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22 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 71: Lineup Shakeup

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GAME 71 7-5 Win at Texas Season Record: 35-36 While I realize that many Canadians live and work throughout the United States, summoned south of the 49th parallel by work …

21 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 69 & 70: 0 for 8

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GAME 69 7-6 Win at Texas Season Record: 34-35 Going to play a four game series in Texas feels less charged than it did last year. Despite the fact that …

19 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 64-68: That Elusive .500

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GAME 64 8-1 Loss vs. Tampa Season Record: 31-33 Before begrudgingly discussing tonight’s fairly troubling outcome, we continue our list of the best seasons by starting pitchers in Toronto Blue …

12 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 63: 99 Games Left

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GAME 63 4-0 Win at Seattle Season Record: 31-32 Firstly, our continuing countdown of the finest seasons by starting pitchers in Blue Jays history. Today we’ll look at numbers 12 …

10 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 59-61: Tough Love

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GAME 59 4-1 Loss at Oakland Season Record: 28-31 After enduring a humiliating, franchise record streak of 34 consecutive hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position, did the Blue Jays …

07 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 56-58: Reliever Rankings

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GAME 56 7-0 Loss vs. NYYankees Season Record: 27-29 As a complement to last month’s completely ramshackle list of the Top 25 offensive seasons in Blue Jays history, today I …

04 June 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 52-55: That’s so Jays

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GAME 52 6-4 Win vs. Cincinnati Season Record 25-27 The Toronto Blue Jays are finding their feet. They are starting to play like the team that I expected them to …

29 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 50: Yard Marker

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GAME 50 3-1 Loss vs. Texas Season Record 23-27 The 50th game of the season is often used as an arbitrary yard marker for teams, a spot on the schedule …

29 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 49: One Shake of the Head

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GAME 49 3-1 Win vs. Texas Season Record: 23-26 Yesterday the Rangers had an advantage in starting pitching and the Blue Jays won anyway. Today, both teams each had their …

28 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 48: Smoke & Mirrors

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GAME 48 7-6 Win vs. Texas Season Record: 22-26 Well, they don’t ask how, they only ask how many. Despite doing everything they could to give this game to the …

27 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 47: Milwaukee’s Best

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GAME 47 8-4 Win at Milwaukee Season Record: 21-26 Any time you can complete a visit to an opponent’s park without losing a game, it’s a good thing. Any time …

24 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 46: Statue Status

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GAME 46 4-3 Win at Milwaukee Season Record: 20-26 Last week I had the pleasure of seeing a game at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. It is beautiful architecturally and perfectly located, …

21 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 43: Bunting to the Bottom

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GAME 43 5-3 Loss at Baltimore in 10 innings Season Record: 18-25 Well, what would a visit to Baltimore be without the Blue Jays wasting a bunch of early chances, …

20 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Game 42: The Stro Show

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GAME 42 9-0 Win at Atlanta Season Record: 18-24 Well, the team nobody likes today had their easiest win of the year tonight. After about the fifth inning, I started …