Things looked really, really bad on Sunday.
The Blue Jays dropped both games of their doubleheader against the Rays, one of which came in an excruciating, late-game meltdown fashion, and fell to 7-11 on the season. On top of that, Bo Bichette, who finally started heating up, got placed on the Injured List with a knee injury.
But then along came the Trash Birds and everything changed. The Jays executed their first sweep of the 2020 season (also their first series win!) and, suddenly, the team is only a half-game out of a playoff spot.
Looking at the standings, if we assume that the Yankees, Rays, A’s, Astros, Clevelanders, Twins, and White Sox make up seven of the eight playoff teams, that would leave the Jays in the mix with teams like Baltimore, who they just swept, Texas, who just had a legitimate temper tantrum about a guy hitting a home run off of them, and Detroit, who won like 30 games last year, for the eighth and final playoff spot in the American League.
As rough around the edges as the Blue Jays have been this year, coming out on top of that group is absolutely doable.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation