2003 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Rogers; Paul Godfrey (CEO)
General manager(s)J. P. Ricciardi
Manager(s)Carlos Tosca
Local televisionThe Sports Network
(Pat Tabler, Rod Black)
Rogers Sportsnet
(Rob Faulds, Tom Candiotti, John Cerutti)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 2003 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 27th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses. It was the team's final season with Diamond as one of the mascots, as she was removed at the end of the season, leaving Ace as the sole mascot of the Blue Jays.

Offseason

Regular season

Summary

The 2003 season was a surprise to both team management and baseball analysts. After a poor April, the team had its most successful month ever in May. The offense was mainly responsible for the stunning turnaround. Delgado took over the major league lead in runs batted in, followed closely by Wells. The middle infield positions remained a gametime decision – Bordick played shortstop and third base, Dave Berg second base and third base, Chris Woodward shortstop and Orlando Hudson second base. Minor league call-up Howie Clark entered the mix as a utility player after Hinske underwent surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right hand, which he had tried to play through for the first six weeks.

Despite their hitting successes, poor pitching continued to plague the team. Roy Halladay was spectacular in winning his first Cy Young Award, going 22–7, with a 3.25 ERA, but he didn't get much help from his fellow pitchers, although he had a poor start himself. Rookie Aquilino López was a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen. Kelvim Escobar and former NBA player Mark Hendrickson were inserted into the rotation with their places in the bullpen filled by waiver acquisitions Doug Davis and Josh Towers, who went 8–1 after being called up from Triple-A Syracuse. The closer role was a season-long revolving door, with nobody able to take hold of the reins. Trade speculation had focussed on the acquisitions of pitching at the expense of hitters, but in the end the team simply divested itself of impending free agent Shannon Stewart without getting a pitcher in return. Instead Bobby Kielty, another outfielder with a much lower batting average than Stewart's, was obtained from the Minnesota Twins and later traded in November 2003 to the Oakland Athletics for starter Ted Lilly. The top four pitchers for the projected 2004 rotation would include Halladay, Lilly, free agent Miguel Batista, and the return of Pat Hentgen.

After the spectacular turnaround in May 2003, which helped the team move to just few games behind the wildcard leading Boston Red Sox, team performance slowly returned to reality, as predicted by team management. Carlos Delgado was second in the voting for the American League MVP Award, although the Jays were in third place in their division. The Jays also announced that a new logo, and new uniforms, would be used as of January 1, 2004.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 101 61 0.623 50–32 51–29
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 6 53–28 42–39
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 15 41–40 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 71 91 0.438 30 40–40 31–51
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 0.389 38 36–45 27–54


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 1–8 3–6 3–4 6–3 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–6 8–12 8–11 6–3 9–10 2–7 11–7
Baltimore 8–1 9–10 2–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–4 6–13–1 2–7 4–5 8–11 7–2 8–11 5–13
Boston 6–3 10–9 5–4 4–2 8–1 5–1 2–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 12–7 5–4 10–9 11–7
Chicago 4–3 4–2 4–5 11–8 11–8 11–8 9–10 4–2 4–5 2–7 3–3 3–4 6–3 10–8
Cleveland 3–6 3–3 2–4 8–11 12–7 6–13 9–10 2–5 3–6 3–6 5–2 4–5 2–4 6–12
Detroit 1–6 3–3 1–8 8–11 7–12 5–14 4–15 1–5 3–6 1–8 2–4 1–6 2–7 4–14
Kansas City 3–6 4–3 1–5 8–11 13–6 14–5 11–8 2–4 2–7 4–5 4–3 7–2 1–5 9–9
Minnesota 4–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 10–9 15–4 8–11 0–7 8–1 3–6 6–0 5–4 3–3 10–8
New York 6–3 13–6–1 10–9 2–4 5–2 5–1 4–2 7–0 3–6 5–4 14–5 4–5 10–9 13–5
Oakland 12–8 7–2 4–3 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–2 1–8 6–3 7–12 6–3 15–4 5–2 9–9
Seattle 11–8 5–4 2–5 7–2 6–3 8–1 5–4 6–3 4–5 12–7 4–5 10–10 3–4 10–8
Tampa Bay 3–6 11–8 7–12 3–3 2–5 4–2 3–4 0–6 5–14 3–6 5–4 3–6 11–8 3–15
Texas 10–9 2–7 4–5 4–3 5–4 6–1 2–7 4–5 5–4 4–15 10–10 6–3 5–4 4–14
Toronto 7–2 11–8 9–10 3–6 4–2 7–2 5–1 3–3 9–10 2–5 4–3 8–11 4–5 10–8


