Series Preview: Blue Jays Head to New York with Season on the Line

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Sep 8, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (right) celebrates after scoring a run against the Boston Red Sox with center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) during the tenth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

It is a bit worrisome to see how the Blue Jays and Drew Hutchison fared in the rubber match in Boston. It is the type of game all teams go through, but that was truly one to forget. I hope the guys have a very short memory because the Yankees are stumbling a bit themselves. If the Jays keep their focus, the Yanks could be ripe for the picking. It’s time to take the division!

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All of the stats and analysis are great fuel, but to the guys in Blue Jays’ blue, it should mean nothing. If they can look each other in the eye and say they played to the greatest peaks of their ability, then there is nothing to do but win this pivotal series. Winning is the only stat that matters.

Don’t expect many games like the one yesterday, but it just gives an inkling of wonder as to whether there is one more little offensive downturn before October. If so, do the Blue Jays have the pitching to get through such a dry spell? Steve Delabar did nothing to help his cause and Jeff Francis gave up some hard hit balls, while Aaron Loup is just Aaron Loup. It’s almost as if the Jays used their game to allow some of the September callups to get some action in good ol’ historic Fenway Park. Thankfully, that leaves their strongest bullpen options well rested.

Next: A look across the diamond at the New York Yankees