TORONTO (AP) — A short style of playoff baseball gave the younger Toronto Blue Jays an enormous urge for food for one more shot at October glory.
“We’re hungry for extra, so we’ll be again,” catcher Danny Jansen stated after the Blue Jays had been swept out of the wild-card spherical by the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays.
Supervisor Charlie Montoyo expects the disappointing exit will enhance his group’s need to get higher and go deeper into the postseason.
“They’re extra hungry now with what simply occurred,” Montoyo stated.
Toronto’s lineup of place gamers was baseball’s youngest this 12 months.
“They consider they’ll win and so they consider they’ll get higher,” Montoyo stated. “The sky’s the restrict with these children.”
The Blue Jays returned to the playoffs for the primary time in 4 years, however with a completely new forged — there’s not a single participant left from the group that made consecutive journeys to the ALCS in 2015-16.
As a substitute, a brand new core of stars led by Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio and Teoscar Hernández bounced again from a 95-loss season in 2019, benefiting from an expanded playoff area to make their first postseason look.
“We perceive that we’re proficient,” Bichette stated. “One thing nice is, we by no means surrender. We’re going to take that into subsequent 12 months, proceed to try to get higher. Simply tighten up the little issues.”