05/08/2017 GIF Recap: Welcome Back Old Friend

Things to Know:

  • Before the game even started it almost felt like the Jays lost already after it was announced Martin was going to be placed on the DL. That would make 5 regulars and key components on the DL. I really need the baseball gods to chill a little bit and give the Jays even a little bit of a chance to reach .500.

  • Today also marked the return of Edwin Encarnacion as Cleveland came to town. It was really nice to see him get a standing ovation and huge round of applause for all but one of his at bats (he got some boos in 8th, but with 2 runs in and a man on 2nd for Cleveland it was necessary). But I think the best welcoming was from his ex-teammates. The smile on Bautista’s face as he joked around with Encarnacion was so sincere and beautiful.

  • Stro pitched much better than his last start. He had men on base all game long but some nifty defense behind him allowed him to go 6 scoreless innings. In fact he induced three double plays, one he was a part off, and forced Pillar to go in Superman mode to make a diving catch on the warning track into the wall (yes I have GIFs of that).
  • Jays got all their hitting done in before the 4th and huge shout out to Goins who hit a HUGE home run to put the Jays on the board. As well to Smoak who’s clever base running allowed his single to score in 2 runs (one being Morales, which I think is important to note when you imagine runners try to outrun a throw).
  • The bullpen was again great. Barnes was roughed up in his second inning but Smith was able to end the bleeding fairly quickly and Osuna was his usually self.
  • The Jays won a game I pretty much wrote off so I’m happy, you happy? I know, I know it’s terrible of me but have you seen the DL list?!?!?!?

Game GIFs:

Edwin says hi to his former teammates.

05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin says hi to his former teammates. (Source: Greg Ross, Sportsnet) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin says hi to his former teammates. (Source: Greg Ross, Sportsnet) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin says hi to his former teammates. (Source: Greg Ross, Sportsnet) Tumblr | Patreon

Edwin’s back home.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin’s back home. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin’s back home. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysEdwin’s back home. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

 José reintroducing Edwin to his arm.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysJosé reintroducing Edwin to his arm. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysJosé reintroducing Edwin to his arm. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysJosé reintroducing Edwin to his arm. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysJosé reintroducing Edwin to his arm. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysJosé reintroducing Edwin to his arm. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

 

A boy and his shorts.

05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysA boy and his shorts. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysA boy and his shorts. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

 


Goins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysGoins 2 run HR to give the Jays the lead. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

These two were kinda important today.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysThese two were kinda important today. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

I’d be excited too if I saw three double plays turned behind me.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysI’d be excited too if I saw three double plays turned behind me. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

Pillar doing Superman things again.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysPillar doing Superman things again. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

I like having Morales in this team. He’s there to cheer you one when you do something awesome but he’s also there for you when you’re having a rough time.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysI like having Morales in this team. He’s there to cheer you one when you do something awesome but he’s also there for you when you’re having a rough time. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysI like having Morales in this team. He’s there to cheer you one when you do something awesome but he’s also there for you when you’re having a rough time. (Source: MLB.TV) Tumblr | Patreon

Round 2 of Let’s Hug Barney
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysRound 2 of Let’s Hug Barney
(Source: MLB.TV)
Tumblr | Patreon

You can almost hear the BOING.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysYou can almost hear the BOING.
(Source: MLB.TV)
Tumblr | Patreon

I wonder if Pearce approved of Pillar’s catch.
05/08/2017: Cleveland Need-A-New-Name @ Toronto Blue JaysI wonder if Pearce approved of Pillar’s catch.
(Source: MLB.TV)
Tumblr | Patreon
(Source: MLB.TV)
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