The Blue Jays did their job, kicking the ever-loving piss out of the Baltimore Orioles, but, unfortunately, life isn’t fair, so the season is over.
Things were looking good for a hot second, as the Nationals held a 5-1 lead over the Red Sox, and the Rays and Yankees were locked at 0-0. At this time, the Blue Jays were looking like they were going to tag the O’s for like 100 runs and at least one of Boston or New York would lose.
But, again, life isn’t fair and baseball is designed to not just break your heart, but to rip your heart out and crush it right in front of your eyes.
The Red Sox rallied with a three-run seventh inning to tie the game at 5-5. Meanwhile, the Yankees walked off the Rays with an Aaron Judge single in the bottom of the ninth. With that, New York clinched a wild-card spot, and then the Red Sox went ahead 7-5 on a Rafael Devers homer.
So, that’s that! Boston and New York will square off in the Wild Card game on Wednesday and we’ll watch from a distance and think “what if?”
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation