2020 Week Five, Will Things Get Better?

Monday, August 17 2020 @ 02:45 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Yesterday, Sunday, was the low point for the season so far for the Jays. Bo Bichette could be out for a month and the Jays lost two winnable games with some sloppy play.

The Jays leave Buffalo for three games in Baltimore, a doubleheader in Philadelphia, and three in Tampa.

Without Bo, there is little to get excited about in the Jays offense. Vladdy has hit better over the last seven days, as has Randall Grichuk. But as long as Brandon Drury and Joe Panik are in the lineup its hard to score many runs. Lourdes Gurriel is also off to a slow start. Even hitters like Cavan Biggio and Rowdy Tellez are very hit and miss.

The Jays pitching has been generally good. It's just that at a key time a pitcher will have one bad pitch and boom, there goes the game. The one good part of this season is the experience that guys like Anthony Kay, Thomas Hatch, Nate Pearson and Ryan Borucki are getting.

There is a certain sameness to 2020 baseball. Pitchers throw four seamers and breaking balls and hitters swing for the fences. Hopefully we get some more variety in the game going forward.

So its an eight game week. Can the Jays go at least 4-4?