2005 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–82 (.494)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Rogers; Paul Godfrey (CEO)
General manager(s)J. P. Ricciardi
Manager(s)John Gibbons
Local televisionThe Sports Network
(Pat Tabler, Rod Black)
Rogers Sportsnet
(Tom Candiotti, Darrin Fletcher, Rance Mulliniks, Pat Tabler, Jamie Campbell)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Warren Sawkiw, Mike Wilner)
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The 2005 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 29th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses. This was the first 162-game season since 1993 that Blue Jays hitters would combine for less than 1,000 strikeouts.

Offseason

Regular season

Summary

On February 2, 2005, several days after finalizing the purchase of SkyDome by Rogers Communications, Rogers renamed the stadium to the Rogers Centre. In spite of the best efforts of the new ownership, a wide majority of Blue Jays fans continued (and still continue) to refer to the stadium as SkyDome. By the start of the season, Rogers had upgraded the stadium with a new "JumboTron" videoboard and added other state-of-the-art video screens around the stadium. Furthermore, the AstroTurf surface was replaced by the more natural-looking FieldTurf. Owner Ted Rogers also promised a payroll increase to $210 million over the next three years, which allowed the team to have a team payroll of $70 million per year.

The Blue Jays finished spring training with a 16–10 record. Among the stars of spring training was Gabe Gross, who tied the Jays' record for most home runs in spring training with eight (the previous record breaker was long time Blue Jay Carlos Delgado). The Jays were able to translate their success in spring training into an excellent start—the team led the AL East from early to mid-April and held their record around .500 until late August. The Jays were hit with the injury bug when third baseman Corey Koskie broke his finger, taking him out of the lineup, but the club was pleasantly surprised with the performance of rookie call-up Aaron Hill in his stead.

On July 8, just prior to the All-Star break, Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay was struck on the shin by a line drive from Texas left fielder Kevin Mench and was placed on the DL with a fractured leg. The injury cost Halladay his chance to be the American League starter in the All-Star Game in Detroit; his place on the All-Star squad was taken by Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement. Though Halladay's injury was hoped to be minor, the recovery process was met with constant delays, and Halladay eventually would prove to be out for the rest of the season. Team management officially announced that he would miss the rest of the season in August. The Halladay injury is seen by many as the negative turning point in the Jays season; the team had been in serious wild card contention at the time, but afterwards fell out of the race and failed to make the playoffs for the 12th consecutive year.

On July 22, Toronto traded utility infielder John McDonald to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations. This gave the Blue Jays an open spot on the roster so that Aaron Hill could stay with the team when Corey Koskie returned from injury.

On July 28, Toronto played in the longest game in franchise history, innings-wise, an 18-inning marathon against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Rogers Centre. The Jays won 2–1, after nearly five hours of play when Orlando Hudson hit a line drive past a drawn in infield, scoring Alex Ríos from third base.

The shutdown of Halladay for the remainder of the season seemed to affect the performance of the Jays. They went on a slump that brought their record under .500 in the beginning of September. From there, the Blue Jays finished the season 80–82 while receiving glimpses of the future from September call-ups Guillermo Quiróz, John-Ford Griffin, and Shaun Marcum. Marcum made himself noteworthy by posting an ERA of 0.00 over 5 relief appearances and 8 innings in September. Griffin hit his first career home run in the last game of the season and ended up going 4 for 13.

Josh Towers also stepped up, showing largely unseen potential going 7–5 with a 2.91 ERA in the 2nd half of the year and a 13–12, 3.71 ERA season overall, making him arguably the unlikely ace of the Jays rotation with Halladay injured and Gustavo Chacín faltering somewhat after the All-Star break.

The 2005 Jays inability to score with men in scoring position was a turning point in many games that ended up as losses, also contributing to the 80–82 record, although as a positive, the team did improve by 13 wins and returned to their usual 80-win plateau.

On October 9, the Jays, along with their fans, mourned the loss of inaugural broadcaster Tom Cheek. Cheek, 66, succumbed to brain cancer after just over a year-long battle. Cheek had broadcast 4,306 consecutive games since the first day of the franchise. His streak was ended in June 2004 when he took time off to visit his ailing father.

