The Curse of The Trop continues as the Blue Jays lose another heartbreaking game

A 4-2 lead with two outs in the ninth inning. Seems easy enough. Not when you’re playing at The House of Horrors. Nothing can ever be easy there.

Things worth mentioning…

There’s a lot to talk about after that game. Where to begin?!
I’ll start off with the good stuff, like how we ended up in the ninth inning with a lead. Thomas Hatch made his first-career start and looked much better than a guy who was traded for a few innings of David Phelps. Hatch went two-and-a-third, allowing just two walks while picking up three strikeouts. After that, Anthony Kay came into the game and went two-and-a-third, allowing just one run, which came when Ji-Man Choi smacked a solo homer (from the right side of the plate, amazingly). All told, the piggyback duo of Hatch and Kay was excellent.
All of Toronto’s offence came in the sixth inning when the team exploded for four runs on six consecutive hits. Randal Grichuk singled, Teoscar Hernandez singled, Danny Jansen singled, Brandon Drury singled, Lourdes Gurriel singled, and then Bo Bichette singled. It was an interesting change of scenery for a …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Curse of The Top continues as the Blue Jays lose another heartbreaking game

A 4-2 lead with two outs in the ninth inning. Seems easy enough. Not when you’re playing at The House of Horrors. Nothing can ever be easy there.

Things worth mentioning…

There’s a lot to talk about after that game. Where to begin?!
I’ll start off with the good stuff, like how we ended up in the ninth inning with a lead. Thomas Hatch made his first-career start and looked much better than a guy who was traded for a few innings of David Phelps. Hatch went two-and-a-third, allowing just two walks while picking up three strikeouts. After that, Anthony Kay came into the game and went two-and-a-third, allowing just one run, which came when Ji-Man Choi smacked a solo homer (from the right side of the plate, amazingly). All told, the piggyback duo of Hatch and Kay was excellent.
All of Toronto’s offence came in the sixth inning when the team exploded for four runs on six consecutive hits. Randal Grichuk singled, Teoscar Hernandez singled, Danny Jansen singled, Brandon Drury singled, Lourdes Gurriel singled, and then Bo Bichette singled. It was an interesting change of scenery for a …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Tim Mayza will undergo Tommy John surgery

In the 10th inning of last night’s game against the Yankees, Tim Mayza tossed a wild pitch and immediately collapsed to the ground in pain. He grabbed his forearm and used his jersey to wipe tears from his eyes. It was an absolutely devastating and gut-wrenching scene to watch.

Jays pitcher Tim Mayza immediately drops to his knees after throwing a wild pitch because of pain in his arm
You never like to see things like this in sports pic.twitter.com/99foKsUNrw
— Kyle (@KyleNYY) September 14, 2019

You could tell immediately based off of Mayza’s reaction that this wasn’t good. This morning, it was reported that Mayza will need to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Tim Mayza has a torn UCL and will require tommy john surgery per Charlie Montoyo.
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) September 14, 2019

Ugh.
At the age of 27, the former 13th-round pick from the 2013 draft was starting to establish himself as a Major League reliever. He was up and down in 2017 and 2018, but, this season, he had become one of the Blue Jays’ most leaned on pitchers out of the ‘pen. His entire 2020 season will be very likely be wiped out due to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation