2007 Toronto Blue Jays
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Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place3rd
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Owner(s)Rogers; Paul Godfrey (CEO)
General manager(s)J. P. Ricciardi
Manager(s)John Gibbons
Local televisionRogers Sportsnet
(Jamie Campbell, Pat Tabler, Rance Mulliniks, Darrin Fletcher, Sam Cosentino (field reporter)) (116 games) TSN
(Rod Black, Pat Tabler) (20 games)
CBC
(Jim Hughson, Rance Mulliniks, Jesse Barfield) (8 games)
Local radio590 AM
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The 2007 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 31st season of Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays tried to improve on their 87-win 2006 season, hoping to make the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

In the offseason, the Jays signed All Star outfielder Vernon Wells to one of the richest contracts in MLB history, giving him a seven-year contract worth $126 million.[1] Toronto also extended the contract of first baseman Lyle Overbay,[2] and signed veteran designated hitter Frank Thomas. To offset the loss of starter Ted Lilly to the Chicago Cubs, Toronto signed Japanese pitcher Tomo Ohka and former Atlanta starter John Thomson to one-year contracts and inked former New York Mets hurler Víctor Zambrano to a minor-league deal. All three men, however, were eventually designated for assignment and released. The Jays also picked up infielder Jason Smith from the Rule 5 draft, but he too was released from his contract.

Regular season

Summary

During the month of January, Toronto signed starting pitchers John Thomson and then Tomo Ohka to incentive-based one-year contracts in an effort to strengthen their 4th and 5th rotational slots. On January 30 Toronto also signed starting pitcher Víctor Zambrano to a minor league contract, and invited him to spring training. All three were eventually released. When Brandon League, who was being considered for the main setup role, arrived to Spring training with a strained lat muscle, Zambrano took the empty spot in the bullpen. Thomson injured himself in spring training, so the Blue Jays named Ohka and Towers as their fourth and fifth starters. After four mediocre starts, Josh Towers was sent to the bullpen and replaced by Dustin McGowan. Towers returned to the rotation later in the year replacing released pitcher Tomo Ohka. When Gustavo Chacín was injured, he was replaced in the rotation by Shaun Marcum, who had a breakout year.

The season was blighted by persistent injuries, with 12 Blue Jays landing on the DL. The most serious injury was that of B. J. Ryan, who was out for the entire season having had Tommy John Surgery. However, due to the emergence of young pitchers like Dustin McGowan, Casey Janssen and Jeremy Accardo, the Jays finished 4 games above .500.

One of the most memorable games this season for the Jays was on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 when they rallied from being down 11–6 in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to win 12–11 on an RBI walk-off base on balls by Aaron Hill, a victory that moved them to within 1 game under .500

Another memorable moment of this season was Dustin McGowan's complete game one-hitter on Sunday, June 24 against the Colorado Rockies at the Rogers Centre. McGowan carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning when outfielder Jeff Baker hit a single with no out to break it up. This was the first Jays' one-hitter since September 27, 1998, in which Roy Halladay threw against the Detroit Tigers. The Jays won 5–0 and moved themselves up to .500 for the first time since May 1 of the season. The game was also notable for Frank Thomas hitting the 499th home run of his career. The day after McGowan's gem, the Jays defeated the Minnesota Twins 8–5 to climb over the .500 mark for the first time since April and get their first four-game winning streak of the season.

On June 28, Frank Thomas became the 21st Major Leaguer to hit 500 career home runs. The pitcher who surrendered the homer was Minnesota Twins' starter Carlos Silva. Despite jumping out to an early lead the Jays couldn't hold on and ended up losing 8–5. In addition, Thomas was ejected from the game in the ninth inning by home plate umpire Mark Wegner for arguing balls and strikes.

On July 6, Reed Johnson returned to the lineup after spending three months on the DL. Johnson had been suffering back problems early in the season and received surgery, which forced him onto the 60-Day DL. This situation left Adam Lind the odd-man out in the lineup and he was optioned down to Triple-A. In his first game back Johnson went 1–3 at the plate, and made a game-saving catch in the ninth which prevented two runs (only one run scored on a sac-fly) from scoring and a runner on second (possibly third) and a one-run lead with only one out. The Jays won the game 8–6 against the Cleveland Indians.

