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.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Game #72 LA Angels (36-37) @ Toronto Blue Jays (26-46) - game recap

Cavan Biggio hit a pair of home runs in a losing effort as the Angels doubled up the Blue Jays 10-5

Big day in Toronto today (and it's not this game). The Raptors held their championship parade today, graciously waiting until the Blue Jays got back in town so they could join in the festivities. Both the Angels and Blue Jays opted to use openers in this one, meaning this game was essentially a battle of the bullpens. Justin Smoak missed his 3rd straight game with a hamstring injury. Rowdy Tellez got the start at 1st base and Eric Sogard was the DH tonight. Charlie Montoyo switched the batting order a bit, dropping Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to 3rd in the order and moving Cavan Biggio to 2nd in the order. Luke Maile got the start behind the plate. David Phelps was activated from the IL, with Elvis Luciano being transferred to the 60-day IL to make room for him on the roster. It was also the annual Jays Care auction tonight with many great items for fans to bid on, from road trips to throwing out the first pitch to a personalized voicemail message from retired Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth. Could the Blue Jays make it two wins in a row? Here is tonight's game recap.

#72 - Los Angeles Angelic Trouts of Anaheim (35-37) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (26-45)



Monday, June 17, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Raptortown, ON

Luis Garcia (1-1, 4.74) vs. Edwin Jackson (1-4, 10.22)


PREAMBLE:

The Blue Jays arrive home from a 6-game road trip, right smack into the middle of a berserk day in downtown Toronto.  Hopefully the incredible energy being created outdoors navigate right into the bats of the Jays hitters (hint: Vlad needs to start burnishing his ROY creds and Smoakey needs to up his trade worth pronto).

Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Jays, though I don't know why Charlie wouldn't use a starter again just to give LaStella and Trout one fewer look at prime rib nom noms being hurled by EJax.  Luis Garcia is opening for the Angels, who will go to Felix Pena when Garcia is done with his 1 or 2 frames.

EDITED: it now appears that Derek Law will open for EJax, a formula that worked well last time out.  Mr. Law, have you met Mr. Trout?  (Leaving the pitchers listed as is, just in case)

Ten weekly random thoughts: Week 11: June 10-16


This week was a rough one all around. The Blue Jays got a big scare on Friday when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was drilled on the left (glove) hand by a 96mph fastball. He ran the bases and played a half inning more before being pulled from the game for x-rays (more on that later).  Ken Giles and Edwin Luciano became the latest pitchers to go down with elbow injuries (more on that later). The good part of the week was pummeling the Baltimore Orioles in two of three games. This week features a brief four game homestand against the LA Angels and Shohei Ohtani, who hit for the cycle this week. Albert Pujols is ten hits away from tying Tony Gwyn on the career hits list and with a strong series he could hit that milestone. Then the Blue Jays hit the road again, this time landing in Boston. The Red Sox and baseball community got a scare this week when David Ortiz was shot in an ambush in his home in the Dominican Republic (more on that later). The Red Sox on the field have slowly been rebounding from a rough start to the season. Here are ten random thoughts from week 11 of the MLB.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Game #71 Toronto Blue Jays (26-45) @ Houston Astros (48-24) - game recap

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was 2-4 with 4RBI and a pair of runs scored as the Blue Jays shut out the Astros 12-0

After another blowout loss, the Blue Jays were looking to avoid being swept for the 4th time in 6 series. Vlad was back in the lineup, DH'ing after missing a game to rest the hand he bruised getting hit by a pitch Friday. Trent Thornton was back on the mound looking for his second career win. Could the Blue Jays snap the three game losing streak and split the road trip? Here is today's game recap.

#71 - Toronto Blue Jays (25-45) at Houston Astros (48-23)



Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2:10 pm ET
Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas

Trent Thornton (1-5, 4.78, 1.41) vs. Brad Peacock (6-3, 3.42, 1.08)


PREAMBLE:

The Blue Jays look to salvage the finale of a three-game mauling by the Astros after the latter opened with 15-2 and 7-2 wins.

