The Toronto Blue Jays play Game 4 against the Cleveland Indians at 4 p.m. ET, and they face incredibly long odds of bouncing back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) after dropping a 4-2 decision Monday night in Toronto.
Coming back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series is a feat that only one team has done.
“I had a good feeling at the beginning, it didn’t happen, but we’ll show up (Tuesday),” Blue Jays manager Gibbons said after Monday’s game. “It’s definitely a daunting task, but it’s been done before.”
In 2004, the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in the best-of-seven series after being down 3 games to none. The Sox went on to win the World Series.
“It’s either you win or you go home and I don’t want to go home. And I don’t think anybody in this clubhouse wants to go home yet,” said Toronto catcher Russell Martin.
According FiveThirtyEight, a statistical analysis website, Canada’s only professional baseball team has a six per cent chance of beating the Indians, and advancing to the World Series. The website places the Blue Jays at a three per cent chance of bringing the World Series banner north of the border for the first time in 23 years.
Game 4 goes at 4pm today with Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez against Indians ace Corey Kluber.
BIG FM will be broadcasting live and watch the game at The British Arms, downtown Barrie. Come and join us and let’s show the Jays some love.