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Birdbath: Blue Jays–Orioles game postponed due to rain

Birdbath: Blue Jays–Orioles game postponed due to rain

The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed due to inclement weather at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  | Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Tonight’s game will be played as a single-admission doubleheader on September 5. The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. Although the Jays have an off day on Thursday, the O’s are headed to Boston to play a single game rescheduled due to the MLB lockout, so tonight’s game was rescheduled as a single-admission doubleheader...
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GameThread Game #111: Blue Jays at Orioles

GameThread Game #111: Blue Jays at Orioles

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports It would really be great if the Orioles weren’t a nemesis this year. All’s to say...please win tonight! Here are tonight’s lineups Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS ORIOLES Lourdes Gurriel - LF Cedric Mullins - CF Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Adley Rutschman - C Alejandro Kirk - DH Anthony Santander - RF Teoscar Hernandez - RF Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Bo Bichette - SS Terrin Vavra - DH Matt Chapman - 3B Austin Hays - LF Raimel Tapia - CF Rougned Odor - 2B Danny Jansen - C Ramon Urias - 3B Santiago Espinal - 2B Jorge Mateo...
Aug 10, 2022
Game #111 Preview: Berríos vs Kremer

Game #111 Preview: Berríos vs Kremer

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Blue Jays (60-50) vs Orioles (58-52) The Blue Jays will do their best to try to avoid a horrible sweep this evening, as they play the third and final game in Baltimore against the Orioles. Today’s game is once again set for 7:05 ET, in advance of tomorrow’s off day. Blue Jays’ Starter José Berríos will head to the mound for the Jays, making his team leading 23rd start of the year. With the volume of starts under his belt, he has certainly seen a range of outcomes, swinging between fairly extreme ends without expectation. Two starts ago,...
Aug 9, 2022
Jays Lose 6-5

Jays Lose 6-5

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports At Least Bo was Cool That was a long, weird one. There was a significant rain delay between the middle of the sixth. That wasn’t great, but on the positive side the rain delay coverage allowed us to watch Bianca Andreescu gut out an upset over 11 seed Daria Kasatkina at the Canadian Open in spite of an illness (what exactly wasn’t clear) that was literally bringing her to her knees between points and then, in the most Canadian gesture imaginable, apologize to the crowd for not having a positive enough attitude in her win. If I’m...
Aug 9, 2022
GameThread Game #110: Blue Jays at Orioles

GameThread Game #110: Blue Jays at Orioles

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jays with new member Jackie Bradley Jr are looking to start a new winning streak in Baltimore. Here are tonight’s lineups. Biggio plays 1st, and Chapman bats cleanup, Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS ORIOLES Lourdes Gurriel - LF Cedric Mullins - CF Vladimir Guerrero - DH Adley Rutschman - C Alejandro Kirk - C Anthony Santander - RF Matt Chapman - 3B Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Bo Bichette - SS Terrin Vavra - DH Raimel Tapia - RF Austin Hays - LF Whit Merrifield - CF Rougned Odor - 2B Cavan Biggio - 1B Ramon Urias -...
Aug 9, 2022
25 years a Blue Jays fan

25 years a Blue Jays fan

Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP via On a point of personal privilege, today in Blue Jays history a very important game On the afternoon of Saturday August 9th, 1997, the Toronto Blue Jays faced off against the Detroit Tigers in a matchup of two disappointing teams battling to stay out of the AL East cellar as they played out the dog days of August. That is to say, even at the time it was a pretty forgettable game as the Jays’ anemic offense only mustered four hits such that a three run third inning for the Tigers proved to be a decisive margin in a 3-2 win. ...
Aug 9, 2022
Jays Sign Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Jays Sign Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Photo By Winslow Townson/ The Jays have signed Jackie Bradley, Jr. Jackie was let go of by the Red Sox last week, after hitting .210/.257/.321 in 91 hands this year. Otto Lopes gets sent back to Buffalo and. Matt Peacock has been DFAed. With Merrifield, Zimmer, and Bradley we have three good defensive outfielders. Add in Tapia and we can put together a pretty good relay team. But, beyond that, I'm not sure what the point of adding Bradley is.
Aug 9, 2022
Game #110 Preview: Manoah vs Bradish

Game #110 Preview: Manoah vs Bradish

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Blue Jays (60-49) vs Orioles (57-52) After missing a lot of opportunities and losing yesterday, the Blue Jays will look to right the ship and take the second game of their three game set against the Orioles. Today’s game is once again set to get underway at 7:05 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Alek Manoah will be tasked with getting the Jays back in the win column for just the second time since his last start. He’s now 12-5 with a 2.45 ERA over 21 starts and 132 innings. Only 8 pitchers in all of baseball are averaging more than his nearly 6.1...
Aug 8, 2022
Jays Lose in Frustrating Fashion, Kikuchi Struggles Continue

