The Toronto Blue Jays swept the Houston Astros last weekend, winning three of four games. They won the series with a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Despite the loss, the team is still able to make some progress. Toronto catcher Jose Altuve is improving after a left hamstring strain. He could be back in Monday’s starting lineup. Also, closer Ryan Pressly looked good throwing live batting practice Sunday, and he could be activated as soon as early as next week. Toronto will start a three-game series with Boston on Monday, and they’ll face Nathan Eovaldi and Jose Berrios.
The Toronto Blue Jays have not lost a series this year, and they are just one inning away of sweeping the Astros last Wednesday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is also contributing big offensive performances. He is tied for fourth place in the AL with five homers. And George Springer has hit three home runs. But Toronto’s bullpen isn’t enough to overcome the batting average of their right-handers.
The Astros had a chance to win the series against Blue Jays, but there was a catch. The two teams will only meet up once in 2022. The two teams won’t play each other again until October 2022. If the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Astros this season, they will only be playing in Toronto once in 2022. This season, the Astros will be favored in the series, and they’ll have their best chance to win it all.
After a rocky start to the season, the Astros have a good chance of winning the series. They’ve lost two games on their first homestand, and are currently 2-4 overall. It’s a tough loss for Houston, who has a better record than the Blue Jays. The Astros are the better team, but the Blue Jays will still have the edge.
Although the Astros will be favorites, they’ll be facing a team with a similar record. Both teams had a high chance of winning. In fact, Toronto was favored with a 58% chance, but the Astros’ odds were 44%. The score was tied at five, but the Blue Jays won the game. The Astros’ ace Luis Garcia is likely to keep the Blue Jays scoreless. The Astros are down to the last game of the season, but there’s still time.
The Astros have lost two of three to the Blue Jays last week, but won three of four against the Texas Rangers. The team is hot at the plate right now and will look to affect the Astros’ pitching rotation on Sunday. Jose Berrios, who played in the series for Toronto, will likely be the Blue Jays’ starter in Houston. He’ll look to rip through the Houston bullpen.
Even more impressive was the Astros’ performance when the playoffs were in play. The Astros are not yet ready for the postseason but they remain in the playoff mix. While the Astros haven’t lost a series yet, the game against the Blue Jays had the feel of postseason baseball. It was no accident that Bregman and the other Astros players enjoyed a postseason match.