Toronto Blue Jays keep season alive with critical win over Yankees

Marcus Semien #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his home run with George Springer #4. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Marcus Semien #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his home run with George Springer #4. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

After a disappointing start to their season against the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to rebound with their big bats coming alive.

Each and every game holds significance for the Toronto Blue Jays as a win takes the playoffs out of reach while a win keeps those hopes alive.

After losing out on a prime opportunity to cut down on the Boston Red Sox lead for the second wild-card spot with a devastating 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays needed to take care of business in the second game.

They did exactly that with Bo Bichette coming up with two big home runs as Toronto’s bats got to Gerrit Cole once again. They needed some heroics from Adam Cimber and Jordan Romano but at this stage, a win is a win.

The Blue Jays are now two games back of the New York Yankees but are still a single game behind the Red Sox. It’s hard to have their season rely on the results from other teams like the Baltimore Orioles but that’s what happens when you split a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins that shouldn’t have been that difficult.

Jose Berrios delivered a strong performance and now Robbie Ray will need to follow that up in the series finale against New York. Another win hopefully, puts some pressure on the Yankees and Boston.

Toronto Blue Jays lineup depth on display with fourth batter reaching 100 RBIs

The Blue Jays have never had four hitters reach 100 RBIs in the same season which is incredible when you consider the hitters that have played for this team. On Wednesday against the Yankees, Bichette joined Teoscar Hernandez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien to get to the centennial mark.

Bichette also passed Tony Batista for the most home runs by a Blue Jays shortstop with 27. This comes after Semien set a new record for home runs by a second baseman.

There aren’t many lineups that can rival the type of lineup the Blue Jays have and it’s that depth at the top of the order that has kept the team in this position. It’s also these batters who need to continue to provide the offence in timely moments.

We have seen what can happen when the runs aren’t there and when the offence is the catalyst for a big run. There are only four games left in the season and that means every pitch and every at-bat will provide some high pressured moments.

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Can the Blue Jays find a way to win their series against the Yankees? Is it too late for them to make a final push for the post-season.