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d-day
04-14-2009, 12:21 AM
6-2 so far and on top of the East. 7 of 9 starters are batting over .300. Rookie Adam Lind is leading the league with 12 rbi's. 2 other rooks starting in the top 5 rotation. Litsch hurt and pulled in tonight's win. Jays looking to bring up another rookie lefty in Brad Mills. That would make 3 rooks and 3 lefties in the starting rotation. It's early, but the Jays are looking like a team to keep an eye on.

CedarPhin
04-14-2009, 12:25 AM
Easily one of the best offenses in baseball..if not THE top one.

Exciting team to watch.

d-day
04-14-2009, 12:33 AM
Last year they had the best bullpen in the majors, with all the key players back again this year. Toronto is a team to look out for this year.

CedarPhin
04-14-2009, 12:48 AM
They'll be tough to beat this year, especially if their pitching can hold up. They remind me of an AL version of the Marlins.

d-day
04-14-2009, 06:30 AM
HALLADAY: BETTER THAN 2 TO 1

Roy Halladay earned his second win of the season, lifting his career record to 133-66, in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Indians. Only three other pitchers in major-league history with as many wins as Halladay began their careers after 1900 and won more than twice as many games as they lost: Lefty Grove (300-141), Whitey Ford (236-106) and Pedro Martinez (214-99) .

CedarPhin
04-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Jesse Litsch on the 15 Day DL.

CedarPhin
04-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Jays down 2-1 to the Twins right now.

d-day
04-14-2009, 10:21 PM
Jesse Litsch on the 15 Day DL.

Looks like the Jays are going to the bullpen instead of the minors to replace Jesse. Brian Tallet gets the spot for now and recalled left-hander Bill Murphy from triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot.

Toronto's offence is currently leading the majors in hitting, runs, hits, doubles and total bases.

CedarPhin
04-14-2009, 11:17 PM
Tough loss for them tonight.

dominizzo
04-15-2009, 03:36 PM
lets go giants

CedarPhin
04-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Jays are beating the Twins silly today.

houtz
04-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Jays are going to be a team to watch in the AL East.

CedarPhin
04-15-2009, 11:24 PM
Their offense is insane.

d-day
04-15-2009, 11:58 PM
12-2 tonight over the Twins. Win tomorrow would give us 3-3 in series so far, with 2 of those being 4 game series. Tomorrow's game is also being televised on the MLB network for any Comcast subscribers. 16 more hits tonight with 4 of them home runs!

CedarPhin
04-15-2009, 11:59 PM
I've got 3 Jays on my Fantasy team..they're putting up huge stats right now.

d-day
04-17-2009, 05:05 AM
9-2 over the Twins and another series win. Toronto 8-3 and on top of the east. 14 more hits tonight and 2 more home runs. Roy Halladay 3-0 in 3 games. 8 strikeouts tonight. Want to see stats? Pull up the box score from tonights game.

CedarPhin
04-17-2009, 05:22 AM
I actually watched that game on MLBTV today. Good god they have a good offense.

It's like they can score at will.

CedarPhin
04-18-2009, 01:50 AM
Oakland beats Toronto, 8-5.

Oakland's got a decent team this year though.

d-day
04-18-2009, 01:53 PM
A torn muscle in his right shoulder will sideline Blue Jays catcher Michael Barrett for at least two weeks.

Barrett, who started last night's game against the Oakland A's in place of number one catcher Rod Barajas, injured the shoulder in the fourth inning. After scrambling to retrieve a wild pitch from pitcher David Purcey, Barrett fell as he threw the ball back to the pitcher, who had raced the plate hoping to head off an Oakland baserunner. As Barrett hit the ground his shoulder landed on a 'doughnut,' a hard plastic sleeve players place over their bats as they warm up in the on-deck circle.

The play knocked Barrett from the game and this morning the Jays placed him on the 15-day disabled list, though this morning manager Cito Gaston said the team still doesn't know how soon Barrett will be healthy enough to play.

