The Toronto Blue Jays are certainly a force to be reckoned with in 2022.
Their bats have been booming and their pitching staff has performed admirably.
They’re tied for second in the American League with 32 home runs and have posted a 3.56 ERA thus far.
But they’ve been pretty clutch to start the season too.
Last night, they barely hung on to beat the New York Yankees by a final of 2-1 and end the Yanks’ 11-game win streak.
That win gave them their 10th one-run victory of the 2022 season already.
In 2021, it took until August 28 for them to win their 10th one-run game of the year.
Blue Jays win their 10th 1-run game of the season.
In 2021, they didn’t get their 10th 1-run victory until August 28th (Game #128)#NextLevel pic.twitter.com/Y4k13ZSLGa
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) May 5, 2022
Coming Up Clutch
The Blue Jays are clutch.
They’ve been through the burner several times already and have played some amazing baseball.
But they already have won 10 one-run games this year.
They’ve played in some tight contests and keep coming out on the positive side.
It took them 128 games to pull that off last year.
We’re only 26 games into the 2022 regular season.
They currently sit at 16-10 and are 2.5 games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East division.
This is a good team that knows how to win when times get tough.
When games are close like they have been, that’s when the pitching staff needs to stiffen up and try and keep the other team at bay.
The Blue Jays have done just that.
They’ve been winning some tight games and getting timely hits when they need them, as well as solid work from their pitching staff.
If they can continue to win these tight games, then this is a team that the Yankees are going to have to keep in their rearview mirror as the season goes on.