Thursday, June 20, 2019

#75 - Los Angeles Angels (38-37) at Toronto Blue Jays (26-48)



Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Troutville, ON

Jose "Cy Young" Suarez (2-1, 4.50, 1.25) 
vs. 
Sacrificial Lamb to be Slaughtered by Trout (Clayton Richard - 0-3, 7.52, 1.77)


PREAMBLE:

The Blue Jays look to avoid getting bludgeoned for the third time in the series by the Best Player of All-Time and not be swept in the finale of a four-game series. 

It's Clayton Richard's turn to get fed to Mr. Trout tonight on the mound.  His counterpart, Jose Suarez, gets to feel what it's like to be Cy Young for one night.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Game #74 LA Angels (38-37) @ Toronto Blue Jays (26-48) - game recap

Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of home runs in a losing cause as the Angels thumped the Blue Jays 11-6

The score yesterday was much closer than it appeared. Marcus Stroman deserved to win, but his team managed three hits through the game's 1st 7 innings, one that left the ballpark. Tonight, the Blue Jays faced their second lefty in a row with Andrew Heaney getting the start. Vlad was back at third base tonight after serving as the DH last night. Danny Jansen started for the second straight day behind the plate. Could the Blue Jays beat the Angels? Here is tonight's game recap.

#74 - Los Angeles Angels (37-37) at Toronto Blue Jays (26-47)



Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario




PREAMBLE:

After two losses to open this series against the Angels, the Blue Jays look to combine some decent-enough offence (as in game 1) and pitching (as in game 2) into one game for once and come away with a win.

Aaron Sanchez ponders which finger ailment will pop up tonight as he takes the ball for the Jays, going up against Andrew Heaney.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Game #73 LA Angels (37-37) @ Toronto Blue Jays (26-47) - game recap

Marcus Stroman threw 7 strong innings in a losing effort as the Angels defeated the Blue Jays 3-1

After getting walloped (mostly Edwin Jackson) last night by the Angels, the Blue Jays were looking to even the series with ace Marcus Stroman on the bump. Justin Smoak was placed on the 10 day IL with a strained quadriceps muscle. Edwin Jackson also landed on the 10 day IL with a lower back strain. Billy McKinney and Justin Shafer took their respective roster spots. Teoscar Hernandez was also out of the lineup with a sprained wrist he injured last night banging into the wall. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was given a half day off serving as the DH, presumably to rest his injured hand from getting hit by a pitch on the weekend. Danny Jansen was back behind the plate as the primary catcher for Stroman. Could the Blue Jays even the series? Here is today's game recap.

#73 - Los Angeles Trouts (36-37) at Toronto Blue Jays (26-46)



Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, ON



PREAMBLE:

Well, that (almost) predictably didn't go well for Edwin Jackson in the series opener last night, just blown off the mound with 7 runs in less than an inning.  Might we have seen him for the final time in a Blue Jays uniform?

In today's second game of the series, the Blue Jays look to build upon the offence they displayed in the final few innings and get back on track, especially now that the rest of the city of Toronto no longer have any sporting distractions (well, of course, until Kawhi signs somewhere) to take away from the stench of this year's team.

Marcus Stroman auditions once again for the Padres and Yankees tonight while going up against Tyler Skaggs of the Angels.