The Blue Jays are playing the best baseball of their 2021 season and have come surprisingly close to their divisional rivals and a spot on the American League Wild Card.
A few weeks ago, because of the way teams like New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics, it seemed unthinkable to believe that those teams would not make the postseason through the two Wild cards of the American league. Both teams had a precarious end for the month of August and things have not improved for the month of September, having lost important ground in the race to play in October.
At this time, the Yankees have seen a comfortable four-game lead against Boston Red Sox has been reduced to half an encounter (mainly because the red-legged ones have not been able to take advantage of two important encounters to place themselves above), while, in the west of the American league, the instability of the Athletics it has allowed the Seattle Mariners to take their place in the division, playing better baseball yet.
Adding these results to the inconsistency of the Red Sox, This has opened a sensational door of opportunity to a team that by mid-August looked discarded, Toronto blue jays.
The Canadian team has the best win-loss record in the last 10 games (eight wins and two losses) and they have won in 12 of their last 20 meetings, to place themselves three games behind the Red Sox for the second Wild card.
Much has had to do with the performance of some players who, unexpectedly, have broken all expectations. Robbie ray is in his best year of his career and has just won the award of American League Player of the Week. Marcus semien set a new personal record for home runs with 37, Teoscar Hernandez continues to establish his name as one of the most productive Latino outfielders in MLB and of course, the invaluable contributions of one of the leading candidates for the award of Most valuable Player, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Dominican is having an excellent season and his last 14 games have been no exception. He has a streak of at least one hit in each of those games and has kept hitting .414 with a 1,090 OPS and nine home runs down the stretch.
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The Blue jays They still have a long way to go, but given the circumstances and the moment in which the holders of the positions of Wild cardIt should come as no surprise that if conditions hold, Canadians will surprise in spectacular fashion.