Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins is almost certainly never going to have a better day as a professional baseball player than the one he had Friday night, at the expense of the Yankees.
It was a pretty good night for Nick Pivetta. Despite giving up back-to-back homers to open last night’s game against the Dodgers, the pitcher with an ERA approaching 7 didn’t allow any more runs and ended up getting the win against Clayton Kershaw, thanks to an Aaron Altherr hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth.
If the Orioles had been playing coherent defense here, Blue Jays third baseman Darwin Barney wouldn’t have even had the chance to execute this messy excuse for a slide. But the Orioles were not playing coherent defense here—with the cutoff man throwing to home, rather than just keeping Barney at second base—and so we…
There was a point tonight—this morning, actually—when the Red Sox made a mid-17th-inning pitching change so that Ezequiel Carrera could face Fernando Abad instead of Blaine Boyer. That is what this Boston-Toronto game was. That, and the Blue Jays’ franchise-record 23 strikeouts. That’s it.
Chris Sale pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays last night, and he struck out 11 batters in seven innings in a 3-0 win. “Struck out 11 batters” doesn’t quite describe what happened on that field, though. It’s more accurate to say that Sale demoralized 11 batters.
The most captivating defensive wizards tend to have a signature move: Javy Baez has his tags, Manny Machado has his rocket throws from foul territory, Andrelton Simmons has, uh, everything. Last night, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar dusted off his signature defensive highlight, a full-speed, full-extension,…
Last Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays completed a sweep of the Oakland A’s when Steve Pearce hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th for an 8-4 win. It was a great moment for Pearce!
The Blue Jays ran into one hell of an Ump Show during their game against the Oakland A’s yesterday. Over the course of a few pitches, home plate umpire Will Little managed to eject manager John Gibbons, pitcher Marcus Stroman, and catcher Russell Martin.
The Blue Jays’ lack of rotation depth has forced them to be, uh, resourceful at times with their starting pitchers—29-year-old rookie Casey Lawrence, middle reliever Joe Biagini, a washed-up and struggling Mat Latos. Tonight gave them one more to add to that list: 32-year-old minor league journeyman César Valdez, back…
Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins had a plate appearance in today’s fifth inning that combined the fright of nearly being hit in the head with the disappointment of an ordinary groundout. Fun!
Tonight’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game started with a frightening first inning for home-plate umpire Chris Segal, who was hit in the head by Josh Donaldson’s bat when the third baseman lost his grip.
The Canadian legal system has reached a conclusion in the Great Beer-Throwing Incident of the 2016 American League Wild Card game.
Baseball has been worse off ever since Vladimir Guerrero retired, as the game can always use more unrepentant oddballs who will hit singles off of pitches that bounced in the dirt and generally hack away with little thought of the consequences. Guerrero’s never coming back, but there’s a decent chance we’ll be seeing…
It’s been a bad year for the Blue Jays. And while it’s gotten a little better in the last month or so—and much better since, say, their 1-9 start—they still just can’t manage to pull themselves to .500, even as they’ve continually hovered just under the mark.
The Toronto Blue Jays brought a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning last night in Seattle. Jarrod Dyson, an extremely fast man who plays for the Mariners, led off the inning with a single to center field. Down a run late, you just knew the Mariners were gonna get Dyson moving on the base paths, and move he…
An Idiot On The Field during the eighth inning of tonight’s Reds-Blue Jays blowout executed his invasion in the middle of a play, leading Toronto fielders to simultaneously negotiate fielding a pop fly and avoiding the hoser scrambling to avoid security forces.
Last night the Atlanta Braves finally fired back at the Toronto Blue Jays for carrying out an immensely pathetic beef during the four-game series.
MLB announced yesterday that it was investigating whether Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar called Braves pitcher Jason Motte a “fag” or “faggot” during Tuesday night’s game. The Blue Jays, perhaps in an attempt to get out ahead of any punishment from the league, have since suspended Pillar for two games.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman knocked his first career dinger tonight off Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran. In doing so, Stroman became the first pitcher in 14 years to homer for the Blue Jays.
Last night, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar appeared to have called Braves reliever Jason Motte a “fag” or “faggot” after Motte quick-pitched him to strike him out swinging and end the seventh inning.