There was a point this season when I penned articles about the Jays… a lot. It felt dangerously close to a Westworld loop, but with a happy ending. Then they dipped off, but now they’re back and hanging by a thread (+0.5 Games) to a Wild Card spot. With 41 games left to play, I'm chompin’ at the bit to get back on the horse.
Toronto enters play tonight on a 5-1 run in their last 6, scoring an average of 5.8 runs per game in that stretch. Last night, they pummeled their rival Red Sox by a final score of 9-3 to extend their Fenway Park winning streak to 6 straight. The Jays are now 8-1 in their last 9 visits to Boston.
In a laughable attempt to stop the bleeding, the Red Sox are tapping rookie RHP Brayan Bello to start off the IL tonight, and he’s been bad. His minor league numbers are excellent but have yet to translate to the Big Leagues, where he’s posted an 0-3 record and 8.47 ERA in five appearances for Boston this season. One of those outings was vs. these Jays at Fenway Park, and they tagged him with 5 runs on 9 hits in just 4 innings pitched.