A Game in GIFS: Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

It’s incredible how one single win can change the entire outlook for a team.

Entering today’s contest, things looked bleak for the Toronto Blue Jays. Riding a four-game losing streak and sitting two games back of the division-leading Boston Red Sox, the Blue Jays took it upon themselves to hold a “players only” meeting.

Whatever they said, whatever they did … it worked. Not only did the Blue Jays need that win to inch closer to the top of the division, the Blue Jays really needed that game to boost their morale. Below are some GIF highlights from the Blue Jays’ 3-2 win.


If Josh Donaldson ever wanted to pick up some slack for Newman as a worker for the U.S. Postal service, I’m sure Josh Donaldson would do quite well.

Then Russell Martin made a daring attempt at a catch in the dugout in what can only be described as “dugout parkour”. Incredibly, he didn’t end up hurt on this play.

JD did not appreciate getting pitched up and in by Eduardo Rodriguez the direction of his head.

Jason Grilli was fired up by some solid work from his defense.

At long last, Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin were able to do their game-ending “knock knock” celebration. And the timing could not have been better.


In fact, Roberto Osuna went full-on Hulk mode after locking down the save.

And sometimes the bench reaction shots are the best shots. I like how the coaching staff when the “good game, good game, good game” route.

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.

2 thoughts on “A Game in GIFS: Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

  • September 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Possibly the most subdued reaction I’ve seen from Grilli.

    And Russell, we love ya, but please don’t try out for American Ninja Warrior next year.

  • September 11, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I thought Happ did a super job. He is a solid dependable pitcher with 18 wins. WOW!!

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