Toronto Blue Jays

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Blue Jays.2416502074.47
AL East5th4th4th4th
American League 15th14th7th7th

Last Game

Thu, September 21
Rogers Centre
Kansas City Royals
at
Toronto Blue Jays
KC1Final0TOR

Pitching

W: J. Vargas (17-10)
L:
J. Happ (9-11)
S:
M. Minor (2)

Home Runs

KC - None  
TOR
- None

Schedule

Mon Sep 11
W 4 - 3BAL
RECAP
Tue Sep 12
W 3 - 2BAL
RECAP
Wed Sep 13
L 1 - 2BAL
RECAP
Thu Sep 14
L 2 - 3@MIN
RECAP
Fri Sep 15
W 4 - 3@MIN
RECAP
Sat Sep 16
W 7 - 2@MIN
RECAP
Sun Sep 17
L 7 - 13@MIN
RECAP
Tue Sep 19
W 5 - 2KC
RECAP
Wed Sep 20
L 5 - 15KC
RECAP
Thu Sep 21
L 0 - 1KC
RECAP
Fri Sep 22
7:07 pm ET
NYY
Sat Sep 23
4:07 pm ET
NYY
Sun Sep 24
1:07 pm ET
NYY
Mon Sep 25
7:10 pm ET
@BOS
Tue Sep 26
7:10 pm ET
@BOS
Wed Sep 27
7:10 pm ET
@BOS
Fri Sep 29
1:05 pm ET
@NYY
Sat Sep 30
4:05 pm ET
@NYY
Sun Oct 1
3:05 pm ET
@NYY

Standings

AL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Boston75-6088-64
New York70-6285-67
Tampa Bay63-7074-79
Baltimore66-7074-80
Toronto62-7171-82
1506048275
Blue Jays' J.A. Happ: Takes loss in 1-0 defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ (9-11) took the tough-luck loss Thursday against the Royals despite allowing only one run on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts over 6.2 innings.

The only damage against Happ was a third-inning RBI single off the bat of Melky Cabrera, but that was enough to stick the southpaw with a loss as Toronto's offense failed to break through against Kansas City's Jason Vargas. This outing ended a three-game winning streak for Happ, who has also tossed quality starts in four of his past five outings while coming up just one out short of reaching that achievement in his lone failure. He'll look to get back in the win column Tuesday at Fenway Park in what will likely be his final start of the season.

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Blue Jays' Ryan Goins: Not in starting nine Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Goins is out of the lineup Thursday against Kansas City, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Goins heads to the bench in favor of Darwin Barney after starting the past three contests. Since the beginning of September, Goins is hitting just .224/.281/.310 with one home runs and four RBI.

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Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Martin receives a standard day off following a pair of starts behind the plate, while Luke Maile gets the nod in his place. Over the course of the 2017 season, Martin is hitting .222/.349/.382 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI.

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Blue Jays' Steve Pearce: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (back) is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

This marks the 12th straight game that Pearce will remain out of the starting nine, dating back to Sept. 9. The outfielder hasn't been able to come in and see action off the bench, which gives a clear indication that he isn't ready for action just yet. He remains without a timetable for now, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward, while Teoscar Hernandez draws a start in left for Thursday's affair.

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Blue Jays' J.A. Happ: Finding increased success with fastball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Happ ranks fifth among MLB starters this season in swinging-strike rate on four-seam fastballs (minimum 750 thrown), at 12.5 percent, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. That rate more than doubles, to 27.3 percent, when Happ gets his four-seamer to the upper-third of the strike zone.

Now in his 11th MLB season, the veteran's average fastball clocks in at 92.9 mph -- that's more than a tick up from his career average of 91.8 mph. Happ serves his heater on 42.8 percent of pitches, matching the lowest frequency rate of his career from 2010, and well below his 51.1 percent career average. A major reason for the effectiveness of his fastball has been the rebirth of his changeup, a pitch he used on 11.5 percent of deliveries, his highest usage rate over the last four seasons. The 34-year-old got injured in the first half and had a 5.33 ERA upon his return on June 5, but has returned to his previous form with a 9-6 record and a 3.39 ERA over 18 starts since then.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGJustin Smoak , 1B.277
HRJustin Smoak , 1B38
RBIJustin Smoak , 1B89
OBPJustin Smoak , 1B.359
SLGJustin Smoak , 1B.547
RJose Bautista , RF87
SBKevin Pillar , CF14
WMarcus Stroman , SP12
ERAMarcus Stroman , SP3.01
WHIPMarcus Stroman , SP1.29
KMarco Estrada , SP170
SVRoberto Osuna , RP37

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