After Sunday’s shutout loss to the Angels, it’s time to embrace the horror. The AL East title is a lost dream for the Blue Jays this year. Trailing Boston by 4 for the lead as of Monday morning, and with Baltimore a game ahead for the first wild card, it;s time for this team to focus on just getting in to the post season.
It’s hard to find much of anything to feel good about right now. Starting pitching has hit a wall, maybe feeling the effects of all those innings early in the year when John Gibbons bullpen was a bad joke. The 6 man rotation to east the innings pitched by Aaron Sanchez has been a disaster. and the offense refuses to adjust.
What do I mean by that? Simply put, this team can’t get past the big swing mentality. They’re striking out too much, they’re stranding too many runners, they’re refusing to try anything besides swinging for the fences.
There’s 12 left, and the schedule maker has kindly given the Jays some control over their own destiny. Three in Seattle with a chance to damage a wild card rival. The it’s all AL East with the Yankees and Orioles at home, then three at Fenway to see if thing goes past the first weekend of October.