Notable transactions

2003 Draft picks

Source [12]

The 2003 MLB draft was held on June 3–4.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 13 Aaron Hill SS Louisiana State United States 2003–06–17
2 50 Josh Banks RHP Florida International United States 2003–06–04
3 80 Shaun Marcum RHP Missouri State United States 2003–06–23
4 110 Kurt Isenberg LHP James Madison United States
5 140 Justin James RHP Missouri United States
6 170 Christian Snavely OF Ohio State United States
7 200 Danny Core RHP Florida Atlantic United States
8 230 Chad Mulholland RHP Missouri State United States
9 260 Jamie Vermilyea RHP New Mexico United States 2003–06–05
11 320 Tom Mastny RHP Furman University Indonesia
18 530 Ryan Roberts 3B Texas United States 2003–06–05

Roster

2003 Toronto Blue Jays
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Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2003 Game Log
March
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 March 31 Yankees 8 – 4 Clemens (1-0) Halladay (0-1) 50,119 0-1
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
2 April 1 Yankees 10 – 1 Pettitte (1-0) Lidle (0-1) 15,176 0-2
3 April 2 Yankees 9 – 7 Mussina (1-0) Hendrickson (0-1) Acevedo (1) 16,222 0-3
4 April 4 @ Twins 7 – 2 Sturtze (1-0) Reed (0-1) 48,617 1-3
5 April 5 @ Twins 4 – 3 (11) Walker (1-0) Guardado (0-1) Escobar (1) 31,421 2-3
6 April 6 @ Twins 8 – 1 Lidle (1-1) Radke (1-1) 23,549 3-3
7 April 8 Red Sox 8 – 4 Hendrickson (1-1) Lowe (1-1) 13,147 4-3
8 April 9 Red Sox 10 – 5 Sturtze (2-0) Fossum (1-1) 13,099 5-3
9 April 10 Red Sox 8 – 7 Timlin (1-0) Politte (0-1) 13,779 5-4
10 April 11 Twins 6 – 4 Rogers (1-0) Lidle (1-2) Guardado (3) 13,237 5-5
11 April 12 Twins 9 – 6 Hawkins (1-0) Escobar (0-1) Guardado (4) 14,118 5-6
12 April 13 Twins 9 – 3 Mays (2-1) Hendrickson (1-2) 13,333 5-7
13 April 14 @ Yankees 10 – 9 Contreras (1-0) López (0-1) Hammond (1) 30,761 5-8
14 April 15 @ Yankees 5 – 0 Mussina (3-0) Halladay (0-2) 33,833 5-9
15 April 16 @ Yankees 7 – 6 Lidle (2-2) Hitchcock (0-1) Escobar (2) 25,831 6-9
16 April 17 @ Yankees 4 – 0 Weaver (1-0) Walker (1-1) 32,057 6-10
17 April 18 @ Red Sox 7 – 3 Wakefield (2-0) Tam (0-1) 31,440 6-11
18 April 19 @ Red Sox 7 – 2 Lowe (3-1) Sturtze (2-1) 32,329 6-12
19 April 20 @ Red Sox 6 – 5 Timlin (3-0) Politte (0-2) 29,579 6-13
20 April 21 @ Red Sox 11 – 6 Lidle (3-2) Burkett (1-1) 34,370 7-13
21 April 22 @ Devil Rays 4 – 3 Kennedy (1-1) Kershner (0-1) Carter (2) 10,013 7-14
22 April 23 @ Devil Rays 4 – 3 Venafro (1-0) Hendrickson (1-3) Carter (3) 9,221 7-15
23 April 24 @ Devil Rays 5 – 3 Sturtze (3-1) Sosa (1-2) Escobar (3) 8,618 8-15
24 April 25 Royals 6 – 5 Escobar (1-1) Carrasco (1-1) 16,417 9-15
