04/06 GIF Recap: Toronto Blue Jays VS Tampa Bay Rays

Hello 2017 season! Yeah that’s right, the season didn’t technically start until today, those two games…  all fake news….

But oh man it feels nice to see a W! Stro lead the way with such an awesome outing. For the first three innings he pitched to the minimum with the help of some awesome defense behind him.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysMartin doing his best to deke Steven Souza Jr. into scoring. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysMartin doing his best to deke Steven Souza Jr. into scoring. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysMartin doing his best to deke Steven Souza Jr. into scoring. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

However, as we’ve seen in the pass two games good pitching is not enough to win, some runs needs to be scored. The Jays have had problems leaving men on base and in third with bases loaded but 2 men out you could have guessed that this problem would continue,

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

But I made this bold prediction with Morales at the plate:

And this is what happened.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysKendry’s Morales helping Jays fans forget a certain wing. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
And this was my reaction:
 That’s right kids, Morales’ first HR as a Blue Jay was a grand slam. My god was that fun to watch. I think the last grand slam I saw from Morales’ was against Cecil last season, it’s really nice that this is one is for the Jays rather than against them.

The bullpen did their job. Biagini pitched like he had somewhere to go and needed only 12 pitches to get 5 batters out. Smith made 9th inning more interesting than it had to be by walking and giving up a double to Brad Miller and Souza Jr. Grilli would come in to close the game, but not before giving up a wild pitch that would score Miller in.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysAnd this is what the Jays’ first W looks like. Isn’t it pretty? (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysAnd this is what the Jays’ first W looks like. Isn’t it pretty? (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysAnd this is what the Jays’ first W looks like. Isn’t it pretty? (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysAnd this is what the Jays’ first W looks like. Isn’t it pretty? (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

But we won, so that’s all I care about.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysAnd this is what the Jays’ first W looks like. Isn’t it pretty? (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

And because this was in there’s of course some extra fun GIFs:

Everyone is all smiles before the game.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

Travis being his adorable self.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays(Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

Barney and Pillar volunteering Devo as the chirper and the one to be kicked out.

Devo obliging.

04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysBarney and Pillar volunteering Devo as the chirper and the one to be kicked out. Devo obliging. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysBarney and Pillar volunteering Devo as the chirper and the one to be kicked out. Devo obliging. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support
04/06/2017: Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay RaysBarney and Pillar volunteering Devo as the chirper and the one to be kicked out. Devo obliging. (Source: MLB.TV) Follow | Support

Tomorrow will the second game of the series and Francisco Liriano’s 2017 debut.

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