In the off-season, general manager J. P. Ricciardi began to make good use of the money that had been granted to the Jays by Rogers Communications before the season. Rogers had given Ricciardi $210 million over three years, which became $75 million a season to spend, $25 million more than the previous year. Ricciardi fulfilled the team's need for a stable closer by signing former Baltimore Orioles standout B. J. Ryan to the richest contract ever for a reliever – a 5-year, $47 million on November 28. Following that, the club awarded a 5-year, $55 million contract to highly coveted starting pitcher A. J. Burnett, formerly of the Florida Marlins, on December 6.

On December 23, 2005, Rogers Sportsnet reported that the Jays added a much needed 30 plus home run hitter to their lineup by getting third baseman and 2002 World Series MVP Troy Glaus and minor league shortstop Sergio Santos in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In return, the Diamondbacks received second baseman and 2005 Gold Glove Award winner Orlando Hudson and pitcher Miguel Batista. Glaus passed a team physical on December 26, and the trade was officially announced the next day. On the same day as the announcement of the Glaus deal, the Jays acquired solid-hitting first baseman Lyle Overbay and right-handed pitching prospect Ty Taubenheim in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers; with pitcher Dave Bush, pitching prospect Zach Jackson, and outfielder Gabe Gross going to Milwaukee. Glaus and Overbay were both introduced to the Toronto media together a few days later.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 54–27 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 0.457 21 36–45 38–43
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 67 95 0.414 28 40–41 27–54


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

August 26, 2005: Ken Huckaby was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[1]

2005 Draft picks

Source [3]

The 2005 MLB Draft was held on June 7–8.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 6 Ricky Romero LHP Cal State Fullerton United States 2005–06–16
3 86 Brian Pettway OF Ole Miss United States 2005–06–27
4 161 Ryan Patterson OF Louisiana State United States 2005–06–13
5 146 Eric Fowler LHP Ole Miss United States 2005–06–18
6 176 Joshua Bell C Auburn United States 2005–06–14
7 206 Robert Ray LHP Texas A&M United States 2005–06–14
8 236 Jacob Butler OF Nevada United States 2005–06–13
9 266 Paul Phillips RHP Oakland United States 2005–06–13
10 296 Josh Sowers RHP Yale United States 2005–06–13