25 April 26 Royals 9 – 6 Grimsley (1-1) Tam (0-2) MacDougal (10) 17,197 9-16
26 April 27 Royals 10 – 9 Politte (1-2) MacDougal (1-1) 17,059 10-16
27 April 29 Rangers 16 – 11 Thomson (2-2) Hendrickson (1-4) Cordero (1) 48,097 10-17
28 April 30 Rangers 11 – 3 Drese (2-1) Sturtze (3-2) 16,021 10-18
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
29 May 1 Rangers 7 – 6 Halladay (1-2) Lewis (3-2) Politte (1) 16,111 11-18
30 May 2 Angels 3 – 1 Lidle (4-2) Lackey (1-3) 17,799 12-18
31 May 3 Angels 7 – 1 Davis (1-0) Shields (1-1) 21,007 13-18
32 May 4 Angels 8 – 2 Hendrickson (2-4) Ortiz (4-3) Escobar (4) 21,513 14-18
33 May 6 @ Rangers 15 – 5 Halladay (2-2) Lewis (3-3) 20,092 15-18
34 May 7 @ Rangers 5 – 4 Fultz (1-0) Sturtze (3-3) Urbina (10) 18,508 15-19
35 May 8 @ Rangers 8 – 6 Lidle (5-2) Drese (2-2) Politte (2) 20,177 16-19
36 May 9 @ Angels 6 – 1 Sele (1-0) Davis (1-1) 42,820 16-20
37 May 10 @ Angels 7 – 4 Hendrickson (3-4) Ortiz (4-4) 43,661 17-20
38 May 11 @ Angels 4 – 2 Halladay (3-2) Washburn (3-4) Politte (3) 32,129 18-20
39 May 13 Devil Rays 7 – 5 Kennedy (3-3) Sturtze (3-4) Carter (8) 14,007 18-21
40 May 14 Devil Rays 7 – 6 Lidle (6-2) Brazelton (0-2) Politte (4) 29,013 19-21
41 May 15 Devil Rays 9 – 5 Colomé (1-1) Davis (1-2) 20,417 19-22
42 May 16 @ Royals 18 – 1 Hendrickson (4-4) George (4-3) 24,167 20-22
43 May 17 @ Royals 7 – 4 Halladay (4-2) Grimsley (1-3) Politte (5) 25,032 21-22
44 May 18 @ Royals 4 – 3 Sturtze (4-4) Snyder (0-1) Politte (6) 15,462 22-22
45 May 19 @ White Sox 12 – 2 Lidle (7-2) Wright (0-2) 19,628 23-22
46 May 20 @ White Sox 4 – 1 Colón (5-3) Davis (1-3) 12,857 23-23
47 May 21 @ White Sox 6 – 5 Marte (2-0) Politte (1-3) Koch (5) 13,076 23-24
48 May 22 @ Yankees 8 – 3 Halladay (5-2) Pettitte (4-5) 45,777 24-24
49 May 23 @ Yankees 6 – 2 Escobar (2-1) Mussina (7-3) 34,134 25-24
50 May 24 @ Yankees 5 – 2 Lidle (8-2) Wells (6-2) Politte (7) 35,023 26-24
51 May 25 @ Yankees 5 – 3 Davis (2-3) Weaver (3-3) Politte (8) 40,940 27-24
52 May 26 White Sox 11 – 5 Towers (1-0) Buehrle (2-8) Tam (1) 19,009 28-24
53 May 27 White Sox 5 – 1 Halladay (6-2) Colón (5-4) 19,365 29-24
54 May 28 White Sox 8 – 0 Garland (3-4) Escobar (2-2) 36,806 29-25
55 May 29 White Sox 3 – 2 Loaiza (8-2) Lidle (8-3) Koch (6) 20,010 29-26
56 May 30 Red Sox 13 – 2 Davis (3-3) Burkett (3-3) 21,381 30-26
57 May 31 Red Sox 10 – 7 Sturtze (5-4) Fossum (4-4) Politte (9) 28,809 31-26
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
58 June 1 Red Sox 11 – 8 Halladay (7-2) White (0-1) 26,890 32-26
59 June 3 @ Cardinals 11 – 5 Morris (7-3) Escobar (2-3) 28,907 32-27