Jays Lose in Frustrating Fashion, Kikuchi Struggles Continue

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports That was pretty painful all around. Yusei Kikuchi didn’t have it from the jump, and the offence was back to its irritating ‘unable to string hits together’ mode from early in the season. The Jays are going to have to take advantage of playing more than a quarter of their last 54 games against the Orioles to hold onto their wildcard position, so starting this series with a loss puts them in a tough spot. The offence struggled early. Jordan Lyles wasn’t fooling anyone, but a lot of mediocre quality contact lead to quick outs. The...
Aug 8, 2022
GameThread Game #109: Blue Jays at Orioles

GameThread Game #109: Blue Jays at Orioles

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports With less than two months left in the season, the Jays are visiting Camden Yards for the first time and will most definitely be testing their new outfield wall height. Here are tonight’s lineups. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS ORIOLES Whit Merrifield - CF Ryan McKenna - RF Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Adley Rutschman - C Alejandro Kirk - DH Anthony Santander - DH Teoscar Hernandez - RF Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Bo Bichette - SS Ramon Urias - 2B Matt Chapman - 3B Austin Hays - LF Raimel Tapia - LF Jorge Mateo - SS Danny Jansen...
Aug 8, 2022
Today in Jays History: Brandon Morrow Throws One-Hitter

Today in Jays History: Brandon Morrow Throws One-Hitter

Photo by Michael Heiman/ 12 Years Ago Time flies Brandon Morrow threw 8.2 no-hit innings. The Jays would win 1-0. With two out in the ninth, Evan Longoria hit a ground ball between second and first. Aaron Hill made a super effort to get to the ball and got a glove on it, but it bounced off the glove and into the right field. Even if he had caught the ball, he wouldn’t have a play at first. I’ll put a gif up of the play at the bottom of the post. I think Hill hoped the official scorer would call it an error, but it wasn’t. It was a fantastic start, Morrow struck...
Aug 8, 2022
Game #109 Preview: Kikuchi vs Lyles

Game #109 Preview: Kikuchi vs Lyles

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays (60-48) vs Orioles (56-52) The Blue Jays head to Baltimore to take on a much improved Orioles team, while also getting their first look at the recently renovated Orioles Park at Camden Yards, including the new and deeper left field wall. We get to see it all starting at 7:05 ET tonight. Blue Jays’ Starter Yusei Kikuchi will head to the mound for the Jays, making his 19th start of the season and third since coming back from injury. He is 4-5 with a 4.86 ERA this year, but has a really gross 5.50 FIP. However, his biggest...
Aug 7, 2022
Jays Win a Close One

Jays Win a Close One

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Hold on to down Twins 3-2 That was kind of an odd one, but we’ll take the win. The Jays have now split two road series in a row against tough opponents. Not ideal, but good enough to hold their position two games up on Tampa Bay for the first wildcard. The offence was all over Chris Archer from the beginning, but lots of solid contact only translated into modest scoring. In the first, both Vladimir Guerrero jr. and Alejandro Kirk crushed low liners that didn’t make it out of the infield. In each of the second and third, the Jays...
Aug 7, 2022
GameThread Game #108: Blue Jays at Twins

GameThread Game #108: Blue Jays at Twins

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Please win. We are glad you are here and hope you feel welcome. As a reminder, we have rules. Mostly it’s “don’t be terrible,” but these days, it’s also, “please debate about baseball and not the coronavirus or vaccines.” If a moderator asks you to stop doing something, please stop. If you want to discuss the rules, don’t do it in the thread. Email Tom instead, he would love to see an email that isn’t offering him money to promote a sports betting site. We also have a BBB Glossary full of GameThread lingo you can find...
Aug 7, 2022
Game #108 Preview: Gausman vs Archer

Game #108 Preview: Gausman vs Archer

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays (59-48) vs Twins (57-50) The Blue Jays wrap up their four game series with the Twins in Minneapolis this afternoon, looking to earn the split after a pair of tough fought losses the last couple days. Today’s game is set to get underway at 2:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Kevin Gausman heads to the mound for the Jays, making his 21st start of the year. It has been a great year for him on the mound, although he enters play with an 8-8 record. But the ERA is great at 3.06, and going beyond that, he still leads the Major Leagues in...