Barrett has appeared in seven games this season, hitting .167 in 18 at-bats.

To replace him the Jays summoned 36-year-old Raul Chavez from their farm team in Las Vegas.

http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/620733

CedarPhin
04-18-2009, 04:32 PM
Overbay hit a walk off...Jays win 4-2.

d-day
04-19-2009, 05:34 PM
1-0 over Oakland today. Toronto has won all 4 of their series so far and at 10-4, has the best record in the A.L.

CedarPhin
04-19-2009, 06:28 PM
They won with pitching today...they're going to be a hard team to beat this season.

d-day
04-23-2009, 05:40 PM
More disabled list news as Blue Jays put Ryan and Romero disabled list. The Toronto Blue Jays have placed reliever B.J. Ryan on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his left neck muscles.

Ryan has appeared in six games this season, posting a 1-0 record with two saves and an 11.12 ERA. His last appearance was Wednesday night, when he pitched one inning and allowed three runs against the Texas Rangers.

He joins left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero, who was put on the DL retroactive to April 20. Romero has a strained muscle in his right side.

http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/623268


That's are closer, 2 starters from last year and now with Jesse Litsch, 2 starters from this year on the dl. Still the Jays lead the A.L. and have the 3rd best record in the bigs.

YourOlympicHero
04-23-2009, 09:49 PM
With all of the offense they have, can you imagine their pitching staff with a healthy Dustin McGowan, Shawn Marcum, & Casey Janseen. Ricky Romero on the DL will hurt (he is a great young arm) but BJ Ryan going down doesn't bother me that much. They have one of if not the best bullpens in the Majors and Frasor can move over to the closer role. He has been almost un-hittable this year and has an ERA of 0.00.

d-day
04-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Unreal - Toronto 5-2 over the Rangers tonight. That's 5 straight series won since the season began! 12-5 and the 2nd best record in baseball right now behind the Marlins.

YourOlympicHero
04-23-2009, 10:11 PM
The last three years up here all of the talk was about each year being the year that they made their move against the Yankees & Red Sox. This year all of the experts said the best they can do is 4th (which still might be true) and they've come out of the gate like a house on fire. Sometimes playing with no pressure can be a wonderful thing.

SpaceMountain16
04-23-2009, 11:57 PM
Cito Gaston is a magician!

d-day
04-24-2009, 11:42 PM
21 hits tonight in a 14-0 laugher over the White Sox tonight. B Tallet who came from the bullpen to replace J Litsch gets the win. Toronto is 13-5 and has the best record in baseball. Toronto is now working on winning their 6th consecutive series. Toronto has accomplished five consecutive series wins to open the season. The last two teams to accomplish that feat were the 2003 Giants and the 2001 Mariners.

CedarPhin
04-24-2009, 11:45 PM
That was quite the *** whipping tonight...Vernon Wells and Scott Rolen got me a ton of points on fantasy.

CedarPhin
04-26-2009, 08:38 PM
Another series win for the Jays today.

d-day
05-06-2009, 08:32 PM
300 CLUB

The Blue Jays entered yesterday's game with 300 hits, the first team in the majors to do so. The Jays entered the day with 38 hits more than the second-best team (St. Louis, 262). It took the Jays 28 games to reach the 300-hit plateau, the fewest games in club history. The previous club mark was set in 1994 and 1999, when it took the Jays 29 games to reach 300 hits.

Also, after losing their 1st series to the Royals last week, their 1st in 7 series, the Jays have swept Baltimore and split a series with Cleveland. Roy Halladay on the mound tonight vs the Angels.

Also pt 2, RHP Scott Richmond, the Jays' 29-year-old rookie, is off to a great start going 4-0 in his opening five starts. Among all MLB rookie starters, Richmond leads in wins (4), ERA (2.67), innings pitched (301/3), strikeouts (26) and opposing batting average (.217). For his effort he was named the American League rookie of the month (April).

CedarPhin
05-06-2009, 11:08 PM
They won against the LAAAAAAAAAAAA 7-0

CedarPhin
05-06-2009, 11:09 PM
Nevermind, they're winning in the 3rd inning.

