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Josh Donaldson in Jays lineup for Game 2 of ALDS

TORONTO (AP) Third baseman Josh Donaldson and outfielder Jose Bautista are in the Blue Jays lineup for Game 2 of their American League Division Series against Texas. Third baseman Adrian Beltre is not starting for the Rangers. Donaldson left Thursday's 5-3 loss in the fifth, one inning after he was kneed in the head by second baseman Rougned Odor while breaking up a double play...
Via AP on Fox
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Ocstroberfest: Marcus Stroman Takes The Hill In Game Two

Marcus Stroman takes the mound for game 2 The Toronto Blue Jays returned to the post-season for the first time in 22 years. I had the pleasure of being in attendance and was it ever LOUD. From the introductions of the Texas Rangers to David Price striking out the side in the 2nd to the ‘Tulo’ chants for Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista‘s solo shot in the 6th, the Rogers...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer

Nine-year-old Toronto Blue Jays fan Jack Blunt received quite the surprise after being summoned to the library at his school only to find Ryan Goins and Kevin Pillar waiting there to meet him. With hats and shirts in hand, the two Blue Jays stars were at the school specifically to spend time with Jack … and to give him four tickets to Thursday’s Game 1 of the ALDS against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar helps Blue Jays fan propose to girlfriend before ALDS

In case you haven't been on Facebook recently, it's engagement season.To help celebrate and join in on the fun, a Toronto Blue Jays fan enlisted the help of outfielder Kevin Pillar to pop the question to his girlfriend before the Division Series game on Thursday: Thanks @KPILLAR4, she said "yes" outside gate 5 #ComeTogether #mlb @KatieBookman @BlueJays @Sportsnet @MLBNetwork pic...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson exits game after getting kneed in head by Rougned Odor (Video)

With the Toronto Blue Jays succumbing to the David Price Quandary-solving Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday by the final of 5-3, here’s one case of literally adding injury to insult. Third baseman Josh Donaldson, Toronto’s resident AL MVP frontrunner, was forced to exit the playoff contest in the fourth inning...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers survive war of attrition in Game 1 vs Blue Jays

First, it was Adrian Beltre in the third. Then, it was Josh Donaldson in the fifth. Finally, it was Jose Bautista in the ninth. Those three superstars all left the Rangers’ 5-3 win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday, and what we know about this series could be turned on its head. David Price looked human for Toronto, perhaps the first time since his trade from...
Via The Outside Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playing Postseason Pepper 2015: Toronto Blue Jays

As we said this morning, we’re spending the day looking at the American League while trying to manage the significant worry that comes with the NLDS matchup.  We saw their opponents in the first post, so let’s take a look at the Toronto Blue Jays before their afternoon first pitch. If there has ever been [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five questions about the Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS

The Texas Rangers (88-74) and the Toronto Blue Jays (93-69) will face off in the AL Division Series, beginning this Thursday. It’s an intriguing matchup on paper, and these five questions immediately came to mind. Do the Rangers really stand a chance?  On paper, this is a nightmarish match up for Texas. Not because the the AL West winning Rangers are bad, but because they’re...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson leads powerful Blue Jays into ALDS

TORONTO (AP) After he acquired Josh Donaldson last winter, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was concerned that his new third baseman might try to swing for the fences too much in his new hitter-friendly home. He'd seen the slugger's average dip by nearly 50 points in 2014, even as his home runs total ticked up. Turns out Anthopoulos had nothing to worry about. In a season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What pushed the Toronto Blue Jays to the AL East title?

We all the know the story by now. The Toronto Blue Jays were hovering around .500 at the trade deadline, with another mediocre season on the horizon. The Jays had talent, but needed an extra boost to really propel them into true contenders. General manager Alex Anthopoulos knew that, and delivered, bringing in an impressive mix of stars and veterans to help the club, with the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays And Dodgers Favored To Meet In Fall Classic

According to the website, the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers are the likeliest opponents in this year's World Series. The Blue Jays are 11 to 5 favorites to take the American League crown, while the "Bums" of Chavez Ravine are favored (by 3 to 1) to take the gonfalon in the Senior Circuit. Post-season contests begin tomorrow—with the annual Yankee...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle’s Place in History is Secure

