Frustration Mounting as Blue Jays Lose Another to Rays
Remember those various Maple Leafs 18-wheelers skidding off of the road?
Or the infamous 1987 Blue Jays collapse?
This edition of the Blue Jays continued to hit its way into the conversation for worst Toronto sporting collapses ever — or maybe hit its way out of would be more applicable? — with another punchless September performance on Wednesday.
This is about the opposite of that time back in 2002 when the Raptors won 12-of-14 down the stretch to sneak into the playoffs.
The Blue Jays have gone from leading the AL East for weeks to having only a tenuous grasp on a wild card spot, with the latest misery being an 8-1 loss to the cellar-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre. The Jays mustered only two hits.
Toronto has now gone 3-9 this month.
Rays starter Alex Cobb held the suddenly AWOL offence in check over 6.1 innings and one-time Jays ace Marco Estrada took the loss, his third straight and fifth in six appearances since Aug. 9.