It has been a rough few days for the Toronto Blue Jays. As the club wrapped up their three game series against the AL East basement team, the Boston Red Sox, the Jays were hoping to gain more ground in the east. This would be before heading to New York to face off against the Yankees in a very important September series.
The Red Sox would take game one, winning 11-4 in an impressive game for Red Sox fans, not so much for the Jays faithful. The blue birds would then turn their luck around taking game two 5-1 after the floodgates opened in extra innings scoring four in the tenth. Heading into Wednesday night’s game, they haven’t lost a series in almost a month and it would have been their sixth series win.
Providing the Yankees would lose to the Orioles, the Jays had a positive look in potentially gaining a two and a half game lead, but things didn’t go as planned. The club would get lit up early as Drew Hutchison who would only go 3.1 innings, would give up six ER off six hits before getting pulled in replacement of Liam Hendriks. Things would not get better for the Jays as they would only score one run in the fourth, before the Red Sox would score 6 more by the sixth inning making it a 10-1 lead. Delabar would be responsible fore letting in four runs in after coming in for Hendriks.
When all was said and done, the Toronto club would go through five bullpen pitchers, in hopes of keeping it close and winning, but that was not the case. The Jays faithful would then turn their scoreboard watching to New York and would be relieved to hear that the Yankees lost their contest. Now, heading into the Bronx, the Jays will hope to improve on their 1.5 game lead. This is the second biggest matchup of the year, which everyone has been waiting for. The biggest one though? That will take place in the last week of September when the Yankees come back to Toronto to face the Blue Jays one last time.
David Price will be taking the mound, as the Yanks will send Luis Severino to the mound as his counterpart. Price is also just four innings away from reaching 200 innings pitched this season. He will be looking for win #15, as the Jays will be looking for win #80, and hopefully, going up 2.5 games in the East.