The Blue Jays just can't seem to put together any offence in the early going of the season, which is a shame because the pitching staff is holding up their end of the bargain.
The Jays rode a solid start by Francisco Liriano, defeating the Boston Red Sox 3-0, Toronto's third victory in 14 games this season and their first shutout win.
"Just an all-around good ballgame", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "That's what it takes sometimes".
"We had talked about it", Farrell said.
Their best player, Josh Donaldson, could be lost for up to a month as he recovers from a persistent calf injury that he aggravated last week. "But that's what he can do".
Nationals 3, Braves 2 • Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and Washington completed a three-game sweep in Atlanta. Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin - while not this bad - are clearly past their primes.
Estrada allowed three hits, all singles, in six innings.
Yesterday, Sale was the best he's been since arriving in Boston, throwing eight scoreless innings, allowing nothing but four singles and a walk, striking out 13 and getting pulled after just 102 pitches.
Even though Sale boasts an incredible 0.91 earned run average through four starts, he holds a 1-1 record. After striking out to end the seventh, some of the fans at the Rogers Centre let Bautista have it. Mookie Betts delivered the key blow with a three-run double in the 10th inning off Jason Grilli.
Marco Estrada, who pitched an impressive six innings without giving up any runs to the Red Sox, said he is shocked with the team's record. His ERA rose to 1.78, which leaves Oakland's Andrew Triggs as the remaining starter with a 0.00 ERA (he's allowed three runs, all unearned).
"I think it's a great time [to leave]".
"I didn't try to do too much, I just tried to throw strikes", Liriano said through a translator. Losing only appreciates winning. "He (sometimes) falls to the right and that can kind of throw him a little bit out of whack".
He played the entire 2009-10 season despite being unable to shoot free throws right-handed, and having, as his coach Bob Huggins put it to the New York Times, "no chance to shoot a jump shot". He can still dominate a good-hitting club.
Rays 8, Tigers 1 • Steven Souza Jr. came within a single of hitting for the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Tampa Bay finished the sweep at home. With an offence as good as the Blue Jays' (on paper of course), that should equate to a lot more than 3 wins.
Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts is forced out at second base but manages to keep Toronto Blue Jays' Devon Travis from turning the double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Toronto. The three hits off Boston starter Rick Porcello marked the fourth time in the last five games that he posted a multi-hit game. When batting lead off this season he is 11-for-22. He also made a great catch on Hanley Ramirez in the second, nearly all the wall in centre field. More importantly I want to have good at-bats. And he's certainly done that.
"You've got to go up there and expect that first pitch to be there".
Here's how this one went down. "But I've got to get past that and figure out a way to get back on track". Gibbons said the team needs Bautista to produce more than ever. "I feel like I have the opportunity to go out there and set the tone". His zone profile on Brooks Baseball, meanwhile, shows a hitter who takes plenty of hacks within the strike zone and makes tons of contact when he does, rarely swings and misses at actual strikes and doesn't offer much at pitches outside. "That's the biggest thing". But now he's laying off, where in the past he would chase that for a strike out.
Birmingham City have moved quickly to replace Gianfranco Zola by appointing Harry Redknapp as the club's new manager. It was with Portsmouth that Redknapp enjoyed arguably his greatest success when they won the 2008 FA Cup.
Neville highlighted the fact that Spurs' budget was much less than the sides around them and that they spend less on players. Meanwhile for Bournemouth , the result leaves them seven points above the relegation spot with six games remaining.
Coel and other officers run to Knowlton as they realize she had been shot with real bullets, and call 911 for medical aid. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement report states that most of the class thought it was all part of the exercise.
His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family. The Bulls and Celtics don't square off again until Friday, but here's three takeaways from Game 2 to tide you over until then.
After almost two decades of heartache in the tournaments that define careers, Garcia finally showed the mettle to win a major. Garcia's fourth shot, a wedge, left him with a 6-footer for par; Rose's third, a chip, stopped at 7 feet for birdie.
Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember. Hernandez was found not guilty in the 2012 death of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado on Friday April 14, 2017 .
At a club like United, when you start the Europa League , you don't have the motivation high, but that's September. United have had the same problem converting draws into wins in the league, drawing 12 matches this season.
He also said Thomas didn't seem right either. "She spoke very few words and he would try and like, talk for her a lot", he said. Because the AMBER Alert stated that Cummins could be armed, the department's Special Response Team responded carefully.
Russia, which has been propping up the Assad regime since September 2015 in its fight against anti-government rebels. Graham said he wanted the White House to punish Russian Federation for aiding and abetting the Syrian regime.
Both pursuits will be much more hard of Ibrahimovic isn't available, but that could very well be the Red Devils' reality. Then, with penalties looming large, Rashford stepped up in second half extra time to slot home the match victor .
For Aly, Bhajans Are Like Alarm! "I used to feel so good every morning to wake up to such positive energy". First it was his Twitter rant about being woken up by the azaan which he labelled "forced religiousness".
Klopp hints at retirement after Liverpool
That's how we do it with all games, especially when a player from our side is involved, players on loan. This was the plan from the beginning and if we had something else to say about this, I would say it .
Ducks rest up and await winner of Oilers-Sharks
In contract, the Ducks were 2-19-7 when trailing after two periods, for a.071 winning percentage that ranked 27th. The Calgary Flames are still a young team, and it was evident in all four games.
Syrian Govt.'s allies denounce U.S. strikes
At least 87 people were killed - including women and children - in the assault on the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun last Tuesday. Visit would have marked the first meeting between a British and a Russian foreign minister since 2012.
GM halts Venezuela operations amid plant seizure
Associated Press writer Juan Carlos Hernandez reported this story in Valencia and AP writer Joshua Goodman reported from Caracas. The seizure comes amid a deepening economic crisis in leftist-led Venezuela that has already roiled many US companies.
Macquarie Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Wpp Plc (WPP)
After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by Vereit Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.88% EPS growth. Shares in Sky Plc have risen as high as 1050 in the past 52 weeks whilst the lowest price in the last 52 weeks has been 560.
Houston survives 51-point production of Westbrook
They will go as far as Westbrook takes them. "My opinion on All-Defensive team is different than you guys", Westbrook said. The Rockets simply look like the better team overall, and it probably wouldn't shock many if the series ends in OKC.
MLB Predictions: Can Rays upset Red Sox at Fenway? 4/17/17
Peterson, called up from Triple-A before the game, hooked a drive around the Pesky Pole in right, making it 2-0 in the second. RAYS KEY TRENDS: The Rays have lost five of their last six games overall and are just 1-5 in their last six divisional games.
China Launches 1st Cargo Spacecraft Tianzhou-1
In late 2013, China's Jade Rabbit rover landed on the Moon to great national fanfare, but ran into severe technical difficulties. Once fully developed, the 54t Tiangong 2 station will operate for a minimum of ten years.
McDonald's employees lead police to alleged murder
Erie is only a 2-hour drive from Cleveland. " Steve Stephens " death marked a violent end to a almost 48-hour nationwide manhunt. Amid all the anger and grief, Miller said he forgives the killer after stressing that the family wants justice, not vengeance.
Alonso and Robben relive El Clasico showdowns
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confessed Juventus "played better over the two legs and can win the Champions League this season". In contrast, Barcelona have won just two of their previous five in all competitions and were dumped out of Europe in midweek.
Scientists go all woman-ey and gear for anti-Trump protests
There have also been talks of a knitted brain hat - similar to the "Pussyhats" donned by demonstrators at the Women's March. Unfortunately, we're living in a time where lies are presented as "alternative facts" and science is pooh-poohed as theory.