Hey, we noticed you're in Canada but are currently viewing our US site. Would you like us to take you to the Canadian site, or do you want to stay on the US site?
Picking up what we're putting down? We thought you might be. Sign up for our free 4x-weekly newsletter to get "the gist" of what's going on in the sports world in less than 5 minutes.
Skip to Content

Toronto Blue Jays miss out on MLB postseason


The GIST: The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t make the MLB postseason, and we’re not gonna lie: this one hurts.

October 04, 2021
Source: Toronto Blue Jays/Twitter
Source: Toronto Blue Jays/Twitter

What happened: Four teams — the Jays, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners — were fighting for two Wild Card spots heading into yesterday’s final day of the regular season, and the MLB kindly scheduled all four to play at 3 p.m. ET for maximum excitement.

  • The Jays did what they needed to do, winning 12–4 over the Baltimore Orioles, in which George Springer recorded a grand slam and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 48th home run of the season.
  • Unfortunately, the Yankees and Red Sox also did what they needed to do — both teams won their games and, consequently, the Wild Card berths. Pain.

What’s next: The Yankees and Red Sox will renew their age-old rivalry in the American League single-elimination Wild Card game tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, while the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals and LA Dodgers dance Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

  • And to help you prepare for the month-long MLB postseason, look out for a special edition newsletter from us tomorrow.