Blame Blue Jays' poor season on starting pitching

Pitchers R.A Dickey and Josh Johnson have been disappointing for the Blue Jays this season....

Pitchers R.A Dickey and Josh Johnson have been disappointing for the Blue Jays this season. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:42 PM ET

Mark Buehrle said it two starts ago.

“Maybe, we’re not good enough,” said Buehrle after allowing four runs — three earned — on 10 hits and a walk in a 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

The shocking thing during this “all-in” season is not that the Blue Jays starting pitching ranks 29th in the majors, we’ve known that for a while, since back before the injuries when they were 28th.

Wednesday night’s finale of the Chicago White Sox-Blue Jays series was cancelled at 1:19 PM local time while the Cincinnati Reds were on their way to edging the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in a day game,

On a day the Jays beat the storm out of Chicago to Dallas and a four-game series against the Texas Rangers, a look at the numbers show just how bad the Jays have been.

This season was supposed to be a 20th anniversary celebration of the Jays winning the 1993 World Series.

 


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