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!


Roster Updates:

  • 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.

Injury Updates:


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:

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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!!

Alyssa Cohen

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