In their fight to make the wild-card playoffs the Toronto Blue Jays won tonight over Boston, 4-3, which means that no matter what happens in Fenway Park tomorrow the Blue Jays are assured of playing at least one more game beyond tomorrow — a tiebreaker game, at least. A win tomorrow clinches a wild card.
Still, the season could be all over for the Blue Jays by Tuesday, the day of the one-and-done wild card game. They have no one to blame but themselves for this predicament, due to their ice-cold bats during their lousy month of September. Plus, we also have the uncertain free-agent futures of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hanging over everyone.
The bottom line is I am mentally prepared for this baseball season to be over in a matter of days for the Blue Jays. They simply do not look like a team ready to set the world on fire in the playoffs – assuming they get there.
And, in fact, tomorrow is the sad last day of the regular season for most of the teams, a day in which we say goodbye to Vin Scully who calls his final Dodgers game for TV and radio tomorrow in San Francisco.