Trent Thornton faces the organization that drafted him and then traded him to the Jays last off-season for Aledmys Diaz.  He'll face off against Brad Peacock who has gone 3-0, 4.79 in three starts (six appearances) against the Blue Jays.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Game #70 Toronto Blue Jays (25-45) @ Houston Astros (48-23) - game recap

Jack Mayfueld was 3-4, scoring three times and knocking in one run himself as the Astros defeated the Blue Jays 7-2

After an extremely rough game made worse by an injury scare to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who was drilled with a 96MPH fastball (not surprisingly he was out of the lineup today), the Blue Jays were back at it this afternoon trying not to embarrass themselves against this powerhouse team. Clayton Richard was on the bump looking for a much better start than five days ago. Danny Jansen was behind the plate catching the veteran lefty. Could the Blue Jays pull off a massive upset? Here is today's game recap.

#70 - Toronto Blue Jays (25-44) at Houston Astros (47-23)



Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 4:10 pm ET
Minute Maid Park | Houston, TX




PREAMBLE:

After a 15-2 pounding in the series opener, the Blue Jays look to right the ship and try to hold the flooding to only a trickle this time around in today's second game.  It's like the Astros don't even need the services of guys like Altuve, Correia, Springer and Diaz.

Clayton Richard faces the Astros for the first time since 2012, back in the good ol' days when the Astros were losing 107 games (2012 isn't that long ago, guys).  Framber Valdez faces the Blue Jays for the first time in his career.

Game #69 Toronto Blue Jays (25-44) @ Houston Astros (47-23) - game recap

Robinson Chirinos was 2-5 with 6 RBI and a run scored as the Astros routed the Blue Jays 15-2

The Blue Jays began a three game series against the red-hot Houston Astros tonight. Cavan Biggio returned home to Houston where his father Craig played 20 hall of fame seasons. Cavan served as bat boy as a young lad. Aaron Sanchez got the start (how would his troublesome finger hold up in the blistering heat?), Luke Maile was behind the plate. Randal Grichuk was in center fie;d between infielders-turned-outfielders Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Brandon Drury. Could the Blue Jays make it three in a row? Here is today's game recap.

Friday, June 14, 2019

#69 - Toronto Blue Jays (25-43) at Houston Astros (46-23)

Cavan and Craig Biggio

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 8:10 pm ET
Minute Maid Park | Houston, Texas

Aaron Sanchez (3-7, 4.25, 1.54) vs. Gerrit Cole (5-5, 3.72, 1.00)


PREAMBLE:

Near-last place Blue Jays are in Houston to face the first-place Astros for a series.  What could go wrong, right?  Prepare for some blood-letting.

Aaron Sanchez takes the ball tonight for the Jays as he brings a career 3-1, 3.66 record against the Astros while opposing Gerrit Cole, who has only faced the Jays once in his career (in 2014 while with Pittsburgh).

Game #68 Toronto Blue Jays (25-43) @ Baltimore Orioles (21-47) - game recap

Danny Jansen was 3-5 with 3  runs scored and a pair of RBI as the Blue Jays routed the Orioles 12-3

After a nerve-wracking win yesterday where the Blue Jays almost blew a 6 run lead (tying run was on 2nd with no one out) the Blue Jays were back at it with ace Marcus Stroman on the bump. The Blue Jays acquired righty Nick Kingham from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Ryan Tepera was transferred to the 60 day IL to make room on the roster. Elvis Luciano was placed on the 10 day IL with an elbow sprain/forearm tightness. Justin Shafer was recalled to take his spot in the bullpen. Danny Jansen was behind the plate and Cavan Biggio was in right field and batting 7th. Teosar Hernandez was the only natural outfielder playing in this one. Could the Blue Jays take two in a row from the worst team in the majors? Here is today's game recap.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

#68 - Toronto Blue Jays (24-43) at Baltimore Orioles (21-46)

Alternatively:  #6 - Toronto Raptors (3-2) at Golden State Warriors (2-3)



Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:05 pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore, MD

Marcus Stroman (3-8, 3.31, 1.32) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (0-2, 4.96, 1.44)
and
Kawhi Leonard (30.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 4.0 apg) vs. Steph Curry (28.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.7 apg)


PREAMBLE:

The Raptors look to lock up the NBA title in tonight's Game 6, the last-ever game to be played in the Oracle before the Warriors move to a new building in San Francisco next year.

