Toronto Blue Jays most to blame: The entire lineup
It may feel like a cop out, but the Toronto Blue Jays were downright despicable with runners in scoring position all series long. That continued on Wednesday, as they went 1-for-8 in that department and failed to get a single run across. The Jays offense, which is supposed to be a strength of theirs, failed to get much going in two games at Target Field.
The tipping point of the Jays RISP problems came when Matt Chapman grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Just pitches prior, Chapman came inches away from clearing the bases with a double of his own. Instead, he hit a weak ground ball to second base shortly thereafter and ended in the inning.
Per Sportsnet, Toronto has grounded into seven double plays with the bases loaded since the All-Star Break, which leads the major leagues. That sounds like an inefficient offense.
The Jays struggles this postseason are a common thread for this franchise, which often fails in the biggest moments.
That frankly will not get the job done.