The Toronto Blue Jays are back in the MLB playoffs after narrowly missing the playoffs in 2021
The Toronto Blue Jays missed the playoffs by one game in 2021 but this year, they are back in the playoffs after winning the first American League Wild Card spot.
As a result, they will have home field advantage in the AL Wild Card series with all three games being played at home against the Seattle Mariners. Here is what their playoff schedule could look like and how to watch them on TV.
Toronto Blue Jays playoff schedule
Since the Blue Jays do not have a bye in the Wild Card round, they will play their first playoff game on Friday Oct. 7. The games will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with all three games in Toronto.
Due to the lockout to start the season, the regular season schedule was altered slightly to accommodate all 162 games and the postseason is no different.
If the Blue Jays make it to the ALDS and play in all five games, they will play on Oct. 11, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 16, and Oct. 17. It will still follow the 2-2-1 format but there will be no travel day between Games 4 and 5, as there was in previous years. For the AL, they will have off days after Game 2 and Game 3.
If they reach the ALCS, they would start play on Oct. 19 through Oct. 26, if they play all seven games. They would have a travel day between Games 2 and 3 but not between Games 5 and 6, unlike previous years.
If they make it to the World Series, the regular 2-3-2 schedule will stay the same and the travel days would as well (after Game 2 and after Game 5). The World Series starts on October 28 and would end no later than November 5.
How to watch the Blue Jays on TV
For the Wild Card series, Blue Jays fans in the United States can watch Jays games on ESPN (Friday and Saturday) and ABC (Sunday, if necessary). Friday and Saturday will be at 4:07 PM E.T. and Sunday (if necessary) will play at 2:07 AM E.T.
If they make it to the ALDS, the games will be on TBS and they will also be on TBS if they make it to the ALCS. If the Blue Jays make it to the World Series, then all of the games will be on FOX.
How to live stream Mariners playoff games
For Blue Hays fans in North America, MLB.TV will not be available as a live option for watching the games. However, you can sign up for a free trial with fuboTV and watch Blue Jays playoff games there.
For Blue Jays fans in Canada, here is your guide of what TV channels they will be on and how to live stream Blue Jays games as well.