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Blue Jays Smoke Boston Again - Reviewing the Season Series Against the AL Rivals

Boston and Toronto were two teams that were fighting for the last wildcard position last year. Now they are exactly opposite of each other. Boston got off to a hot start to the season before falling completely out of it after the All-Star break. On the other hand, Toronto, on the other hand, started the season off slow, but has gotten better throughout the season. So far, Toronto has had Boston's number this season. The teams have met 18 times so far. This season, Toronto has a 15-3 record against the Sox while outscoring their rivals 119-46. The Boston Red Sox What has happened to the Boston Red Sox? Pitching has been asbismal for the Sox. Starters aren't able to go deep into games, and their bullpen has been a mess all season. Against Toronto, Boston averages 6.6 runs a game, compared to just 2.5 for Toronto. The entire Red Sox team has been an absolute mess this season. From the front office not addressing offseason issues to underperforming players, Many Red Sox players hav

AL East Notes: Bogaerts Batting Average, Yankees Win Crucial Series, Bichette POTW, Yu Chang to Boston

The MLB regular season is coming to a close, we can now diffreniciat the teams capable making the playoffs, and teams that will most definitely not make a run for a pennant. Here are some of the biggest rumors and news from the day: Bogaerts Leading for AL Silver Bat Award Xander Bogaerts is in the running for the Silver Bat Award, an award given to the player that has the highest batting average in each division. Bogaerts has had a tremendous contract season. He constantly puts the ball in play and often finds himself on base.   The Red Sox have been struggling lately, but Bogaerts has been putting together a great second-half of his season. Although the shortstop is failing to hit for power, his offensive totals are still all-star caliber numbers.   Bogaerts is currently hitting .319 with 13 home runs and 66 runs-batted-in. The 29-year-old is currently hitting .003 points higher than Twins' second-baseman Luis Arraez. As Bogaerts is set to become a free agent by the end of th

Toronto's Ross Atkins Outplayed Boston's Chaim Bloom

Ross Atkins is the man behind the helm for the Toronto Blue Jays, practically leading his team ahead of their division rival, the Boston Red Sox. Just to give you some perspective, the Red Sox narrowly, I mean just narrowly, took a playoff spot away from the Blue Jays during the 2021 season. Both teams were rock solid playing against each other, making for an exciting rivalry. But since the 2021 season, the two teams are not even close in terms of playing standards. Atkins took a young core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, plus many others and added key all-star and veteran pieces throughout free agency and the season. On the other hand, Chaim Bloom led the Red Sox from a postseason contender to a struggling team contending for a top draft pick.   Atkins made it his goal after the disappointing end to the 2021 MLB season for the Toronto Blue Jays, where the team failed to make the playoffs. The Blue Jays' GM made bold moves in the past offseason, acquiring Kevin Gausman a

MLB Game Recap: Yankees at Blue Jays (6/18/22)

Jameson Taillon pitched five plus scoreless innings, leading the Yankees over divisional rival Blue Jays. Batting : Aaron Hicks opened the scoring for New York, doubling to right field. He would bring in Kiner-Falefa, Torres, and Rizzo, giving NY a 3-0 lead after four innings. Isiah Kiner-Falefa would add an insurance run during the sixth inning. He hit his 11th double of the season, driving in Gleyber Torres. Toronto was held to just five hits compared to eight for the Bronx Bombers. Pitching : Alek Manoah got the ball for the home team Blue Jays. He wouldn't be his best today, pitching in 5.1 innings of work. He allowed four runs off of six hits and struck out five. Manoah currently has an 8-2 record and a 2.00 ERA after his start. Jays' relievers David Phelps, Tim Mayza, and Trent Thornton; were all solid. They each pitched scoreless relief outings. Jameson Taillon was great for the visiting Yankees. The thirty-year-old allowed just four hits in 5.2 innings. He would record

MLB Game Recap: Blue Jays at Royals (6/8/22)

 The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals completed game three earlier today at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Jays came in hot, defeating the Royals in the previous two games. Batting : During the bottom of the first inning, Andrew Benintendi and rookie Bobby Witt Jr. drew walks. MJ Melendez would then drive in Benintendi by hitting a double to shallow left field, also advancing Witt Jr. to third. Emmanuel Rivera would single to centerfield, bringing in two more runs, giving Kansas City an early 3-0 lead. Toronto's Raimel Tapia would cut the lead down during the second inning. He hit a solo home run. Zack Collins would hit a solo home run while Guerrero Jr. grounded out, driving in Biggio to tie the game for Toronto. During the bottom of the fourth inning, Salvy Perez would single to drive in a run, while Melendez would reach on an error to bring in another run. The Royals led 5-3 after four innings. Following Michael A. Taylor would double driving in Carlos Santana, who

MLB Game Recap: Twins at Blue Jays (6/4/22)

 The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays played game two of a three-game set. Previously Minnesota took game one by a score of 9-3. Both the Blue Jays and Twins currently sit in playoff positions.                                                                                                  (Game 1) Batting : Jorge Polanco got Minnesota on the board first hitting, a two-run home run off former teammate Jose Berrios. Polanco drove in Luis Arraez, who singled to start the game. Bo Bichette cut the lead in half during the bottom of the first inning by hitting a solo shot off Twins' starter Dylan Bundy. The Blue Jays would then take the lead in the second after Cavan Biggio doubled to drive in Alejandro Kirk, George Springer singled, driving in Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Cavan Biggio scored on a Jermaine Palacios fielding error. The Jays took a 4-2 lead after two. Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would add insurance runs by hitting two-run home runs in the third and fourth in