Wildcard day baby! Game one's across the league and Underdogs is here to get you ready for the first Blue Jays playoff game since 2016. Off the top we dive into the much ado about pitching controversy sweeping Blue Jays fans and reporters alike with Shoemaker slated for Game 1. Then we go position by position and see who has the advantage and compare to where MLB.com thinks the advantages each team has. See you tomorrow to talk about a huge blue jays upset victory!
Today we reflect on a roller-coaster regular season with an opening monologue from Jakob; a #SeasonDiary by David; 2020 Regular Season Player Grades from the gut; and thoughts on the playoff pitching rotation tricks the Jays are up to.
THE BOYS ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS! GET HYPE! GET FIRED UP! We get into it all! we get into things such as: Ryu dominating the Yankees and what he can do in game one of the playoffs, scared of Blake Snell? Hell no.; The Rays collective unit; Where and when we see Big Nate Pearson; The post-game celebration, the joy and chemistry of the young Blue Jays; Caleb Joseph's legendary 3 stars post game speech; What it's been like for us to cover the team every day; The special reason for no #GameDiary today; An impromptu 3 Stars inspired by Caleb. ---See you Monday fans! Enjoy your weekend and if you have enjoyed going along for the ride with us this season let us a know with a review or a rating or connect with us on twitter @underdogscanada
(It's Thirsty Thursday...) Lord of the Rings; Women in baseball; David does the #GAMEDIARY; Cold cuts; Bo Bichette's helmet and hair; Following up on Jakob's line up from yesterday with regards to Grichuk DHing; Danny Jansen reminding everyone he was a bigtime prospect because of his bat; Trevor Bauer blowing our minds; Would we like expanded playoffs if we were the top seed?; Tonight we can clinch a playoff spot! LET'S GO UNDERDOGS!
Today on Underdogs: Wading into Holy Waters; Jakob's Game Diary from another Yankees beatdown; The Jays inch closer to their magic number to clinch the playoffs, will we see celebrations tonight?; You and Tanner Roark in a dark room; We run down each position and the batting line up for a Blue Jays playoff series; Weighing in on the defensive replacement for Vladdy debate; Can Robbie Ray play his way into a playoff start?; Alejandro Kirk hit watch to finish with more hits than Danny Jansen.
Today on Underdogs:
Blue Jays turned the table on New York with a big beat down of the Yankees and David gets hyped up on his latest Game Diary; Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk and the catching situation going forward; Shoemaker's performance and where he slots in during the playoffs; Can you trust the young injured players like Nate Pearson and Rowdy Tellez to perform in the playoffs?; Cavan Biggio Third Baseman; Do you play Vlad at First Base during the playoffs?; Bo taking first pitch strikes; Missing the community and energy of a playoff pushing baseball team due to the pandemic; Does Kirk change how the organization might view other young unproven prospects like Groshans and Austin Martin?
Blue Jays save another sweep by the Phillies with a big win on Sunday. Hear the Game Diary from that game then; Jonathan Davis heroics; Believing in Taijuan Walker and Matt Shoemaker in the playoffs; Philly Phanatic hijinx; the fan that broke into Fenway Park; David and Jakob's Underdogs Fantasy duel and bet has come to a conclusion and it is time to dole out the punishments for losing with all the juicy details.
We are as broken as you are. The Yankees have given us an historic beatdown. But there is hope. David is tired and eating bad bananas, he fights through the pain in a tough #GameDiary. We discuss Chase Anderson, the bullpen, Gurriel batting 7th, the ninth inning, Bo Bichette's legendary bat speed and mentality, the Gerber baby, Julian Merryweather's diminishing fastball, Josh Donalson, and what will happen in Philly. Have a great weekend fans and if you haven't help us out and rate the show or review it. send us a message on twitter or follow us @underdogscanada
Underdogs turns 50 today! Thanks to the fans out there listening every day. Today we discuss another drubbing by the Yankees; Jakob does a special 50th edition of the Game Diary in rhyme; Promotions and Demotions from last night; Giles out does Nate need to pitch late game now?; What to do with Roark and can we avoid a sweep?
David & Jakob are reeling from a massive shelling from the Bronx Bombers; Reaction to news of MLB playoff schedules not having off days until the World Series; David's Game Diary; Yamaguchi melts down again and Deivi Garcia deals; The Yankee Stadium terrible atmosphere; The Derek Fisher Section: Taijuan Walker and Derek Fisher's relationship; We are all Derek; Did he try to hurt himself?; Does Derek ever play in a Blue Jays outfield again?; Will New York overtake Tampa?; Caleb Joseph rises from the dead!; DJ in Toronto?; and a badly needed new Jays line up tonight.