Toronto Blue Jays: AL East
Boston Mountain Publishing
Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:35 AM
Toronto Blue Jays - #7
The Toronto Blue Jays finished second in the AL East division and have secured the #4 seed in the 2022 AL Playoffs.
They will face off against the #5 seeded Seattle Mariners starting Today at 3:07 PM (C) on ESPN in a best of 3 series at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Their final record in the regular season was 92-70, finishing 7 games behind the New York Yankees.
The Toronto Blue Jays are currently the 6th favorite to win the World Series at +1800 odds at the Caesar's Sportsbook in Las Vegas.
As a team, the Blue Jays led the league in batting average, hitting .264 in 2022. In the league, they finished 1st in total hits, tied for 2nd with a .760 OPS, 4th in total runs, 3rd in RBIs, 13th in walks, and 7th in HRs on the year.
Vladimir Guerrero (1B) hit .274 on the year while appearing in 160 games in the regular season for Toronto. He had 175 hits (10th in the league) which included 35 doubles and 32 HRs (15th in the league) to go along with a team high 97 RBIs (15th in the league). He had 58 walks on the year and finished with a .819 OPS.
Bo Bichette (SS) led the team in batting average, hitting .290 in 159 games this season. He also led the team with 189 hits which included 43 doubles (4th in the league), 1 triple, and 24 HRs on the year. He scored 91 runs and hit 93 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
Alejandro Kirk (C) had 139 hits on the year, finishing with a .285 batting average in 139 games this season. He had 134 hits which included 18 doubles and 14 HRs on the year. He scored 59 runs and hit 63 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays starting rotation and their bullpen are ranked 15th in the league with a 3.87 team ERA. In the league, they are ranked 13th in strikeouts, 8th in saves, 21st in hits allowed, and are holding teams to a league average .247 batting average on the year.
Alek Manoah (P) had a 16-7 record on the season with 31 starts. He finished the season with a 2.24 ERA and threw a team high 196.2 innings this year. Manoah had 180 strikeouts on the year and gave up 51 walks to opposing batters.
Kevin Gausman (P) had a 12-10 record this season with a 3.35 ERA. He threw 174.2 innings in 31 starts this year for the Blue Jays. Gausman had a team high 205 strikeouts but held opposing batters to a .272 batting average in 2022.
Jordan Ramano (P) is the closer for the Blue Jays and appeared in 63 games for Toronto this season. He finished the year with 36 saves and a 5-4 record in 2022. He had a 2.11 ERA with 73 strikeouts while holding batters to a .190 batting average against him.
Next Game: MLB Wild Card Series Best of 3
Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays
Game 1: Today at 4:07/3:07 (C) ESPN
Game 2: Saturday, October 8 at 4:07/3:07 (C) ESPN
*Game 3: Sunday, October 9 at 2:07/1:07 (C) ABC
* If necessary
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