4 key takeaways from the Blue Jays sweep over the Mets

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The Toronto Blue Jays are consistently winning games and things are really beginning to look up for the boys in blue. Of course, a large losing streak could easily be on the horizon and ruin the momentum, but we're thinking happy thoughts right now.

In the past six games, the Jays have won five, including four in a row. The club just finished wrapping up a three-game sweep over the New York Mets which provided a massive boost to team morale. In such a tough AL East this season, every single win is going to count for the Jays and the fact that they're adding them up so rapidly is an encouraging sign.

Things have been going smoothly for this club pretty much ever since they held a players-only meeting that was primarily led by Matt Chapman. Since the meeting on May 25, the Blue Jays are 8-1.

Let's check out 4 key takeaways from the Blue Jays sweep over the Mets.

Mistakes on the bases need to be minimized as soon as possible.

This has been an issue all season for the Blue Jays, not even just against the Mets. Manager John Schneider had promised in Spring Training that the club would be ultra-aggressive on the bases this year, whether it be stealing bases or turning singles into doubles.

While his words have come true, it hasn't necessarily been in a positive way during the regular season.

On Saturday, Daulton Varsho was thrown out trying to steal second in the second inning before later being picked off at first by Mets starter Tylor Megill.

Later on in the same game, Cavan Biggio made a huge baserunning blunder that ultimately may have cost the Blue Jays a run down the line. While he was on third base with just one out in the inning, he attempted to score on a routine groundball to shortstop. Spoiler alert: he was easily cut down.

The errors on the bases were toned down just a tiny bit against the Mets, but it's been a rough go of it for this team. From Vladdy not hustling out of the box to Brandon Belt thinking he has 99-grade speed before easily being gunned down trying to turn a single into a double, it's been a frustrating time for Blue Jays fans as they watch their team try and tune up their collective baserunning.