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Postgame Thread: September 21 - Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

Postgame Thread: September 21 - Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

GracefulShutdown

The Rafael Dolis Experience, as performed by Jordan Romano.


alabasterhotdog

I hate covers


Cashmere306

Romano....Richards......Manoah. That's a miracle win, walking 11 guys and giving up 2 to the Rays.


Real-External392

2 or 3 of those walks should probably be credited to the homeplate ump. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the reason that ALL of the Jays' pitchers were missing the strike zone so often is because the fact that they're now in a second consecutive game where the same ump crew is clearly giving more favourable calls to the Rays than the Jays when it comes to balls and strikes - it'd be impressive if that DIDN'T get into a pitcher's head. And it makes it much harder to nip the corners when you feel like most borderline pitches will be called in favor of the hitter.... This umping was a atrocious.


casualjayguy

"The Rafael Dolis Experience with Guest Star Tyler Chatwood"


IAmGrum

Ft. Brad Hand and Roark Singers!


eagleboy444

Romano's version comes with 0 ERs


OnlyHereForMemes69

I mean for that first month neither was Dolis's


sir-pounce-of-alot

I was never in doubt, I swear… please guys


GramboWBC

On 1.5x playback speed


rvasko3

It’s like Jefferson Airplane becoming Starship.


ThQp

Win ~~more one~~ one more


RagingAcid

This guy knows what hes talking about


Redbull1371

Yes does he.


Funkagenda

All we gotta do for the rest of the season is win one more every day.


pavelblink182

more one\*


cheatcodemitchy

Let's channel DJ Khaled. Another one!


meeyeam

Do or do not. There is no tie in baseball.


GramboWBC

11 more


RebeeMo

Keep 'er goin'.


pskill43

We survived Joe West


ZodiacBlakeWheeler

That man is the oldest looking 68 year old I’ve ever seen.


rvasko3

He’s the Wilford Brimley of umps. And by that I mean he probably has diabetes.


right4reddit

[diabetes](https://youtu.be/nf31FYg_iD4)


woodenbike1234

Damn he’s only 68?? My dad is ten years older but looks ten years younger


Throwaway5497346

Seriously, I would have guessed he was older


Adam_Young_

Yeah the 9th inning should have been over at choi, huge missed strike call. Bases never should have been loaded


1991CRX

My poor mother stayed up just to see how bad Country Joe could be


Brock_Hard_Canuck

The look on Teoscar's face when he realizes "Thank fuck, a lazy fly ball for an easy out to finish the game".


Cashmere306

I was waiting for it to hit the roof.


1991CRX

Fuck the Trop


Cashmere306

Move the team....pretty much anywhere else in north america, and to a real stadium. But hopefully out west so they change divisions. We'll take Detroit back.


eagleboy444

Romano has done way too much for us to be mad at him. Great job getting out of it! Big W


WalkerAlabamaRanger

I am going to go with he was just doing it to show how big his balls are.


TopBeer3000

I am too drunk to not fight anybody who says any shit about Romano.


HaratoBarato

All I need to know is that there’s 0 runs in the 9th.


half-mage

Does anyone have a plunger to suck my balls back out of my body


wintermute--

Here you go bud 🪠 But uhhhh you can have it. I don't need it back. It's a gift for you!


IAmGrum

Jays win! "But they got really luck..." **Jays win!** "Romano almost let that..." #JAYS! WIN!


HeroicTechnology

you get a bullshit loss the previous day, you get a bullshit win this one. JAYS. WIN!


jaysornotandhawks

Karma sucks, doesn't it, Kiermaier? All that extra information you obtained last night and you STILL went 0 for 3!


27SwingAndADrive

The baseball gods were angered by Kiermaier's sinful ways.


immaseaman

I've been working and I missed this... Extra information? Edit: saw the thread about this topic right below the game thread


idkwhattosaytho

im pretty sure KK the dickwad could have the exact gameplan for the game and still go o fer.


Rish63

his name prolly wasn’t on the card with how much of a non-factor he is on offense


twistedlogicx

Joey Wendle being an absolute bro by angrily throwing his bat away immediately on that last swing. If he didn't give away how disappointed he was with where he hit it, I would have thought that was going 1200 feet for a grand slam with the way that inning was going.


corh13

Imagine Wendle pulling [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WfV8NbmyDI&ab_channel=%EB%84%A5%EC%84%BC) I would've died.


MrRosewater12

LOL


donttrustdaniel

I actually would’ve cried LOL


bakaken

That would've been amazing. Does baseball have shaqtin' a fool?