Oh... you mean the baseball game.  Okay.

The Blue Jays look to secure a series win during their titanic three-game battle against the oriLOLes as the two teams battle for the right to pick first overall in 2020's draft.

Marcus Stroman looks to build upon his trade value (hellooooo Padres?  You watching?) as he takes the ball tonight for the Blue Jays.  He'll face Gabriel Ynoa, who will be making his fourth start in place of a struggling Dan Straily, who was exiled to the bullpen.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Game #67 Toronto Blue Jays (24-43) @ Baltimore Orioles (21-46) - game recap

Rowdy Tellez hit a mammoth grand slam as the Blue Jays knocked off the Orioles 8-6

After a heartbreaking loss to the Orioles, the Blue Jays were looking to snap a 5-game losing streak. Ken Giles was placed on the IL with elbow inflammation. Righty Jordan Roman took Giles' place on the roster and Clay Buchholz was transferred to the 60 day IL. Derek Law got the start as the opener as the Blue Jays had a bullpen day today. Cavan Biggio was back in the lineup and batting lead off after a day off yesterday. Vlad was back in the field after serving as the DH yesterday. Luke Maile got the start behind the plate. Could the Blue Jays prevail? Here is tonight's game recap.

#67 - Toronto Blue Jays (23-43) at Baltimore Orioles (21-45)



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 7:05 pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore, MD

Derek Law (0-1, 5.89, 1.58) vs. David Hess (1-8, 7.08, 1.51)


PREAMBLE:

The Blue Jays opened a 3-game series against the Orioles last night in an epic battle of ineptitude, and the Jays 'won' by a 2-4 score.  Tonight, the two shit bird franchises face off again as the Jays are currently a mere two games ahead of the Orioles.

Derek Law gets the opener role tonight as the Jays look to get through the meat of the order before turning things over to Edwin Jackson.  The duo will go up against David Hess, who no-hit the Jays for 6.1 innings in his second start of the season -- and of course, that was his only win of the season as he's gone a dreadful 0-8, 8.20 ERA since then.  Watch him no-hit the Jays again, because y'know...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Game #66 Toronto Blue Jays (23-43) @ Baltimore Orioles (21-45) - game recap

Anthony Santander was 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Orioles doubled up on the Blue Jays 4-2

The Blue Jays began a 16 day stretch between off-days opening a three game set vs. the lowly Baltimore Orioles, who began play today tied for the worst record in baseball. Trent Thornton got the ball, seeking his 2nd career win for the umpteenth time. After Vlad sat Sunday, Cavan Biggo rode the pine to rest his weary 24 year old legs. Danny Jansen got the start behind the plate. Could the Blue Jays  snap the 4-game losing streak. Here is tonight's game recap.

#66 - Toronto Blech Jays (23-42) at Baltimore oriLOLes (20-45)



Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 7:05 pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore, MD

Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.73, 1.36) vs. John Means (5-4, 2.67, 1.07)


PREAMBLE:

After a day off yesterday, the Blue Jays start a 16-game stretch with 12 of them on the road, facing the Orioles, Astros, Angels, Red Sox and Yankees.  Nothing builds character like taking almost-nightly thumpings.

Trent Thornton takes the ball for the Jays with John Means doing the same for the Orioles.  Both starters will be facing their opponents for the first time in their careers.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ten weekly random thoughts: Week 10: June 3-9


The week started off well with two come from behind victories against the Yankees with timely hitting. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. became the first player to hit a Zach Britton sinker that was below the strike zone for a home run.. Edwin Jackson was lit up for the 5th time in a row (more on that later). Marcus Stroman also had a rough inning where he gave up five runs in the 4th inning. The bullpen held up well this week to minimize the damage. Ken Giles even got to pitch in a game that mattered. This week, the Blue Jays play the lowly  Baltimore Orioles and then face a much tougher test with the World Series champs of 2018. Justin Verlander should start on Saturday or Sunday. Here are ten random thoughts from week 10 of the MLB.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Game #65 Arizona Diamondbacks (34-32) @ Toronto Blue Jays (23-42) - game recap

