With just 25 games left of regular season ball, the Toronto Blue Jays seem to be head-over-heels to be participating in postseason ball for the first time since 1993, 22 long years ago.
This week could be the most critical set of games going forward as the Blue Jays continue a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Following the club’s last visit to Boston, they will head out to New York to take on the New York Yankees who are currently completing their own series against the third-place Baltimore Orioles.
Toronto currently holds a half-a-game advantage over the Yankees heading into tonight’s series of games.
While that is the case standing its ground in the cities of MLB rivalry, New York remains at home taking on Baltimore’s O’s who are currently 13.0 games back, holding their 3rd place spot within the division.
With a Blue Jays loss tonight and a Yankees win, Toronto could be put back half a game. However, if you flip the odds around, the Blue Jays would then lead the division by one and a half games heading into the rubber match of their 3-game stand tomorrow in Boston.
While the magical playoff run continues on, the news only gets better north of the border as 24-year-old RHP Marcus Stroman makes his return to the big league stage after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during spring training.
Stroman is available for the Jays tonight out of the pen and anticipates any opportunity he has to appear on a big league mound for the first time since September of 2014.
This is a very crucial time for Marcus, the Jays, alongside the city of Toronto as their next set in New York could feature Stroman on the mound, giving the club a chance to gain an even bigger division lead heading into the final couple weeks of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.