3 reasons why there’s still hope for the Blue Jays despite disappointing stretch

Despite their mediocre play so far against the Texas Rangers, there's still a good chance the Jays can make the playoffs
Kansas City Royals v Toronto Blue Jays
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Going into the series against the Texas Rangers, things appeared to be trending upwards for the Toronto Blue Jays as they had just swept the Kansas City Royals and had won nine of their last twelve games dating back to the end of August. With the Rangers being one of the teams in direct competition with the Jays for a playoff spot, there was indeed plenty on the line for both clubs.

Well, so far, the Jays have been absolutely disappointing to say the least. In fact, they haven’t really shown any fight at all this series, as they don’t even appear to be playing that desperate kind of baseball that they should be at this time of year. They should realize that every game from here on out is like a playoff game, with every win and loss ultimately affecting their final fate at the end of the season. To many of the Jays’ faithful, it sure feels like it’s over already.

But despite the recent stumble, there is still plenty of hope for the Blue Jays with 16 games remaining in the schedule. Here, we take a look at three reasons why the Jays are still in it to win it, even with their latest sub-par play.

3. They have shown in their recent past to be monsters in September

For the past couple of seasons, the Jays had finished off strong during the last month of the season. Believe it or not, in each case, the Jays had the fourth best record in the entire league, with a 21-9 record in 2021, and a 22-11 record for 2022.

In the case for 2021, even though their September record was tops in the AL, their hot streak just came a little too late, as they would end up missing the playoffs by a game in the end. But for 2022, their strong play helped fuel the team into making the playoffs for the second time in three years. With their current September record of 7-5, hopefully the Jays can go on a similar run this year to help them reach the postseason once again for the third time in four years.