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2005 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 4 @ Devil Rays 5 – 2 Halladay (1-0) Brazelton (0-1) Batista (1) 26,018 1-0
2 April 5 @ Devil Rays 6 – 3 Chacín (1-0) McClung (0-1) Batista (2) 9,144 2-0
3 April 6 @ Devil Rays 8 – 5 Báez (1-0) Schoeneweis (0-1) 8,764 2-1
4 April 8 Red Sox 6 – 5 Arroyo (1-0) Bush (0-1) Foulke (1) 50,560 2-2
5 April 9 Red Sox 12 – 5 Frasor (1-0) Wells (0-2) 28,765 3-2
6 April 10 Red Sox 4 – 3 Batista (1-0) Timlin (1-1) 22,845 4-2
7 April 11 @ Athletics 10 – 3 Chacín (2-0) Saarloos (1-1) 44,815 5-2
8 April 12 @ Athletics 5 – 2 Towers (1-0) Haren (0-1) Batista (3) 10,106 6-2
9 April 13 @ Athletics 6 – 3 Calero (1-0) Frasor (1-1) 15,860 6-3
10 April 14 @ Rangers 2 – 1 Halladay (2-0) Astacio (0-1) 19,366 7-3
11 April 15 @ Rangers 4 – 2 Drese (1-1) Lilly (0-1) Cordero (4) 30,453 7-4
12 April 16 @ Rangers 8 – 0 Chacín (3-0) Rogers (0-1) 40,499 8-4
13 April 17 @ Rangers 6 – 5 Young (1-1) Towers (1-1) Cordero (5) 31,310 8-5
14 April 18 @ Red Sox 12 – 7 Schilling (1-1) Bush (0-2) 35,243 8-6
15 April 19 @ Red Sox 4 – 3 Halladay (3-0) Foulke (1-2) Batista (4) 35,598 9-6
16 April 20 Yankees 11 – 2 Pavano (1-2) Lilly (0-2) 22,838 9-7
17 April 21 Yankees 4 – 3 Mussina (1-1) Chacín (3-1) Rivera (3) 23,178 9-8
18 April 22 Orioles 13 – 5 Williams (2-0) Speier (0-1) 18,095 9-9
19 April 23 Orioles 4 – 1 Bédard (1-1) Bush (0-3) 20,051 9-10
20 April 24 Orioles 7 – 1 Ponson (3-1) Halladay (3-1) 20,566 9-11
21 April 26 Devil Rays 7 – 5 Lilly (1-2) Brazelton (1-4) Batista (5) 16,690 10-11
22 April 27 Devil Rays 8 – 2 Chacín (4-1) Kazmir (0-2) 19,527 11-11
23 April 28 Devil Rays 7 – 4 Towers (2-1) Waechter (0-1) Batista (6) 21,409 12-11
24 April 29 @ Yankees 2 – 0 Halladay (4-1) Johnson (2-2) 40,839 13-11
25 April 30 @ Yankees 4 – 3 Rivera (2-1) Chulk (0-1) 47,483 13-12
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 @ Yankees 8 – 6 Walker (1-0) Stanton (0-1) Batista (7) 54,224 14-12
27 May 2 @ Orioles 6 – 2 (12) Schoeneweis (1-1) Williams (3-1) 15,641 15-12
28 May 3 @ Orioles 1 – 0 Towers (3-1) Cabrera (1-2) Batista (8) 17,934 16-12
29 May 4 @ Orioles 5 – 1 Bédard (3-1) Halladay (4-2) 17,645 16-13
30 May 6 White Sox 5 – 3 Hernández (4-1) Frasor (1-2) Hermanson (5) 21,769 16-14
31 May 7 White Sox 10 – 7 Garland (6-0) Lilly (1-3) 23,078 16-15
32 May 8 White Sox 5 – 4 Buehrle (5-1) Chacín (4-2) Marte (2) 20,946 16-16
33 May 9 Royals 6 – 1 Towers (4-1) Hernández (1-5) 13,839 17-16
34 May 10 Royals 3 – 1 Halladay (5-2) Greinke (0-4) 20,123 18-16
35 May 11 Royals 12 – 9 Batista (2-0) Burgos (1-2) 24,402 19-16
36 May 13 @ Indians 6 – 4 Davis (2-1) Lilly (1-4) Wickman (10) 19,637 19-17
37 May 14 @ Indians 3 – 2 Rhodes (2-1) Frasor (1-3) Wickman (11) 22,525 19-18
38 May 15 @ Indians 5 – 2 Halladay (6-2) Sabathia (2-3) 23,446 20-18
39 May 17 @ Twins 10 – 3 Towers (5-1) Santana (5-2) 18,717 21-18
40 May 18 @ Twins 3 – 2 Lohse (3-2) Bush (0-4) Nathan (12) 23,929 21-19
41 May 19 @ Twins 4 – 0 Mays (3-1) Chacín (4-3) 22,680 21-20
42 May 20 Nationals 6 – 1 Lilly (2-4) Vargas (0-2) Walker (1) 17,465 22-20