On September 16, Aaron Hill broke the Blue Jays club record for most doubles by a second baseman in one season, set by Roberto Alomar in 1991 with 41 doubles that season. Hill recorded his 42nd double of the season against the Baltimore Orioles.

On September 17, Frank Thomas hit three home runs in a game for only the second time in his career, both times against the Boston Red Sox.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 96 66 0.593 51–30 45–36
New York Yankees 94 68 0.580 2 52–29 42–39
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 13 49–32 34–47
Baltimore Orioles 69 93 0.426 27 35–46 34–47
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 66 96 0.407 30 37–44 29–52

Detailed record

Team Home Away Total Gms Left
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 6-3 4-5 10-8 -
Boston Red Sox 4-5 5-4 9-9 -
New York Yankees 4-5 4-5 8-10 -
Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 4-5 9-9 -
19-17 17-19 36-36 -
AL Central
Chicago White Sox 3-1 1-2 4-3 -
Cleveland Indians 2-1 0-3 2-4 -
Detroit Tigers 2-2 1-2 3-4 -
Kansas City Royals 2-1 2-2 4-3 -
Minnesota Twins 3-0 3-4 6-4 -
12-5 7-13 19-18 -
AL West
Los Angeles Angels 2-1 2-2 4-3 -
Oakland Athletics 0-3 4-2 4-5 -
Seattle Mariners 5-1 0-3 5-4 -
Texas Rangers 5-2 0-3 5-5 -
12-7 6-10 18-17 -
National League
Colorado Rockies 3-0 N/A 3-0 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 1-2 2-1 3-3 -
Philadelphia Phillies N/A 1-2 1-2 -
San Francisco Giants N/A 1-2 1-2 -
Washington Nationals 2-1 N/A 2-1 -
6-3 4-5 10-8 -
Month Games Won Lost
April 25 13 12
May 28 12 16
June 27 14 13
July 26 14 12
August 28 15 13
September 28 15 13
162 83 79

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 6–12 5–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 3–7 0–7 9–9 4–4 2–7 11–7 4–6 8–10 6–12
Boston 12–6 7–1 5–2 3–4 3–3 6–4 4–3 8–10 4–4 4–5 13–5 6–4 9–9 12–6
Chicago 3–5 1–7 7–11 11–7 12–6 5–4 9–9 4–6 4–5 1–7 6–1 2–4 3–4 4–14
Cleveland 4–3 2–5 11–7 12–6 11–7 5–5 14–4 0–6 6–4 4–3 8–2 6–3 4–2 9–9
Detroit 5–1 4–3 7–11 6–12 11–7 3–5 12–6 4–4 4–6 6–4 3–4 5–4 4–3 14–4
Kansas City 0–7 3–3 6–12 7–11 7–11 5–2 9–9 1–9 6–4 3–6 4–3 5–4 3–4 10–8
Los Angeles 7–3 4–6 4–5 5–5 5–3 2–5 6–3 6–3 9–10 13–6 6–2 10–9 3–4 14–4
Minnesota 7–0 3–4 9–9 4–14 6–12 9–9 3–6 2–5 5–2 6–3 3–4 7–2 4–6 11–7
New York 9–9 10–8 6–4 6–0 4–4 9–1 3–6 5–2 2–4 5–5 10–8 5–1 10–8 10–8
Oakland 4–4 4–4 5–4 4–6 6–4 4–6 10–9 2–5 4–2 5–14 4–6 9–10 5–4 10–8
Seattle 7–2 5–4 7–1 3–4 4–6 6–3 6–13 3–6 5–5 14–5 4–3 11–8 4–5 9–9
Tampa Bay 7–11 5–13 1–6 2–8 4–3 3–4 2–6 4–3 8–10 6–4 3–4 5–4 9–9 7–11
Texas 6–4 4–6 4–2 3–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 2–7 1–5 10–9 8–11 4–5 5–5 11–7
Toronto 10–8 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–3 4–3 6–4 8–10 4–5 5–4 9–9 5–5 10–8


2007 Draft picks

Source [3]

