TORONTO — The Blue Jays’ shot at the postseason — which in turn once looked so offering — officially came to an end on Tuesday night time.
Toronto defeated the Mariners, 10-2, in Rogers Centre but was removed from the race when Lee’s summit cruised to a victory over the Indians. Your writing had been on the wall regarding well over a week, but it had not been until Game No. 157 how the dream actually died.
The Azure Jays will now have plenty of time to reflect on where things went improper in 2014. The club that after had a six-game lead in the Us League East — and kept onto an AL Outdoors Card spot until earlier August — didn’t finish needless to say and was forced in the role of spoiler down the extend.
‘I think it was a discouragement,’ starter R.A. Dickey said when asked to reflect on the year. ‘Having not gotten to the particular postseason, again, with a team i felt was very in a position. Of course, we’re all disappointed therefore we should be. Everybody in right here should be disappointed.
‘You have to understand, you have to grow, you have to try to find opportunities to see how you can boost and get better, otherwise 4 seasons is lost. So I think currently you’re seeing some people that are being evaluated and will hopefully help us next year. If you don’t do that, if you don’t consider opportunities to do that, then it’s not only a disappointing season, it’s really a failure.’
Toronto is now dangerously near taking over as the franchise with the longest postseason drought in the Important Leagues. Kansas City hasn’t skilled for the postseason since 1985, although that could be about to end because Royals’ victory on Tuesday combined with Seattle’s burning meant they have a three-game lead for the second Wild Card spot.
The Blue Jays haven’t made your postseason since they won the World Series in 1993. For several a few months it looked like this would be the season that skid would come to an finish, but instead it has been extended in order to 21 years and counting. There seemed to be meaningful baseball in October, but not for as long as the membership initially expected.
The vast majority of Toronto’s issues came in August, when the team went 9-17 and won couple of series. That cost the item the second Wild Card place, and despite a thrust in early September, it been shown to be too much to overcome.
There were many issues with the lineup, problems on defense and ill-timed blowups with the bullpen. Still, considering the Blue Jays organised onto first place for longer than at any time since 1993, this season, in excess of any other, will be remembered because one that got away.
‘A wide range of good times, a lot of tough times,Inch Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ‘In the end, the teams that get there earn it, the best teams go. The ones that are certainly not, don’t go. That’s only the way it is when you participate in that many games.’