43 May 21 Nationals 7 – 0 Halladay (7-2) Armas (1-2) 24,518 23-20
44 May 22 Nationals 9 – 2 Ohka (3-3) Towers (5-2) 28,408 23-21
45 May 24 Red Sox 9 – 6 Batista (3-0) Embree (1-2) 34,280 24-21
46 May 25 Red Sox 6 – 1 Lilly (3-4) Arroyo (4-1) 23,221 25-21
47 May 26 Red Sox 8 – 1 Chacín (5-3) Miller (1-1) Walker (2) 26,255 26-21
48 May 27 Twins 7 – 2 Santana (6-2) Towers (5-3) 18,702 26-22
49 May 28 Twins 4 – 3 Lohse (4-3) Bush (0-5) Nathan (15) 29,263 26-23
50 May 29 Twins 4 – 0 Halladay (8-2) Mays (3-2) 24,287 27-23
51 May 30 @ Mariners 4 – 3 Moyer (5-2) Lilly (3-5) Guardado (14) 25,540 27-24
52 May 31 @ Mariners 9 – 7 Gaudin (1-0) Franklin (2-7) Batista (9) 25,737 28-24
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 @ Mariners 3 – 0 Meche (5-3) Chacín (5-4) Guardado (15) 24,815 28-25
54 June 2 @ Athletics 5 – 3 Saarloos (2-4) Towers (5-4) Street (1) 10,637 28-26
55 June 3 @ Athletics 6 – 2 Halladay (9-2) Glynn (0-1) 12,332 29-26
56 June 4 @ Athletics 5 – 2 Blanton (1-5) Lilly (3-6) Street (2) 25,273 29-27
57 June 5 @ Athletics 12 – 4 Haren (3-7) Gaudin (1-1) 28,754 29-28
58 June 6 @ Cubs 4 – 1 Chacín (6-4) Koronka (1-1) Batista (10) 38,807 30-28
59 June 7 @ Cubs 6 – 4 Schoeneweis (2-1) Wellemeyer (1-1) Batista (11) 39,159 31-28
60 June 8 @ Cubs 2 – 0 Mitre (1-1) Halladay (9-3) Dempster (7) 38,086 31-29
61 June 10 @ Astros 4 – 2 Rodríguez (2-2) Lilly (3-7) Lidge (16) 28,607 31-30
62 June 11 @ Astros 6 – 3 Lidge (2-2) Schoeneweis (2-2) 34,925 31-31
63 June 12 @ Astros 3 – 0 Oswalt (7-7) Towers (5-5) 30,584 31-32
64 June 13 Cardinals 4 – 1 Halladay (10-3) Suppan (5-6) 20,032 32-32
65 June 14 Cardinals 7 – 0 Carpenter (9-4) Gaudin (1-2) 37,536 32-33
66 June 15 Cardinals 5 – 2 Lilly (4-7) Marquis (8-4) Batista (12) 22,905 33-33
67 June 17 Brewers 9 – 5 Walker (2-0) Davis (8-6) 17,615 34-33
68 June 18 Brewers 5 – 2 Sheets (3-6) Halladay (10-4) Phelps (1) 25,264 34-34
69 June 19 Brewers 5 – 2 Capuano (6-6) Towers (5-6) Turnbow (11) 30,480 34-35
70 June 20 Orioles 11 – 2 Lilly (5-7) Chen (6-5) 15,849 35-35
71 June 21 Orioles 9 – 5 López (7-2) Chacín (6-5) 17,884 35-36
72 June 22 Orioles 3 – 2 Walker (3-0) Cabrera (5-7) Batista (13) 20,617 36-36
73 June 23 Orioles 6 – 2 Halladay (11-4) Ponson (7-5) 22,390 37-36
74 June 24 @ Nationals 3 – 0 Loaiza (3-5) Towers (5-7) Cordero (24) 36,689 37-37
75 June 25 @ Nationals 5 – 2 Hernández (11-2) Lilly (5-8) Cordero (25) 39,881 37-38
76 June 26 @ Nationals 9 – 5 Speier (1-1) Ayala (6-4) Batista (14) 33,557 38-38
77 June 27 @ Devil Rays 4 – 3 Nomo (5-6) Walker (3-1) Báez (13) 8,779 38-39
78 June 28 @ Devil Rays 3 – 1 (11) Batista (4-0) Waechter (3-6) 8,545 39-39
79 June 29 @ Devil Rays 12 – 3 Towers (6-7) Hendrickson (3-5) 20,267 40-39
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
80 July 1 @ Red Sox 15 – 2 Lilly (6-8) Clement (9-2) 35,302 41-39
81 July 2 @ Red Sox 6 – 4 Timlin (3-1) Walker (3-2) Foulke (15) 35,268 41-40
82 July 3 @ Red Sox 5 – 2 Halladay (12-4) Arroyo (6-5) Schoeneweis (1) 34,794 42-40
83 July 5 Athletics 10 – 7 (11) Duchscherer (4-1) Batista (4-1) 21,667 42-41
84 July 6 Athletics 8 – 0 Lilly (7-8) Blanton (5-7) 21,208 43-41
