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Guard Beat Jays 7-1

A typical baseball play in which things are going fine | David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this one was over quick. Yariel Rodriguez face-planted in his return from the IL, but getting four hits off a starter whose ERA is a tick under 6 is as big of a problem. Plus, the one supposed strength of this team, the defence, looked awful. Technically only two errors, but at least one other play that turned an easy out into extra bases.

The lone bright spot was the debut of Orelvis...

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Photographer shares 'unreal' picture of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The photo was so clean that it almost looked like a graphic made using editing software.

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Game #75 Game Thread: Jays @ Guardians

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It’s Orelvis Day, and as you can see in he header photo, he’s excited about it. After being called up earlier this week, Jays’ #2 prospect Orelvis Martinez will make his MLB debut tonight, playing second and batting eighth behind Addison Barger, who’s been rounding into form since his recall from AAA a week ago. Let’s hope it’s a preview of a bright future for the Jays’ infield.

Otherwise, it’s been a fairly quiet day in baseball....

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Blue Jays activate RHP Yariel Rodriguez to start Friday

The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Yariel Rodriguez to start Friday's series opener at Cleveland. Rodriguez, 27, had been on the 15-day injured list since April 30 with thoracic spine inflammation.

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MLB strikeout props for Fri. 6/21: Pitchers' duel in the Bronx

It's been a middling week in strikeout props, but we're looking to finish it off with a bang. Let's sweep the board with our three favorite K props for Friday's MLB slate.  

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Toronto Blue Jays Roster Moves 6/21

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off a series in which they were swept and will now take on the Cleveland Guardians for a three-game series this weekend.

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Yariel Rodriguez Activated, Ryan Burr To Buffalo

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The Jays announced that Yariel Rodriguez has been activated off the IL and will start tonight. Ryan Burr is the unlucky one going to Buffalo.

Rodriguez threw three innings on June 16th for Buffalo, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs,3 walks and 7 strikeouts. In his June Bison starts he had a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings, 6 hits, 2 earned, 5 walks and 21 strikeouts.

I’m looking forward to seeing how he does tonight.

I’d also like to see Orelvis Martinez get some...

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Should the Blue Jays buy or sell at the trade deadline?

Though the Blue Jays are 35-39, they have the talent to make the playoffs and seriously push for the American League pennant on paper.

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Inconsistent Blue Jays aim for familiar success vs. Guardians

After an impressive series victory against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians, the Toronto Blue Jays have hit another rut. Perhaps another weekend set with the Guardians, which starts Friday night in Cleveland, will end Toronto's latest woes.

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Blue Jays poised to be major trade deadline sellers?

The Blue Jays may be gearing up to give up on their season as they continue to tread water around the .500 mark.

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Off-Day Bantering: Jays Thoughts

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I’ve been putting off writing anything today because I figured there would be news today. With the day off and the Red Sox series sweep at Roger Centre, it seemed like the time to make moves.

The Offensive Coordinator thing isn’t working. Whether it is Mattingly’s fault or not, the team is not improving from his work. It is more than possible it is the players’ fault, but you can’t fire 26 players.

And the 27 batting coaches thing is not...

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Today in Blue Jays History: John McDonald’s Father’s Day Home Run

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Plus Jays come back from 8-0 and Gibbons gets fired

Ten years ago:

Our Blue Jays came back from being down 8-0 to beat the Reds 14-9. Minor Leaguer wrote the recap.

The cliff notes version:

Liam Hendriks started and was terrible, giving up six earned in the second inning. Todd Redmond relieved with two outs and gave up two runs of his own. At this point, we were down to a 2% chance of winning. 8-0 Reds.

We’d score 3 in the 3rd inning on an Edwin Encarnacion...

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Jays Swept By Red Sox

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Red Sox 7 Blue Jays 3

A short rant....we got blown out, and we couldn’t get an at-bat for Orelvis Martinez. I don’t understand why we couldn’t find a moment for him.

Kevin Gausman said that the Jays pitchers had to be perfect, or the team wouldn’t win. And he wasn’t perfect.

It was yet another irritating game. We had:

Two on, none out, in the first and didn’t score. Two on, one out, in the second and didn’t score. Two one, one out, in the third...

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Game #74 GameThread: Red Sox @ Jays

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The last game of our three-game series with the Red Sox will hopefully be better than the first two.

I’m out for the afternoon, putting this together early, just in case I’m not back to it.

Kevin Gausman gets the start. Maybe he can throw a shutout again and we can win one.

Brayan Bello starts for the Red Sox. He has a 5.00 ERA this season, and a 6.44 ERA in his last 7 starts. Maybe we could score a few today.

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Wednesday Bantering: Jays Bits

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Once again, there isn’t much news for our Jays. Daniel Vogelbach was released. The Jays will continue to pay him the rest of his $2 million contract.

He seems like a great guy. I’m sure he’d be enjoyable to share a beer with, and he’s played in the majors for nine seasons, which is a great accomplishment. He’s got 81 career home runs, 30 of which came in 2019 when he made the All-Star team. If I ran a team in the MLB, I’d ask him if...

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This intriguing veteran slugger just became a free agent

In the market for a very, very, very slow designated hitter who has shown nice power at times during his MLB career? Daniel Vogelbach is now available for the signing.

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Blue Jays' Orelvis Martinez could make MLB debut vs. Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays could unveil slugging prospect Orelvis Martinez on Wednesday night when they try to salvage the finale of their three-game series with the visiting Boston Red Sox.

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Another Loss

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Red Sox 4 Blue Jays 3

Add-on runs would be something our team could invest in. You are in a tough spot trying to hold a one-run lead for 3 innings when two of your best relievers are on the IL.

There is enough to talk about in that game for a week:

Nice start from Chris Bassitt. 6 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 earned. He gave up a run in the second; Tyler O’Neill led off with a double, moved to third on a ground out and scored on a Dominic...

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Rolling Red Sox rally for victory over Blue Jays

Ceddanne Rafaela had three hits, including the go-ahead, two-out single in the eighth inning, and the visiting Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday.

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Toronto Blue Jays Call Up Top Prospect Orelvis Martinez

The Toronto Blue Jays have called up Orelvis Martinez. Martinez is ranked as the Blue Jays number two prospect, and the sixty-eighth-best prospect in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline.

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