Toronto Blue Jays fans had to hold their breath once again during the bottom of the ninth inning in Boston on Saturday night, as Jose Reyes battled pain on his glove hand after catching a ball that was fired his way by Brett Lawrie on an around-the-horn play after a Casey Janssen strikeout. Reyes was in obvious pain as the star second baseman could barely put his glove back on to get ready for the next play.
Unfortunately, these types of accidents are all to familiar for Blue Jays fans nowadays as they dealt with having yet another fan favorite going down the night before. Colby Rasmus was hit in the side of the face during warmups in the middle of the first inning when he failed to see a toss come his way thrown by right fielder Anthony Gose. Rasmus was forced to leave the game and was ultimately put on the 15-day DL and shut down for the rest of the season.
If Reyes were to have something wrong with his left hand and be forced to be the latest Blue Jay to ride the pine for the rest of the season, he would join Rasmus, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, Josh Johnson and Brandon Morrow.
This really does solidify the way the season has gone for the Blue Jays, as it has been nothing but an injury-ridden and underachieving campaign in all aspects of their game. There were a few bright spots along the way, but none that could make Blue Jays fans feel good about the emotional hype and investment that was made during a stellar offseason of promising and exciting acquisitions.