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Postgame Thread: September 15 - Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

Postgame Thread: September 15 - Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

NorthCoastBias

13-2 since Brad Hand was DFA'd


Smyzmaster

wooooo


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Wooooo


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Woooooo


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miner88

LET’S GO! VAMOS VAMOS


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Kaizaman

Gotta give kudos to Atkins and company for getting rid of him. Saw he was a bad investment and instead of keeping him around for the year they just cut their losses. I don't know too many GM's who would be so quick to get rid of a relatively well known player like that


Char_Aznable_Custom

If the lesson was learned from that eternity of Chatwood (and Font and Roark before him) it almost makes it worth it.


deafpoet

That was a special day for me.


TheGuava1

I’m not saying that’s the reason why they’re playing so good, but it almost seems too good to be a coincidence


deafpoet

Robbie Ray gonna fuck around and win a Cy with absolutely no circulation to his balls.


peeinian

Every struggling pitcher is going to be rocking the tight pants next year.


ingrama12

Pantsdemic next year. Guaranteed!


thecabbler

The only thing that’ll be tight that those pants will be my pants


Six-Horse-Judy

The only thing the man can’t pitch is a trouser tent.


Kazhawrylak

Must be why his pants are so tight, gotta shrink that massive wang so it doesn't get in his way while he pitches. Fuck it must be hard to be such a stud.


re10pect

I thought it could be something to do with aerodynamics, but this seems more likely.


blazinrainbo

If him and Buehler win the Cy's for AL and NL tight pants will absolutely become the new meta.


nighthawk444444

Game highlight for me was George Springer hustling on a poor knee from first to third on a wild pitch. Later scoring for an add on run. Guy has heart and great example for the young studs.


roothockey

Yeah, it really shows them that if he can give it his all on one leg, they can gut out the remaining few weeks of regular season. They are absolutely tired, but I’m convinced seeing George gut out every play gives them so much motivation


isdavehereman

Yep. And getting a running start on 3-2, 2 outs. Great hustle


Leafs17

> And getting a running start on 3-2, 2 outs that's learned in little league...


isdavehereman

Right, and so is running out every ground ball. Doesn't mean everyone does it


Leafs17

Really? I would think every mlb player runs on full count 2 out unless they forget.


djlofi

We have a Finals MVP on our team.


MasterOfSwag9000

Former Finals MVP on our team with a bum knee? Where have I heard this before?


Kinglokner16

Ray Romano strikes again


Kewjoe

Ray Romano is Soria 'bout the 8th


AceLarkin

Lmao love it. Just to make that pun the slightest bit sexier, I'd make it "Soria 'bout".


Kewjoe

Done. Good idea.


AceLarkin

We should have the equivalent of the HR jacket for best pun of the PGT.


MasterOfSwag9000

Everybody loves him


lirich

Game 1 - Bottom half of the lineup carries us Game 2 - Day of rest Game 3 - Top half of the lineup carries us


josh89rea

They're definitely a little tired. 14 games in 13 days


Henderson56

Perfect time for a off day


v-dubb

Then it’s time to feast on the twins.


ArenSteele

Twins Basil!


GoGoPowerPlay

Fook Mi!


ArenSteele

No, Fook Yu!


powerfulaura

2/3 from the rays is basically a sweep in my book


deafpoet

It's beyond my wildest dreams.


itsnursehoneybadger

It doesn’t get any better than that, according to Charlie!


runningwithquills

😂


HalGillsLongStick

[It certainly doesn't](https://youtu.be/6HedtjdZKAI)


mark_oh_pollo

The Montoyo sweep™


casualjayguy

Don't you have postgame interviews to get to Charlie


doanan

Our ray is the true ray


EsperBahamut

So, so very important to take two at home. Now only need one in Tampa to saw off our hardest opponent of the stretch run.