The 2007 MLB Draft was held on June 7–8. The Blue Jays had two first round picks, along with five compensation picks.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 16* Kevin Ahrens 3B Memorial High School (TX) United States 2007–06–15
1 21 J. P. Arencibia C Tennessee United States 2007–06–15
C-A 38* Brett Cecil LHP Maryland United States 2007–06–15
C-A 45* Justin Jackson SS Roberson High School (NC) United States 2007–07–07
C-A 56* Trystan Magnuson RHP Louisville Canada 2007–07–07
2 85 John Tolisano 2B Estero High School (FL) United States 2007–06–15
2 88* Eric Eiland OF Lamar High School (TX) United States 2007–06–15
3 115 Alan Farina RHP Clemson United States 2007–07–07
4 145 Brad Mills LHP Arizona United States 2007–06–15
5 175 Marc Rzepczynski LHP Cal-Riverside United States 2007–06–15
6 205 Mike McDade 1B Silverado High School (NV) United States 2007–06–12
7 235 Randy Boone RHP Texas United States
8 265 Scott Leffler RHP Tampa United States 2007–07–07
9 295 Marcus Walden RHP Fresno City College United States 2007–06–12
10 325 Joel Collins C South Alabama Canada 2007–06–15

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2007 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 2 @ Tigers 5 – 3 (10) Frasor (1-0) Rodney (0-1) Ryan (1) 44,297 1-0
2 April 4 @ Tigers 10 – 9 Robertson (1-0) Burnett (0-1) Jones (1) 24,881 1-1
-- April 5 @ Tigers Postponed (cold weather) Rescheduled for September 10
3 April 6 @ Devil Rays 6 – 5 Ryu (1-0) Ryan (0-1) 38,437 1-2
4 April 7 @ Devil Rays 8 – 5 Marcum (1-0) Fossum (0-1) Ryan (2) 18,495 2-2
5 April 8 @ Devil Rays 6 – 3 Halladay (1-0) Kazmir (0-1) Janssen (1) 12,436 3-2
6 April 9 Royals 9 – 1 Burnett (1-1) Pérez (0-2) 50,125 4-2
7 April 10 Royals 6 – 3 Greinke (1-1) Towers (0-1) Soria (1) 22,106 4-3
8 April 11 Royals 7 – 4 Chacín (1-0) de la Rosa (1-1) Ryan (3) 15,218 5-3
9 April 12 Tigers 5 – 4 Maroth (2-0) Ohka (0-1) Zumaya (1) 20,416 5-4
10 April 13 Tigers 2 – 1 (10) Halladay (2-0) Rodney (1-2) 26,268 6-4
11 April 14 Tigers 10 – 7 Ledezma (2-0) Ryan (0-2) Jones (6) 28,203 6-5
12 April 15 Tigers 2 – 1 Towers (1-1) Robertson (2-1) Marcum (1) 25,983 7-5
13 April 17 Red Sox 2 – 1 Chacín (2-0) Matsuzaka (1-2) Frasor (1) 42,162 8-5
14 April 18 Red Sox 4 – 1 Wakefield (2-1) Ohka (0-2) Papelbon (3) 20,188 8-6
15 April 19 Red Sox 5 – 3 Timlin (1-0) Marcum (1-1) Papelbon (4) 33,297 8-7
16 April 20 @ Orioles 5 – 4 Ray (2-1) Zambrano (0-1) 25,025 8-8
17 April 21 @ Orioles 5 – 2 Loewen (2-0) Towers (1-2) Ray (6) 25,898 8-9
18 April 22 @ Orioles 7 – 3 Trachsel (1-1) Chacín (2-1) 27,285 8-10
19 April 23 @ Red Sox 7 – 3 Ohka (1-2) Wakefield (2-2) Frasor (2) 36,669 9-10
20 April 24 @ Red Sox 10 – 3 Halladay (3-0) Tavárez (0-2) 37,161 10-10
