It’s no longer “early”, and it’s time to start asking if the Blue Jays are for real. After sweeping the Tigers today, they’ve now won 14 of their last 16 and done so in impressive fashion:
Give the win, save, All-Star game start and Cy Young to Aaron Loup for tonight’s performance.
In case you haven’t heard by now – and even if you have it bears repeating – the last time Drew Hutchison took the mound he threw a complete game, 3 hit (all singles) shutout…against Yu Darvish. It was the Jays’ first complete game of the season, and you know what they say – the […]
The thing about high ceilings is that the fall from the top is farther, and it’s harder. By now, you all know the story of the hope and promise of the 2013 Blue Jays and the resulting disaster. Well, the failure to meet expectations lowered the ceiling for the 2014 Blue Jays, even though it […]
Mark Buehrle did it again. Like he has all season, he spotted his stuff and got swings on pitches that caught just enough, but not too much of the plate. Although, to say he was fooling Angels hitters tonight would be a bit of a stretch. Over 6+ innings of work, Buehrle allowed 6 hits, […]
Well, this weekend sure as shit made the positivity from that 5 game winning streak disappear quickly, eh? We saw J.A. Happ struggle, Marcus Stroman get lit up for the first time, Jose Bautista’s reach base streak come to an end, Juan Francisco come down to Earth, Drew Hutchison come down with a case of […]
That was fun. 12 runs, 5 home runs, a solid start from “ace” R.A. Dickey, a perfect inning and a third from Marcus “the saviour” Stroman. All combining to give the Jays a 4 game sweep of the Phillies and their 5th win in a row. And hey, don’t look now, but the Blue Jays […]
Marcus Stroman J.A. Happ gets the start tonight against his former team trying to prove he’s still a useful MLB starter, but more so trying to prove that he’s a better option than Marcus Stroman. Well, he’s not. To put it simply: if the Jays move forward with Happ in the rotation and Stroman in […]
If the Blue Jays want to avoid another disaster like last night’s bullpen meltdown version 2-point-oh-dear-God-I’ve-lost-count-already, they’ll probably need Drew Hutchison to go all 9 innings tonight.
The story of the game is undoubtedly R.A. Dickey’s best pitching performance of the season. 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 0 walks (!!!), 6 strikeouts. But the story behind the story is how short of a leash Dickey had.