A Game in GIFs: Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

This may or may not be a one-off feature, but it just so happens this evening’s game had plenty of GIFable moments. The game was memorable for a slew of reasons, Marcus Stroman being the main one.

But the game nearly had a disastrious start as the Blue Jays young star narrowly avoided being struck in the head by a line drive.

And then after he dodged that bullet, he decided to put on a fielding clinic. A very Brett Lawrie/Derek Jeter-esque jump throw.


Marcus Stroman wasn’t the only one who had a banner evening, as Jose Bautista collected his 200th home run in a Blue Jays uniform. And he hit it in a rather convincing fashion into the 200 level of the Rogers Centre.

Bautista joins the illustrious company of George Bell, Joe Carter, Carlos Delgado and Vernon Wells as the only others to have more than 200 home runs as a Blue Jay.

And since he’s been spending an awful lot of time on the bench lately, Colby Rasmus kept himself occupied during the game by doing the entire OK Blue Jays dance routine.

Marcus Stroman’s two-seam fastball is one of his best pitches, but the bottom just absolutely drops out of his spike curveball.

And then Ryan Goins punctuated the end of the game by finishing off the Cubs with this incredible barehanded leaping throw.

Image courtesy of Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

One thought on “A Game in GIFs: Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

  • September 9, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Looks like he is also learning how to switch hit, that was a right-handed swing to end the dance sequence!

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