-- April 25 @ Yankees Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 24
21 April 26 @ Yankees 6 – 0 Burnett (2-0) Hughes (0-1) 45,118 11-10
22 April 27 Rangers 5 – 3 Tejeda (3-1) Towers (1-3) Otsuka (3) 24,795 11-11
23 April 28 Rangers 9 – 8 (10) Otsuka (1-0) Tallet (0-1) Benoit (1) 24,119 11-12
24 April 29 Rangers 7 – 3 Ohka (2-2) McCarthy (1-4) 27,516 12-12
25 April 30 Rangers 6 – 1 Halladay (4-0) Padilla (0-4) 19,041 13-12
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 @ Indians 12 – 4 Sabathia (4-0) Burnett (2-2) 13,389 13-13
27 May 2 @ Indians 7 – 6 (11) Mastny (2-0) Marcum (1-2) 14,163 13-14
28 May 3 @ Indians 6 – 5 Fultz (3-0) Frasor (1-1) Borowski (10) 16,284 13-15
29 May 4 @ Rangers 7 – 1 McCarthy (2-4) Ohka (2-3) Eyre (1) 24,342 13-16
30 May 5 @ Rangers 11 – 4 Padilla (1-4) Halladay (4-1) 27,421 13-17
31 May 6 @ Rangers 3 – 2 Benoit (1-1) Burnett (2-3) Otsuka (4) 19,103 13-18
32 May 8 Red Sox 9 – 2 Beckett (7-0) Zambrano (0-2) 41,203 13-19
33 May 9 Red Sox 9 – 3 Matsuzaka (4-2) Ohka (2-4) 21,784 13-20
34 May 10 Red Sox 8 – 0 Wakefield (4-3) Halladay (4-2) 22,290 13-21
35 May 11 Devil Rays 5 – 1 Burnett (3-3) Kazmir (2-2) 20,542 14-21
36 May 12 Devil Rays 5 – 4 Downs (1-0) Stokes (1-5) Accardo (1) 23,208 15-21
37 May 13 Devil Rays 2 – 1 Seo (2-3) Frasor (1-2) Reyes (11) 25,453 15-22
38 May 14 Orioles 5 – 3 Janssen (1-0) Báez (0-2) Accardo (2) 19,819 16-22
39 May 15 Orioles 2 – 1 Litsch (1-0) Cabrera (3-4) Accardo (3) 30,958 17-22
40 May 16 Orioles 2 – 1 Burnett (4-3) Burres (1-2) 24,339 18-22
41 May 18 @ Phillies 5 – 3 Lieber (2-2) McGowan (0-1) Myers (5) 34,723 18-23
42 May 19 @ Phillies 13 – 2 Marcum (2-2) Moyer (4-3) 32,004 19-23
43 May 20 @ Phillies 5 – 3 Eaton (4-3) Litsch (1-1) Myers (6) 39,030 19-24
44 May 22 @ Orioles 6 – 4 Burnett (5-3) Cabrera (3-5) Accardo (4) 17,852 20-24
45 May 23 @ Orioles 5 – 2 Trachsel (3-3) McGowan (0-2) Ray (11) 16,938 20-25
46 May 24 @ Orioles 5 – 4 (10) Janssen (2-0) Báez (0-4) Accardo (5) 15,182 21-25
47 May 25 @ Twins 4 – 3 Guerrier (1-1) Downs (1-1) Nathan (10) 26,781 21-26
48 May 26 @ Twins 9 – 8 (13) Tallet (1-1) Guerrier (1-2) 31,434 22-26
49 May 27 @ Twins 4 – 2 Silva (3-5) Burnett (5-4) Nathan (11) 25,781 22-27
50 May 28 Yankees 7 – 2 McGowan (1-2) DeSalvo (1-2) 28,791 23-27
51 May 29 Yankees 3 – 2 Accardo (1-0) Pettitte (3-4) 30,116 24-27
52 May 30 Yankees 10 – 5 Clippard (2-1) Litsch (1-2) Rivera (4) 29,187 24-28
53 May 31 White Sox 2 – 0 Halladay (5-2) Buehrle (2-2) Accardo (6) 22,436 25-28
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 White Sox 3 – 0 Vázquez (3-3) Burnett (5-5) Jenks (15) 20,051 25-29
55 June 2 White Sox 9 – 3 McGowan (2-2) MacDougal (1-3) Janssen (2) 25,691 26-29
56 June 3 White Sox 4 – 3 Tallet (2-1) Masset (1-2) Accardo (7) 30,886 27-29