This isn’t how it was supposed to end for Mark Buehrle. Pitching on two days rest against Tampa in the season finale, the veteran southpaw was just 2 innings shy of 200 for the 15th consecutive season.  45 pitches, 8 unearned runs, and a pair of costly errors behind him later, and his shot at history was over.  Last season, Buehrle was just the 7th pitcher since 1901 to record...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying to get Mark Buehrle to 200 innings didn’t work so well

What seemed like a nice gesture and a form of tribute to Mark Buehrle’s long career turned into something of an embarrassment, and perhaps a questionable decision by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Buehrle was given the start in Toronto’s regular season finale versus the Rays, with the idea that the left-hander would pitch two innings and crack 200 innings for the 15th consecutive...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto and the Postseason Crapshoot

Let’s just be real here and leave the analysis aside for a moment: it’s difficult to picture the Blue Jays losing. They got smoked yesterday, but only after clinching their division, so their lineup was missing its starters. That can be forgiven. Their overall run differential is better than second place by nearly 100. They have baseball’s best record since the All-Star break...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki too drunk for English questions

It has been a magical year for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team clinched their first division title since 1993 and is peaking at the right time heading into the postseason. The Jays demolished the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday 15-2 and won the AL East title. With a record of 92-66, the team has a great chance to have home-field advantage leading up to the World Series. Players...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Monthly Breakdown: April

Devon Travis was the Blue Jays best rookie and best player for the month of April. Over the next several days before the Toronto Blue Jays return to the post-season for the first time in 22 years, I am going to rewind the clock to Opening Day and begin a month-by-month breakdown of how the Blue Jays season has evolved from a team with potential to the team with the best record...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three unlikely players key to the Toronto Blue Jays’ success

The Toronto Blue Jays sit atop the American League with a 91-65 record largely thanks to the contributions of star players like Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and David Price. While those players have made the biggest contributions, there are three unlikely players in particular who’s breakout seasons have helped catapult the club to the top of the standings. Marco Estrada I personally...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s return will propel the Blue Jays to the World Series

The Toronto Blue Jays will be competing in the playoffs for the first time since 1993 when they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series in historic fashion. The probable AL East champions are destined to make a deep playoff run, if not make it back to the World Series. A bulk of the credit has to go to GM Alex Anthopoulos, who made some blockbuster trades at the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s Water Jug Celebration Fails When He Dumps It On Himself (Video)

Ben Revere’s intentions were good. His execution, however, was a little more suspect. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was in the mood to celebrate Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The Blue Jays walked off for yet another win against the Tampa Bay Rays, setting off a wild celebration inside Rogers Centre. Revere figured he’d do his part by bringing the water cooler to the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet.   The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Views From The #6 Marcus Stroman

Blue Jays’ Pitcher Marcus Stroman With the hype following the Toronto Blue Jays’ trade deadline acquisition of superstar ace David Price, many around baseball soon disregarded a highly-valued pitching prospect already existing within the Blue Jays’ organization. That’s right baseball fans. The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t merely have Daniel Norris in their prized possession...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees Saw a Different Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman isn’t David Price. Maybe, if Stroman had been healthy all year, the Jays wouldn’t have gotten Price at the deadline, so Stroman would be their No. 1, but that isn’t how things went, so Price is No. 1, and Stroman’s looking to be No. 2. Stroman himself would happily concede that Price is on another level, but then, just about every World Series-winning team...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Edition of David Price

The Blue Jays acquired David Price expecting him to be an ace, and to this point he’s been exactly as advertised. While teams elsewhere are struggling to straighten out their deadline acquisitions, Price has allowed just 15 runs in 10 starts with Toronto. His surface numbers are terrific, and his more advanced numbers are terrific, and when everything agrees that a guy is terrific...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Blue Jays built the most powerful team in baseball

    The Toronto Blue Jays were once the premier team in baseball. From 1985-1993 the Jays reached the ALCS five teams. They won the World Series in back-to-back seasons from ’92-’93. They had sluggers and Cy Young candidates, and winning over 90 games was not an aspiration, but rather an expectation. Since then, things have been much different. The Jays have not won more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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