This Week in the Jays Nest #2: From Bad to Worse
“This Week in the Jays Nest” is a Toronto Blue Jays weekly recap that will be posted once a week on the Alyssa Cohen MLB Blog. It will feature the highlights of the past weeks Toronto Blue Jays baseball games, injury updates, roster updates and a question of the week.
Last week, the Toronto Blue Jays were 1-5, now they are 2-10. But… it’s still early!
- After being on the disabled list (DL) for 10-days, Roberto Osuna was activated onto the 25-man roster. The Blue Jays optioned Casey Lawerence back to AAA to make room for Osuna on the roster.
- Blue Jays claim 3B Ty Kelly off of waivers from the Mets.
- C Juan Graterol designated for assignment.
- Chris Coghlan added to 25-man roster, replacing Josh Donaldson.
- LHP Matt Darmody recalled onto 25-man roster, replacing Aaron Sanchez.
- Blue Jays rule five draft pick, Glenn Sparkman, transferred to the 60-day DL after breaking a bone in his thumb early in spring training.
- Josh Donaldson added to the 10-day DL.
- Aaron Sanchez added to the 10-day DL.
- J.A. Happ injured after start on Sunday.
Games Played this Week:
April 11, 2017 – Jays (3) vs. Brewers (4)
The Blue Jays home opener was an interesting one. J.A. Happ didn’t look as sharp as usual, giving up a few home runs. The Jays have now lost nine straight home openers.
April 12, 2017 – Jays (0) vs. Brewers (2)
Marcus Stroman had an amazing game, giving up 2 ER in a complete nine innings. But, the Blue Jays offence was dead-silent and couldn’t seem to come up with one run, let alone a big hit!
April 13, 2017 – Jays (1) vs. Orioles (2)
Liriano struck out 10 in a good rebound game, since his previous start. While Donaldson had a good game, he exited the game in the sixth with an injury.
April 14, 2017 – Jays (4) vs. Orioles (6)
Justin Smoak had his first home run and an RBI single, but Aaron Sanchez gave up 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings.
April 15, 2017 – Jays (2) vs. Orioles (1)
The second win of the season comes thanks to Kendrys Morales (AGAIN!). The Jays took a 1-0 lead in the eighth, but closer Roberto Osuna came in and gave up the tying run. K-Mo hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth and the Jays won! Fun fact: While Osuna blew the save, he still got the win. Baseball, eh?
April 16, 2017 – Jays (4) vs. Orioles (11)
J.A. Happ was throwing a great game until he was taken out suddenly in the fifth. Matt Dermody came in to relief a few innings later… here was his stat line: 0.1IP, 4H, 5ER, BB, 3HR. And the Jays finished the week 1-5… again.
Question of the Week:
While I’m not against the hashtag, I think there are other better options. A fun things that the Jays could have done, was have fans submit hashtag suggestion. They could have chosen the best one, and the winner would get a free pair of 2017 seasons tickets! I think we should hang on to the new one, as it is the official hashtag. But, most of the time I just use #BlueJays.
While we are only 10 games in, this season is definitley progessing weakly. Just remember, the 1995 Reds started the season 1-8 and won the division by nine games! Yes, I’m saying there’s a chance!!