85 July 7 Athletics 4 – 2 Chacín (7-5) Harden (5-4) Batista (15) 22,339 44-41
86 July 8 @ Rangers 7 – 6 Cordero (1-1) Batista (4-2) 30,242 44-42
87 July 9 @ Rangers 12 – 10 Rogers (10-4) Downs (0-1) Cordero (20) 36,285 44-43
88 July 10 @ Rangers 9 – 8 Loe (3-1) Frasor (1-4) 25,767 44-44
89 July 14 Devil Rays 3 – 0 Fossum (4-7) Lilly (7-9) Báez (14) 20,010 44-45
90 July 15 Devil Rays 11 – 6 Chacín (8-5) Nomo (5-8) 20,841 45-45
91 July 16 Devil Rays 6 – 5 Hendrickson (4-6) Towers (6-8) Báez (15) 24,801 45-46
92 July 17 Devil Rays 5 – 4 Orvella (1-1) Batista (4-3) Báez (16) 25,198 45-47
93 July 19 Mariners 12 – 10 Lilly (8-9) Sele (6-10) Batista (16) 20,516 46-47
94 July 20 Mariners 9 – 4 Chacín (9-5) Franklin (5-11) 28,801 47-47
95 July 21 Mariners 6 – 3 Towers (7-8) Piñeiro (3-6) Batista (17) 26,837 48-47
96 July 22 @ Royals 5 – 3 Hernández (8-9) Walker (3-3) MacDougal (14) 20,958 48-48
97 July 23 @ Royals 9 – 4 Bush (1-5) Snyder (0-1) 26,626 49-48
98 July 24 @ Royals 6 – 5 Carrasco (5-4) Gaudin (1-3) MacDougal (15) 10,994 49-49
99 July 26 Angels 8 – 0 Chacín (10-5) Byrd (9-7) 18,754 50-49
100 July 27 Angels 3 – 2 (10) Batista (5-3) Donnelly (6-3) 18,998 51-49
101 July 28 Angels 2 – 1 (18) Walker (4-3) Shields (6-6) 19,706 52-49
102 July 29 Rangers 4 – 1 Brocail (4-2) Downs (0-2) Cordero (25) 21,113 52-50
103 July 30 Rangers 3 – 2 Benoit (3-1) Frasor (1-5) Cordero (26) 23,039 52-51
104 July 31 Rangers 5 – 1 Chacín (11-5) Wilson (0-3) 24,123 53-51
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 August 2 @ White Sox 7 – 3 Towers (8-8) Garland (15-5) 32,162 54-51
106 August 3 @ White Sox 4 – 3 Bush (2-5) Hernández (8-4) Batista (18) 28,116 55-51
107 August 4 @ White Sox 5 – 4 Vizcaíno (5-5) Speier (1-2) Hermanson (26) 32,027 55-52
108 August 5 Yankees 6 – 2 Small (3-0) Chacín (11-6) Rivera (28) 43,688 55-53
109 August 6 Yankees 8 – 5 Walker (5-3) Johnson (11-7) 48,088 56-53
110 August 7 Yankees 6 – 2 Leiter (2-3) Towers (8-9) Rivera (29) 46,114 56-54
111 August 8 Tigers 9 – 8 (12) Darensbourg (1-0) Schoeneweis (2-3) Dingman (2) 20,887 56-55
112 August 9 Tigers 6 – 4 McGowan (1-0) Douglass (4-2) Batista (19) 21,145 57-55
113 August 10 Tigers 4 – 3 Speier (2-2) Dingman (0-1) 24,624 58-55
114 August 11 Tigers 2 – 1 Downs (1-2) Bonderman (13-9) Batista (20) 30,578 59-55
115 August 12 @ Orioles 12 – 0 Towers (9-9) Cabrera (8-11) 29,069 60-55
116 August 13 @ Orioles 1 – 0 Maine (1-0) Bush (2-6) Ryan (26) 29,445 60-56
117 August 14 @ Orioles 7 – 6 Frasor (2-5) Byrdak (0-1) Batista (21) 30,954 61-56
118 August 15 @ Angels 5 – 4 (11) Shields (8-8) Walker (5-4) 38,936 61-57
119 August 16 @ Angels 4 – 3 League (1-0) Rodríguez (2-3) Batista (22) 42,468 62-57
120 August 17 @ Angels 4 – 1 Towers (10-9) Washburn (6-7) Batista (23) 43,026 63-57
121 August 19 @ Tigers 9 – 5 Maroth (11-11) Bush (2-7) Dingman (3) 32,769 63-58
122 August 20 @ Tigers 3 – 2 (13) Germán (4-0) Batista (5-4) 38,073 63-59
123 August 21 @ Tigers 17 – 6 Douglass (5-2) McGowan (1-1) 36,818 63-60
124 August 22 @ Yankees 7 – 0 Wright (4-2) Downs (1-3) 50,162 63-61
125 August 23 @ Yankees 5 – 4 Rivera (6-3) Batista (5-5) 50,528 63-62
