One Game At A Time


Apr 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman (30) pitches in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY SportsNo fan of the Toronto Blue Jays knew for sure if the Blue Jays were going to make the playoffs during the offseason. No fan of the Jays knows if they’re going to make the playoffs now.

What we thought we knew is that the Jays were going to have a good enough team that you’d feel comfortable knowing they had a chance to win each game before it was played.

With the Blue Jays underperforming to start the season they’ve already taken that feeling away.

I can’t speak for the rest of the fan base but I know I was nervous before the last game of the Orioles series.

That’s crazy because there should have been nothing to be nervous about! Look at the pitching matchup for Pete’s sake! It was Brandon freaking Morrow against some Triple A scrub that the Orioles picked up on the waiver wire and were forced to use because their rotation got messed up from a rain delay on the weekend.

The game kind of ended up being played out the way you’d expect with the Blue Jays leading 5-2 after 6 innings. But they still scored all their runs through homers up to that point which is something you can’t rely on against a typical big league starter. So the offense is far from being cured.

The Blue Jays were 8-11 coming into the Orioles series. My mind set was let’s sweep them and get on a roll. Unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. The Jays got owned by not great to be nice starters Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez.

As a fan it’s hard to not see the Blue Jays start the season on a roll. It’s frustrating to not see them win series or go on an extended win streak.

The Blue Jays have reminded us it’s going to be a grind all year in the AL East. You can’t decide which games or series the Jays should win or predict a winning streak.

As the players, coaches, managers and GM’s always say you just have to take it one game at a time.