Game Threat: There's no better remedy for a cold streak than a visit from Minnesota Twins, Blue Jays (72-56) vs Twins (49-79)
August 27 2016 06:37AM
Last night, the Minnesota Twins crept into Rogers Centre for the first time since last August where they were kicked in the head so hard that not only was their season guttered, but they fell into oblivion the following year too. Remember that? The Twins were in a playoff spot last August before the Jays dragged them out of it and threw them into orbit, and since then, they have a nice but not nice .420 winning percentage. Damn!
Anyways, last night represented much of what Minnesota's reality has become this past year. The Blue Jays exploded for 15 runs against the Twins and their merry band of pitchers that nobody has ever heard of, which was enough to completely overshadow the fact that they let the Twins lineup score eight of their own!
Today will most certainly be less of a home run derby, as Marcus Stroman, who's been one of baseball's best starters over the past month or so will face Ervin Santana, the guy who almost became a Blue Jay at the trade deadline.
Oh yeah! And Dioner Navarro is back! Now what the hell is going to happen to Josh Thole?!?
Game Threat: Sanchez strategically optioned, Toronto looks for season series win — Blue Jays (70-53) vs Cleveland (70-51)
August 21 2016 10:00AM
See?! That's baseball, for ya! After blowing a one-run lead in the ninth inning of Friday's game, Roberto Osuna got a chance to redeem himself in a virtually identical situation. And he did good!
In the process, he put the Jays in a position to not only win the series this weekend, but also the season series overall with Cleveland, which, if in the event of the two teams having the same record, would give whoever wins today's game home field advantage in a playoff series. But first, we need to talk about Aaron Sanchez.
August 20 2016 03:05PM
Baseball gives and baseball takes away. The events of this past week are a prefect example of that sentiment.
On Tuesday night, baseball gave. After looking completely hopeless at the plate for 14 consecutive innings in The Bronx, the Jays rallied back from a 6-0 deficit with a 12-run explosion in the final four innings of the game. It was one of those holy shit Father stretch my arms into the light this team could win a goddamn World Series moment that had us all feeling warm and bubbly inside.
Then, yesterday, baseball took away.
August 14 2016 10:10AM
Russell Martin brought this team and fanbase back to life yesterday afternoon with a 2015-esque three-run bomb backed by an excellent performance from Aaron Sanchez. Can Marcus Stroman carry the torch? His pattern of having a bad start followed by a very good one would suggest he can!
August 13 2016 02:20PM
Holy shit, that felt nice! I had almost forgotten what a huge hit felt like, because it's been, like, what, three days since the Jays lineup came up with one? Regardless, after an ugly loss on Friday featuring some limp bats and another slow start to today's game, Russell Martin's three-run home run in the sixth inning was most certainly a reason to get fired up. How fired up? Let's ask Jason Grilli:
FIRE UP THE GRILLI pic.twitter.com/Gbfu6KGolE— Richard Lee-Sam (@RLeesam) August 13, 2016