Malik Tz |  Fri 21/04/2017 - 10:10 EDT

How Bad Are Toronto Blue Jays’ Early Season Struggles?

How Bad Are Toronto Blue Jays’ Early Season Struggles?
The Toronto Blue Jays (3-12) have started the season with their worst record in franchise history. Why have they struggled so much? Has the departure of Edwin Encarnacion affected them this much? Join us as wel look at the team's struggles through the first games.

The Blue Jays’ Woes Continue

MLB - Regular
Friday 21 April
Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Angels

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There were high hopes for the Toronto Blue Jays before the season began, coming in as 4th favorites to win the World Series, but as we’re now 15 games into the season, what does Canada’s baseball team have to show for it? Only 3 wins 12 losses, good for the worst start to the season in franchise history. With losses to the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays, they sit firmly in last place of the AL East, 7.5 games back.

In our season preview for the Jays, we told you to expect a disappointing season due to an underachieving offense, and that seems to be the way things are going right now.

Coming into Thursday, they are only averaging 3.1 runs per game, good for 2nd worst in the league ahead of the lowly Royals, but even they have a better record. Yeah, their pitching isn’t bad at all, and they’ve lost a handful of games by 1 or 2 runs, but when the offense is non-existant, it causes frustration. Yeah, their pitching isn’t bad at all, and they’ve lost a handful of games by 1 or 2 runs, but when the offense is non-existant, it causes frustration.

It’s looking more and more like Edwin Encarnacion was a most valuable asset because, without that power, Jose Bautista and Kendrys Morales should be leading, but are not. Bautista has yet to hit a home run this year and has struck out 23 times in 55 at bats. Add that to the fact that Josh Donaldson is on the DL, and you go into every game needing near perfect pitching to have a chance to win. The only hitter that is consistent is Kevin Pillar, with a .361 OBP and .339 BA.

