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Old 06-14-2015, 09:42 AM
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Jays 5 @ Bosox 4 (11)

Russell Martin hit a tie-breaking home run in the 11th to keep the streak alive and push it to 10.

In order to sweep, Jays will need to beat terrific Sox rookie, Eduardo Rodriguez today. Since being called up from Triple A in late May he's allowed only one run on eight hits with 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 20 2-3 innings.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
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Jays 13 @ Bosox 5

9th hitter Ryan Goins joined the slugfest in Beantown. He hit a home run and drove in 5 to cap the sweep and extend Toronto's winning streak to a franchise-high 11 games - which they've done 4 times.

This offense is a juggernaut. During the streak, the Jays have outscored their opponents 88-40. Overall, this team has scored 67 more runs than 2nd place Texas.

They're playing pretty good D and getting decent-to-fine pitching.

It can't last forever but one more to set a new franchise mark isn't asking too much, is it? They have a split, 4-game, home-and-home series with the Mets starting today.

It's a treat to watch these guys having so much fun after a very difficult first 50 games.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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This is getting fun. Btw, Troutdue how about we help each other out this week?? Nats play Tampa this week (Jays 1 back of the Rays & Yanks [who play the Marlins], Jays play the Mets (who are a half game up on the Nats). How about we each win 3 of 4 (or even better 4/4!) hopefully both teams lead their divisions on Friday morning.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:49 PM
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This is getting fun. Btw, Troutdue how about we help each other out this week?? Nats play Tampa this week (Jays 1 back of the Rays & Yanks [who play the Marlins], Jays play the Mets (who are a half game up on the Nats). How about we each win 3 of 4 (or even better 4/4!) hopefully both teams lead their divisions on Friday morning.
Sounds like a plan.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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What an awful way to end the win streak

From Danny Valencia playing out of position and not being able to turn the double play which would've won the game and then Gibbons not moving Carrerra in on the full count to Duda (I'll get to that in a second), and then Flores walking off.

As for the OF's: You have to know where your fielders are playing and how to win the game. With 2 outs and a full count, Cuddyer is running on contact and therefore is likely making it to 3rd base anyways on any hit to the OF, so both Bautista in RF and Pillar in Center are perfectly fine. Only way a ball gets behind those 2 is if they mistime a jump at the wall, and it hits off the ball. Nothing else is getting past them. As for Carrerra in LF, with that full count Gibbons has to do either one of 2 things: 1) Move Reyes 10 feet to the left or 2) move Carrerra 50 feet further in. With either of those 2 changes in place, that little pop up is probably an easy play for whichever fielder moves. Harold Reynolds said it on MLB Tonight that that defensive placement was the only way the Mets would've tied the game on 1 swing which is exactly what happened. And Cuddyer didn't even slow down for a second between second and third either, he was heading home, and was scoring as soon as Duda swung at that because with where Carrerra, Donaldson & Reyes were positioned they had absolutely no chance to catch that ball OR throw out Cuddyer at the plate, even if Donaldson handles the relay throw cleanly. Worst case scenario that ball falls in but Carrerra is 50 feet closer so it just drops in front of him, holds Cuddyer at 3rd, then even if Flores still gets the base hit (he'd still be hitting against Cecil in this case too!) that only ties the game instead of actually winning it. I would absolutely hate to see them miss out on the playoffs by 1 game because this is a game they should have easily won, and with a couple moves in the OF from Gibbons they probably would've easily won.

1 more thought from Gibbons: why are you only carrying 3 bench guys in an NL Park?? I know it was 4 but Martin was one of those 4, so you aren't using your backup catcher to pinch hit.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:26 AM
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Jays 3 @ Mets 4 (11)

My attention was split between this game, hockey and soccer, so I missed a fair bit. But both Buehrle and Syndegaard pitched very well.

Have to try to start a new streak today.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:01 AM
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Jays 2 @ Mets 3

The Jays booming bats were quieted by a 2nd fine pitching performance, this time by Matt Harvey.

So the Mets take the first two of a home-and-home. Jays will try to even the score tonight and tomorrow.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:03 AM
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Mets 0 @ Jays 8

Drew Hutchison pitched well into the 6th and the bullpen was airtight as the Jays climbed back into the win column. Danny Valencia, with a 3-run shot, and Kevin Pillar homered in support.

Southpaw Jonathan Niese started for the Mets and pitched well. Jays hammer lefties and Niese only allowed single runs in the 1st, 6th and 7th. But they jumped all over reliever Akeel Morris, making his MLB debut straight from A ball.

R. A. Dickey will be trying for a split as he faces his old team tonight for the first time since he was traded to the Jays.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:04 AM
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Mets 1 @ Jays 7

R. A. Dickey finally got a W after going 5 pretty good starts without one. Jays touched up Bartolo Colon for 7 runs in 4 1/3.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:13 AM
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O's 4 @ Jays 5

Marco Estrada took a no-no into the 8th and the Jays pen bent but didn't break as Toronto won it's 9th
straight home game.
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