Tim Locastro hit a three run triple and scored himself a batter later as the Diamondbacks routed the Blue Jays 8-2

The Blue Jays were looking to avoid being swept in 2 of 3 series after dropping the first two.. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was not in the lineup today, taking away arguably the Blue Jays best offensive weapon. It was a lefty-lefty matchup Sunday with Clayton Richard pitching against Robbie Ray. Could the Blue Jays wrap up the homestand with a win? Here is today's game recap.

Game #65 - Diamondbacks (33-32) vs Blue Jays (23-41)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 1:07 pm
SkyDome | Toronto, ON

Robbie Ray LHP (4-3, 3.62 ERA, 1.39 WHIP 91 K)
vs
Clayton Richard LHP (0-1, 3.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP 9 K)

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Game #64 Arizona Diamondbacks (33-32) @ Toronto Blue Jays (23-41) - game recap

Zack Greinke threw six shutout innings as the Diamondbacks shut out the Blue Jays 6-0

After getting spanked 8-2 by the Diamondbacks last night, the Blue Jays were trying to even the series and guarantee a split in the homestand this week. Aaron Sanchez was on the mound and who knows how many innings he's going to last in a given start with his fingers. Cavan Biggio led off today and was back at his ideal second base position. The Blue Jays batters were in tough with Zack Greinke pitchng. Could the Blue Jays pull off a miracle? Here is today's game recap.

Game #64 - Diamondbacks (32-32) vs Blue Jays (23-40)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 3:07 pm
SkyDome | Toronto, ON

Zach Greinke RHP (6-2, 3.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP 75 K)
vs
Aaron Sanchez RHP (3-6, 3.95 ERA, 1.53 WHIP 58 K)

Game #63 Arizona Diamondbacks (32-32) @ Toronto Blue Jays (23-40) - game recap


Diamondbacks righty Merrill Kelly threw seven strong innings as the Diamondbacks routed the Blue Jays 8-2

After a difficult loss to the Yankees, the Blue Jays were right back at it taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Marcus Stroman was back on the mound (he got one of the three wins in 2016 vs. Arizona). Cavan Biggio got the start at first base as Justin Smoak got a full day off and Rowdy Tellez served as the DH. Danny Jansen was back behind the plate after a day off yesterday. Randal Grichuk also returned to the field after serving as the DH yesterday. Could the Blue Jays get back on track with a win? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:
  • The Diamondbacks opened the scoring in the top of the 4th as David Peralta  singled home Ketel Marte
  • A batter later, Christian Walker hit a ground-rule double scoring Eduardo Escobar
  • A batter later, as Kevin Cron cranked a three-run blast into the Blue Jays bullpen also scoring Walker and Peralta
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 5th as Teoscar Hernandez smacked an opposite field shot into the Diamondbacks bullpen
  • The Diamondbacks added a run in the top of the 6th as Peralta knocked one out to right into the Diamondbacks bullpen
  • Marcus Stroman pitching line: 5.2IP 7H 6R (all earned) 2BB 4K 101 pitches (62 for strikes)
  • The Diamondbacks added a run in the top of the 7th as Escobar singled home Jarrod Dyson
  • Merrill Kelly pitching line: 7IP 3H 1R (earned) 2BB 3K 95 pitches (58 for strikes)
  • The Diamondbacks added a run in the top of the 9th on an opposite field shot by Carson Kelly 
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom half of the inning as Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled home Randal Grichuk. Gurriel Jr. advanced to second on the play on a throwing error
  • Final score: Diamondbacks 8 Blue Jays 2
My Take:
  • Marcus Stroman cruised through the first three innings, facing the minimum 9 batters. In the 4th inning, he was lit up to the tune of 5 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Stroman pitched into the 6th inning, key with Sanchez pitching tomorrow and a big stretch of games coming up starting Tuesday. How many more starts will Stroman make in a Blue Jays uniform with the team reportedly actively shopping him, Sanchez and Smoak
  • The offence was pretty non-existent through the first seven innings, managing just a single run (on a solo HR) 3 hits and a pair of walks. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had the best day with a pair of hits. The Blue Jays best inning offensively was the 8th when they had runners on 1st and second (the only inning with multi-base runners)
  • Up next, the Blue Jays try to even the series as Aaron Sanchez and his wonky digit take to the mound against former 2009 Cy Young winner Zack Greinke.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Game #63 - Diamondbacks (31-32) vs Blue Jays (23-39)

