A couple of weeks ago, the Blue Jays finished off a two-game sweep of the Miami Marlins.
Their record sat at a respectable 29-25, they were on pace for 87 wins, and were only four-and-a-half games back of first place in the American League East.
Since then? Woof.
The Blue Jays faced a very, very difficult schedule and did not do well. They dropped two of three to the Astros and the White Sox, they earned a split in a four-game series with the Red Sox, and then, to cap it all off, they got swept by the Yankees.
Now they’re 33-34, below .500 for the first time since late April, and they’re eight-and-a-half games back of the Rays.
The incredibly frustrating thing here, of course, is the number of winnable games that have been pissed away. The Blue Jays went 2-5 against the divisional opponents they’re trying to leapfrog and they easily could have gone 5-2 with any kind of competent relief pitching.
Blue Jays have now lost an MLB-worst 10 games when leading in the 7th inning or later pic.twitter.com/Jq1LnYuNPF
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 18, 2021
As the graphic above shows, nobody in baseball is worse …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation