July 31 2016 10:08AM
Have you heard? Probably not. After a dominant month of July that's been capped off by back-to-back wins over the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays are now in sole possession of first place in the American League East. And today, with Aaron Sanchez on the mound and the trade deadline looming, will be their first test at defending that lead.
July 30 2016 02:25PM
What better way could you spend The Trade Deadline Champs 2015 Anniversary Day than pounding the crap out of the Trash Birds en route to moving into the AL East division lead?!
You know, it really doesn’t seem like very long ago that the Blue Jays were well in Baltimore’s rearview mirror in the American League East standings. That’s because it wasn’t.
After dropping that Canada Day marathon to the Clevelanders, the Jays had a 43-39 record and sat five-and-a-half games back of the division-leading Orioles. Thanks to a 16-7 month of July, including back-to-back wins over the O’s this weekend, the Jays are now sitting in first place for the first time since they were 2-0 back on April 4.
It’s like last year all over again! But this time it’s happening a month earlier!
Blue Jays passing the Orioles in the standings like pic.twitter.com/7ApHZMtIYY— Cam Lewis (@cooom) July 30, 2016
July 30 2016 10:02AM
Last night ACEstrada battled his way through a sore back, the lineup clubbed the crap out of Kevin Gausman, and now, here we are, just half-a-game out of the American League East lead. With a win today over the bad-but-good-against-the-Jays for some reason Yovani Gallardo, the Jays win grab sole possession of the division lead for the first time since April 4.
And, you know, I hate to start sounding like a broken record, but fuck Baltimore!
Game Threat: Salvaging The Seattle Series, Saying Goodbye To Storen, Blue Jays (54-44) vs Mariners (50-47)
July 24 2016 10:11AM
Here we are, for the second Sunday in a row, hoping for the Blue Jays to grab a win so that they can salvage a series with an American League West club. Well, at least they aren’t getting beat by the Minnesota Twins, right?
Game Threat: Hangovers From A Long Plane Ride? Or Too Long In The Sauna? Blue Jays (54-43) vs Mariners (49-47)
July 23 2016 10:03AM
I guess the Jays all spent too long in the sauna before last night's game, or something. Either that, or, well, their former first round supplemental pick James Paxton was actually really good. Regardless, the Jays' bats were stifled by the Mariners, and they'll look to rebound today against the low-key-usually-quite-good Hishashi Iwakuma.