MLRadar

https://i.imgur.com/uULP5Zu.png


SamiMadeMeDoIt

I’m obviously a homer but there’s really no reason why this team can’t make the World Series


thehiddenbisexual

Fangraphs seems to share your opinion. 5% chance we win it all this year, a little high imo but I ain't complaining


NoOneShallPassHassan

>5% chance We just need to roll a natural 20.


sudzthegreat

My +10,000 is down for that 5%!


wintermute--

Robbie Ray against the Rays this year: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 9 SO 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 7 SO 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 6 SO 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 11 SO 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 13 SO [Charlie's postgame interview be like](https://i.imgur.com/QuvtKu7.png)


SamiMadeMeDoIt

Ray on Ray crime


deafpoet

Nobody faces the Rays and progressively gets *better*. The man is a freak.


Kazhawrylak

Usually more exposure to a good lineup does the opposite. Ray truly is elite, this shows hes been making BIGGER adjustments than Tampa's entire hitting lineup and coaching staff have been able to. I think that's fucking impressive.


idkwhattosaytho

Yeah he adjusted by throwing…… His two pitches better? Idk lol robbies just that good


Parzival091

Idk…yeah he got two more strikeouts today, but he also gave up 4x the amount of hits and infinitely more runs, I’m a little worried


InsaneGenis

If he'd have stayed out there pitching for several days who knows how many runs the Ray's could have hit.


JTricks

Tampa Bay Rays


jaysornotandhawks

Ray > Rays


DarkstonePublishing

Jordan "Jordan Romano" Romano


bittyditty

Jordan "Jordan "Jordan Romano" Romano" Romano


DarkstonePublishing

Jordan "Jordan" "Jordan" "Jordan Romano" "Romano" "Romano" Romano


bittyditty

Is there an echo in here?


fujbuj

Just get to the wild card. We can win that. And then we can beat the Rays. We can fuckin do it.


SamiMadeMeDoIt

I’m more scared of the Astros than anyone else if we get that far Feels like they’ve owned the Jays for a while now


Kazhawrylak

People were saying the Rays own us going into this series. This team is capable of surprising a lot of people. I think Jays vs Royals 2015 is a much harder to win series than Jays vs Astros 2021 would be, Astros don't have a bullshit no homeruns cornfield of an arena like Kansas did and our team is arguably better than they were in 2015 with a similar run scoring formula. Also fuck the Astros. That team deserves perpetual heartbreak for decades.


ObliviousLAX

Fewer Amish looking fucks in Houston to turn doubles in HRs too


Kazhawrylak

Oh fuck me I'd almost forgotten about that, I guess my brain purposely misremembered it as just their bullshit massive field robbing us in that series. Now I remember the neckbearded fuck.


corh13

mariners, pls win


thehiddenbisexual

They tied it 😳


MotoGuy82

No longer looking good :(


thehiddenbisexual

Orioles leading 3-2 now though!


gangOFpp

No longer looking good :(


Kinglokner16

Bo is such a humble dude. Hazel was surprised Bo stayed for the whole hit. Usually they leave Hazel when ends the interview


HeroicTechnology

lit af fam first time guaranteed above .500 in a 162 game season since 2016!


ghg1999

when was the last time vladdy hit a double before todays game? its been quite a while has it not? and today he hits 2, baseball is such an odd sport


LiftsEatsSleeps

He's been too busy putting line drives over the fence.


powerfulaura

2 and a half weeks


InsaneGenis

He must be hitting lighter. Someone check the bat. It obviously has been stuffed with pillows.


ArenSteele

August 27 I think


casualjayguy

Give this fucking team some fucking playoffs


blazinrainbo

Some of yall really dont understand that not every situation is a Cimber/Romano/Mayza situation.


Kazhawrylak

Unreal performance from Bo.


MuteflY

#E2H5


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bittyditty

Bro move by Soria to give up those 2 runs to set up Romano for save opportunity.


Draggonzz

Three straight sub 3 hour games this series, with the last two being sub 2:30. Refreshing change from the last few series


HaratoBarato

To be fair, they are long cause we getting 10+ runs and chasing pitchers. I’ll take that for a longer game any day.


whatzgood

#FUCK THE WILDCARD, GIVE US THE DIVISION!


profeDB

I would have been happy with taking 1 of 3. 2 of 3? Excelent!


EarthWarping

Exactly. Nice to see the pitching doing well in the series.


profeDB

I was a bit worried about the pitching after Baltimore. That was a wild series.


