I was able to take in the game on Saturday which was of course the only game the Blue Jays didn’t win in the series. Josh Johnson looked awful and the fans let him know about it. JP Arencibia continued to struggle and heard about it from the fans as well. It’s been a while since I have updated the current record and run differential and I think it’s official – the Blue Jays aren’t making the playoffs this season.
CURRENT RECORD: 48-56, 5th place, 14.0 games out of first place, 9.0 games out of wild card (-24 run differential)
What to do with Josh Johnson? Read my piece here.
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Here are the quick recaps and boxscores: (click on game scores for the Yahoo! boxscore)
Game 1 – Blue Jays 4, Astros 0 – Mark Buehrle masterful.
Game 2 – Blue Jays 12, Astros 6 – Jays hit 5 HRs.
Game 3 – Astros 8, Blue Jays 6 – Josh Johnson absolutely dreadful.
Game 4 – Blue Jays 2, Astros 1 – Rasmus with winning single in bottom of 9th.
UP NEXT: Off to the west coast to face the tough Oakland A’s for a mid-week three game set (62-43, +63 run differential, 6-4 L10).