57 June 5 Devil Rays 12 – 11 Towers (2-3) Fossum (3-6) 19,063 28-29
58 June 6 Devil Rays 6 – 2 Kazmir (4-3) Ohka (2-5) 16,663 28-30
59 June 7 Devil Rays 5 – 3 Glover (3-2) Accardo (1-1) Reyes (15) 37,105 28-31
60 June 8 @ Dodgers 4 – 3 (10) Seánez (3-1) Accardo (1-2) 52,173 28-32
61 June 9 @ Dodgers 1 – 0 Marcum (3-2) Lowe (6-6) Janssen (3) 51,057 29-32
62 June 10 @ Dodgers 11 – 5 Halladay (6-2) Schmidt (1-3) 50,183 30-32
63 June 11 @ Giants 4 – 3 Morris (7-3) Towers (2-4) 38,030 30-33
64 June 12 @ Giants 3 – 2 Lowry (6-5) Burnett (5-6) Hennessey (3) 37,574 30-34
65 June 13 @ Giants 7 – 4 McGowan (3-2) Lincecum (2-1) Accardo (7) 40,086 31-34
66 June 15 Nationals 7 – 2 Halladay (7-2) Bacsik (1-4) 22,042 32-34
67 June 16 Nationals 7 – 3 Marcum (4-2) Speigner (2-3) 26,342 33-34
68 June 17 Nationals 4 – 2 Bowie (4-2) Towers (2-5) Cordero (11) 28,867 33-35
69 June 19 Dodgers 10 – 1 Penny (9-1) McGowan (3-3) 22,763 33-36
70 June 20 Dodgers 12 – 1 Halladay (8-2) Kuo (1-2) 24,413 34-36
71 June 21 Dodgers 8 – 4 Seánez (4-1) Janssen (2-1) 25,265 34-37
72 June 22 Rockies 9 – 8 (10) Wolfe (1-0) Fuentes (0-1) 27,369 35-37
73 June 23 Rockies 11 – 6 Wolfe (2-0) Cook (4-5) 32,482 36-37
74 June 24 Rockies 5 – 0 McGowan (4-3) Fogg (3-6) 33,910 37-37
75 June 25 @ Twins 8 – 5 Halladay (9-2) Guerrier (1-3) Accardo (9) 24,240 38-37
76 June 26 @ Twins 2 – 1 (12) Rincón (3-1) Tallet (2-2) 27,000 38-38
77 June 27 @ Twins 5 – 4 Towers (3-5) Bonser (5-4) Accardo (10) 30,959 39-38
78 June 28 @ Twins 8 – 5 Silva (6-8) Frasor (1-3) Nathan (15) 31,038 39-39
79 June 29 @ Mariners 5 – 3 Washburn (7-6) McGowan (4-4) Putz (23) 41,862 39-40
80 June 30 @ Mariners 8 – 3 Batista (8-6) Halladay (9-3) 36,102 39-41
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Mariners 2 – 1 Putz (1-0) Accardo (1-3) 38,778 39-42
82 July 2 @ Athletics 11 – 7 Towers (4-5) DiNardo (3-5) 13,281 40-42
83 July 3 @ Athletics 3 – 1 Blanton (8-4) Litsch (1-3) 35,077 40-43
84 July 4 @ Athletics 10 – 3 McGowan (5-4) Kennedy (2-7) 26,566 41-43
85 July 6 Indians 8 – 6 Halladay (10-3) Lee (5-5) Accardo (11) 28,526 42-43
86 July 7 Indians 9 – 4 Carmona (10-4) Marcum (4-3) 25,744 42-44
87 July 8 Indians 1 – 0 Accardo (2-3) Byrd (7-4) 28,239 43-44
88 July 12 @ Red Sox 7 – 4 Wakefield (10-8) Halladay (10-4) Papelbon (21) 36,887 43-45
89 July 13 @ Red Sox 6 – 5 Marcum (5-3) Snyder (1-2) Accardo (12) 36,908 44-45
90 July 14 @ Red Sox 9 – 4 Matsuzaka (11-6) McGowan (5-5) 36,830 44-46
91 July 15 @ Red Sox 2 – 1 Litsch (2-3) Beckett (12-3) Accardo (13) 36,301 45-46
92 July 16 @ Yankees 6 – 4 Proctor (2-5) Towers (4-6) Rivera (14) 52,993 45-47
93 July 17 @ Yankees 3 – 2 (10) Vizcaíno (6-2) Janssen (2-2) 51,961 45-48
94 July 18 @ Yankees 6 – 2 Myers (1-0) Marcum (5-4) Rivera (15) 52,147 45-49