CedarPhin
05-07-2009, 04:57 AM
Halladay had a great game for them tonight.

d-day
05-13-2009, 02:03 AM
Halladay had a great game for them tonight.

...and tonight over the wanks

In pitching his 41st career complete game over the New York Yankees, Halladay allowed just five hits and no walks while striking out five. The win pushed him to 7-1 this season, and extended Toronto's league-leading record to 23-12.

d-day
05-13-2009, 02:05 AM
Nice article about him at ESPN. Here's a snippet...

ubrey Huff of the Orioles once got a hit off Halladay, and later in the same game, Toronto catcher Rod Barajas reached first base, the position played by Huff that night, and Huff started talking about his hit. "He said he didn't know whether he had gotten his hit off a cutter or a sinker," Barajas said. "He's the toughest guy in the majors to hit against, because you can't predict what he's going to do. If you're looking for the cutter, he can throw the sinker, and if you're looking for the sinker, he can throw the cutter -- and even if you do sit on it and get it right, he has a lot of movement and you'll probably miss it."

But opposing hitters are not alone in struggling with Halladay on the mound. Barajas says umpires are sometimes fooled by Halladay's fastballs, because they will see the pitch on the way homeward, and internally, they'll determine that the pitch is a ball, and at the last instant, it'll cut or sink into the strike zone just as the umpire calls a ball. Barajas says umpires will sometimes acknowledge to him that they simply gave up on the pitch too early. "I thought there was no chance that pitch could come back to the plate," one umpire said to Barajas recently.

http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4160457&name=olney_buster&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4160457%26name%3dolney_buster

CedarPhin
05-13-2009, 03:28 AM
Good pitching matchup tonight too, the Halladay-Burnett one.

d-day
05-19-2009, 12:46 AM
Jays sweep White Sox. Add 4 more wins to their win column: 27-14

CedarPhin
05-19-2009, 12:49 AM
So do you think they're for real this year? Sure seems like it to me....I know alot of people have been debating it.

They've got awesome pitching and an awesome offense....definitely a good combination.

Maybe they won't be trading Halladay.

d-day
05-19-2009, 12:58 AM
So do you think they're for real this year? Sure seems like it to me....I know alot of people have been debating it.

They've got awesome pitching and an awesome offense....definitely a good combination.

Maybe they won't be trading Halladay.

They have 3 pitchers who are almost ready to come back from the DL, but the the 3 pitchers they called up to replace the original 3 starting pitchers are pitching too well to be sent back down. Litsch, Purcey and Romero all have to wait. Add to that, 2 of their starting pitchers from last year Marcum and Mcgowan could possibly be ready by season's end.

The Jays lead the American League in overall run differential, having scored 59 more runs than they've allowed. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have a better run differential with a plus of 70. The Jays, however, have the best run differential in all of baseball at crunch time after the sixth inning. Toronto has scored 79 runs in the seventh inning and beyond, while allowing just 52, for a +27. The Dodgers have a run surplus of 23 in the seventh and beyond. The Yankees and the Red Sox each have pluses of 17 in those late-inning situations.


For real.

CedarPhin
05-19-2009, 01:09 AM
I've got Romero on one of my fantasy teams, so I'm kind of pissed that he's stuck in AAA, but their pitching depth is insane.

It'll probably be between them and Boston for that division...New York has too many ?s..and Tampa's been fairly inconsistent all year.

d-day
05-19-2009, 01:24 AM
I've got Romero on one of my fantasy teams, so I'm kind of pissed that he's stuck in AAA, but their pitching depth is insane.

It'll probably be between them and Boston for that division...New York has too many ?s..and Tampa's been fairly inconsistent all year.

Litmus test starts tomorrow. Toronto's next 3 are away games vs Boston. No Halladay either, he pitched yesterday.

CedarPhin
05-19-2009, 01:38 AM
Gonna be tough...should be a good series though.

Wakefield goes for Boston tomorrow right?