Don’t sleep on the Toronto Blue Jays.
With their 3-2 victory at home last night over the Tampa Bay Rays, they claimed a share of the Wild Card lead in the American League.
They sit tied with the Seattle Mariners at 79-61 for the top spot.
Leading the charge was star shortstop Bo Bichette, who delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the Jays in front for the first time, where they would stay.
Fresh off being named the American League Player of the Week, Bichette has kept it going.
For the month of September, he’s picked up 24 hits, six doubles, hit seven home runs, driven in 21 runs, and scored 15 runs.
That’s just in 11 games, which matches him with the great Lou Gehrig, the only other player to have achieved all of those feats in just 11 games.
Bo Bichette in 11 games this September for the @BlueJays:
7 home runs
Since RBI became an official stat in 1920, the only other MLB player to reach all of those numbers over an 11-game span was Lou Gehrig in June 1930.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 13, 2022
Bichette is on his way to becoming a very special player.
Anytime you can match Gehrig, you’re doing something right.
Bichette has been red-hot this month and doesn’t look to be slowing down.
The home run was Bichette’s 24th of the season.
Bichette also had an RBI single to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth, making him responsible for all three Blue Jays runs in their win over the rival Rays.
He was also at the center of some controversy, when he was almost hit in the head by Rays reliever Javy Guerra, which drew his and the Blue Jays’ ire, causing retaliation and some exchanged words by the two sides’ coaching staffs.
Ultimately, Toronto came out on top and Bichette remained on a legendary pace, leading the Blue Jays to the top of the Wild Card race.