What can I say about my beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Not much. Right now they are one of the worse teams in baseball a with a 10-17 record and are last in the American League East standings. In their last ten games, they went 3-7. Their last road trip was disastrous, losing a three game series to Baltimore and then they got swept by the New York Yankees four straight. Their road record is 4-9. Awful. Just plain awful.
I must say, I’m very disappointed about this year’s team, so much so that I didn’t stay home to watch the final game of the Yankee series. I decided to do some shopping and grab a coffee later. The coffee shop that I went to had free Wi-Fi, so I went to Bluejays.com on my Blackberry to see what the score was. It was just as I expected. The Jays were losing in the eighth inning 3-2. Later that night, I found out that the game ended that way, so I didn’t miss anything.
As I wrote in my last article, pitching continues to be a problem for the Blue Jays. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average (4.52).
The top three starting pitchers continue to struggle. Brandon Morrow, R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle have given up over 30 hits, over 15 earned runs, and have ERAs over 4.00. With starting pitching like this, it’s no wonder the Blue Jays are losing.
It won’t get easier for the Jays as the season rolls along. The way this team going right now, it looks as if the Jays won’t be able to compete against powerhouse teams like Boston, the Yankees, or even Tampa Bay.
They’re 28th in the league in team batting average (.231), 20th in RBIs (98), 23rd in hits (216), and 20th in runs (104).
There is, however, one positive note. The Jays are fifth in the league in home runs (35).
The other good news is, the Jays snapped their four game losing streak last night, beating the American League East leading, Boston Red Sox 9-7.