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 1:07 pm
SkyDome | Toronto, ON

Merrill Kelly RHP (5-6, 4.41 ERA, 1.43 WHIP 55 K)
vs
Marcus Stroman RHP (3-7, 2.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP 59 K)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Game #62 New York Yankees (39-22) @ Toronto Blue Jays (23-39) - game recap

DJ LeMahieu was 3-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 6-2

After securing their first series win since the end of April, the Blue Jays were looking for the series sweep. Edwin Jackson took a career 5.21ERA against the Yankees into this start. He was torched for 10 runs five days ago. JA Happ made his first start in Toronto since being traded to the Yankees last July. After getting nailed by a pitch yesterday, Randal Grichuk was given a partial day off, serving as the DH. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was back at third base after serving as the DH last night. Luke Maile got the start behind the plate after Danny Jansen caught the first two games of this series. Could the Blue Jays sweep the Yankees for the first time since May 30- June 1, 2016? Here is today's game recap.

Game #62 - Yankees (38-22) at Jays (23-38)

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 1:07 pm
SkyDome | Toronto, ON

JA Happ  LHP (5-3, 4.83 ERA,1.22 WHIP 55 K
vs. 
Edwin Jackson RHP (0-3, 13.22 ERA, 2.20 WHIP 12 SO)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Game #61 New York Yankees (38-22) @ Toronto Blue Jays (23-38) - game recap

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a huge three run bomb to give the Blue Jays the lead in the 8th as the Blue Jays came from behind to defeat the Yankees 11-7

After a shocking win over the mighty Yankees last night the Blue Jays go for their first series win in six weeks (the last series win was the sweep of Oakland the end of April). It won't be an easy task with James Paxton, who threw a no-hitter his last start in Toronto. Rookie Trent Thornton was on the mound looking for his second career victory. Teoscar Hernandez got the start in CF (he replaced Jonathan Davis on the roster in hopes of better offence). Vlad got a half day off DH'ing with Brandon Drury getting the nod at third base. Could the Blue Jays notch their first series win in 6 weeks? Here is today's game recap.

61: Yankees @ Jays - Turbo thread


Paxton vs Thornton
Skydome
7

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Game #60 New York Yankees (38-21) @ Toronto Blue Jays (22-38) - game recap

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. knocked in the winning run with an RBI single as the Blue Jays edged the Yankees 4-3 for their first win in a week.

After a winlesss road trip, the Blue Jays started a three game series tonight against the Yankees. Blue Jays killer Masahiro Tanaka was on the mound for the Bronx Bombers. Cavan Biggio got his first career start in RF (demoted to the 6th spot in the batting order) with Eric Sogard occupying 2B and batting leadoff. Danny Jansen got the start behind the plate. Clayton Richard started for the third time in a Blue Jays uniform. He was looking to go more than four innings this time, and he's probably pretty close to where you want your starter to be in terms of pitch counts. Could the Blue Jays beat their arch nemesis? Here is tonight's game recap.

