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ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30

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ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#1 » by Schad » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Our last chance to win a series in April. Well, it was until 6pm rolled around and I had to make a series thread. Now we're just boned.

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Friday, the 28th: 7pm ET
Saturday, the 29th: 1pm ET
Sunday, the 30th: 1pm ET
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#2 » by BigLeagueChew » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 pm

CF Kevin Pillar (R)
3B Darwin Barney (R)
RF Jose Bautista (R)
DH Kendrys Morales (S)
1B Justin Smoak (S)
LF Steve Pearce (R)
2B Devon Travis (R)
C Luke Maile (R)
SS Ryan Goins (L)
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#3 » by BigLeagueChew » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:40 pm

Jays new mantra, be better than Tampa.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#4 » by Schad » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:42 pm

BigLeagueChew wrote:Jays new mantra, be better than Tampa.


We the Fourth?
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#5 » by BigLeagueChew » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:45 pm

Schad wrote:We the Fourth?

#letsrise
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#6 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:03 am

Feel for Stroman, giving up a series of piddly singles and losing to a high school sophomore.
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Post#7 » by spykelee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:36 am

We can't hit to save our lives


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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#8 » by spykelee » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:43 am

Wait, we scored? Wow


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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#9 » by TOStateofMind » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:46 am

Snell has been bad. Swing the bat boys screw the bunt.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#10 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:50 am

We've actually squared the ball up fairly well today, in a season where we square it up never. Oddly, those ones were caught, and the piddly-ass contact has been falling in.
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Post#11 » by GooniesNeverDie » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:00 am

stroman has been unreal this season... looks like a legitimate ace.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#12 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:03 am

GooniesNeverDie wrote:stroman has been unreal this season... looks like a legitimate ace.


More so today than his first few starts; while those were very good he wasn't getting strikeouts, and that leaves a pitcher at the mercy of the BABIP gods. He's missing bats tonight.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#13 » by GooniesNeverDie » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:06 am

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GooniesNeverDie wrote:stroman has been unreal this season... looks like a legitimate ace.


More so today than his first few starts; while those were very good he wasn't getting strikeouts, and that leaves a pitcher at the mercy of the BABIP gods. He's missing bats tonight.


what do you think the difference is tonight? did he change his approach from trying to get contact like he was last season? i haven't watched much this season.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#14 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:13 am

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GooniesNeverDie wrote:stroman has been unreal this season... looks like a legitimate ace.


More so today than his first few starts; while those were very good he wasn't getting strikeouts, and that leaves a pitcher at the mercy of the BABIP gods. He's missing bats tonight.


what do you think the difference is tonight? did he change his approach from trying to get contact like he was last season? i haven't watched much this season.


Hard to say if it's a major adjustment or a single-game sample, but he's fishing for Ks. Walked Beckham on a 3-2 breaking ball earlier, which I liked; his stuff is good enough to try to limit rather than manage contact, and that was a moment where he and Maile decided to roll the dice instead of throwing over the plate. He can be a good pitcher staying around in the zone; he's a better one when he leaves nothing where it can be driven, and as he's through 7 under 100 pitches, he's not inefficient, either.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#15 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:13 am

Also: Pillar is absolutely our offense. And back into a tie for the team lead in HRs.
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Post#16 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:21 am

2 run Jays leads are not allowed and it must be eliminated as quickly as possible.
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Post#17 » by Boogie! » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:26 am

such a struggle to score runs.
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Post#18 » by Schad » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 am

Yep, that's our Blue Jays.
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Post#19 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 am

And that is how our season is going.
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Re: ST: Nightmare April's Last Hurrah, Jays (6-16) vs. Rays (11-12), Apr 28-30 

Post#20 » by Lateral Quicks » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 am

Quality job by Grilli here.

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