A sixth-inning meltdown costs the Blue Jays a winnable game

I wrote yesterday that it’s critical for the Blue Jays to do well during this stretch of games against bad teams over the next couple of weeks because the schedule gets much more difficult in September.

On Tuesday, the Jays had a prime chance to start their series with the Red Sox off on a positive note. Boston had a struggling rookie starter on the mound but Toronto failed to capitalize, leading to an incredibly frustrating loss.
Things worth mentioning…

Things started off really well as the Jays kicked Kyle Hart around for four runs in the first inning. It looked like it was going to be a laugher in the second inning when the Jays loaded the bases with just one out but a Vlad Jr. double play ended the inning and cost the team a huge inning. That would eventually come back to haunt them because as bad as Boston has been this year, they can still hit.
Before I get into the meltdown, I’ll mention the infuriating strike zone last night. Hart was all over the grid, but got the benefit of the doubt from the home plate umpire, who called strikes …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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