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Sweep Put on Hold, Rally Falls Short in Extras
June 29 2022
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 6-5 loss to the Red Sox in extras. They take your calls, and get to the beleaguered bullpen catching some heat yet again (especially David Phelps, after tonight). They also get to the 'brawl' after Nick Pivetta plunked Alejandro Kirk, and the performance from Alek Manoah on the mound. Plus, they look ahead to Yusei Kikuchi taking the hill vs. the Rays on Thursday. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Jays Talk Plus: Trade Partners + Doubleheader Call Up?
June 29 2022
Blake Murphy is joined by Sportsnet's Arden Zwelling to chat about Ross Stripling's outing against the Red Sox, pitchers facing a lineup for the third time, the dependence on the bullpen, who will pitch Saturday's double-header, and his expectations for Sergio Romo (03:10). Afterwards, the guys look into the Kansas City Royals potentially becoming trade partners with the Jays (30:35). Later on, Future Blue Jays' Doug Fox discusses the potential bullpen reinforcements in the minors including Yosver Zulueta, who he sees pitching the second game of their doubleheader against Tampa Bay, and outlines his list of breakout hitters in Toronto's organization (50:15). Finally, co-founder of Strata Athletics and former Raptors and 905 coach, Brittni Donaldson stops by to chat about the use of analytics in baseball compared to basketball, and shares Strata Athletics' mission of aiding youth sports and player's development (01:10:02).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Vladdy Jr. Comes Through With the Walk-Off
June 28 2022
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 6-5 walk-off win over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre! They take your calls and texts, and get right to the ninth inning as four straight Blue Jays reach base, including a pinch-hit single from Alejandro Kirk to get things started, and the game-winning RBI from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. They discuss how this could be a massive turning point within the AL East/AL Wild Card race, and how Ross Stripling held it down for another terrific start. Plus, a discussion on how the bats saved the bullpen from an embarrassing end to the game. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Jays Talk Plus: Gausman's Stellar Outing + The Matt Gage Story
June 28 2022
Chris Black joins Blake Murphy for another edition of "Explain It Black" as they touch on Kevin Gausman's bounce-back outing against the Red Sox, the use of the shift especially behind Gausman, if the team should consider moving Yusei Kikuchi to the bullpen, and how Ross Stripling can be effective on the mound (01:52). Then, Blake discusses Vlad Jr. choosing to skip the home run derby, criticisms against Charlie Montoyo, and which Jay would likely be part of a future trade deal (29:28). The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli jumps on to chat about Jays' reliever Matt Gage's journey from the minors to the Majors, why Matt chose to sign with Toronto, and the history behind the AL East being a tough division to play in (51:07). Finally, The Athletic Toronto's Kaitlyn McGrath stops by to discuss Kikuchi's pitching woes, another setback for Nate Pearson, and some early trade targets for Toronto  (01:10:12).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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