126 August 24 @ Yankees 9 – 5 Bush (3-7) Mussina (12-8) 54,705 64-62
127 August 25 @ Yankees 6 – 2 Chacón (3-1) Chacín (11-7) 54,329 64-63
128 August 26 Indians 9 – 3 Sabathia (11-9) McGowan (1-2) 24,649 64-64
129 August 27 Indians 2 – 1 Downs (2-3) Millwood (7-11) Batista (24) 27,630 65-64
130 August 28 Indians 4 – 1 Westbrook (13-13) Towers (10-10) Wickman (34) 31,785 65-65
131 August 30 Orioles 7 – 2 Bush (4-7) López (13-8) 25,311 66-65
132 August 31 Orioles 7 – 0 Chen (11-8) Chacín (11-8) 24,686 66-66
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 Orioles 5 – 3 Penn (3-2) McGowan (1-3) Ryan (29) 20,928 66-67
134 September 2 Devil Rays 4 – 3 Schoeneweis (3-3) Borowski (1-2) Batista (25) 15,108 67-67
135 September 3 Devil Rays 3 – 2 McClung (6-8) Batista (5-6) Báez (32) 18,841 67-68
136 September 4 Devil Rays 1 – 0 Kazmir (8-9) Bush (4-8) Báez (33) 20,679 67-69
137 September 5 @ Orioles 6 – 2 Chacín (12-8) Chen (11-9) 22,123 68-69
138 September 6 @ Orioles 5 – 0 Cabrera (9-11) Lilly (8-10) 20,729 68-70
139 September 7 @ Orioles 7 – 4 Walker (6-4) Julio (3-5) Batista (26) 20,146 69-70
140 September 9 @ Devil Rays 7 – 2 Towers (11-10) McClung (6-9) 10,092 70-70
141 September 10 @ Devil Rays 3 – 2 Bush (5-8) Báez (5-4) Batista (27) 10,984 71-70
142 September 11 @ Devil Rays 6 – 5 (11) Harper (3-6) Schoeneweis (3-4) 10,590 71-71
143 September 12 Red Sox 6 – 5 (11) Papelbon (1-1) Walker (6-5) 24,617 71-72
144 September 13 Red Sox 9 – 3 Downs (3-3) Clement (13-5) 25,253 72-72
145 September 14 Red Sox 5 – 3 Wells (13-7) Towers (11-11) Timlin (8) 25,865 72-73
146 September 16 Yankees 11 – 10 Proctor (1-0) Bush (5-9) Rivera (40) 36,543 72-74
147 September 17 Yankees 1 – 0 Chacón (5-3) Chacín (12-9) Gordon (1) 43,433 72-75
148 September 18 Yankees 6 – 5 Lilly (9-10) Wright (5-3) Batista (28) 39,891 73-75
149 September 19 Mariners 7 – 5 Sherrill (4-2) Batista (5-7) Guardado (32) 18,762 73-76
150 September 20 Mariners 6 – 4 Towers (12-11) Harris (2-5) Frasor (1) 19,002 74-76
151 September 21 Mariners 3 – 2 Hernández (4-4) Bush (5-10) Guardado (33) 21,469 74-77
152 September 22 Mariners 7 – 5 Speier (3-2) Piñeiro (7-10) Batista (29) 23,118 75-77
153 September 23 @ Yankees 5 – 0 Chacón (6-3) Lilly (9-11) 53,175 75-78
154 September 24 @ Yankees 7 – 4 Downs (4-3) Wright (5-4) Batista (30) 53,911 76-78
155 September 25 @ Yankees 8 – 4 Wang (8-4) Towers (12-12) Rivera (42) 55,136 76-79
-- September 26 @ Red Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 27
156 September 27 @ Red Sox 3 – 1 Wakefield (16-11) Bush (5-11) Timlin (12) 35,700 76-80
157 September 27 @ Red Sox 7 – 5 Frasor (3-5) Bradford (2-1) Batista (31) 35,476 77-80
158 September 28 @ Red Sox 7 – 2 Lilly (10-11) Arroyo (14-10) 35,313 78-80
159 September 29 @ Red Sox 5 – 4 Papelbon (3-1) Batista (5-8) 35,345 78-81
160 September 30 Royals 10 – 1 Towers (13-12) Greinke (5-17) 23,381 79-81
October
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
161 October 1 Royals 7 – 6 Burgos (3-5) Walker (6-6) MacDougal (21) 28,271 79-82
162 October 2 Royals 7 – 2 Chacín (13-9) Hernández (8-14) 37,046 80-82

