Moises Loises Ball, Jays Fall Saturday Sept 14, 2013 Links

UGH - Tom Szczerbowski

There are times I enjoy watching Moises play and there is yesterday when all I could do was facepalm when Moises let a looper drop and hop over his head. Tank Nation is loving the four game losing streak of the Jays.

GAME RECAPS

Chris Davis' 50th home run is a big one, helping Orioles to a 5-3 win over Blue Jays - baltimoresun.com
Happier Recap:  Orioles first baseman Chris Davis made history on Friday night, tying Brady Anderson for the franchise single-seasn home run record with his eighth-inning solo blast against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Watch as Chris Davis of the Orioles hits his 50th homer to beat the Blue Jays | National Post
Sadder recap:  The blast to left-centre field came off the Jays' Steve Delabar and helped the O’s, who had lost three straight, keep their wild-card hopes alive.

JAYS LINKS

Jose Bautista trade talk makes little sense for Blue Jays: Griffin | Toronto Star
Dealing hard-hitting outfielder would bring a quality starter and free up some money for free agents, but Joey Bats is too valuable to franchise.  Note:  HOLY!  GRIFF MAKES SENSE???

Jays' Gibbons says stealing signs is nothing new - Sportsnet.ca
Orioles manager Buck Showalter arrived in Toronto in the wake of much publicized confrontation with New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi over allegations of stealing signs.  Note:  Don't worry Buck, you have the "Man In White's" Support.

Davidi: Where are Blue Jays weakest on defence? - Sportsnet.ca
There's no doubt the Blue Jays have a number of defensive deficiencies in 2013 but you may be surprised what analytics show to be Toronto's most troublesome position.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Flashback Friday: Paul Quantrill - The Ultimate Workhorse
Ian looks at one of the Jays better relievers, Paul Quantrill.

Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ struggling to regain confidence and respect | National Post
Coming out of the bullpen before the game, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was upbeat. By the fifth inning, he was dejected again

MLB LINKS

Alex Rodriguez Is The Hero The Yankees Need But Don't Deserve
Hey, remember Alex Rodriguez? The most evilest, steroid-guzzling clown fraud who just a month ago was at the center of the biggest sh@t storm of the MLB season? The aged, disgraced slugger that everyone wished would just disappear? Well, his old, flawed team is thisclose to making the playoffs, and Alex Rodriguez has a whole hell of a lot to do with that.

How To Pitch A Perfect Ninth In A One-Run Game And Not Get A Save
In the same game that brought you this bibelot, Mariano Rivera entered the ninth inning with the Yankees up one run. He retired the Orioles 1-2-3. He did not get the save--but he did get a win. Huh?

What Is a Compensation Pick Worth? | FanGraphs Baseball
FG looks at value of compensation picks. Note, there is no mention of Josh Johnson in the article.

ETA

Vladimir Guerrero Announces Retirement: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Vlad the Impaler calls it a career.

HOLY MOLY LINKS

Martin St. Louis Does Not Skip Leg Day
It's not the first time we've marveled over the 38-year-old Lightning winger's massive quads. And it won't be the last, because if we don't he'll use them to crack our heads like so many chestnuts.

TODAY IN FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS HISTORY

Baseball History - September 14th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1987 The Blue Jays blast a major league record of ten home runs in an 18-3 rout of the Orioles at EXHIBITION STADIUM IN TORONTO. Ernie Whitt goes deep three times Rance Mulliniks and George Bell each hit a pair and Lloyd Moseby Rob Ducey and Fred McGriff each go deep once with Baltimore's Mike Hart adding one to tie the two-team major league mark of 11. Also broken is Cal's consecutive innings streak.

In the seventh inning of an 18-3 rout of the Orioles at Exhibition Stadium, Kelly Gruber, appearing as a pinch-hitter, makes all three outs by hitting into a double play and then finishing the seven-run frame with a strikeout. In between his at-bats, there are five singles and two home runs.

1990 Mariner Ken Griffey and his son, Junior, become the first father and son to hit homers in the same major league game. The back-to-back blasts are given up by Angel hurler Kirk McCaskill.

1991 Baltimore's Juan Bell's tenth inning at-bat against Eric Bell is not a ringing success when he flies out to Albert Belle in left field. The Orioles drop the Memorial Stadium contest to the clangorous Cleveland club in 11 innings, 6-5.

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