Jun 14, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) scores on Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (not pictured) single during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Closing Thoughts on the Road Ahead
From my perspective, these are the series that will really matter the most to the Jays as they hope to end a 21-year post-season drought. That shouldn’t discount the importance of every remaining series, however. The Jays still need a lot of things to break their way.
For this reason, we should also keep our eyes on the Jays as they host the Cleveland Indians (58-66) and the Boston Red Sox (57-68) in the weeks ahead. Both teams are looking to play the role of spoiler and we’ve already seen what the Indians did the Yankees last week – we shouldn’t take them for granted.
There’s also an upcoming series at home against the Detroit Tigers (59-65), and it’s always nice to relive the old Jays-Tigers rivalry. It’ll also give Price a chance to show the Tigers why the Jays paid so much for his services.
Finally, we’ll want to keep an eye on the immediate competition – the Yankees, Orioles, Angels and Rays as they all try to navigate their ways into the playoffs. In fact, we might as well watch every game that’s left in the regular season.
After all, September baseball finally means something again in Toronto – why not enjoy it?
What are your thoughts? Is there another series that worries you? Have I overstated the Jays’ chances of making the playoffs? Have I undersold them? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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