The scheduling quirk gives broadcaster Jerry Howarth three more opportunities to work the phrase “pretty Target Field” into the play-by-play.
It also gives their Eastern time zone rivals, the Boston Red Sox, an even start on them in the race to stay out of last place in the American League East.
Tonight, the Sox absorbed an old-fashioned thrashing at The Stadium, losing 10-2 to the New York Yankees, while the Jays won 6-5 in ten on a walkoff single by Anthony Gose, whose two out homer tied the score in the bottom ninth.
The win and Red Sox loss move the Jays two games ahead of the cellar-dwelling Bostonians.
The Sox this season have been the baseball equivalent of that big dog you had, that growled and barked and looked mean, but rolled over and let you rub his tummy if he was in the mood.
The rollover Sox are 1-10 in their last 11 games, and 7-20 since September 1.
If they continue to co-operate, the Jays will accomplish something that may not seem important, but will give them a huge lift heading into next season. They won’t finish last.