Grapefruit Notes: There were plenty of great Blue Jays pitching performances over the weekend

We’ve reached the Dog Days of Spring in which the shine of Grapefruit Ball has worn off a little bit but there were still a handful of excellent performances from some Blue Jays pitchers from the weekend worth talking about.

Things worth mentioning…

Hey, how about Robbie Ray? The lefty having a rebound season after his difficult 2020 campaign (which featured a nightmare in Arizona and some noticeable improvement after he was dealt to Toronto) is pretty key to the Blue Jays’ success this season. If the Blue Jays can even just get the Robbie Ray of 2019 (in which he posted a 4.34 ERA over 33 starts), that would be nice. If they could get the Ray of 2017 (in which he posted a 2.89 ERA over 28 starts and got Cy Young votes), that would be incredible. The hope here is that the Ray who posted a 6.62 ERA in 2020 and walked everyone is gone and the old Ray, now having worked with Pete Walker, is back. Based on his results so far in spring, things are looking good. On Saturday Ray made his third start of spring against the Orioles and tossed four hitless innings while picking up three strikeouts. The only blemishes on …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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