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

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2. They have overcome their troubles with RISP

For much of the 2023 season, the Jays have had their troubles hitting in the clutch, as they repeatedly failed to produce with runners in scoring position. It had gotten to the point that whenever they had runners on second and/or third no matter how many outs, everyone felt like they weren’t going to score.

However, in recent times, the Jays have finally overcome their main Achilles Heel for the season. For the month of September, they had gone 38-for-104 for a .365 batting average with RISP, ranking them among the league leaders in that category. As a result, their offence has woken up a bit and has finally proven they can actually come through in the clutch when given the chance now. In doing so, it definitely gives the Jays more opportunities to win ballgames now, including those that they normally couldn’t before.

So if the Jays can do the same and also overcome their miserable record against AL East opponents, as they will face them for the rest of the season following the Rangers series, they should be in pretty good shape during the final stretch of the season.