95 July 19 @ Yankees 3 – 2 McGowan (6-5) Wang (10-5) Accardo (14) 53,857 46-49
96 July 20 Mariners 4 – 2 Batista (10-7) Litsch (2-4) Putz (29) 27,079 46-50
97 July 21 Mariners 1 – 0 Towers (5-6) Weaver (2-8) Accardo (15) 28,921 47-50
98 July 22 Mariners 8 – 0 Halladay (11-4) Hernández (6-6) 29,083 48-50
99 July 23 Twins 6 – 4 Marcum (6-4) Santana (11-8) Accardo (16) 26,091 49-50
100 July 24 Twins 7 – 0 McGowan (7-5) Baker (4-4) 30,669 50-50
101 July 25 Twins 13 – 1 Litsch (3-4) Silva (8-11) 37,342 51-50
102 July 27 @ White Sox 4 – 3 Garland (8-7) Towers (5-7) Jenks (29) 34,590 51-51
103 July 28 @ White Sox 2 – 0 Buehrle (8-6) Halladay (11-5) Jenks (30) 37,744 51-52
104 July 29 @ White Sox 4 – 1 Marcum (7-4) Vázquez (8-6) Accardo (17) 36,571 52-52
105 July 30 @ Devil Rays 5 – 4 (11) Dohmann (1-0) Wolfe (2-1) 8,807 52-53
106 July 31 @ Devil Rays 2 – 0 Litsch (4-4) Jackson (2-11) Accardo (18) 10,569 53-53
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 @ Devil Rays 6 – 2 Glover (5-3) Towers (5-8) 10,109 53-54
108 August 3 Rangers 6 – 4 Halladay (12-5) Wright (3-4) Accardo (19) 23,777 54-54
109 August 4 Rangers 9 – 5 Marcum (8-4) Eyre (3-4) 25,231 55-54
110 August 5 Rangers 4 – 1 McGowan (8-5) McCarthy (5-8) Accardo (20) 29,593 56-54
111 August 6 Yankees 5 – 4 Pettitte (8-7) Downs (1-2) Rivera (18) 42,714 56-55
112 August 7 Yankees 9 – 2 Clemens (4-5) Towers (5-9) 38,078 56-56
113 August 8 Yankees 15 – 4 Halladay (13-5) Wang (13-6) 40,811 57-56
114 August 10 @ Royals 2 – 1 Marcum (9-4) Meche (7-10) Accardo (21) 21,276 58-56
115 August 11 @ Royals 4 – 1 Núñez (2-0) McGowan (8-6) Soria (13) 25,934 58-57
116 August 12 @ Royals 4 – 1 Burnett (6-6) Bannister (8-7) Accardo (22) 18,381 59-57
117 August 13 @ Royals 6 – 2 Pérez (7-11) Litsch (4-5) 14,845 59-58
118 August 14 Angels 4 – 1 Halladay (14-5) Saunders (6-1) 31,978 60-58
119 August 15 Angels 2 – 1 Marcum (10-4) Moseley (4-2) Accardo (23) 30,353 61-58
120 August 16 Angels 4 – 3 Escobar (13-6) McGowan (8-7) Rodríguez (30) 27,861 61-59
121 August 17 Orioles 5 – 2 Burnett (7-6) Olson (1-2) Accardo (24) 25,524 62-59
122 August 18 Orioles 5 – 3 Trachsel (6-7) Litsch (4-6) Báez (2) 33,387 62-60
123 August 19 Orioles 3 – 2 (10) Downs (2-2) Bradford (2-6) 38,132 63-60
124 August 20 Athletics 6 – 4 Blanton (11-8) Marcum (10-5) Street (11) 27,193 63-61
125 August 21 Athletics 6 – 4 Haren (14-4) Tallet (2-3) Street (12) 32,639 63-62
126 August 22 Athletics 4 – 1 Loaiza (1-0) Burnett (7-7) Embree (16) 31,145 63-63
127 August 23 @ Angels 5 – 4 Litsch (5-6) Santana (5-12) Accardo (25) 41,009 64-63
128 August 24 @ Angels 3 – 0 Weaver (9-6) Halladay (14-6) Rodríguez (32) 41,131 64-64
129 August 25 @ Angels 9 – 2 Marcum (11-5) Saunders (7-2) 41,631 65-64
