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The same old story continues for the Toronto Blue Jays offense

Published May 1, 2024 at 7:28 PM
BY MAVERICK MITCHELL
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After having glimpses of success, the Toronto Blue Jays are struggling to get out of a .500 record. Seemingly taking steps forward and then taking 2 steps back. It doesn't help that star likes Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette aren't contributing.

On Tuesday, the Jays looked really uncomfortable against Kansas City starting pitcher Cole Ragans, only finding success briefly in the sixth inning. Toronto's offense was limited to only 4 singles and two walks.

Cole Ragans, 9th K




The same old story continues for the Blue Jays when runners are on base, when ever there is a chance to capitalize on RISP, the bats were left quiet. According to Kaitlyn McGrath, the Blue Jays largely ranked 23rd in offensive production and 29th in hitting with runners in scoring position.

Adding to the challenge, the Blue Jays' top hitters bats are dead. George Springer, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., have struggled to produce. Their combined batting average sits just above .230, with only seven home runs altogether.

A major concern as well is the discussion of the decline in pitching performance. While pitching remains a key strength of the team, it hasn't been as formidable as it was in years past.

In just 31 games to the season, it seems not progress is too be made. If they don't respond appropriately, they could find themselves in a downward spiral. They need to make some changes quick.

After playing 31 games, the 2024 Toronto Blue Jays are stuck in neutral with an underwhelming 15-16 record.


Source: Blue Jays Nation - The Blue Jays are stuck in neutral
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