3 important things we learned about the Blue Jays this weekend against the Red Sox

In addition to three impressive wins by the ballclub over their arch rivals, what else did we learn about the Blue Jays in the process?
Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox
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For the first time this season, the Toronto Blue Jays have managed to sweep one of their divisional rivals in the Boston Red Sox. Going into the weekend series, the Jays were actually a dismal 8-23 against AL East opponents, so definitely many weren’t expecting such a result for sure.

But aside from finally being able to get over the hump in winning within the division, there were three other positive things that we learned from the Jays’ weekend dominance over the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays can actually do fine without Bo Bichette

Back on July 31st, when star shortstop Bo Bichette went down with a knee injury running the bases, many have feared that Bichette will probably be out for a while, and with that, the hopes of the Jays making the postseason would take a huge hit. After all, he had been the Jays’ main offensive leader for most of the 2023 season with his hitting prowess, so his void in the lineup would definitely be hard to replace, even with the recent acquisition of Paul DeJong.

Subsequently, the Jays had an uninspiring series against the division-leading Baltimore Orioles following Bichette’s injury and it appeared that his loss was in full effect on the team going forward. Fortunately, in the follow-up series against the Red Sox, the Jays have proven that this notion was moot, as they broke out big time offensively and handled the Red Sox in convincing fashion.

This was important to note, because it showed that the team could actually work hard together to make up for the loss of a star player in helping the ballclub to success. Since practically every ballclub will encounter their issues with injuries in inopportune times, the way how the Jays showed they could manage with them bodes well for the team heading into the stretch run.