It’s a feat that less than two handfuls of team’s have been able to accomplish. Lose your first two playoff games at home, then come back and win three in a row to win the Division Series. All but perhaps Blue Jays fans would have thought it was unlikely the way the Rangers were playing, but after the onslaught they provided on Sunday winning 8-4, the Jays are only one win away from adding to the list.

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For a team that went 48-19 since July 31st and cruised to an AL East crown, it was almost crazy to think that the Jays would be down 0-2 and even crazier to think they would have lost both of their games on home turf. A place that was safe to say unfriendly to visiting opponents, but after two that was what had happened.

The Toronto Blue Jays did not lose their first two games because of the umpires, safely as I say.

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The Jays lost because of their UN familiar errors, lack of good starts from their starters and the fact that the bats did not exactly hold up their end of the bargain. Yes, the Jays scored seven runs in two games and perhaps should have won when sending David Price and Marcus Stroman to the mo0075nd respectively, but when they ran into a hot West Division champs team in the Rangers, they were all but effective.

Now maybe you can dig a little bit deeper. In Game two, why was Latroy Hawkins out there in the 14th inning after he hasn’t really pitched at all in the last several weeks. Why didn’t Brett Cecil choose to heat up the gun instead of slowing it right down on a 1-0 pitch against Mike Napoli who hasn’t batted great while in a Rangers uniform? (Although, I’ll give Cecil a break after he suffered a season ending injury) But at the end of the day, the Blue Jays were on the brink of elimination

The Jays had waited 22 years for this to happen, a chance to play in the playoffs and it could have been all but over after three lousy games.

Thankfully, the combination of Marco Estrada and Dioner Navarro led the Jays. Estrada who has been Toronto’s most consistent pitcher for some time now, outside of perhaps Price went 6 1/3 only giving up five hits, while Tulo finally gave the Jays something to cheer for offensively on his end with his three run shot in the sixth inning.  It was knuckleball time.

It’s pretty Ironic if you think about it, Marco Estrada who was a wild card going into the season and Dickey who began the season 3-10, but rebounded going 8-1 the rest of the way are the reason the Jays are in the position they are in right now.

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David Price came in and pitched three more innings and overall was poor to continue his more or less bad playoff performances in his career. All be it was his first relief appearance since 2011 with the Jays but his bad performance in game four, is most likely the reason why he will not get the nod in game 5 on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday afternoon? That’s right, a 3:00 PM Eastern Start.  David Price who the Jays heavily invested in will not start.

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That’s not to say he won’t be ready to pitch if needed, but it will be Marcus Stroman who will take the mound in the Series finale. Personally through all that has happened to this day, I think Marco Estrada should be your game five pitcher. That won’t happen because of the lack of rest he will get but if the Jays get in trouble early in this game, Gibbons should give a second thought towards throwing the Veteran right hander in there. Game 5, Wednesday; Hamels vs Stroman, 3 PM start as the Jays look to make history.

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