DietCherrySoda

Video unavailable but I assume this is the Lourdes bat slam.


bakaken

Open in YouTube app, it's from KBO


Corvese

Japenese baseball is so much more fun than the MLB.


SurammuDanku

Korean


Corvese

yikes I hope that doesn't come across as racist lol, I just saw the symbols and assumed. Well, Korean baseball looks equally as fun as Japanese baesball lol


lmunchoice

You can tell it's Korean if you see lots of circles and no Chinese characters. Very small pen-stroke density. I don't think ignorance is racism as there is no intent. Though, Koreans dislike the Japanese (government is what the savvier ones will say) more than any other country because of their colonial past. They look down on China, but it's a different kind of thing.


Corvese

Yeah, I can see what you're talking about with the circles. Now that I look at it again it is pretty distinct from the Japanese symbols I've seen. Thanks for the lesson haha


IAmGrum

I would have assumed it cleared the fences, bounced back, and injured Teo AND Vladdy with a bizarre richochet.


ImthaDatsyukian

Yeah for real. I thought he got all of it on that swing. Thank god


RealCanadianDragon

I would've figured we catch the ball, but after review they say it hit part of the roof and it's a HR.


TheBagpipesman

Joe west is fucking terrible


pryingopenmy_3rdeye

That's putting it nicely.


h8omb

Arash smarmily saying "pineapple power" 🤢


itsnursehoneybadger

I did not enjoy that


ChipStewartIII

Nobody enjoys Arash


toolsie

Arash loves Arash


EvaderDX

Can we even be sure about that


Anthropoly

That was some Killmonger "Wakanda, forever" energy


rejus_crust

I really dislike watching games at this stadium. The entire look and enclosed nature makes it look super boring and unappealing, and I can’t imagine how stuffy and claustrophobic it must feel in there. Rays roster is also very very boring IMO. Every one of their players is above average but unspectacular.


woodenbike1234

They’re above average, unspectacular, and hideously underpaid. The rays have built their success on the exploitation of labour.


rejus_crust

Oh I completely agree, I didn’t want to get into that part but you’re absolutely right.


sayonara_chops

And it smells like pee in there


cdre43

WE BEAT JOE WEST!!!!


Tj198777

Even my girlfriend who doesn’t know who Arash is was like “wow why is this guy asking him this many questions.. he seems lame”.


superman003

Arash enough questions man


forum_ryder72

He’s such a fucking loser


ResponsibilityOk6636

HEART RATE STABILIZING


russelImartin55

Arash Madani’s interviews always go on for way too long, I much prefer Hazel


roothockey

The energy difference is night and day as well


Moneymakessense29

Yankees sub was praying on our downfall, but we prevailed :)


missoctober12

Fuck the Yankees


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Djvinniev77

Fuck the Rays. Bullpen day tomorrow? fine, get the fireballers out there and make it lights out. Done with the trop, what a cursed place.


thehiddenbisexual

Hopefully we aren't done with it yet!


Corvese

Let’s just take the division and we can play the whitesox instead


DarkstonePublishing

This is not good for my physical and mental health


ZineZ

I almost burned my damn dinner yelling during that inning


zodiacmum

My 90 yo father had to pour another wine…phew!


bittyditty

I just love the fact the rays are the best team in the AL east and only have less than 10,000 in attendance with no limits to seating. Every jays home game would be a sellout. Lol why do the rays even try if the fans don't show up.


akhenatongup

The stadium being in st petes is why no one goes, awful location...lightning play in tbay proper and mostly sell it out...rays are popular team on local tv, but the stadium is dead unless championship series and world series


thehiddenbisexual

Jays fans would be more than happy to build them a new stadium with their own bear hands if it means no more playing at the Trop


AreYouAJedi

Fucking Rays man


Brock_Hard_Canuck

Eat the Rays https://i.makeagif.com/media/9-07-2016/hlIguM.gif


lirich

Can't wait to see the umpire scorecard tomorrow.


thehiddenbisexual

+x(Graham's number) Where x represents the amount of Planck units in the observable universe


mdubyo

Jordan Romano: Canada's most dangerous psychopath.


Kossington

I can’t wait to see this ump scorecard… again. These umpires should be far away from playoff baseball and shouldn’t touch any September games that involve any teams with playoff implications. How embarrassing


MrRosewater12

LOL Jamie...."that antiseptic environment"


LR67

Man Manoah absolutely pitched his heart out tonight despite having issues with his control. What a gem this kid is.


moebiusdrip

That is it from the Samsung Studio Samsung Powered Galaxy G5 5G Samgalaxy 5Gtudio Samsung


MrRosewater12

Arash asking 3 questions too many, as always.


curlbenchsquater

Joe West calling clear strikes as balls. Will he have to answer or be reprimanded for his clear bias? Nope. Not at all. Since MLB can't control their umps, power needs to be taken away from them. Bring the robo umps and make these idiots jobs redundant.