60 June 4 @ Cardinals 8 – 5 Simontacchi (3-3) Lidle (8-4) Eldred (5) 28,840 32-28
61 June 5 @ Cardinals 13 – 5 Williams (8-1) Hendrickson (4-5) 33,729 32-29
62 June 6 @ Reds 9 – 2 Halladay (8-2) Riedling (0-3) 28,281 33-29
63 June 7 @ Reds 9 – 8 Reitsma (5-2) Politte (1-4) 30,158 33-30
64 June 8 @ Reds 5 – 0 Escobar (3-3) Haynes (0-5) 25,633 34-30
65 June 10 Pirates 13 – 8 Lidle (9-4) Benson (5-7) 14,090 35-30
66 June 11 Pirates 8 – 5 Halladay (9-2) D'Amico (4-7) 32,036 36-30
67 June 12 Pirates 5 – 4 Hendrickson (5-5) Suppan (5-6) Politte (10) 15,015 37-30
68 June 13 Cubs 5 – 1 Escobar (4-3) Wood (5-5) 23,018 38-30
69 June 14 Cubs 4 – 2 Prior (8-2) Davis (3-4) Borowski (13) 33,167 38-31
70 June 15 Cubs 5 – 4 (10) López (1-1) Guthrie (0-3) 34,221 39-31
-- June 17 @ Orioles Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for July 3
71 June 18 @ Orioles 6 – 2 Halladay (10-2) Daal (4-8) López (1) 28,828 40-31
72 June 19 @ Orioles 6 – 1 Escobar (5-3) Helling (4-5) 24,218 41-31
73 June 20 @ Expos 8 – 4 Lidle (10-4) Vázquez (6-5) 11,355 42-31
74 June 21 @ Expos 8 – 5 Ayala (6-2) Politte (1-5) Biddle (19) 11,483 42-32
75 June 22 @ Expos 4 – 2 Halladay (11-2) Hernández (6-6) Politte (11) 15,508 43-32
76 June 23 Orioles 13 – 4 Davis (4-4) Daal (4-9) 17,555 44-32
77 June 24 Orioles 6 – 4 Helling (5-5) Escobar (5-4) Julio (16) 17,425 44-33
78 June 25 Orioles 9 – 2 Ponson (10-4) Lidle (10-5) 37,248 44-34
79 June 26 Orioles 13 – 8 Sturtze (6-4) Driskill (1-3) López (2) 19,098 45-34
80 June 27 Expos 6 – 5 Miller (1-0) Manon (0-1) 24,024 46-34
81 June 28 Expos 4 – 2 Vargas (5-3) Davis (4-5) Biddle (22) 33,334 46-35
82 June 29 Expos 10 – 2 Ohka (7-7) Escobar (5-5) 37,354 46-36
83 June 30 @ Tigers 6 – 2 Maroth (3-12) Lidle (10-6) 13,353 46-37
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
84 July 1 @ Tigers 5 – 0 Roney (1-2) Hendrickson (5-6) Walker (1) 15,448 46-38
85 July 2 @ Tigers 8 – 2 Halladay (12-2) Bernero (1-12) 16,052 47-38
86 July 3 @ Orioles 6 – 5 Johnson (7-3) Davis (4-6) Julio (17) 27,022 47-39
87 July 4 @ Orioles 8 – 5 Driskill (2-3) López (1-2) Julio (18) 25,641 47-40
88 July 5 @ Orioles 9 – 2 Ponson (11-5) Lidle (10-7) 29,859 47-41
89 July 6 @ Orioles 5 – 3 (10) Acevedo (1-3) Ligtenberg (0-1) 30,284 48-41
90 July 8 Red Sox 2 – 1 (12) Jones (1-0) Tam (0-3) Kim (2) 20,022 48-42
91 July 9 Red Sox 8 – 7 Lyon (4-5) Tam (0-4) Kim (3) 23,551 48-43
92 July 10 Red Sox 7 – 1 Mendoza (3-3) Lidle (10-8) 20,113 48-44
93 July 11 Yankees 8 – 5 Pettitte (11-6) Miller (1-1) Rivera (16) 27,652 48-45
94 July 12 Yankees 10 – 3 Halladay (13-2) Mussina (10-6) 37,119 49-45
95 July 13 Yankees 6 – 2 Weaver (5-7) Escobar (5-6) 32,664 49-46
96 July 17 @ Red Sox 5 – 2 Halladay (14-2) Lowe (10-4) 34,521 50-46
