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Blue Jays earn first series victory of 2019 in rainy Minneapolis

After several close calls, the Blue Jays have finally won their first series of 2019. Thanks chiefly to some timely hitting and solid pitching, the team was able to beat out the Twins in a rainy and tightly fought four-game series. With that, the Blue Jays have improved their record to 8-12, and now sit…

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Rays down Blue Jays in wild weekend clash

In what was easily the season’s most exciting series thus far, the Blue Jays, despite mounting two incredible comebacks in games one and two, lost this weekend’s series to the first-place(!) Tampa Bay Rays. Thanks to some great pitching and timely hitting, the boys in blue were able to take a single game, but floundered…

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Blue Jays split see-saw series against Red Sox at Fenway

Though it looked as though they had a chance to run away with a swift two-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Blue Jays, despite numerous triumphant moments, came away with just a series split in Boston. For the first time this season, their bats came alive, while their starting pitching continued…

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Floundering Blue Jays pounded by Cleveland in four-game sweep

In perhaps one of the worst series in franchise history, the hapless Blue Jays were swept out of Cleveland Sunday after getting destroyed in four games against the swift and agile Clevelanders. Having scored just six runs in the set, the Blue Jays struck out a total of 57 times. The team also managed just…

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Kevin Pillar, the Blue Jays, and the acceptance of change

For the first time in my blogging career, I’m not going to open up a Baseball Reference or Fangraphs page to aid in the writing process. I won’t be looking at or even mentioning statistics or sabermetrics. This time, I want to talk about baseball, and the emotional and nostalgic impact it has on so…

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Blue Jays pitchers stay strong, bats disappear in series loss to Orioles

After a confusingly mediocre first series against the Detroit Tigers, the Blue Jays hoped to bounce back against the cellar-dwelling Baltimore Orioles in a mid-week three-game tilt at Rogers Centre. Unfortunately for them, the Orioles, boasting the suddenly superhuman arms of David Hess and Andrew Cashner, deadened the Blue Jays’ bats and were able to…