The Blue Jays were gifted a chance to finish the season very strong thanks to a weak schedule in their final 10 games.
They squeaked out one win at The Trop last week, which is understandable given the Rays are the best team in the American League and playing there is a nightmare, and then began that aforementioned “easy” stretch, which features seven of 10 games against the Twins and Orioles.
Things didn’t go as planned.
The bats completely disappeared on Thursday and Friday, as the Blue Jays managed to just score three runs in total on the Twins, a team with dreadful pitching, in the first two games of the series. Steven Matz had a poor start on Thursday and then Thomas Hatch got smacked around on and then the team wasted a pretty good outing from Jose Berrios on Friday.
Sitting in must-win situations on Saturday and Sunday, the Blue Jays did manage to come through.
Robbie Ray didn’t have his best stuff but managed to toss six innings of one-run ball and the offence finally arrived with six runs. Alek Manoah put together a solid start on Sunday, going five-and-two-thirds innings allowing two earned runs, and a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation