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Lott: The Blue Jays boost their playoff chances with a nervous victory

Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports BOSTON – Much has been made in the media about the stone-cold demeanour of J.A. Happ. As always, he looked stoic on the mound Saturday night. But when he was done pitching and repaired to the seclusion of the clubhouse, Happ was yelling at the TV, like Blue Jays…

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Lott: Gibbons weighs in on September roster rules that “nobody likes”

Photo credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Shock and awe dominated the narrative Saturday after nine Cleveland relievers recorded all 27 outs in a 1-0 win over Detroit. Two pitches in, starter Carlos Carrasco had to leave. Ian Kinsler’s line drive broke his hand. As a communal pitching performance, it was undeniably remarkable. And it could…

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Lott: Blue Jays players shed light on Saturday’s players-only meeting

Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Players-only meetings hold no guarantees that a team will drag itself out of a ditch, but four veteran players say they came away feeling encouraged after Saturday’s 40-minute session in the Blue Jays’ clubhouse. Naturally, no one was about to spill any secrets about what was discussed. And naturally, everyone…