Another series, another couple of wins for the Blue Jays! That’s the way it’s been for the past month-and-a-bit and the hope is that it continues as the Blue Jays head to The House of Horrors. The Blue Jays got the job done this weekend, taking two of three from the lowly Minnesota Twins. Things started off ugly as Hyun Jin Ryu got knocked around on Friday but Steven Matz and … [Read more...] about BJN Radio – Ep. 47: Hyun Jin Ryu’s struggles, Gerrit Cole’s spaz, Josh Donaldson’s ovation, and more!
I guess this would explain what’s been going on with Hyun Jin Ryu lately? After getting lit up in back-to-back starts, first by the Orioles and then by the Twins, the Blue Jays have placed Ryu on the 10-day Injured List with neck tightness. ROSTER MOVES: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (neck tightness) placed on 10-day IL LHP Tayler Saucedo recalled from Triple-A and will be active … [Read more...] about Hyun Jin Ryu is headed to the 10-day Injured List
This weekend was a bit swing for the Blue Jays in the wild-card race, thanks in part to Cleveland. The Blue Jays took care of business against the Twins on Saturday and Sunday. They won 6-2 on Saturday behind a good start from Steven Matz and then they won 5-3 on Sunday after a five-run explosion in the first inning. Elsewhere, the Yankees couldn’t get the job done in their … [Read more...] about Gerrit Cole got really mad when he saw the Blue Jays were beating Minnesota on Sunday
Hyun Jin Ryu hasn’t really looked like Hyun Jin Ryu lately. Last season, Ryu was the Blue Jays’ MVP. He posted a 2.69 ERA over 12 starts, finished second in American League Cy Young voting, and was the only one in Toronto’s rotation who could go out and consistently have a good outing until the team acquired Taijuan Walker ahead of the trade deadline. This season? It’s been a … [Read more...] about Hyun Jin Ryu got lit up again. What now?
As I laid my head on my fairly hard pillow to slumber, I had a sudden spark of inspiration for an article, in fact, it’ll be a two part article. It may come off as controversial, but I think Charlie Montoyo is here to stay and if I’m being honest, he should stay. Many people may disagree, but in this article I’ll give you the most common reasons for fans wanting Charlie to be … [Read more...] about The case against Charlie
The good times keep rolling! After sweeping Oakland and New York and then scoring 1000 runs over Baltimore in a four-game set, the Blue Jays returned home to face a big test — the American League-leading Tampa Bay Rays. And it went really well, as the Blue Jays took two of three in the series, including a commanding win on Monday night. I was joined by our good pal BK to take … [Read more...] about BJN Radio – Ep. 46: A statement against the Rays, Charlie Discourse, and more!
The Blue Jays continue winning, no matter who their opponent is. This incredible stretch started with a three-game sweep over the Oakland A’s and continued into New York with a massive four-game sweep over the New York Yankees. Toronto then went into Baltimore and won three of four against the Orioles, scoring about a million runs in the process. After that was a series … [Read more...] about The Blue Jays showed how good they are with that series win over the Rays
It’s July 30th and the Blue Jays have finally returned home to face the Kansas City Royals. Before the start of the game the Jays held a pre-game ceremony to let the fans welcome the Jays back. The following day I posted what would become my most interacted tweet (minus Utah’s plane hitting birds, but never mind that). Yes, he's made some questionable tactical decisions. But … [Read more...] about The case for Charlie
I may be lambasted for saying this, but I believe Randal Grichuk has value. We’ll cut to the chase, he’s the definition of streaky. Between April 1st and May 31st, we all thought he changed. In 208 plate appearances, Grichuk had a slash line of .289/.322/.819 with 9 homers and a wRC+ of 119. He also walked 4.3% of the time while striking out 18.8% of the time. However, the most … [Read more...] about Randal Grichuk, Consistently Inconsistent