Today is game 162 today so the season is over for the Jays after the game.
But luckily instead of it being a meaningless September game where the Jays fan base and media could spend all game just dwelling on what went wrong this season as we play out the string of the season we’ve got ourselves a very important game that’s going to have us living in the moment, at least for today.
Its game 162 and the Rays and Rangers are tied for the 2nd wildcard spot! And the Rays are one win behind the Indians for the top wildcard spot.
Thanks to the Jays manhandling of the Rays in the first 2 games of the series the Rays season is literally on the line in this 1 game.
If I was a Rays fan I’d be pulling my hair out thinking THE ONE TIME WE CAN’T BEAT THE JAYS AND ITS WHEN WE NEED WINS THE MOST!
I’ll be genuinely disappointed in Toronto if there’s not a good turnout for this game.
Sure the Rays could lose this game and still be alive if the Rangers lose but the Rangers game doesn’t start until 3 pm. And the Indians don’t start until 2 pm. So you can bet no Rays players or fans wants to lose their 1 pm game and be sweating watching the Rangers and Indians games.
At least with the Indians and Rangers games later the Rays can’t celebrate on Rogers Center turf.
The Rangers also have Yu Darvish pitching today and the Indians are playing the Twins so the Rays game is basically must win.
And the way the Blue Jays have just been OWNED by Tampa Bay the last few years I would love nothing better than to eliminate them from the playoffs.
But I would never bet money on the Jays sweeping the Rays.
But you’ve got to like the Jays chances because they’ve got Todd Redmond on the mound. No seriously! In 13 starts this season, Redmond has allowed more than three runs once!
One of the Rays aces Matt Moore is going for the Rays but the Buffalo Bisons just scored 13 runs in the last 2 games against the Rays so the offense is hot.
The last game of the season for the Jays having playoff implications isn’t even the most beautiful thing about it.
Maybe hardcore Jays fans will remember the 2013 Jays for their crummy season. But for everyone else the 2013 Jays will be remembered by how they affected the playoffs in the last game and series of the season.
Just like everyone just remembers the 2011 Orioles for keeping the Red Sox out of the playoffs in the last game and series of the season.
We have all offseason to cry about how this season went. But for now we’ve got an exciting game 162 to watch that hopefully leaves the Rays playing golf in October.
LETS GO BLUE JAYS!!!!!