The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball have suffered a shocking three-game losing streak. They lost three straight at home to American League wild-card contenders the Texas Rangers, dropping them from second to fourth in the American League wild-card standings. The first, second, and third wild cards punch their tickets to the Fall Classic.
Toronto went 0-10 at home against Texas on April 14. They were blown out in both games. After a 4-10 loss on the 11th, Ryu Hyun-jin started on the 12th and went 3-6. He dropped that game as well, and that was the third straight loss. Just before this four-game series with Texas, he blew the whistle on a three-game winning streak against the underdog Kansas City Royals, but dropped more important games.
The Rangers finished the season with an 80-66 record. They remained in third place in the American League East, but fell back to fourth place in the American League Wild Card standings. They were in second place before the four-game series with Texas, but dropped two spots after losing back-to-back games. On the same day, the Seattle Mariners overtook Toronto with a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals.
Toronto is now a chaser again. It needs to catch Texas and Seattle. They are 1.5 games behind Texas and 1 game behind Seattle. They need to get a win against Texas on Friday. If they get swept in a four-game home stand, they’ll be completely out of the race and it will be even more shocking.메이저사이트
They have 16 games remaining. After Texas on the 15th, they’ll face their fellow American League East foes. From the 16th to the 18th, they play a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, followed by a three-game series against the New York Yankees from the 20th to the 22nd. From April 22 to 24, they host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series. The team will then host the Yankees again for a three-game series from Sept. 27-29, followed by a three-game series with Tampa Bay from Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Ryu, who is 3-3 with a 2.92 ERA in his return to the big leagues after a year and two months on the disabled list, is expected to make three more starts. He is expected to take the mound at home against Boston on the 18th, on the road against Tampa Bay on the 24th, and at home against Tampa Bay on the 30th.