5 of the most random Blue Jays killers of the 21st century

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Tampa Bay Rays/Minnesota Twins - SP: Chris Archer

Chris Archer pitched for ten Major League seasons with three different teams, racking up a 63-89 record with a 3.93 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. In 26 games started, Archer owns a 3.03 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 171 strikeouts through 160.1 innings against the Blue Jays. For a few years during the early 2010’s, Archer seemed to be on track to becoming one of the more reliable pitchers in the American League, though from 2016-2022 his ERA was above 4.00 each season. During that stretch from 2016-2022, he owned an ERA of 4.35 and a record of 31-57. Against the Blue Jays during that same time period, he owned an ERA of 2.73 with 86 strikeouts across 69.1 innings. Even when his production was declining, he still gave the Blue Jays trouble every time he was on the mound. 

Baltimore Orioles - 1B: Chris Davis

Another player who consistently wreaked havoc on the Toronto Blue Jays, was Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. Davis, a left-handed power hitter, had a knack for unleashing his full offensive potential when facing the Blue Jays' pitching staff. His long home runs became all too familiar to Toronto fans, as Davis seemed to single handedly swing games in Baltimore's favor on numerous occasions. Davis consistently delivered against the Blue Jays, earning him the reputation as a thorn in Toronto's side during his tenure with the Orioles. Though he did have a stretch from 2012-2016 where he was known as one of the premier power hitters in the Major Leagues, he hit 42 home runs against the Blue Jays, ranking as the third most since 2001. He also hit .253 against the Blue Jays, and just .233 for his career. Davis was a very scary hitter for many pitchers to face during his prime, but when he played the Blue Jays, his numbers were elevated.