At times it seemed they were trying their best to re-live that particular game, especially in the ninth inning when the Jays scored five more runs.
November. 1, 2014 – In an effort to get roster flexibility, the Blue Jays trade longtime first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada.
Toronto are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and are 40-14 in their last 54 overall while the over is 13-5 in their last 18 road games. “It’s been special”.
Kevin Gausman (3-7, 4.49) starts the second game for Baltimore. There were gentle hugs all around after the Jays’ 92nd win before a corporal’s cadre of friends and relatives as the Jays won the AL East for the sixth time in franchise history.
“To do it for the city of Toronto, and to do it with these group of guys, it’s been a dream come true”, Stroman said. “Everyone is ecstatic and happy”. They have to play another game in 30 minutes.
If there is any consolation to be had with this disgusting abomination of a game, it is this: By stinking horribly in the first game of this doubleheader, the Orioles have ensured that the Jays will not be able to have a full team, extended celebration of the clinching moment in the immediate aftermath of the game.
August. 23, 2015 – A rout of the Angels wraps up a three-game sweep in Anaheim as the Blue Jays get back into first place.
Jays fans are happily familiar with the subsequent moves at the trade deadline: dealing prospects for former Cy Young victor David Price, and acquiring star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, in the process divesting themselves of the defensively deficient Jose Reyes, and shoring up the bullpen with Mark Lowe and LaTroy Hawkins and the outfield with Ben Revere. General manager Alex Anthopoulos laments the cost of acquiring players and says the team would be competitive in 2015. And the first player we saw on the TV? We were playing the Rangers. Because there was a another game to be played, the alcohol and cigars were put off until after the nightcap, which the Orioles won 8-1 against Toronto’s reserves. “So, we thought we had a shot”. “There is no doubt about it. If we didn’t play New York as many times, maybe things wouldn’t have been the same”.
Stroman’s exceptional pitching this month added to the surge. He has gone 9-1 in 11 starts, recorded an ERA of 2.30, and seen his WHIP improve to 1.009.
St. Louis and Toronto will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least one more day.
“There’s no reason in my mind to talk about next year when we’re experiencing something that’€™s exciting and that hasn’™t been experienced in over 20 years across Canada”. Baltimore was officially eliminated from postseason contention with Houston’s win in Seattle late Monday. Seven pitchers combined to issue 10 walks and the Orioles committed four errors despite coming in with the best fielding percentage in the majors.
Before we get to the visitors, we should probably check in with the home team to emphasize just how much of an advantage Rogers Centre is for them.
“That’s a convenient excuse”, Showalter said.
“And I think that’s why, even when we were six games under or whatever it was, the floor didn’t cave in”.
Davis’ second homer of the night – a monumental blast that was estimated at 436 feet – led off the eighth against reliever Steve Delabar. The loss ended any hope the Orioles had of salvaging a winning season.
Orioles: CF Adam Jones remains sidelined with back problems.