Their starting pitcher left the ball up in the strike zone all night. Their second run was scored when their slugger ran through a stop sign from third-base coach Luis Rivera, and potentially never touched home plate on his slide. Their third baseman, maligned for his defence, robbed the opposition’s lead-off hitter of a sure single, while their mobility-challenged left-fielder made a leaping play against the wall, too. And, finally, they scored their winning run on a play that needs its own paragraph or six.
For the Toronto Blue Jays, this is officially getting ridiculous. Make no mistake, they have played good baseball during their nine-game winning streak, extended with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. You know what they say about the correlation between being good and being lucky, though.
“I wouldn’t say that it’s because we’re on a streak,” said Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar, who scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as a pinch-runner. (Photo: John Lott/National Post)