FollowJesus2Live

I can't believe we survived Rays bulls*** and Joe West. Unbelievably bad umpiring. That's gotta be +0.85 runs for Rays. There were a few against them, but most bad calls against us. Seems like ump's have a vendetta against us.


infinite_zero00

Why do we do this to ourselves? Holy fuck.


corh13

brb getting a new heart after that 9th


HeyCarpy

good LORD


sgt-pickles

My freakin heart… Day game tomorrow, Jays haven’t lost a day game in almost a month. Let’s take the series!


But-Seriously-Though

Where can I watch full postgame interviews? SN showed a couple questions of Manoah acting as Gurriel's translator and they were giggling like school girls. I need to see the whole thing.


RagingAcid

We were a foot away from losing that.


COYSBrewing

Was actually more like 3 feet but yep


useles-converter-bot

3 feet is the length of about 0.84 'Ford F-150 Custom Fit Front FloorLiners' lined up next to each other.


COYSBrewing

Hell yeah


thehiddenbisexual

We were 0.84 'Ford F-150 Custom Fit Front FloorLiners' away from losing that


JunkePlayerlol

11 walks in 1 game a week after Berrios, Manoah and Ray all carved them up seems rather fishy to me.


brendan_07

its like they read the game plan


woodenbike1234

The trop is a shithole outside of the high power cameras and buzzers the rays employ


ResponsibilityOk6636

IT WAS FOUL IT WAS FOUL IT WAS FOUL


Snowy_Thighs

Arash you're killing me my dude


akhenatongup

Atrash madani, shut up!


amontpetit

Joe West's report card tomorrow will be damning


junklardass

Rays walked 11 times and scored only 2 runs. That's odd.


chodgson111

I need all the heart medicine.


neeed4speeed

post game, reporter: “Alek, if your last game against the Rays was a 10, how would you rate this start comparatively?” Manoah: “it would be a 10.” reporter: “a 10?” Manoah: “a 10.” atta boy, Alek! 😑


FinalMalus

Lmao stupid fucking question. Love Alek's confidence


runningwithquills

I would like to claim some credit here. When I tuned in Wendle popped up.


Bmal1

Unclench


DietCherrySoda

Fucking Arash man


ZineZ

Well that was fucking stressful


ayasofya02

Never in doubt (in hindsight) Let's go win a series tomorrow


TheSimonToUrGarfunkl

All together now: UNCLENCH


Anthropoly

Jesus that was an ugly ass win. I just wanna get out of here already. I need to put on some deodorant.


Chris_p_tolentino14

The Rays game winner being just foul is very satisfying. Get Tropped. Now they know what it’s like plying in their own ballpark


deahoidar

Big plus is that the guys looked like they were still having fun and making the best of it at the end of that one - with all the bs and in that dismal ugly can - THAT will always matter and make a championship.


cozeners

I was honestly just laughing before that last out. I’m happy we are playing meaningful games in mid September, I will have no more complaints about Montoyo or any player this year. Let’s just have fun down this stretch.


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Corvese

Arash Madani is such a fucking goober


DietCherrySoda

Arash "Hawhawhaw are you aware of Lourdes and this "pineapple power"? What jocularity!"


wipeoutpop


Kinglokner16

#insert elmo fainting gif


mildsauce81

Yeah...heart rate spiked up to 120 there. Thanks for the exercise Jordan


Not_even_Spanish

That certainly was a game at the trop called by Joe West


Qyxstyx

Jays so dominant that they decided to play 9 vs 13 this series. So far, its Jays 1, Umps 1


tribalspoon

Imagine not only losing the game, but only scoring ***TWO*** runs when you draw ***ELEVEN*** walks.


Chance_Bear

Fuck Fruit Juice Field. All my homies hate Fruit Juice Field.


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jerff

We’re going to have to win them clean the rest of the way because we’re not going to get any help from the umps.


Tw1sterxxx

Is there an exorcist we can bring in to quell this team of Tyler Chatwood. I truly believe once he crosses over, the team walks will go down


Ok-Disaster3062

If the situation presents itself tomorrow and we’re up by a few runs…maybe a pitch gets away from one of our pitchers and that little snake Keirmaier gets one in the ear.


