With the weekend sweep over the Boston Red Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays suddenly found themselves back in a playoff spot heading into the final two weeks of the season. At the same time, the wins didn’t come all that easy as it required some timely hitting, as well as some impressive shut-down pitching by the Jays’ pitching staff to help nail down the crucial victories.
However, for the key to success in securing a postseason berth by the season’s end, the Jays can’t just continue to rely on timely hits and outstanding pitching each time out, as eventually it will catch up to them and potentially put their season in jeopardy. They will need to rediscover their offensive touch that they had earlier in September, in which they were averaging almost six runs a game for the first ten games of the month.
Their recent struggles on offence have been led in most part by key players on the roster. For those like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., he has begun to get out of his slump and is finally producing for the Jays in their most important stretch of the season. However, there are many others that still haven’t found their groove, despite their offensive capabilities shown from their previous track record suggested otherwise.
Here, we look at four Blue Jays who will need to come up big during these last two weeks of the season to help make sure the ballclub have a shot at qualifying for the postseason.