130 August 26 @ Angels 3 – 1 Escobar (15-6) McGowan (8-8) Rodríguez (33) 40,565 65-65
131 August 27 @ Athletics 6 – 2 (12) Accardo (3-3) Embree (1-2) 18,092 66-65
132 August 28 @ Athletics 5 – 4 Wolfe (3-1) Brown (2-1) Janssen (4) 20,542 67-65
133 August 29 @ Athletics 5 – 4 (11) Lugo (5-0) Frasor (1-4) 16,015 67-66
134 August 31 Mariners 7 – 5 Marcum (12-5) Washburn (9-12) Accardo (26) 34,518 68-66
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 1 Mariners 2 – 1 McGowan (9-8) Green (5-2) Accardo (27) 30,672 69-66
136 September 2 Mariners 6 – 4 Burnett (8-7) Weaver (6-11) Janssen (5) 32,166 70-66
137 September 3 @ Red Sox 13 – 10 Matsuzaka (14-11) Litsch (5-7) Papelbon (32) 36,639 70-67
138 September 4 @ Red Sox 5 – 3 Beckett (17-6) Halladay (14-7) Papelbon (33) 36,839 70-68
139 September 5 @ Red Sox 6 – 4 Accardo (4-3) Okajima (3-2) 37,106 71-68
140 September 7 @ Devil Rays 7 – 2 McGowan (10-8) Jackson (4-14) 18,617 72-68
141 September 8 @ Devil Rays 5 – 4 Reyes (2-2) Accardo (4-4) 19,822 72-69
142 September 9 @ Devil Rays 3 – 2 Shields (10-8) Litsch (5-8) Reyes (23) 20,556 72-70
143 September 10 @ Tigers 5 – 4 Bazardo (1-1) Janssen (2-3) 35,689 72-71
144 September 11 Yankees 9 – 2 Hughes (3-3) Marcum (12-6) 30,472 72-72
145 September 12 Yankees 4 – 1 Mussina (9-10) McGowan (10-9) Rivera (26) 27,082 72-73
146 September 13 Yankees 2 – 1 Downs (3-2) Britton (0-1) 32,632 73-73
147 September 14 Orioles 6 – 2 Burres (6-5) Litsch (5-9) 31,106 73-74
148 September 15 Orioles 8 – 3 Halladay (15-7) Birkins (1-2) 37,441 74-74
149 September 16 Orioles 8 – 6 (12) Bell (4-3) Frasor (1-5) Cabrera (1) 38,934 74-75
150 September 17 Red Sox 6 – 1 McGowan (11-9) Wakefield (16-11) 29,316 75-75
151 September 18 Red Sox 4 – 3 Burnett (9-7) Gagné (3-2) Downs (1) 32,390 76-75
152 September 19 Red Sox 6 – 1 Litsch (6-9) Buchholz (3-1) Accardo (28) 34,927 77-75
153 September 21 @ Yankees 5 – 4 (14) Kennedy (4-9) Bruney (3-2) Frasor (3) 54,151 78-75
154 September 22 @ Yankees 12 – 11 (10) Karstens (1-3) Towers (5-10) 54,887 78-76
155 September 23 @ Yankees 7 – 5 Mussina (11-10) McGowan (11-10) Chamberlain (1) 54,983 78-77
156 September 24 @ Yankees 4 – 1 Litsch (7-9) Pettitte (14-9) Janssen (6) 53,261 79-77
157 September 25 @ Orioles 11 – 4 Burnett (10-7) Burres (6-7) 15,867 80-77
158 September 26 @ Orioles 8 – 5 Halladay (16-7) Zambrano (0-3) Accardo (29) 15,424 81-77
159 September 27 @ Orioles 8 – 5 Hoey (3-4) Tallet (2-4) Walker (7) 15,817 81-78
160 September 28 Devil Rays 5 – 4 McGowan (12-10) Sonnanstine (6-10) Accardo (30) 34,670 82-78
161 September 29 Devil Rays 5 – 3 Downs (4-2) Wheeler (1-9) 37,681 83-78
162 September 30 Devil Rays 8 – 5 Hammel (3-5) Burnett (10-8) Reyes (26) 44,156 83-79

