How Blue Jays are moving past Yanks sweep

September 18th, 2020

After a 10-7 loss to the Yankees on Thursday night that capped a sweep in the three-game series at Yankee Stadium, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo went around the clubhouse and made sure that everyone on the team had a positive attitude. Montoyo reminded his players that they had won or tied nine straight series before losing to the Yankees.

Entering Friday’s action, the Blue Jays were 26-23, clinging to the last Wild Card spot at a half-game behind the Indians and 4 1/2 ahead of the Mariners on the outside looking in.

“[I told them], 'Let’s move on. Let’s get ready for the Phillies tomorrow.' That’s what I said in the clubhouse last night,” Montoyo said. “Everybody was talking, and they were fine. The mood in the clubhouse today was great.”

Reliever said the Blue Jays must have a short memory They now have to focus on the Phillies this weekend, starting with trying to win the doubleheader on Friday. They have to take each game one at a time.

“We are in a good position, still. We are three games over .500. We have a good chance of doing something special this year," Bass said. "I think all the guys know that. We are not taking the Yankees series into this series [against the Phillies]."