May 9, 2014 |
TORONTO - On Monday, J.A. Happ attempted to revive his starting pitching career with five scoreless innings in Toronto's shutout win over the Phillies. On Tuesday, Cole Hamels was roughed up for the second time in his first three starts, adding another dose to a season that already began with uncertainty and skepticism surrounding the highest-paid player in franchise history. After getting swept in the home half of their four-game, home-and-home interleague series with the Blue Jays, the Phillies had to be hoping better things awaited them in the Great White North.
June 15, 2012
At the Rogers Centre, Toronto. Friday at 7:07 p.m. RHP Vance Worley (3-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Toronto RHP Drew Hutchison (5-3, 4.66) Saturday at 1:07 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.18) vs. Toronto LHP Ricky Romero (7-1, 4.15) Sunday at 1:07 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) vs. Toronto RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 3.87)
July 3, 2011 |
TORONTO - The hottest pitcher in baseball needed six more outs Sunday afternoon for his fourth straight complete game. When the eighth inning began, Cliff Lee had not allowed a home run to the last 177 batters he faced over a span of 33 days. He had thrown 89 pitches in seven innings and there was no reason to question whether he could finish this one off, too. "You never know," Lee later said. "There's still a lot of game left at that point. " Five hitters later, there was Charlie Manuel yanking a shell-shocked Lee as the home crowd at Rogers Centre finally celebrated something other than a holiday or an opposing pitcher on this weekend.
July 3, 2011 |
TORONTO - For nearly three minutes Saturday, they stood and cheered Roy Halladay as he threw a handful of warm-up pitches. "Something I'll never forget," Halladay would say later. This was a chance to give thanks almost 18 months overdue. For 12 seasons, Halladay pitched here. These Blue Jays fans witnessed the metamorphosis of a 21-year-old able to flirt with a no-hitter on pure talent alone into the game's best pitcher with a machinelike work ethic, only for the narrative to flourish in a different city, a different league, and a different country.
July 2, 2011 |
1:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto. TV: CSN. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Pitching matchup: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (10-3, 2.40) at Blue Jays RHP Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 3.15) HALLADAY VS. BLUE JAYS: Halladay, who went 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA in 12 years in Toronto, faced his old teammates last June at Citizens Bank Park, pitching seven scoreless innings in a 9-0 victory. It was technically a road game, but the game was held in Philadelphia because of the G8 Summit in Toronto.
September 23, 2010
Mariners 6, Blue Jays 3 TORONTO - Jose Lopez hit three home runs and Michael Saunders added a two-run drive as Seattle pounded Toronto. Lopez hit a solo shot off starter Kyle Drabek in the second inning, led off the sixth with a blast off reliever Brian Tallet, and connected again off reliever Shawn Camp in the eighth. Saunders added a two-run shot off Drabek in the second. Making his second career start and his home debut at the Rogers Centre, Drabek (0-2) allowed three runs and four hits, including the two homers, in five innings.