97 July 18 @ Red Sox 4 – 1 Escobar (6-6) Wakefield (6-5) Miller (1) 34,136 51-46
98 July 19 @ Red Sox 5 – 4 (10) Kim (3-2) López (1-3) 34,812 51-47
99 July 20 @ Red Sox 9 – 4 Martínez (7-2) Wasdin (0-1) 34,321 51-48
100 July 21 @ Yankees 8 – 0 (8) Hendrickson (6-6) Weaver (5-8) 51,958 52-48
-- July 22 @ Yankees Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 8
101 July 23 White Sox 7 – 6 White (1-1) Acevedo (1-4) Marte (7) 20,320 52-49
102 July 24 White Sox 4 – 3 (13) Gordon (5-5) Sturtze (6-5) White (1) 18,438 52-50
103 July 25 Orioles 5 – 3 Lidle (11-8) Johnson (8-5) Miller (2) 17,095 53-50
104 July 26 Orioles 7 – 2 Hentgen (3-5) Hendrickson (6-7) 23,168 53-51
105 July 27 Orioles 10 – 1 Halladay (15-2) López (3-6) 21,787 54-51
106 July 29 Devil Rays 9 – 8 Levine (3-5) Miller (1-2) Carter (17) 21,007 54-52
107 July 30 Devil Rays 5 – 3 Zambrano (8-5) Lidle (11-9) Colomé (2) 21,068 54-53
108 July 31 Devil Rays 7 – 6 Sosa (4-8) Hendrickson (6-8) Carter (18) 29,544 54-54
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
109 August 1 @ Angels 5 – 0 Ortiz (13-8) Halladay (15-3) 42,635 54-55
110 August 2 @ Angels 6 – 1 Thurman (1-0) Washburn (8-11) 43,087 55-55
111 August 3 @ Angels 4 – 0 Escobar (7-6) Shields (2-2) Politte (12) 42,198 56-55
112 August 4 @ Devil Rays 10 – 1 Zambrano (9-5) Lidle (11-10) 8,193 56-56
113 August 5 @ Devil Rays 5 – 4 (10) Colomé (3-5) Acevedo (1-5) 9,566 56-57
114 August 6 @ Devil Rays 7 – 3 Halladay (16-3) Kennedy (3-9) 9,430 57-57
115 August 8 Rangers 5 – 3 Dickey (6-5) Thurman (1-1) Cordero (7) 24,392 57-58
116 August 9 Rangers 5 – 3 Escobar (8-6) Fultz (1-3) López (3) 24,644 58-58
117 August 10 Rangers 5 – 4 Lewis (5-7) Towers (1-1) Cordero (8) 25,401 58-59
118 August 11 @ Mariners 5 – 3 Hendrickson (7-8) Piñeiro (13-7) López (4) 44,922 59-59
119 August 12 @ Mariners 3 – 1 García (10-12) Halladay (16-4) Hasegawa (11) 37,018 59-60
120 August 13 @ Mariners 13 – 6 Mateo (3-0) Kershner (0-2) 37,066 59-61
121 August 14 @ Mariners 5 – 2 Escobar (9-6) Meche (13-8) López (5) 41,945 60-61
122 August 15 @ Athletics 8 – 5 Towers (2-1) Harden (3-2) Miller (3) 17,446 61-61
123 August 16 @ Athletics 6 – 4 Hudson (12-4) Hendrickson (7-9) Foulke (30) 31,045 61-62
124 August 17 @ Athletics 7 – 3 Zito (10-10) Halladay (16-5) Foulke (31) 32,488 61-63
125 August 19 Mariners 9 – 1 Franklin (9-10) Escobar (9-7) 24,025 61-64
126 August 20 Mariners 5 – 2 Towers (3-1) Meche (13-9) 21,588 62-64
127 August 21 Mariners 7 – 3 Hendrickson (8-9) Moyer (15-6) 20,111 63-64
128 August 22 Athletics 6 – 3 Halladay (17-5) Zito (10-11) López (6) 22,050 64-64
