The Blue Jays will likely make up their games with Philadelphia by playing multiple doubleheaders in September

The Blue Jays were supposed to play tonight, but, as we know, this weekend’s series in Philadelphia has been postponed due to the Phillies having multiple positive cases of COVID-19.

There had been some thought that the Blue Jays and Nationals could play some games this weekend, either just as exhibition tune-ups to stay on the field or perhaps as a way to jig the schedule around, but it seems that won’t be the case.
According to Charlie Montoyo, it appears that rather than moving games around, Major League Baseball will likely have teams play doubleheaders later on in the season. The Jays are set to host the Phillies from Sept. 18-20, so that would mean the two teams would shove all six games into that three-day stretch.
Nationals reporter Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reported on Thursday that MLB is planning to implement seven-inning doubleheaders this season as a way to help ease the challenge such as the one the Blue Jays and Phillies will have in September.
Still, back-to-back-to-back 14-inning days… doesn’t seem ideal? The whole purpose of postponing games and making them up later is to maintain scheduling continuity and …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Leafs need more from Mitch Marner in Game 7

Let’s get one thing out of the way.
Mitch Marner was never supposed to be this good, if you talked to some people.
It’s crazy that we’re talking about a 94-point player in his third year in the league, that came into the NHL with doubts about if he could handle the physicality.
But if you watched Marner put up 126 points in his draft year in 63 games and follow it up with 115 in 57, you’d have no surprise that this kid is something special.
And in this round against Boston, he’s been, well, fine. He’s had some huge moments these playoffs, and got things going early with a two-goal Game 1.
Of course, you remember this, the Leafs’ opening goal of the playoffs.

and this, the penalty shot goal that gave the Leafs a lead they’d never lose.

A Game 1 win on the road, in Boston orchestrated by a 21-year old winger? Is this real life?
Game 2 mostly everyone had a rough night, but Marner came back flying in Game 3. A beautiful secondary assist to Andreas Johnnson to set up Auston Mattthews’ first of the playoffs…

… and some great defensive work at the end that’ …

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Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation