2) Collapse versus the Mariners (2022)
One of worst feeling in professional sports has to be losing a game which seemed all but won. Think the Falcons leading the Patriots 28-3 in Super Bowl LI.
One such example of this for the Blue Jays came in Game 2 of last season's Wild Card round versus the Mariners. Already down one game at home, they desperately needed to win Game 2 to force a deciding contest.
Things looked good early on, as the Blue Jays vaulted out to a 4-0 lead through four innings. And when they answered a run by the Mariners in the top of the fifth with four of their own in the bottom of the inning, it looked like game over with a commanding 8-1 lead.
Panic started to set in however, when the Mariners answered with a similar four-run barrage in the top of the sixth to climb back to within 8-5. The Blue Jays scored another run in the bottom of the seventh for a 9-5 lead, which seemed to gain back some semblance of control.
A certain Anthony Bass entered the game in the top of the eighth, backed by a 1.54 ERA on the season. However, he gave up hits to all three batters he faced while recording no outs, allowing a run in the process to make it 9-6.
This forced the Blue Jays to turn to closer Jordan Romano earlier than planned. He proceeded to get two of the required outs in the eighth, and the home side looked set to escape the inning with minimal damage.
Unfortunately for the Blue Jays and their fans though, fate and J.P. Crawford had other plans. The Mariners shortstop hit a double, which scored three runs and unbelievably tied the game at 9-9.
The Blue Jays were devastated and unable to recover their composure. The Mariners on the other hand were galvanized, and finished the hosts and the series off in the ninth with a Adam Frazier RBI double to make the final score of 10-9.