129 August 23 Athletics 11 – 5 Wood (1-0) Sturtze (6-6) 27,740 64-65
130 August 24 Athletics 17 – 2 Hudson (13-4) Escobar (9-8) Neu (1) 32,979 64-66
131 August 25 Athletics 8 – 6 Lilly (7-9) Lidle (11-11) Foulke (34) 22,111 64-67
132 August 26 @ Red Sox 12 – 9 Towers (4-1) Sauerbeck (0-1) López (7) 33,731 65-67
133 August 27 @ Red Sox 6 – 3 Timlin (6-4) Halladay (17-6) Kim (11) 34,206 65-68
134 August 29 @ Indians 7 – 3 Escobar (10-8) Sabathia (12-8) 21,008 66-68
135 August 30 @ Indians 9 – 3 Lidle (12-11) Westbrook (6-8) Towers (1) 21,806 67-68
136 August 31 @ Indians 5 – 4 Báez (1-7) Kershner (0-3) 20,866 67-69
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 Yankees 8 – 1 Halladay (18-6) Wells (12-6) 26,869 68-69
138 September 3 Yankees 4 – 3 Kershner (1-3) Osuna (2-5) López (8) 21,770 69-69
139 September 4 Yankees 3 – 2 Contreras (5-2) Walker (1-2) Rivera (32) 17,254 69-70
140 September 5 Tigers 8 – 6 Sturtze (7-6) Maroth (6-20) López (9) 14,455 70-70
141 September 6 Tigers 1 – 0 (10) Halladay (19-6) Rodney (0-2) 18,261 71-70
142 September 7 Tigers 8 – 0 Towers (5-1) Mears (0-2) 16,617 72-70
143 September 8 @ Yankees 9 – 3 Mussina (16-7) Escobar (10-9) 8,848 72-71
144 September 9 @ Devil Rays 11 – 6 Waechter (3-0) Lidle (12-12) Kennedy (1) 8,528 72-72
145 September 10 @ Devil Rays 6 – 5 Hendrickson (9-9) Sosa (5-10) López (10) 8,522 73-72
146 September 11 @ Devil Rays 3 – 1 Halladay (20-6) González (6-9) 9,345 74-72
147 September 12 Orioles 4 – 2 Towers (6-1) DuBose (2-5) López (11) 15,274 75-72
148 September 13 Orioles 6 – 1 Escobar (11-9) Hentgen (6-8) 18,309 76-72
149 September 14 Orioles 5 – 3 Riley (1-0) Lidle (12-13) Julio (33) 18,763 76-73
150 September 16 @ Tigers 9 – 6 Kershner (2-3) Cornejo (6-16) 9,801 77-73
151 September 17 @ Tigers 6 – 0 Halladay (21-6) Loux (0-1) 11,240 78-73
152 September 18 @ Tigers 10 – 6 Towers (7-1) Maroth (7-21) 9,951 79-73
153 September 19 @ Orioles 5 – 2 Escobar (12-9) Carrasco (2-5) López (12) 25,857 80-73
154 September 20 @ Orioles 2 – 1 Ligtenberg (3-2) Lidle (12-14) Julio (35) 32,381 80-74
155 September 21 @ Orioles 7 – 4 Walker (2-2) Carrasco (2-6) López (13) 27,502 81-74
156 September 22 Devil Rays 5 – 2 Bell (5-4) Halladay (21-7) 22,869 81-75
157 September 23 Devil Rays 8 – 5 Kershner (3-3) Zambrano (11-10) 17,208 82-75
158 September 24 Devil Rays 5 – 3 Escobar (13-9) Waechter (3-2) López (14) 16,050 83-75
159 September 25 Devil Rays 10 – 8 Miller (2-2) Carter (7-5) 13,408 84-75
160 September 26 Indians 2 – 1 Stanford (1-3) Lidle (12-15) Riske (8) 13,861 84-76
161 September 27 Indians 5 – 4 Halladay (22-7) Mulholland (3-4) 21,504 85-76
162 September 28 Indians 6 – 2 Towers (8-1) Lee (3-3) 22,014 86-76