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gregg Zaun 133 434 109 .251 11 61
1B Eric Hinske 147 477 125 .262 15 68
2B Orlando Hudson 131 461 125 .271 10 63
SS Russ Adams 139 481 123 .256 8 63
3B Corey Koskie 97 354 88 .249 11 36
LF Frank Catalanotto 130 419 126 .301 8 59
CF Vernon Wells 156 620 167 .269 28 97
RF Alex Ríos 146 481 126 .262 10 59
DH Aaron Hill 105 361 99 .274 3 40

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Shea Hillenbrand 152 594 173 .291 18 82
Reed Johnson 142 398 107 .269 8 58
Frank Menechino 70 148 32 .216 4 13
John McDonald 37 93 27 .290 0 12
Gabe Gross 40 92 23 .250 1 7
Ken Huckaby 35 87 18 .207 0 6
Guillermo Quiróz 12 36 7 .194 0 4
John-Ford Griffin 7 13 4 .308 1 6
Greg Myers 6 12 1 .083 0 1
Andy Dominique 2 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting 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
Josh Towers 33 208.2 13 12 3.71 112
Gustavo Chacin 34 203.0 13 9 3.72 121
Roy Halladay 19 141.2 12 4 2.41 108
Dave Bush 25 136.1 5 11 4.49 75
Ted Lilly 25 126.1 10 11 5.56 96

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
Scott Downs 26 94.0 4 3 4.31 75
Dustin McGowan 13 45.1 1 3 6.35 34
Chad Gaudin 5 13.0 1 3 13.15 12

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Scott Schoeneweis 80 3 4 1 3.32 43
Miguel Batista 71 5 8 31 4.10 54
Jason Frasor 67 3 5 1 3.25 62
Justin Speier 65 3 2 0 2.57 56
Vinnie Chulk 62 0 1 0 3.88 39
Pete Walker 41 6 6 2 3.54 43
Brandon League 20 1 0 0 6.56 17
Shaun Marcum 5 0 0 0 0.00 4
Matt Whiteside 2 0 0 0 19.64 5
Justin Miller 1 0 0 0 15.43 2

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs International League Marty Pevey
AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League Mike Basso
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Omar Malavé
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Ken Joyce
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie Pulaski Blue Jays Appalachian League Dave Pano

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References

  1. ^ a b Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Billy Koch Stats".
  3. ^ "Feature: 2005 Free Agent Draft Pick Compensation". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007