The Big Man and the bats spark Jays rebound W

Ah yes, that’s more like it.
A day after a very disappointing loss to the Royals, the Blue Jays bounced back in a big way with a 8-1 win over Kansas City.
The Jays took control of this one early, as 3-run home runs from Teoscar Hernandez and Matt Chapman in the 4th and 5th inning respectively put Toronto in cruise control early. Hernandez has been one of Toronto’s hottest bats lately. Since returning from out west, Hernandez is 7-for-16 with 3 HR, 2 2B, and 9 RBI. It’d be really good to see him fully return to his 2020-2021 form.
Sure, the home runs were glamorous, but it was the amount of competitive at-bats that the Jays had that stood out to me. Toronto made Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke work to get through 4 innings on 83 pitches. For context, Angel Zerpa only threw 73 pitches in 5 innings of work last night. On top of that, every Blue Jays hitter to record an at-bat got a hit.
Today was also another successful Alek Manoah Day, for those who observe. The Big Man held the Royals in check for 7 innings, only giving up a single run. Manoah’s put-away pitch tonight was his sharp slider; five of his six st …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation

BJN Radio – Ep. 93: Mid-Season Report Cards!

That’s not how you’d like a series against the worst team in baseball to go!

The Blue Jays rolled into Oakland and dropped two of three against the A’s as Alek Manoah and Yusei Kikuchi struggled and the bats went silent.
Now that we’ve just gone through the mid-way point of the season, we did report cards for five aspects of the team: starting pitching, the bullpen, offence, defence, and organizational depth.
After that, we looked ahead to the four-game set coming up with the Mariners, which will feature a lot of Western Canadian fans making the trip to Seattle.
You can listen to the episode here…

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation