He knew darn well what was up.
The Blue Jays have not been back to the playoffs since Joe Carter ended the ’93 World Series on a walkoff home run.
Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby used to leave games as a fan after the second inning. Nobody has done that since the 111-win Cleveland Indians of 1954.
The Pirates, though, are looking to looking secure their spot in the NLDS and to do so they must catch the St. Louis Cardinals.
But the combination of league-leading offence, top-notch pitching, blockbuster trades and an 11-game winning streak that’s put the team atop its division has helped revive interest far beyond Toronto’s boundaries.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has repeatedly said that the team won’t be trading for any high-end talent approaching the deadline, but one would have to imagine that if the Tigers dangle Price for a reasonable return, New York may pounce. He had already given up eight hits and worked out of plenty of trouble. Mark Canha hit a single that Kevin Pillar seemingly had a bead on in centre field but then dropped between him and left-fielder Ben Revere.
With Washington losing, the New York Mets moved 4.5 games clear in the NL East with a 12-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies, which saw Kelly Johnson, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares each hit home runs and collect three RBIs apiece. Whoops. “Those don’t work, you analyze that’s for sure and tonight it didn’t work”.
Third baseman Chase Headley had one thought as foul ball after foul ball whistled, hopped or skipped to his right: “Just put it in play, already”, he said. Chavez pitched in nine games for Toronto in 2012. It’s the ’78 Yankees wiping out the 14-game lead of the Red Sox at warp speed.
They come as laymen in stroller and lifetime people in wheelchairs, on classes mini bus rental from housing summertime types and fare trains from remote cities, on exercise bikes that in fact zipped via a metropolitan area soaked in Blue Jays canary also in motorcars consigned to actually neighboring parking space in which the pennant-fever quotes were lit up to any gorgeous usd40 low price. After Tulowitzki and Donaldson, the Blue Jays can roll out sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
Who pulls that off? At the All-Star Break in mid-July, second-half Blue Jays tickets averaged.22, a 35% boost in less than a month’s time. Late October. Toronto is also off Thursday, meaning LHP David Price will get six days of rest before his next start, Friday at Los Angeles against the Angels.
Looked like he had a point. Estrada has won three in a row with three runs plated over 18.2 frames. That’s the way it would stay until the Yankees started to chip away in the 8th inning.
Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova (5-4) overcame a three-run third inning for the victory. The blast gave the Yankees a 4-3 lead and sucked the air right out of the stadium, which seemed poised to celebrate what would have been a franchise-record 12th straight win.
“[We] stuck with the slider”, said Miller, who used multiple arm angles during the grueling at-bat.
Nova cruised through the first two innings before running into trouble in the third. The 22-year drought since those back-to-back titles is the longest in baseball. That lead remained until Beltran took Sanchez deep to quiet the crowd of 46,689 that had been raucous throughout the night. “This is their time to shine, and I hope it happens this year”. And there were more like that to come.