EarthWarping

Manoah's game was electric


father-kazuma

Whoa bitch 🤩


sigbox

#Just Win.


ricky_burns

2/3 against the rays!? Oh damn, I’m straight up having a good time!


jaysornotandhawks

Isn't it awesome?!


Kazhawrylak

Breyvic Valera is probably about average handsome, maybe 5% weird looking with that beard. On this team he ends up looking hideous lol. Fucking movie star level looks throughout this lineup.


Telebender

it's that damn dewrag! I've seen him crack a smile, twice and he looks good.


ingrama12

Saw him without the headband in a postgame a few days ago and he looked pretty normal. Something about that headband lolol, doesn’t do him any favours. Luckily you don’t have to be a model to be good at baseball. I say keep up the good work Brayvic!!


broadviewstation

These are the ray days that Ontario actually loves


Telebender

especially up here at Broadview and O'Connor Drive!


kingwoodballs

Robbie ray is an absolute machine. I really hope the jays can re-sign him for next year and beyond. Truly has become the ace of this team.


ldnk

I really do love this team. It’s great watching a team that is good. It’s especially nice when so many of our players are so likeable


Kaizaman

Day by day I'm just loving Springer more and more. Regardless of his ABs he always makes an impact and seeing him perform on essentially one leg has got to inspire the team to some degree. My personal favourite play from the game was him going from first to third on Vladdy's walk, in which he later scored. Unreal play that he manufactured himself.


baconpoutine89

Robbie Ray.


EdwardBliss

I worked there in 1985. During the ALCS against the Royals, they gave us a note to excuse us from school for all afternoon games. No joke.


Cashmere306

Outstanding series by the starting pitchers, 3 runs in 3 games. Hair away from a sweep if some balls fell in yesterday but great to win 2 of 3. 10 left against the twins and orioles. 3 against the yanks and only 3 against the rays. Great chance after getting through these 3.


Sam7sung

They scored 6 runs this series, all of them off of home runs. That was quite interesting to me


LR67

We beat the Rays in a series. Is this real life.


jaysornotandhawks

Well, it certainly isn't just fantasy.


fujbuj

Orioles should really consider becoming a team someday.


definitely-a-jackal

[The Jays when they just keep winning in September](https://streamable.com/bjrl0x)


squeakyboy81

Am I the only one who missed it was a day game and now has nothing to do tonight.


augustabound

I just figured it out when I tried to put Sportsnet on....... fack.


DietCherrySoda

Ya baby


Alfrez

More afternoon games, thank you. -A time zone hater


Wu_Tang_In_a_Pouch

Quick question as someone who was watching the game in the background on mlb.tv: why don’t Vlad and Bichette have names on their jerseys?


MysticOhG08

It’s Roberto Clemente day. They decided to wear his number.


Wu_Tang_In_a_Pouch

Ahhhh was wondering if it had to do with that


lumberjack_eh

Only 2 runs off the starting pitchers in these three games. Impressive.


Rot_Dogger

Ray should be betting fave for Cy Young after this game.


ResponsibilityOk6636

I literally can’t wait to sweep the Yankees and put this all behind us


Djvinniev77

WHOOO


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SlothsAreCommunists

Seattle broadcast fusing Bo's 3 run homer and his sac fly and just saying that he got a grand slam


beatsieboyz

Not gonna lie, was pretty worried about this series. But I can't argue with results


PorkinsHeldIt

God damnit O's


Dtutor44

Torres was at 3rd as the ball fell in. Could have easily been doubled up. Fucking O's


Qyxstyx

Orioles and losing. Name a more iconic duo.


rangerxt

10 smile cookies tomorrow, 2200 calories, not so bad, at 2500 burned at not quite 4, so we get a light breakfast or supper too


Cashmere306

Who was screaming in the background? Thank god they won or it would have driven me nuts.


benjals

God damnit. Forgot today wasn't a 7pm start.


zombienudist

same....i was like what....WHAT!!!


VINCE_C_

Mariners game is just painful.


alabasterhotdog

10th inning is...not going well.


Dtutor44

O's take the lead! Fuck the Yankees!


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Annieloo2

Fuck Baltimore. They suck so bad.


BurkeBridgeman

Robbie Ray is just an absolute god


burdsandwich

Hear me out. What if we just win the division now?


