BFMD Episode 150 – Losing Ground

Summary

It’s BFMD 150! Thanks to all who have listened over the past 3+ years. You are all greatly appreciated. 

The Toronto Blue Jays went 4-5 on the west coast, and Justin and Patrick are hear to break down where it all went wrong. 

George Springer is day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury that looked scary. Cavan Biggio, Nate Pearson and Tim Mayza are all rehabbing in Buffalo, and Teoscar Hernandez won AL Player of the Week! 

The Jays are headed to D.C. for 2 games against the now rebuilding Nationals before starting a 7-game homestand. 

Currently 4.5 back of a Wild Card spot now is the time for a win streak to start! 

BFMD Episode 148 – Springer Stomps Sox

Summary

On the back of a clutch George Springer the Toronto Blue Jays took 3 of 4 games from their rival Boston Red Sox to cap a 9-2 homestand. The team is fired up and now head out to Anaheim and Seattle to take on two of the teams they are battling in the Wild Card race. 

Justin and Patrick break down the Boston series, tee up the Angels, and give the Canadian Olympic team a shoutout after a record breaking games. 

Will the Jays be able to keep their momentum? Will Tampa Bay ever lose again? 

We will be back LATE Thursday to record to keep an eye out for a new episode Friday morning.

Thank you for listening!

BFMD Episode 145 – Buy or Sell?

Summary

After a rough week of games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, Justin and Patrick break down what happened to the Toronto Blue Jays. 

With a big 4-game series at Fenway Park looming should the Blue Jays be buyers or sellers ahead of Friday’s trade deadline? Will the Jays make a move for a big name like Jose Ramirez or Max Scherzer? Will top prospects be included in deals? 

The Jays shook up the batting order on Saturday and the top 5 all had a nice weekend. The bottom of the order needs production as Grichuk, Gurriel, Biggio, Espinal, McGuire and Kirk search for consistency. 

We’ll be back on Thursday to preview the deadline!

BFMD Episode 144 – The Birds are Flying North

Summary

The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home on July 30th! After 670 days the team will finally play a game on Canadian soil. 

Justin and Patrick are back after a much deserved All-Star break to talk about this news, the MLB Draft, All-Star MVP performances, bounce back starts and offensive beat downs. 

Vladdy mashed a 468 foot bomb on route to winning the All-Star MVP. He continued his breakout year by also hitting 3 home runs against the Texas Rangers during a 3-game sweep. 

Robbie Ray, Hyun-jin Ryu and Steven Matz all delivered strong starts while the bullpen performed well too. 

Gunnar Hogland out of the University of Mississippi was selected 19th in the MLB Draft by the Jays. He will miss this season and most of next season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. 

The Jays play 3 more games in Buffalo before a 7 game road trip through Queens and Boston. After that it’s back to Toronto! 

BFMD Episode 143 – Matz Mauled, Ryu Rebounds

Summary

With Hurricane Elsa dropping rain storms all up and down the east coast the Blue Jays and Orioles were not able to play Thursday’s series finale. The game will be made up as part of a double header on September 11th. 

Justin and Patrick break down the two games that were played which included duds from Steven Matz & Trent Thornton along with a nice rebound from Hyun-jin Ryu. The bats put up 15 runs over two games but the Jays were only able to walk away with a split. 

They now head south to the unfriendly confines of Tropicana Field to play the Rays. The Jays currently trail the Rays by 5.5 games for the first Wild Card spot making this weekend’s series all the more important. 

Also on the show was the Rowdy Tellez trade. The Blue Jays shipped the first baseman to Milwaukee from reliever Trevor Richards and minor league starter Bowden Francis. Richards pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Ryu. 

We’ll be back on Sunday to wrap up the Rays series! 

BFMD Episode 142 – Manoah Dominates & Bo Knows All-Star Selections

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back to break down another series of Toronto Blue Jays baseball. The Jays were able to win 2 of 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend on the heels of strong pitching from Alek Manoah, Ross Stripling and Robbie Ray. 

Bo Bichette was selected as an All-Star reserve and will join his teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Marcus Semien and Teoscar Hernandez at the midsummer classic in Denver where his father Dante spent most of his MLB career. 

Manoah was electric in his start as he mowed down 10 Rays via strike out and didn’t allow a run. George Springer went deep twice in the series and Santiago Espinal hit his 1st career MLB home run too! Adam Cimber has made a great first impression by throwing up zeroes thus far.

The Jays hit the road this week with stops at Camden Yards and the Trop. The guys break down the pitching matchups and provide some criticism on the Jays not starting to right handed pitcher against the Orioles. With only 6 games to go before the All-Star Break this week is crucial for a Jays team trying to climb the American League standings. 

BFMD Episode 141 – All-Star(ters) & Farm Report

Summary

After a tough series loss against the Seattle Mariners, Justin and Patrick break down what went wrong. Ryu and Matz were not good, Chatwood blew up again and the team left too many runners on base. 

The Blue Jays traded Joe Panik and a minor league pitcher to Miami for pitcher Adam Cimber and outfielder Corey Dickerson. The guys break down that trade and what it could mean for future moves.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Marcus Semien, and Teoscar Hernandez will all be starting for the American League in the All-Star game in Denver after fans voted them in! Great job Jays fans! 

The guys did a dive into the prospect pool and highlight Austin Martin, Gabriel Moreno, Kevin Smith, Samad Taylor, Tanner Kirwer & more. A lot of exciting players are working their way up the system! 

We’ll be back after the series with Tampa Bay which starts tonight with Alek Manoah on the bump for your Blue Jays. 

BFMD Episode 140 – All Star Ballots & Offensive Outburts

Summary

Justin and Patrick are BACK to break down a 5-1 week for your Toronto Blue Jays. 

The guys recap the games, provide updates on injured players, preview the Seattle series and reveal their final All Star ballots! 

Tune in to see if we let our Blue Jays bias influence our votes, and here our thoughts on the bullpen’s latest debacle. 

We will be back with a longer episode on Friday! 

Stay cool this week, and have a happy Canada Day! 

BFMD Episode 139 – Cue the Comeback

Summary

After a crazy series win in Baltimore the Jays find themselves back at the .500 mark. Justin and Patrick break the series down and take a look at the latest George Springer news, 100% capacity at Sahlen field, Vladdy skipping the home run derby, and a June who’s hot who’s not segment. 

The Jays are headed to Miami for a quick 2-game stop before hosting the Orioles for 4 in Buffalo. 

Will we see George Springer this week? Will Robbie Ray and Alek Manoah rebound? 

BFMD Episode 138 – We Got Yanked

Summary

Well, that happened. The Blue Jays were swept by the Yankees and fell below the .500 mark. 

Justin and Patrick break down what went wrong in each of the 3 games that led to the sweep. 

The guys talk bullpen blow ups, offensive mishaps and TOOTBLANs. 

The Jays head to Baltimore for their first series with the Orioles and boy oh boy do they need a sweep.