There’s 50,000 people there, one person makes a mistake.
Toronto will play the victor of the division series between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians in the AL Championship Series. All-Star Ian Desmond, who only batted.214 in the three games, was tagged out trying to score on a boneheaded running mistake.
They were supposed to be the premier offense in the American League, if not baseball. The Rangers led all of major league baseball in comeback wins this season, with 49 of them.
Toronto police Const. Craig Brister said security video from the stadium played a key role in the beer can investigation.
“You don’t luck into that”.
“It’s hard to work like this and have the season end this way”, Odor said. Cherish winning six straight post season games against the Rangers, and cherish every October win washing away another September sin.
After exiting the Wild Card game with an injury, Blue Jays fans were anxious about how their bullpen would hold up without their young closer. If that turns out to be the match-up, what a World Series it will be. It is the pitching and defense that this club runs out there that just might take them all the way this year.
Three-for-five with a duo of doubles and two runs scored – most memorably the dash for the dish that brought the Jays a 7-6 walk-off victory over the desperado Rangers and entrée to a second consecutive American League Championship Series, opponent still undetermined.
The idea of the Toronto Blue Jays as a scary team, if you’ll remember, is about 15 months old.
“The last two games, they’ve been way better than us”, Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre said prior to the Game 3.
“I want to say I’m not physically restricted”, Donaldson said. This year’s ALCS isn’t tabbed to start until Friday night. Game 5, if necessary, would be played on Wednesday at 5:08 p.m. PT on TBS.
Here we have a franchise that’s been around since 1961, has never won a World Series, and never even made the playoffs until 1996.
Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez was removed for Joe Biagini with two outs in the sixth after giving up a walk to Odor and a single to Jonathan Lucroy.
The Rangers got Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish for just such moments, but the aces allowed 12 runs in 8 1/3 innings in losing the first two games at home. The Rangers lost in five games after being 2-0 up against the Jays, but 2015 remains a happy surprise of a season. But after Donaldson hit an off-speed pitch to the wall, Bush, who hit Bautista with an intention pitch to get the juices flowing before the May brawl, got his man to chase a high fastball for the first out. It’s not luck. It’s a case that they continue to play. Clean sweep. Donaldson has been struggling with a hip injury – “his body is beat to hell”, Gibbons said recently – and Martin is notorious for playing through the battering of baseball.
That means sending Marco Estrada to the hill for Game 1 on Friday, followed by J.A. Happ on Saturday for Game 2.
Liriano is likely to be re-evaluated daily by the Blue Jays with the expectation that he could be back within a week.
“All the tests today were all normal”, Poulis said. They’re very talented. We’re not flawless. He had a cortisone injection and will be re-examined daily. “So it was a very good finding”. “I”m really proud of my teammates and everything we did this year.
Darwin Barney started at second base for the second game in a row, with Ezequiel Carrera continuing in Travis’s leadoff spot in Toronto’s batting lineup.
“This team is like a machine”, Barney said. “We were sure it was going to be a hit”. “That’s my job, that’s why I’m here”.