Player stats

Batting

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI R SB
Russ Adams 27 60 14 .233 2 12 14 2
Howie Clark 31 49 10 .204 0 2 6 1
Royce Clayton 69 189 48 .254 1 12 23 2
Sal Fasano 16 45 8 .178 1 4 5 0
Troy Glaus 115 385 101 .262 20 62 60 0
John-Ford Griffin 6 10 3 .300 1 3 4 0
Aaron Hill 160 608 177 .291 17 78 87 4
Joe Inglett 2 5 3 .600 0 2 0 1
Reed Johnson 79 275 65 .236 2 14 31 4
Adam Lind 89 290 69 .238 11 46 34 1
Hector Luna 22 42 7 .167 1 4 5 2
John McDonald 123 327 82 .251 1 31 32 7
Ray Olmedo 27 51 11 .216 0 1 6 0
Lyle Overbay 122 425 102 .240 10 44 49 2
Jason Phillips 55 144 30 .208 1 12 11 0
Alex Ríos 161 643 191 .297 24 85 114 17
Ryan Roberts 8 13 1 .077 0 0 2 0
Jason Smith 27 52 11 .212 0 4 7 0
Matt Stairs 125 357 103 .289 21 64 58 2
Curtis Thigpen 47 101 24 .238 0 11 13 2
Frank Thomas 155 531 147 .277 26 95 63 0
Vernon Wells 149 584 143 .245 16 80 85 10
Gregg Zaun 110 331 80 .242 10 52 43 0

As of September 30, 2007

Pitching

Starting and other pitchers

Note: GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player GS IP W L ERA BB SO
Josh Banks 1 7.1 0 0 7.36 2 2
A. J. Burnett 25 165.2 10 8 3.75 66 176
Gustavo Chacín 5 27.1 2 1 5.60 7 11
Roy Halladay 31 225.1 16 7 3.71 48 139
Jesse Litsch 20 111.0 7 9 3.81 36 50
Shaun Marcum 25 159.0 12 6 4.13 49 122
Dustin McGowan 27 169.2 12 10 4.08 61 144
Tomo Ohka 10 56.0 2 5 5.79 22 21
Ty Taubenheim 1 5.0 0 0 9.00 4 4
Josh Towers 15 107.0 5 10 5.38 22 76
Víctor Zambrano 2 10.2 0 2 10.97 11 5

As of September 30, 2007

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV H ERA BB SO
Jeremy Accardo 64 67.1 4 4 30 2 2.14 24 57
Jordan De Jong 6 9.0 0 0 0 0 8.00 5 7
Scott Downs 81 58.0 4 2 1 24 2.17 24 57
Jason Frasor 51 57.0 1 5 3 4 4.58 23 59
Lee Gronkiewicz 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2 2
Casey Janssen 70 72.2 2 3 6 24 2.35 20 39
Joe Kennedy 9 7.0 1 0 0 2 5.14 5 8
Brandon League 14 11.2 0 0 0 0 6.17 7 7
B. J. Ryan 5 4.1 0 2 3 0 12.46 4 3
Brian Tallet 48 62.1 2 4 0 1 3.47 28 54
Jamie Vermilyea 2 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2
Brian Wolfe 38 45.1 3 1 0 6 2.98 9 22

As of September 30, 2007

Draft

This is a partial list. For the full draft, see here.

Players Selected

Round Pick Player Nationality School
1 16 (for Frank Catalanotto) Kevin Ahrens (SS)  United States Memorial High School
1 21 J. P. Arencibia (C)  United States Tennessee
C-A 38 (for Justin Speier) Brett Cecil (LHP)  United States Maryland-College Park
C-A 45 (for Frank Catalanotto) Justin Jackson (SS)  United States T.C. Roberson High School
C-A 56 (for Ted Lilly) Trystan Magnuson (RHP)  Canada Louisville
2 85 John Tolisano (2B)  United States Estero High School
2 88 (for Justin Speier) Eric Eiland (CF)  United States Lamar High School
3 115 Alan Farina (RHP)  United States Clemson
4 145 Brad Mills (LHP)  United States Arizona
5 175 Marc Rzepczynski (LHP)  United States UC-Riverside

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Doug Davis
AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League Bill Masse
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Omar Malavé
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Gary Cathcart
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Clayton McCullough

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Auburn

References

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Toronto Blue Jays Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Toronto Blue Jays Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Jays sign Wells to ,6 million, seven-year extension espn.com – accessed January 25, 2007
  2. ^ Overbay latest player to cash in with Jays, from espn.com January 14, 2007
  3. ^ "Feature: 2007 Free Agent Draft Pick Compensation". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 5, 2010.