BrTalip

This game shall be forever known as The Poop Game


EarthWarping

Romano barely got through it, same with Manoah. Big win with a bullpen game tomorrow


FinancialPlastic4624

I'd tell the Rays fans to fuck off but they don't have any


JaysFanSinceSept2015

Fucking hell


father-kazuma

# BRUH


3luejays

Tense game. Glad we could find a way to grind out a playoff-like win. Let's go, team!


Corvese

Holy fucking exhale. Jesus christ


MrCConsiderations

Jordan, be more considerate of my blood pressure. Thank you.


drakequation

Damn I need a cigarette after that one and I don’t even smoke


Astrallevel

I will say it again, no team without clear information about how their opponent approaches them could possibly walk 11 times in one game


thehiddenbisexual

Unless you've got Brad Hand as your starter


Qballed

This is fine. Everything is fine. Its fine. Jays Win.


sayonara_chops

Loved the way Manoah took control of the game after a rocky first three innings. I definitely want this guy in our playoff rotation


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e-Jordan

Sorry for the heart attack in the 9th, boys


Varune

Fuck Joe West


casualjayguy

They all count the same in the W column


ElDobre97

Relief


TrickleUpEconomics

Well that was a wee bit scary.


cz_pz

a win is a win, get the rubber match tomorrow.


joedrew

why is the trop


rejus_crust

So a minimum of 3-3 in our 6 game home and away series against the Rays this past week. I would have taken that all day. Let’s make it 4-2 tomorrow!


seedeegeecdg

That felt like a playoff grind em out game.. that’s the classic jays vs. rays experience..


kami77

Fuck the rays, throw the trop into the sun


thenorm08

Super impressed with the way Manoah managed to keep the game in check with all the walks today. The boy can pitch!


visualdynasty

I cannot for the life of me believe we gave 12 free bases (11 walks and 1 HBP) to the freaking Rays and somehow won at the damn Trop. They may have reduced the life expectancy of several Canadians, but at least they won


coaltrainman

Letvs win tomorrow and then get the hell out of the trop.


ricky_burns

SUCK IT JANKEES!


FinalMalus

Lmaoo @ Gurriel throwing some shade at Alek in the post-game presser


Aggressive_Weight_84

Hey Charlie, move LGJ up the line-up he's killing the ball right now.


akhenatongup

even 6th after Teo, the guy needs to go up


RealCanadianDragon

Joe West sucks, we know that. But, does anyone think part of the reason for the walks could've been because of what we found out happened yesterday? Pitchers or maybe even Kirk overthinking things and trying to change up the way they pitch to TB hitters now that they have the Jays gameplan?


MedicalBuyer1326

Missed the majority of the game but caught the Romano trying to get the last out....fuck that was intense.


blanche2027

Is there was ever a game we had no business winning, it was this one lol


Char_Aznable_Custom

After losing that bs game of ump-ball yesterday the team deserved an equal stroke of luck in their favour.


Kinglokner16

Mariners beat Oakland. Both of them are 3.5 games behind us.


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Affectionate-Back747

Yankees sub is hilarious, talking about how their great win tonight was a wash cause we won. You beat Texas, you pansies. Trying getting a win over a real team and then you can watch the scoreboard.


deahoidar

The Boston series will be fun to watch


ilovethemusic

Winning. THAT’s how you respond to what happened last night.


RhythmicStyles

Can someone tell me what happened during the game. I was drinking and fighting with the lady. She said baseball was boring and now I don't know what happened.


deahoidar

This continues to be the most exciting baseball I’ve seen in years!?


Tw1sterxxx

First off, where’d you bury the body?


RhythmicStyles

😂 Bad timing. Don't worry I'm not on any road trip either. I wasn't paying full attention to the game. I missed the full 9th inning. Lady and I are good now :)


curlbenchsquater

11 Jays BBs to Tampa's 2. A day after one of the worst ump performances in recent memory and subsequent trashing of said umps. This is not a coincidence.


ssssxcxddx

I’m not mad at Romano but Montoyo left him in 2 batters too long. How can we not have someone warming up BEFORE the bases are loaded. We are so passive in these kinds of situations. Romano should never have faced Wendle at all. I know it worked out but it’s a bad process.


Astrallevel

Have faith in your closer man, especially if come a playoff situation you need to know he can do it


polerize

He wouldn't have pulled him. I'm glad the Rays started swinging.


ObliviousLAX

I had to physically turn away from the TV and quick spin when I heard the bat sound that last AB