2022
Game #112 Preview: McKenzie vs White

Game #112 Preview: McKenzie vs White

Photo by Mark Blinch/ Guardians (60-52) vs Blue Jays (60-51) The Blue Jays will look to put an end to their recent losing ways, as they play the second of three against the visiting Guardians. Today’s game is set for a 3:07 ET start. Blue Jays’ Starter Deadline acquisition Mitch White will get the start for the Blue Jays. His first start for the Jays was alright, although I’m sure the Jays could have used a bit more length out of him. In Minnesota a week ago, White went 4.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out just 2. The low strikeout...
Aug 12, 2022
Guardians Blank Jays 8-0

Guardians Blank Jays 8-0

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports An untouchable Quantrill outduels a increasingly broken looking Berrios in a lopsided shutout For the team leading the Wild Card race, the Jays haven’t looked much like it in the last three games. An embarrassing pair of losses were blunted by a rainstorm which postponed the potential sweep with the final game in Baltimore, and heading home, the Jays were hoping Rogers Centre would help rejuvenate Jose Berrios. Unfortunately, after a couple of uneventful innings, the Guardians jumped all over Berrios’ inconsistency and some lucky breaks...
Aug 12, 2022
GameThread Game #111: Guardians at Blue Jays

GameThread Game #111: Guardians at Blue Jays

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ After two days off, the Jays are back home and set to welcome in the Cleveland Guardians. We have some injury updates: Plan is for Stripling to throw five innings with Buffalo today. If all goes well, he could rejoin Blue Jays rotation next week.Nate Pearson has also progressed to throwing from 150-feet on flat ground at Blue Jays player development complex in Dunedin.— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) August 12, 2022 Here are tonight’s lineups. Bradley Jr gets the start in center. Today's Lineups GUARDIANS BLUE JAYS Steven...
Aug 12, 2022
Around The Nest Episode 6 - Blue Jays Prospects Pickup Football

Around The Nest Episode 6 - Blue Jays Prospects Pickup Football

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) throws a football prior to his start against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. | Aaron Josefczyk-USA TODAY Sports On this episode Tyler Zickel and the Around The Nest crew look at body shape and athletic skills of Blue Jays minor leaguers We had some fun on this episode of Around The Nest, the Blue Jays minor league podcast, by looking at the prospects that would be the best to put on a pickup football team based on body type, strength, and athletic prowess. This episode of Around The Nest was hosted by...
Aug 10, 2022
Birdbath: Blue Jays–Orioles game postponed due to rain

Birdbath: Blue Jays–Orioles game postponed due to rain

The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed due to inclement weather at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  | Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Tonight’s game will be played as a single-admission doubleheader on September 5. The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. Although the Jays have an off day on Thursday, the O’s are headed to Boston to play a single game rescheduled due to the MLB lockout, so tonight’s game was rescheduled as a single-admission doubleheader...
Aug 10, 2022
GameThread Game #111: Blue Jays at Orioles

GameThread Game #111: Blue Jays at Orioles

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports It would really be great if the Orioles weren’t a nemesis this year. All’s to say...please win tonight! Here are tonight’s lineups Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS ORIOLES Lourdes Gurriel - LF Cedric Mullins - CF Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Adley Rutschman - C Alejandro Kirk - DH Anthony Santander - RF Teoscar Hernandez - RF Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Bo Bichette - SS Terrin Vavra - DH Matt Chapman - 3B Austin Hays - LF Raimel Tapia - CF Rougned Odor - 2B Danny Jansen - C Ramon Urias - 3B Santiago Espinal - 2B Jorge Mateo...