9:00 AM EDT, Fri August 17, 2018
Bluebird Banter 11 mins ago
Game #122 Preview: Stroman vs Lynn

Game #122 Preview: Stroman vs Lynn

Blue Jays (55-66) vs Yankees (75-46) The Blue Jays head to the Bronx for a 3 game road series starting tonight. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Marcus Stroman goes for the Jays. He has continually chipped away at that unsightly ERA of his, which is now sitting at 5.03 with a 4-8 record. His FIP is also down to 3.79, still a bit higher than his career average. If you look at his post-injury return, those numbers vastly improve to a 3.34 ERA, a 4-3 record and a 3.26 FIP. Stroman is coming off a good start against the Rays his last time out, a start that was...
Jays Journal 1 hour ago

Blue Jays: Teoscar Hernandez’s awful defence in the right place to improve

His defence has been atrocious this year, but given that the Blue Jays are just beginning a rebuild, there is still time to see if Teoscar Hernandez can improve with the glove. The Blue Jays will spend the remainder of the 2018 season evaluating the players that they’ve already got under contract, and deciding how […] Blue Jays: Teoscar Hernandez’s awful defence in the right place to improve - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 2 hours ago

Blue Jays: Step one of the rebuild? Improve the awful defence

It’s been easy to spot the offensive and pitching struggles the Blue Jays have faced this year, but their defence has been arguably their weakest link. Going into the 2018 season I believed the Blue Jays would have an improved defensive team. They upgraded in right field from Jose Bautista to Randal Grichuk, brought in […] Blue Jays: Step one of the rebuild? Improve the awful defence - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 7 hours ago
Less than exciting baseball, Jays lose to Royals

Less than exciting baseball, Jays lose to Royals

Blue Jays 2 Royals 6 In the fourth inning, two outs, runner on first, Sam Gaviglio tried to make a pick off throw to first, slipped and threw it into the ground. There was a long long long argument and then replay review to decide that this was a balk. But more importantly, when the ball left his hand that was the last moment of the game that was interesting. Sam would go on to allow 3 runs that inning (perhaps the long break caused his arm to get cold or perhaps it is Sam Gaviglio and, if you wait long enough, he’s going to give up 3 runs in some inning). Sam made it through 4.1...
Bluebird Banter 13 hours ago
GameThread Game #121: Blue Jays at Royals

GameThread Game #121: Blue Jays at Royals

The Jays are going for the series win. I much prefer this over trying to avoid the sweep. Sammy G is still looking for his first win since May. This post is up early again for live Vlad Jr banter. We have some injury updates: Josh Donaldson: Will continue base running (subject to gravity and all) Aaron Sanchez: No issues with his finger in start yesterday, will pitch again early next week Yangervis Solarte: Out at least three weeks but will join the team in Toronto next week Here are tonight’s lineups. Danny Jansen is back in and batting 7th, Travis is back at second, Diaz plays third,...