Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Covering the MLB and Toronto Blue Jays for Sportsnet since 2013, Ben Nicholson-Smith has established himself as one of the network’s leading baseball writers. Currently the baseball editor for sportsnet.ca, he also co-hosts the At the Letters podcast and regularly appears on Sportsnet’s television and radio properties.
Blue Jays carry some momentum into big series against Yankees
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Blue Jays did enough damage to even their record at 8-8 on Sunday. But the next three days will bring tougher tests, along with an opportunity for the Jays to prove they’re closer to the Yankees than their records might now suggest.
Yariel Rodriguez's arrival leads to pitching changes for Blue Jays
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays undone by limited high-leverage options in bullpen
Ben Nicholson-Smith
With Chad Green down and Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson still on the injured list, high-leverage relief arms are in short supply in Toronto.
Blue Jays bats show signs of life vs. Mariners' two aces
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After two games against some pretty good pitching, the Blue Jays are showing signs of turning their offence around. Ben Nicholson-Smith tells us what it all means.
After wild six months, Blue Jays fans finally get a say
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays encouraged by Alek Manoah’s quiet progress
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Quietly, Alek Manoah is making progress behind the scenes and the Blue Jays will soon learn more about how close the right-hander is to becoming an option for the big-league team.
Blue Jays' offensive struggles becoming harder to dismiss after another shutout loss
Ben Nicholson-Smith
On Monday, manager John Schneider called the no-hitter an outlier, but by Wednesday their offensive struggles were becoming harder to dismiss.
Davis Schneider's big swing gives Blue Jays positive momentum
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Nothing goes right for Blue Jays in no-hit loss to Astros
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Once Jeremy Pena added a third home run in the bottom of the second, it was clear Monday wouldn’t go the way Bowden Francis or the Toronto Blue Jays had planned. As it turned out, pitching wasn’t their only problem as 30-year-old right-hander Ronel Blanco no-hit the Blue Jays with a dominant pitching performance on the way to a 10-0 Astros win.