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February 2017 (5)
Sat 25 TOR 4 - 7 Atlanta Braves +105 -115 Odds
Sun 26 TOR 2 - 7 New York Yankees
Sun 26 PHI 10 - 3 TOR
Mon 27 PIT 2 - 1 TOR
Tue 28 TOR 12 - 0 PIT
March 2017 (27)
Wed 1 Detroit Tigers 5 - 4 TOR
Thu 2 PHI 8 - 8 TOR +138 -141 Odds
Fri 3 New York Yankees 2 - 3 TOR +105 -125 Odds
Sat 4 TOR 2 - 6 Minnesota Twins +125 -147 Odds
Sun 5 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 TOR +121 -132 Odds
Wed 8 TOR 4 - 6 BAL +130 -152 Odds
Thu 9 TOR 6 - 4 PHI +115 -120 Odds
Fri 10 TOR 6 - 2 Detroit Tigers +127 -137 Odds
Sat 11 PHI 8 - 2 TOR +124 -125 Odds
Sun 12 TOR 2 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +122 -120 Odds
Mon 13 Boston Red Sox 3 - 4 TOR +120 -125 Odds
Tue 14 TOR 4 - 5 Boston Red Sox +143 -154 Odds
Thu 16 New York Yankees 11 - 5 TOR -106 -103 Odds
Fri 17 TOR 7 - 5 PHI +112 -122 Odds
Sat 18 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 2 TOR -105 -116 Odds
Sun 19 TOR 11 - 11 PIT +138 -147 Odds
Mon 20 Minnesota Twins 8 - 2 TOR +130 -135 Odds
Tue 21 TOR 5 - 2 BAL +127 -137 Odds
Wed 22 Detroit Tigers 4 - 5 TOR +130 -137 Odds
Fri 24 Boston Red Sox 2 - 3 TOR +120 -141 Odds
Sat 25 TOR 5 - 6 New York Yankees
Sun 26 TOR 4 - 3 Detroit Tigers
Sun 26 BAL 2 - 1 TOR +110 -130 Odds
Mon 27 PHI 7 - 1 TOR +140 -147 Odds
Tue 28 TOR 10 - 4 PHI -132 +122 Odds
Wed 29 New York Yankees 3 - 1 TOR +106 -114 Odds
Fri 31 PIT 1 - 1 TOR +115 -135 Odds
April 2017 (26)
Sat 1 PIT 4 - 6 TOR +127 -137 Odds
Mon 3 Reg. MD2 TOR 2 - 3 BAL +122 -132 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. MD2 TOR 1 - 3 BAL -105 -116 Odds
Thu 6 Reg. MD2 TOR 5 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -147 +125 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. MD2 TOR 8 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays -120 +100 Odds
Sat 8 Reg. MD2 TOR 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays +105 -112 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. MD2 TOR 2 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays -116 -105 Odds
Tue 11 Reg. MD3 MIL 4 - 3 TOR +147 -154 Odds
Wed 12 Reg. MD3 MIL 2 - 0 TOR +210 -227 Odds
Thu 13 Reg. MD3 BAL 2 - 1 TOR +105 -125 Odds
Fri 14 Reg. MD3 BAL 6 - 4 TOR +115 -135 Odds
Sat 15 Reg. MD3 BAL 1 - 2 TOR +115 -135 Odds
Sun 16 Reg. MD3 BAL 11 - 4 TOR -105 -116 Odds
Tue 18 Reg. MD4 Boston Red Sox 8 - 7 TOR +155 -175 Odds
Wed 19 Reg. MD4 Boston Red Sox 0 - 3 TOR -120 +100 Odds
Thu 20 Reg. MD4 Boston Red Sox 4 - 1 TOR -172 +150 Odds
Fri 21 Reg. MD4 TOR 22:07 LAA +131 -141 Odds
Sat 22 Reg. MD4 TOR 21:07 LAA
Sun 23 Reg. MD4 TOR 15:37 LAA
Mon 24 Reg. MD5 TOR 22:07 LAA
Tue 25 Reg. MD5 TOR 20:15 STL
Wed 26 Reg. MD5 TOR 20:15 STL
Thu 27 Reg. MD5 TOR 13:45 STL
Fri 28 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Sat 29 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 13:07 TOR
Sun 30 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 13:07 TOR
May 2017 (28)
Mon 1 Reg. MD6 TOR 19:05 New York Yankees
Tue 2 Reg. MD6 TOR 19:05 New York Yankees
Wed 3 Reg. MD6 TOR 19:05 New York Yankees
Fri 5 Reg. MD6 TOR 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Sat 6 Reg. MD6 TOR 16:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Sun 7 Reg. MD6 TOR 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Mon 8 Reg. MD7 CLE 19:07 TOR
Tue 9 Reg. MD7 CLE 19:07 TOR
Wed 10 Reg. MD7 CLE 19:07 TOR
Thu 11 Reg. MD7 Seattle Mariners 19:07 TOR
Fri 12 Reg. MD7 Seattle Mariners 19:07 TOR
Sat 13 Reg. MD7 Seattle Mariners 13:07 TOR
Sun 14 Reg. MD7 Seattle Mariners 13:07 TOR
Mon 15 Reg. MD8 Atlanta Braves 19:07 TOR
Tue 16 Reg. MD8 Atlanta Braves 16:07 TOR
Wed 17 Reg. MD8 TOR 19:35 Atlanta Braves
Thu 18 Reg. MD8 TOR 19:35 Atlanta Braves
Fri 19 Reg. MD8 TOR 19:05 BAL
Sat 20 Reg. MD8 TOR 19:35 BAL
Sun 21 Reg. MD8 TOR 13:35 BAL
Tue 23 Reg. MD9 TOR 19:40 MIL
Wed 24 Reg. MD9 TOR 13:10 MIL
Fri 26 Reg. MD9 Texas Rangers 19:07 TOR
Sat 27 Reg. MD9 Texas Rangers 13:07 TOR
Sun 28 Reg. MD9 Texas Rangers 13:07 TOR
Mon 29 Reg. MD10 Cincinnati Reds 19:07 TOR
Tue 30 Reg. MD10 Cincinnati Reds 19:07 TOR
Wed 31 Reg. MD10 Cincinnati Reds 12:37 TOR
June 2017 (26)
Thu 1 Reg. MD10 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Fri 2 Reg. MD10 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Sat 3 Reg. MD10 New York Yankees 13:07 TOR
Sun 4 Reg. MD10 New York Yankees 13:07 TOR
Mon 5 Reg. MD11 TOR 22:05 OAK
Tue 6 Reg. MD11 TOR 22:05 OAK
Wed 7 Reg. MD11 TOR 15:35 OAK
Fri 9 Reg. MD11 TOR 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Sat 10 Reg. MD11 TOR 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Sun 11 Reg. MD11 TOR 16:10 Seattle Mariners
Tue 13 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Wed 14 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Fri 16 Reg. MD12 CHW 19:07 TOR
Sat 17 Reg. MD12 CHW 13:07 TOR
Sun 18 Reg. MD12 CHW 13:07 TOR
Mon 19 Reg. MD13 TOR 20:05 Texas Rangers
Tue 20 Reg. MD13 TOR 20:05 Texas Rangers
Wed 21 Reg. MD13 TOR 20:05 Texas Rangers
Thu 22 Reg. MD13 TOR 14:05 Texas Rangers
Fri 23 Reg. MD13 TOR 20:15 KC
Sat 24 Reg. MD13 TOR 14:15 KC
Sun 25 Reg. MD13 TOR 14:15 KC
