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Bluebird Banter 14 hours ago
Quick Spring Recap: Jays Beat Phillies

Quick Spring Recap: Jays Beat Phillies

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Phillies 2 Blue Jays 5 A win. And some runs. Vladimir Guerrero had a very good day with the bat. He: Homered in the first: 438 feet, 110.5 mph. over the center field wall. The Jays one extra base hit. Lined out to the wall in center in the fourth: 394 feet, 110.3 mph. Crushed to CF but the park is pretty deep that direction. Singled in the fifth, driving in two. Other hitters: George Springer: 0 for 2, walk. BA .000. Nathan Lukes: 1 walk, 2 runs. .455. Bo Bichette: 1 for 3, 2 RBI. .400. Justin Turner: 1 for 2, walk. .333. Kevin...
Bluebird Banter 21 hours ago
Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Tim Mayza

Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Tim Mayza

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Tim Mayza is a 32-year-old lefty reliever. He was our 12th-round pick in 2013, making him the longest-serving current Blue Jays player. Well, sort of a technicality, we picked Danny Jansen in the 16th round. Tim made it up to the majors in 2017 and became an essential part of our bullpen in 2019, except for missing out on the 2020 season after Tommy John surgery. In six seasons, he’s pitched in 317 games, which puts him tied for 11th, with Jimmy Key, on the team’s all-time list. 53 games will move him into the seventh spot. And...
Bluebird Banter Mar 3, 2024
Sunday GameThread: Jays @ Red Sox

Sunday GameThread: Jays @ Red Sox

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Another road game, another game with few regulars in the lineup. Kirk, Schneider, Espinal, maybe Vogelbach. But we do get to see Clement, Horwitz, Barger and Roden. Paolo Espino gets the start. He’s a long shot to get Manoah’s spot in the rotation if Alek isn’t ready to start the season. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS RED SOX Ernie Clement - 3B Jarren Duran - CF Alejandro Kirk - C Rafael Devers - 3B Daniel Vogelbach - DH Trevor Story - SS Davis Schneider - 2B Triston Casas - 1B Santiago Espinal - SS Masataka Yoshida -...
Bluebird Banter Mar 2, 2024
Saturday Bantering: Manoah Out With Sore Shoulder

Saturday Bantering: Manoah Out With Sore Shoulder

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports The Jays tell us that Alek Manoah has some shoulder soreness. The MRI showed no structural damage, but he won’t be throwing for a few days. It might mean he won’t be ready for the start of the season. From Keegan Matheson’s story: “He was throwing and said that it feels a bit cranky, so we wanted to be extra careful at this point,” Schneider said. And Yariel Rodriguez has had back spasms but will throw a bullpen session today. He will be brought along slowly, but they still hope he’ll be ready to open the season with the team,...
Bluebird Banter Mar 1, 2024
Spring GameThread: Jays @ Yankees

Spring GameThread: Jays @ Yankees

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports We have a rare spring train evening game. The Jays travel to George M. Steinbrenner Field to play the Yankees. The Jays have Chad Dallas starting. Dallas started the first spring game of the year. Like most spring road games, the Jays don’t have many regulars in the lineup today, but Espinal, Varsho and Schneider are in the lineup. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS YANKEES Santiago Espinal - SS DJ LeMahieu - 3B Daulton Varsho - LF Juan Soto - RF Davis Schneider - 2B Aaron Judge - CF Daniel Vogelbach - DH Anthony Rizzo -...