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Former Blue Jays not named Erik Kratz are having rough time in the playoffs

Let’s see how the former Blue Jays are performing in the playoffs so far… *checks notes* oh my.

  • The Clevelanders operated with five former Blue Jays on their roster in the playoffs. Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-10 (meanwhile Kendrys Morales pitched a scoreless inning this year!!!), Josh Donaldson went 1-for-11 (wow, thanks for Julian Merryweather!!!), Melky Cabrera went 1-for-8, Yan Gomes went 2-for-8, and Rajai Davis didn’t get an at bat. Woof. The real struggle there was Encarnacion and Donaldson, who were supposed to be the power of Cleveland’s lineup. The Astros would go on to completely dismantle them in three games without any kind of issue. Classic Shapiro team!!1
  • Liam Hendriks started the wild card game for Oakland and got absolutely rocked by Aaron Judge for a two-run bomb. Hendriks would finish his starter inning allowing one run on one hit and a walk. Not terrible.
  • J.A. Happ lined up for Game 1 against Boston after Luis Severino pitched in the wild card game. Happ got spanked by the Red Sox for five runs over just two innings of work.
  • Speaking of the Red Sox, Steve Pearce has gone modest 2-for-9 thus far for Boston. David Price continued his trend of sucking all kinds of ass in the playoffs. He failed to get out of the second inning in Game 2 of the ALDS, continuing a streak of terrible post-season starts.
  • John Axford is producing excellent Instagram content on his trip around the country with the Dodgers but he’s nowhere near the team’s playoff roster.
  • Seung-hwan Oh pitched well for the Rockies in their wild card game win, going an inning-a-third without surrendering a run, but he allowed two runs in one-third of an inning in Game 2 against Milwaukee in the NLDS. All told, Oh tossed three innings allowing two runs. Meh.
  • And finally, we have the Brewers. Curtis Granderson hasn’t done anything, as he’s 0-for-2, but Erik Krazt has become a post-season hero for the Brewers. He’s really the only former Jay who’s doing well in the playoffs thus far. Kratz went 5-for-8 in the NDLS, helping Milwaukee to a sweep over the Rockies. He owns a 1.375 post-season OPS for his career now, which is Colby Rasmus level good.