The Toronto Blue Jays‘ roster is full of talented ballplayers.
However, the Blue Jays haven’t been so lucky as of late.
They have fallen to just one game above the .500 mark and sit 7.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East.
It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Toronto.
Blue Jays insider Josh Goldberg noted a distressing trend for the offense.
They’ve been shut out three times already in just 35 games, whereas last year, they were shut out three times all season.
The #BlueJays have been shut out 3 times in 35 games this season
The 2021 Blue Jays were shut out 3 times in 162 games.
That's a #yikes
— Josh Goldberg (@JGoldberg12) May 15, 2022
A Dead Offense
Of course, a lot of this can be attributed to the ebbs and flows of baseball, but considering how explosive the Blue Jays’ offense was in 2021, this is a bit concerning for them.
You expect a lineup like this to not get shut out at all.
But things have been a little different than expected for this ballclub.
Again, much of it can be chalked up to the fact that baseball is a game of ebbs and flows, but when a lineup with this many superstars gets shut out three times in a 35-game span, there is cause for concern.
It’s one of the many reasons why the Blue Jays have not performed up to par in 2022.
They’re 3-7 in their last 10 games and have fallen way behind in the AL East standings.
There is time, and the Blue Jays are not doomed.
But things need to change if they want to make up ground in the division race.