They led the entire MLB in most offensive categories early in the season, led the American League East after about 40 games and had us all thinking 'the Blue Jays are back!'
The Jays were playing so well that people are thinking about the playoffs for the first time in a while. TSN.ca has a section dedicated to which team was better: the 1992 or 1993 edition of the World Series champion Blue Jays?
But Memorial Day in the US marked Toronto's seventh straight loss, the latest coming against the third-worst team in the American League and the bottom team in the AL-East. They've slipped down third place and are averaging about 1.5 runs per game during this current losing skid.
That's a far cry from the Toronto team that was averaging about six runs a game in April - in the same number of games so far in May, they've crossed home plate about 40 fewer times.
They've actually given up 16 fewer runs this month than last...which means what it comes down to is, they're just not hittin' the ball!
Maybe it's time to try voodoo, like Pedro Cerrano in the "Major League" movies!
One more thing: I noticed an unfortunately placed advertisement during the Jays 4-1 loss to the Orioles on Monday. During a break in play late in the game that wound up being Toronto's seventh straight loss, there was an ad on the screen for "MakeitSeven.ca."
Oh, they made it seven alright, but lets hope it stops there!