#60. Yankeedoodles (good) @ Bluebirds. (bad)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm ET
Skydome! | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Masahiro Tanaka (3-4, 3.20, 1.18) vs. Clayton Richard (0-1, 3.38, 1.38)


Monday, June 3, 2019

Ten weekly random thoughts: Week 9: May 27-June 2


This week has seen a nasty flu bug ravage the Blue Jays clubhouse, a sweep in the proverbial house of horrors that is Tropicana Field, and just overall bad baseball. The week started off with news that reliever Ryan Tepera would miss the next 6 weeks after surgery to relieve the ulnar nerve impingement (more on that later). The Blue Jays continued interleague play over the weekend with a three game series against the Colorado Rockies, who have a collection of good young players that are rounding into form now. In the week ahead, the Blue Jays face the hated Bronx bombers for the first time this season. The Yankees lead the AL East division, despite being ravaged by injuries, including to Tulo (big surpise there, NOT). Former Blue Jay JA Happ is in his first full season in pinstripes. He is off to a 5-3 start with a 4.83ERA. Happ is likely to pitch in Wednesday or Thursday, his first start back in Toronto following the July 26th trade last year. The Blue Jays will also have to face James Paxton, who threw a no-hitter his last start in Toronto, another ex-Blue Jay who has been tearing it up is Gio Urshela (batting .338 with a trio of home runs and 21RBI). No doubt he'll be motivated to do some damage against his former team. The Blue Jays cap of the week and homestand with a weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are 4th in the NL West. Like the Blue Jays, the Diamondbacks are in the process of rebuilding and getting younger. It should be an interesting series. Here are ten random thoughts from week 9 of the MLB.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Game #59 Toronto Blue Jays (21-38) @ Colorado Rockies (31-27) - game recap

Chris Iannetta was 2-3 with a pair of RBI and a run scored as the Rockies knocked off the Blue Jays 5-1

The Blue Jays came into this one looking to salvage a road tr-ip and avoid being swept on  it. Yesterday, the Blue Jays fell behind early and made it closer than it should have been with some garbage time runs in the 9th. Aaron Sanchez was on the mound, so potential bullpen day. Craig Biggio moved up a spot to bat 5th in today's lineup. Freddy Galvis was replaced in the leadoff spot by Eric Sogard (Galvis batted 7th today). Luke Maile was back behind the plate and catching Sanchez. Could the Blue Jays salvage a win on this disastrous road trip. Here is today's game recap.

#59 - Toronto Sub-Optimals (21-37) at Colorado Optimals (30-27)


Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3:10 pm ET
Coors Field | Denver, Colorado

Aaron Sanchez (3-5, 3.75, 1.52) vs. Antonio Senzatela (3-4, 5.81, 1.65)


Game #58 Toronto Blue Jays (21-37) @ Colorado Rockies (30-27) - game recap

Marcus Stroman threw seven strong innings in a losing effort as the Rockies doubled up on the Blue Jays 4-2

After a rough game where Edwin Jackson got shellacked at Coors field for the upteenth time, the Blue Jays turned to ace Marcus Stroman, who has been better than his record would suggest due to lack of run support.. Pretty much the same lineup as last night, except Justin Smoak was at first base and Danny Jansen was back behind the plate. Could the Blue Jays even the series? Here is tonight's game recap.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

#58 - Toronto Blue Jays (21-36) at Colorado Rockies (29-27)

The original Colorado Rockies

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9:10 pm ET
Coors Field | Denver, Colorado

Marcus Stroman (3-6, 2.74, 1.33) vs. Jon Gray (4-4, 4.52, 1.34)


PREAMBLE:

After an almost-predictable shellacking of Edwin Jackson, now the proud owner of the all-time worst visiting pitcher ERA of 14.67 in Colorado, the Blue Jays look to bounce back in the second game of a three-game series against the Rockies.

Marcus Stroman looks to continue his string of good starts (three in a row with one run given up) as he takes the ball for the Blue Jays tonight.  He'll face Jon Gray, who has had his ups and downs over the last while.

Game #57 Toronto Blue Jays (21-36) @ Colorado Rockies (29-27) - game recap

Trevor Story had a monster game with 3 hits, 4 runs scored and 7RBI as the Rockies routed the Blue Jays 13-7

After a sorely needed day off to continue to recover from the flu bug that has been ravishing the clubhouse, the Blue Jays were back at it, beginning a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Edwin Jackson was looking to exorcise his demons at Coors Field, where he has had little success. Vlad and Cavan were back in the lineup after partial days off in the series finale vs. TB. Could the Blue Jays start the series off with a win? Here is tonight's game recap.