As we begin a series of flashbacks about the Colorado Rockies and their series with American League teams, we dive into some of the Rockies’ history with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have met on the diamond 21 times, with Toronto holding an 11-10 series edge. The series has been very one-sided for the home team, with Toronto going 9-0 against the Rockies in Canada, while Colorado is 10-2 against the Blue Jays in Denver.
Let’s first take a look at some of the games that have happened north of the border.
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Colorado and Toronto first met in June of 2002 in a three-game series at SkyDome. The Blue Jays won the opener of the series 8-0 behind a two-hit complete game shutout by Colorado native Roy Halladay. The Blue Jays would win the final game of the series to complete the sweep by rallying for two runs in the bottom of the ninth off Rockies reliever Jose Jimenez.
The Rockies would also suffer a walkoff loss in Toronto on June 22, 2007. After scoring two runs in the top of the 10th to take an 8-6 lead, the Blue Jays scored three times against Brian Fuentes, with John McDonald‘s bases-loaded single and Chris Iannetta‘s throwing error bringing in all three runners to secure the win.
Colorado last visited Toronto in June of 2013.
Now let’s look at some of the memorable moments when the Blue Jays have paid a visit to Denver.