The Jays lost 11-10 to the Royals. The teams combined for 27 hits and 7 errors. The Jays starter Felix Dubront gave up 6 runs in the first but then settled down ending his day with 5 innings pitched with 7 runs overall however only 5 earned runs. Steve Delabar then came in and only recorded one out he was charged with 3 runs 2 earned. Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil the pitched each allowing 0 runs. Bo Schultz then pitched the bottom of the 8th giving up the game winning homerun.
On the offensive side of the ball the Jays lineup had 4 doubles and one triple overall. Jose Reyes commited 2 errors in the field but also went 3-5 with a double and one Rbi. Devon Travis went 2-5 with 2 strikeouts. Kevin Pillar went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a triple and one Rbi.
In the 8th inning Jose Bautista argued a 1 and 2 strike call by the homeplate umpire Jerry Meals. The score was 10-10, Jose Reyes was on first, Justin Smoak came to pinch hit and recorded an out. In that situation in my opinion no matter if your a rookie or a veteran player you need to step back in the box and just hit.
That’s it for games before the all-star break the Jays are 45-46, 4.5 games back in the Al East. Have a great All-star break everyone.
The Jays won 6-2, Mark Buehrle won his 10th game for the season, while lowering his Era too 3.34 for the season. Jose Reyes went 3-4 with a double in the 3 run 9th inning. Jose Reyes also had a big game on the base paths stealing 3 bases today, he know has 14 this season. Edwin Encarnacion and Danny Valencia both hit homers. Bo Scultz and Roberto Osuna both pitched perfect innings with one strikeout a piece. The Jays were still 2-10 with runners in scoring position today. The Jays play one more game before the all-star game against the Royals tomorrow.
All-star game update time:
Jose Bautista has decided not to participate in the all-star game to rest a sore shoulder. Bautista has stated through the Jays officials that he will talk to the media about his decision before the start of the game tomorrow.
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.
The Jays have reached a contract with the university of Guelph to have grass in the Rogers center by 2018.
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%.