LR67

That 4 game sweep against the Rays where we lost despite leading late in 3 of those 4 games still haunts me. Thank you Chatwood...


FriedChickenIsTrash

13 Ks over 7? Holy shit


ObliviousLAX

He had 5 ks through 2 IP. Ray was dealing today


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Holdthedoormtg

2/3 from the Rays is exceeding expectations? So what did you expect from them? This is the hottest team in baseball and a legitimate contender, 2/3 was the minimum as far as my expectations went.


Chronmagnum55

Rays are a very good team. Yeah the Jays are hot right now but taking 2/3 is fantastic and exactly what they needed to do. They are putting themselves in a great position to control their own destiny.


somenoefromcanada38

Just wait until we take 3/5 from the Rays ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


EdwardBliss

Is that George Brett's younger brother, Joe Brett?


Throwaway5497346

13 Strikeouts for Ray!


amachinesaidiwasgood

This series we had as many runs as they had hits


rangerxt

c'mon Baltimore ya bums


TraviAdpet

Is it even possible for a 4 way tie for the division at the moment?


Dead_End_Street

Soo anyone hear from lil b recently?


Jay911

Listen! And understand. That team is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear, and it will not stop, ever, until your magic number is zero.


rejus_crust

Well deserved off-day tomorrow. Bring on the Twins!


blanche2027

Does any teams fans react more to a long fly ball than ours? lol


IAmGrum

Fans at ALL ballparks react the same way to long fly balls. 90% of casual fans can't pick up the ball immediately after the batter makes contact, so they only see the swing and the sound of contact. The only place it might not sound like that is Tampa (or Baltimore, recently) simply because they don't have as many fans in the stands. Yankees fans react the same way...Red Sox fans react the same way...Dodgers fans...Cardinals fans...it doesn't matter. Jays fans are no different, but everyone thinks everyone else does it more/less.


jabbles_

I think we are just getting ready for the playoffs


OctoGoop

Wish they left Ray in another inning


Telebender

I'm sure it's been covered here but, those 2 auxiliary umps in the front row... anybody get a story?


Deeve_

I don't know the story, but damn that was entertainment.


JaysGal85

I didn't know this was an afternoon game. I'm sad :(


abc829463

Twins fan here. Bo Bichette. Wow. Just wow. So yes, I am a Twins fan. I usually don't follow players from other teams. But I was looking up how Nelson Cruz was doing and reading about his last game. And in the recap of the last game, there was a mention of a player, Bo Bichette. I didn't realize he was drafted out of HS in 2016. Then I looked up his stats for this season. Good golly, Miss Molly! He is batting with a solid average and has some serious pop in his bat. Anyways, I just wanted say, "Great Find" Blue Jays front office for drafting him in 2016!


jaysornotandhawks

I'm going to be celebrating this series win for way too long.


Altruistic_Reason663

Just keep it rolling guys one cold streak sinks our season. No excuses going into this Minnesota series gotta show up ready to go can’t afford a game one letdown. Just keep playing the way we have and it’s an easy sweep/ minimum 3 out of 4. We can’t afford to drop or split a series vs Minnesota or Baltimore down the stretch. That leaves us with 2/3 over Baltimore 5/7 over the twins that’s seven wins putting us up to 89 and then assuming you take 3/6 between Tampa and New York series with an absolute minimum of one of those three coming against the yanks and that puts you up to 92 wins which even still could make you feel uncomfortable about your playoff chances. It’s going to be tough but not as crazy as the run we have been on and that yanks series at home gives us a real chance to help ourselves out with our chances. Tomorrow will give the team a necessary day to recuperate and be prepared to be ready for the twins coming into our turf. Let’s go jays.


LR67

It helps that the Yankees and Red Sox gotta face each other 3 times to close out the season. That's guaranteed losses for one or both of them.


billiardwolf

Yo, if any of you guys at the game tonight were any of the coyotes chirpin in the 9th tonight I just want you to know you're annoying.


Deeve_

I was there and it was someone in the 1st base side 200 level I think. It spread and some other on the left field side stàrted doing it too. Kinda like UFC woo boys. I pray this doesn't become a thing


Mandy-Rarsh

REFUSE TO LOSE!!!!