Toronto Blue Jays Have Dug Themselves A Huge Hole

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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As the end of April nears most baseball fans are dusting off their baseball equipment readying for another season of beer league baseball. Just do yourself a favour and save yourself the agony and refrain from browsing the American League East standings, if you’re a Toronto Blue Jays fan.

The Jays have had an April from hell, imploding in every aspect of the game to commence the 2013 baseball campaign. The eternal optimists keep trying to convince themselves that it is only April, but a loss is a loss whether now or in September. They all count.

This is the American League East folks and the Blue Jays have created a huge uphill climb for the rest of the season to overcome their 9-17 catastrophe. The Jays are slouched in the basement of the AL East 9.5 games behind the first place Boston Red Sox. The Jays have only won back to back games once this season unable to string any sort of momentum into a streak of victories.

Let me put their record into perspective for you, the only two teams with a lower win percentage are the Houston Astros and the Miami Marlins. Still think it`s early!

If my beloved Blue Jays are going to rise from the dead, they need to start winning one run games immediately as they have squandered too many tight games in the late innings. They are 3-7 in one run games and have lost 12 games by 2 runs or fewer.

Perhaps, if you can find any solace and promise is that 12 of their 17 losses have been by 2 runs or fewer indicating they have been in most ball games and one clutch hit away from a victory.

So as Brandon Morrow readies to take the bump tonight, maybe just maybe this will be the start of a winning streak. One win at a time as nation of fans hover around the panic button.

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Clayton Richer
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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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