Sunday, April 29, 2012

Was Cody Ross cold last night?


Just a quick thought here, but was Cody Ross really cold last night in Chicago?  At game time it was 8C, so not that cold. Just to put things in perspective though, Ross was born in Portales, New Mexico, where the temperature at the same time last night was 24C.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Arencibia presents Trump with Jays jersey

Yesterday, Donald Trump was in Toronto to officially open the Trump International Hotel and Tower in the downtown core.

The Blue Jays sent catcher J.P Arencibia to the event and had him present a jersey to Mr. Trump.



The Blue Jays have really been involved in events in the city lately, as Ricky Romero, John Farrell and others also helped open up the stock exchange last week.

Notes:

The Blue Jays and Ricky Romero face Jeff Niemann and the Tampa Bay Rays tonight.

Adam Lind has two career home runs off Niemann and is a career .423 hitter against him.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Top 3 players to make an impact Friday


Here are the top 3 players to make an impact today around the majors.

The Orioles J.J. Hardy has had some success against Brandon Morrow with two career home runs in only three at-bats.

The Red Sox Darnell McDonald has owned the Rays David Price hitting .350 with two home runs on 20 career at bats.

The Phillies' Cliff Lee is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA all-time vs. the Mets.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jays / Indians Recap before the Recap

Masterson

This has probably been done before, but since I'm taking in the opening game tomorrow between the Indians and Blue Jays, I thought about writing the game recap one day before the game is actually played.  Sort of like a prediction piece I guess.

Romero

My early thoughts have Jays pitcher Ricky Romero absolutely dominating the Tribe.  The Indians only chance to score off the lefty would be early, and if they don't, expect lights out through seven innings.

Here's how the recap / boxscore will look:

The Blue Jays opened up the 2012 campaign with a 9-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.  Ricky Romero was dominate throughout, tossing seven innings of three hit ball and striking out eight.  Justin Masterson took the loss, after a second inning to forget.  The Jays scored five times in the second frame, highlighted by a two-run Brett Lawrie triple. Jose Bautista took Dan Wheeler deep for his first home run of the season.

The Jays and Indians will resume the series Saturday when Brandon Morrow takes the hill for the Jays with Ubaldo Jimenez countering for the Indians.

Boxscore:

Blue Jays:

Yunel Escobar: 1-4, 2 RBI
Kelly Johnson: 3-3, 2 R, RBI
Jose Bautista: 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI
Edwin Encarnacion: 0-3, BB
Adam Lind: 1-4, R, RBI
Brett Lawrie: 2-3, 2 R, BB, 3 RBI
Eric Thames: 0-3, BB, K
Colby Rasmus: 1-4, R
J.P Arencibia: 2-4, 2 R

Romero: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Indians:

Michael Brantley: 0-4, 2 K
Asdrubal Cabrera: 1-4 
Shin-Soo Choo: 0-3, BB
Carlos Santana: 1-4, K
Travis Hafner: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Casey Kotchman: 1-4
Shelley Duncan: 0-3, BB, K
Jason Kipnis: 1-4
Jack Hannahan: 0-4, 2 K

Justin Masterson: 4 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K