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The Enhanced Frustration of Familiar Blue Jays Problems

Let’s get a few things straight. Starting the season at 1-6 really sucks. However, the Blue Jays will also be perfectly fine in 2017, and one week’s worth of games holds no predictive value. But damn the start to this season has been frustrating. Everything that could have gone wrong has, which looks even worse […]

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An Early End to the Blue Jays Comeback (and Season)

TORONTO – Well, that didn’t last long. The hope, the optimism, the belief – they all died quickly in the Blue Jays’ ALCS Game 5 matinee against Cleveland. Cleveland scored three times, once in the first, then again in the third and fourth, and the Jays hardly threatened, if ever. Ryan Merritt threw slop that […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 10, Rangers 1; Estrada Shines While Texas Falters

As soon as Edwin Encarnacion launched his walk-off home run on Tuesday night, talk in the baseball world shifted to how the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays would react as they revisited their year-old rivalry for at least another three games, possibly for four or five. If their were any concerns that either team  would revert to child […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1; Donaldson Stays Hot At Camden Yard

The Jays took the series opener 5-1 against Baltimore at Camden Yards. They are now beginning to assert their dominance as the premier bird in the AL East, pushing their lead to a commanding four games over the Orioles. Hardy hit a home run to left field against Estrada in the first inning. Melvin Upton Jr. […]

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He’s Back: Blue Jays Trade for Dioner Navarro

In a surprise move that was announced just prior to the start of Friday’s game, the Jays have traded for catcher Dioner Navarro in exchange for minor-league left-handed pitcher Colton Turner. The @BlueJays have acquired C Dioner Navarro from Chicago in exchange for LHP Colton Turner. Welcome back Dioner! pic.twitter.com/cRFcXhhbGh — Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

Recap: Angels 8, Blue Jays 2; Estrada’s Struggles Continue as Jays Get Pounded

With a difficult stretch in the schedule coming up during which the Jays play three games against both the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, they no doubt were looking to take advantage of a home stand against weaker opponents, beginning with the Angels. While the Jays were firing on all cylinders last night, tonight […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays

Recap: Rays 9, Blue Jays 2; Everything Goes Wrong in Ugly Loss to Tampa

Marco Estrada has been stellar this season. I’d be comfortable saying he hasn’t had one game where he has been truly terrible. Until tonight. It just wasn’t working for him. The final line doesn’t look too bad. Five innings pitched while only giving up three runs is fine. However, the process to get to those numbers […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 3, Astros 1: Solo Shots Enough to Back Estrada’s Wobbly Back

The Toronto Blue Jays entered tonight’s game 13 games above .500 and just one game back of the division-leading Orioles, sending Marco Estrada to the mound to face Houston’s Collin McHugh. The concern entering the game was Estrada’s recurring back pain, which was clearly an issue for him in his previous two starts. Estrada, however, appeared […]