Tue 27 Reg. MD14 BAL 19:07 TOR
Wed 28 Reg. MD14 BAL 19:07 TOR
Thu 29 Reg. MD14 BAL 19:07 TOR
Fri 30 Reg. MD14 Boston Red Sox 19:07 TOR
July 2017 (27)
Sat 1 Reg. MD14 Boston Red Sox 13:07 TOR
Sun 2 Reg. MD14 Boston Red Sox 13:07 TOR
Mon 3 Reg. MD15 TOR 19:05 New York Yankees
Tue 4 Reg. MD15 TOR 13:05 New York Yankees
Wed 5 Reg. MD15 TOR 13:05 New York Yankees
Thu 6 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 19:07 TOR
Fri 7 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 19:07 TOR
Sat 8 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 13:07 TOR
Sun 9 Reg. MD15 Houston Astros 13:07 TOR
Fri 14 Reg. MD16 TOR 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Sat 15 Reg. MD16 TOR 18:10 Detroit Tigers
Sun 16 Reg. MD16 TOR 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Mon 17 Reg. MD17 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Tue 18 Reg. MD17 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Wed 19 Reg. MD17 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Thu 20 Reg. MD17 TOR 13:35 Boston Red Sox
Fri 21 Reg. MD17 TOR 19:10 CLE
Sat 22 Reg. MD17 TOR 19:10 CLE
Sun 23 Reg. MD17 TOR 13:10 CLE
Mon 24 Reg. MD18 OAK 19:07 TOR
Tue 25 Reg. MD18 OAK 19:07 TOR
Wed 26 Reg. MD18 OAK 19:07 TOR
Thu 27 Reg. MD18 OAK 12:37 TOR
Fri 28 Reg. MD18 LAA 19:07 TOR
Sat 29 Reg. MD18 LAA 13:07 TOR
Sun 30 Reg. MD18 LAA 13:07 TOR
Mon 31 Reg. MD19 TOR 20:10 CHW
August 2017 (28)
Tue 1 Reg. MD19 TOR 20:10 CHW
Wed 2 Reg. MD19 TOR 14:10 CHW
Fri 4 Reg. MD19 TOR 20:10 Houston Astros
Sat 5 Reg. MD19 TOR 19:10 Houston Astros
Sun 6 Reg. MD19 TOR 14:10 Houston Astros
Tue 8 Reg. MD20 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Wed 9 Reg. MD20 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Thu 10 Reg. MD20 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Fri 11 Reg. MD20 PIT 19:07 TOR
Sat 12 Reg. MD20 PIT 13:07 TOR
Sun 13 Reg. MD20 PIT 13:07 TOR
Mon 14 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Tue 15 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Wed 16 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 TOR
Thu 17 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 16:07 TOR
Fri 18 Reg. MD21 TOR 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Sat 19 Reg. MD21 TOR 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Sun 20 Reg. MD21 TOR 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Tue 22 Reg. MD22 TOR 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Wed 23 Reg. MD22 TOR 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Thu 24 Reg. MD22 TOR 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Fri 25 Reg. MD22 Minnesota Twins 19:07 TOR
Sat 26 Reg. MD22 Minnesota Twins 13:07 TOR
Sun 27 Reg. MD22 Minnesota Twins 13:07 TOR
Mon 28 Reg. MD23 Boston Red Sox 19:07 TOR
Tue 29 Reg. MD23 Boston Red Sox 19:07 TOR
Wed 30 Reg. MD23 Boston Red Sox 19:07 TOR
Thu 31 Reg. MD23 TOR 19:05 BAL
September 2017 (27)
Fri 1 Reg. MD23 TOR 19:05 BAL
Sat 2 Reg. MD23 TOR 19:05 BAL
Sun 3 Reg. MD23 TOR 13:35 BAL
Mon 4 Reg. MD24 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Tue 5 Reg. MD24 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Wed 6 Reg. MD24 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Fri 8 Reg. MD24 Detroit Tigers 19:07 TOR
Sat 9 Reg. MD24 Detroit Tigers 13:07 TOR
Sun 10 Reg. MD24 Detroit Tigers 13:07 TOR
Mon 11 Reg. MD25 BAL 19:07 TOR
Tue 12 Reg. MD25 BAL 19:07 TOR
Wed 13 Reg. MD25 BAL 19:07 TOR
Thu 14 Reg. MD25 TOR 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Fri 15 Reg. MD25 TOR 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Sat 16 Reg. MD25 TOR 19:10 Minnesota Twins
Sun 17 Reg. MD25 TOR 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Tue 19 Reg. MD26 KC 19:07 TOR
Wed 20 Reg. MD26 KC 19:07 TOR
Thu 21 Reg. MD26 KC 19:07 TOR
Fri 22 Reg. MD26 New York Yankees 19:07 TOR
Sat 23 Reg. MD26 New York Yankees 13:07 TOR
Sun 24 Reg. MD26 New York Yankees 13:07 TOR
Mon 25 Reg. MD27 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Tue 26 Reg. MD27 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Wed 27 Reg. MD27 TOR 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Fri 29 Reg. MD27 TOR 13:05 New York Yankees
Sat 30 Reg. MD27 TOR 16:05 New York Yankees
October 2017 (1)
Sun 1 Reg. MD27 TOR 15:05 New York Yankees

What’s Next For The Blue Jays?

The Jays had an abysmal home stand, winning just 2 out of 9 games, and now go back on the road again. Unless something changes, it’ll be a long season for the Blue Birds, but if their one strength (pitching) holds out long enough, the bats will inevitably start to heat up and these close losses will turn into close wins. This team doesn’t get blown out, and their pitching has been consistent, so if they just keep on doing what they’re doing, the bounces will surely start to go in their favor.

Look for them to go on a run soon, and settle as a mid-table team. If you like the Under in their games, ride it until their bats get going… What do you think about the Blue Jays’ disappointing start to the season? Let us know in the comments below!

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