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#317886 - 08/07/10 04:54 PM The Jays Bombers
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Here is an interesting boxscore and league stats for team home runs. Also take into consideration, that pitching is becoming more dominate and sophisticated in today's game.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_08_07_tbamlb_tormlb_1&mode=gameday

The boxscore shows the Jays hitting 8 home runs today. The have been leading the league since the first month and are on pace of having the most realistic shot at beating the 1997 Mariners.

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/stats/so...p;sortByStat=HR

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_hr7.shtml

An unlikely team at an unlikely time period and year in the game to have a chance at beating this record. When Seattle beat this record, the league buried their head in the sand in regards to steroid use. The Mariners sluggers at the time were the likes of A-Roid, Griffey, Buhner, Martinez etc. An excellent hitting team known for power.

I am really hoping the Jays can beat the all time team home run record, they really deserve it.
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#317900 - 08/07/10 06:57 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: BlueJays1]
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That would be cool. I don't really follow baseball, but looked up where the Jays were in the standings. I was a little surprised to see how many games behind first they were. I thought they were doing really well this year.
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#317903 - 08/07/10 07:05 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: fredk]
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The Jays are actually playing pretty well this year, despite how many games back. A few areas they need to improve on which reflects in their record. Their new young GM is doing a very good job. They picked up a stud shortstop in Yunel Escobar recently from the Braves in a trade and this team is on the right path with a lot of young great pitching talent. What has really hurt them is that they do not bat for average so they struggle to get men on base and the bullpen has been very inconsistent.

While it is very exciting that they are hitting home runs left and right, in the long run it is not a winning baseball strategy. However, if you take the Blue Jays out of the AL East (best division baseball) they would be competing with the rest of the AL for a division title. They still have a shot at a wild card. They just won a division series against the Yankees and Rays this past week and have been playing well since the all-star break. But in all honesty, they have a better shot at beating the HR record than making the playoffs.
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#317906 - 08/07/10 08:49 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Thats what surprised me. I keep hearing about them beating the top teams. I did notice they are in a tough division.

Is the slugfest at least bringing fans out to the home games?
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#317910 - 08/07/10 09:27 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Thats what surprised me. I keep hearing about them beating the top teams. I did notice they are in a tough division.

Is the slugfest at least bringing fans out to the home games?


The crowds have been getting better. They improved slightly since the beginning of the season. There was a special atmostphere today. Most of it had to do with the 8 home runs coupled with the fact their young prospect catcher Arencibia had one of the best MLB debuts ever at the plate. His line was 4-5, 2 home runs, 3 RBI and a triple short of a cycle.
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#317990 - 08/08/10 09:22 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Brandon Morrow had 17k's and 1 out away from a no-hitter. I'm trying to find out if 17+ k's in a single game (9 innings) is more rare than a no-hitter?
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#318059 - 08/09/10 04:21 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Good question. They're both darn rare, that's all I can say. This season, seems like there've been more no-hitters than games of that many strikeouts.
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#318063 - 08/09/10 05:04 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: medic8r]
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If I were to bet, my money would be on the 17K+ as being statistically less probable throughout the recorded history of the game. There have been a few no-hitters and even a perfect game this year. The Blue Jays alone had two no-hitters going into the 8th and 9th inning this year and the White Socks got robbed by an ump for another perfect game. They have been prevalent this year, thats for sure.
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#318068 - 08/09/10 05:33 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Anyone know the record for bean balls/hit batsmen?

Found it.


Edited by Adrian (08/09/10 05:42 PM)
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#318105 - 08/09/10 10:22 PM Re: The Jays Bombers [Re: Adrian]
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Ouch!
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