The Jays lost 3-2 against the Rays in game 2 of the series, R.A Dickey got the start for the Jays and gave up one run in the six innings he pitched. The bullpen gave up two one run homeruns to the Rays. Aaron Loup and Ryan Tepera gave up those homeruns and let another good start go to waste as the offense couldn’t pick up the slack. Jose Reyes went 2-4. Edwin Encarnacion, Devon Travis and Kevin Pillar all hit a double. Jose Bautista hit his 18th homerun of the season.
The Jays finish the series tomorrow against the Rays before going on the road again, where they will face the Oakland A’s next.
The Jays opened the unofficial start of the second half of baseball season also known as game 92 against the Rays. The game was scoreless for the first 2 innings before in the top of the 3rd Grady Sizemore hit a solo homerun off of Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Hutchison left the game after pitching six innings and giving up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks. In the bottom of the 4th Chris Colabello hit a sacrifice fly to even the score up at one run. In the fifth inning the Jays scored 5 runs against the Rays, with Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak hitting homeruns. Bo Schultz and Robert Osuna pitched the final three innings for the Jays shutting down the Rays for the rest of the game. During the course of the game both Edwin Encarnacion and Justin Smoak hit doubles. Smoak’s line today was 2-4 with 3 Rbi’s. The Jays were 3-6 with Runners in scoring position tonight.
Game 2 against the Rays is tomorrow, R.A. Dickey (3-10) with a 4.87 era is the probable starting pitcher for the Jays against the Rays Erasmo Ramirez.
Lets start off with the homerun derby, Josh Donaldson made it to the 2nd round before getting beaten, an improvement from last years derby.
In the Allstar game the Al won 6-3, Josh Donaldson went 0-0 with 2 walks, Russell Martin went 0-1. David Price got the win for the American League, Clayton Kershaw took the loss for the national league.
Hi everyone, I took a long break from this blog and have missed half the season writing about it and I decided to look today and it shows that over 300 people have still read this blog and past posts this year. Thank you to everyone who still is checking for updates at this site. I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting the Jays updates this season we will see what happens over the all-star break. Right now the Jays are 44-45 after dropping last nights game 3-0 to the Royals in game one of their final series before the All-star break. The Jays are 4.5 games away from first in the AL East however that is good for 4th place. In the wildcard race the Jays are back by 4 games, with Baltimore, Detroit and Tampa all ahead of them not including the Angels and the Twins who currently hold both wildcards. The Jays are currently on a 3 game losing streak and have lost 7 of their last 10. There is still plenty of baseball to be played but the next few weeks will determine if the Jays will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.
Edit: Wow since making this post about 30 minutes ago 10 views of it, thank you so much for still being here everyone.
Hey guys and girls not much news going on so here are some of the rumors surrounding the Jays.
The Jays are linked to Canadian John Axford who is currently a free agent.
The Jays were also linked to Ben Zobrist but he was traded to the Athletics as well as Yunel Escobar.
John Mcdonald announced his retirement today, he was a fan favorite during his 7 years with the Jays. He played 16 seasons overall and ends with a slash line of .233/.273/.323. During his 7 years with the Jays he had a slash line of .243/.278/.340 hitting 17 homeruns in 7 years with the Jays and only 28 overall in his 16 year career.
John was best known for his glove, and was a premier defensive player posting a .974 fielding percentage over his 16 year career.
Happy retirement John.
Well folks the votes are in and Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio are in! In my predictions I thought that smoltz would wait another year, while Mike Piazza would get in. Fred McGriff got 12.8 percent of the vote, while Carlos Delgado got 3.8 percent of the vote and had the highest total for anyone not being aloud to stay on the ballot after falling under 5%.