Player stats

Batting

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Yellow background = Indicates team leader
Player Pos G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Greg Meyers C 121 329 51 101 15 52 .307 0
Carlos Delgado 1B 161 570 117 172 42 145 .302 0
Orlando Hudson 2B 142 474 54 127 9 57 .268 5
Chris Woodward SS 104 349 49 91 7 45 .261 1
Eric Hinske 3B 124 449 74 109 12 63 .243 12
Shannon Stewart LF 71 303 47 89 7 35 .294 1
Vernon Wells CF 161 678 118 215 33 117 .317 4
Reed Johnson RF 114 412 79 121 10 52 .294 5
Josh Phelps DH 119 396 57 106 20 66 .260 1

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Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Frank Catalanotto 133 489 146 13 59 .299
Mike Bordick 102 343 94 5 54 .274
Tom Wilson 96 256 66 5 35 .258
Bobby Kielty 62 189 44 4 25 .233
Dave Berg 61 161 41 4 18 .255
Kevin Cash 34 106 15 1 8 .142
Howie Clark 38 70 25 0 7 .357
Jayson Werth 26 48 10 2 10 .208
Ken Huckaby 5 11 2 0 2 .182

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roy Halladay 36 266 22 7 3.25 204
Cory Lidle 31 192+23 12 15 5.75 112
Mark Hendrickson 30 158+13 9 9 5.51 76
Pete Walker 23 55+13 2 2 4.88 29
Doug Davis 12 54 4 6 5.00 25

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kelvim Escobar 41 180+13 13 9 4.29 159
Tanyon Sturtze 40 89+13 7 6 5.94 54
Josh Towers 14 64+13 8 1 4.48 42
Corey Thurman 6 15+13 1 1 6.46 11
John Wasdin 3 5 0 1 23.40 5

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Trever Miller 79 52+23 2 2 3 4.61 44
Aquilino López 72 73+23 1 3 14 3.42 64
Cliff Politte 54 49+13 1 5 12 5.66 40
Jeff Tam 44 44+23 0 4 1 5.64 26
Jason Kershner 40 54 3 3 0 3.17 32
Doug Creek 21 13+23 0 0 0 3.29 11
Dan Reichert 15 16+13 0 0 0 6.06 13
Scott Service 15 16 0 0 0 4.50 17
Juan Acevedo 14 12+23 1 2 0 4.26 9
Doug Linton 7 9 0 0 0 3.00 7
Brian Bowles 5 7 0 0 0 2.57 2
Vinnie Chulk 3 5+13 0 0 0 5.06 2

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs International League Omar Malavé
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Marty Pevey
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Mike Basso
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Mark Meleski
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie Pulaski Blue Jays Appalachian League Paul Elliott

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  2. ^ "Brandon Lyon Stats".
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  5. ^ Mike Bordick Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Frank Catalanotto Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ John-Ford Griffin Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
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  11. ^ Bobby Kielty Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
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  14. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
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