The Red-Hot Blue Jays

by Bill Chuck on June 24, 2013

The Blue Jays matched a team record by winning their 11th straight game Sunday, finishing off a three-game sweep of the Orioles.

Toronto has swept three consecutive series for the first time since 1998, the last time they won 11 straight. The Blue Jays also won 11 consecutive games in 1987.

Longest Jays winning streaks

Rk Strk Start End Games CG SHO SV ERA Opp
1 TOR 2013-06-11 2013-06-23 11 0 2 5 2.07 CHW,TEX,COL,BAL
2 TOR 1998-08-27 1998-09-07 11 1 2 6 2.58 KCR,MIN,BOS,CLE
3 TOR 1987-06-02 1987-06-13 11 2 1 5 2.58 SEA,BAL,NYY
4 TOR 2008-08-30 2008-09-09 10 1 2 5 2.25 NYY,MIN,TBR,CHW
5 TOR 1993-09-10 1993-09-21 9 1 2 4 2.78 CAL,DET,MIN,BOS
6 TOR 1985-07-21 1985-07-29 9 2 1 4 1.98 OAK,SEA,CAL,BAL
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/24/2013.

MLB Longest winning streaks since 2000

Rk Strk Start End Games
1 OAK 2002-08-13 2002-09-04 20
2 SFG 2002-09-20 2003-04-07 15
3 SEA 2001-05-23 2001-06-08 15
4 ATL 2000-04-16 2000-05-02 15
5 DET 2011-09-02 2011-09-14 12
6 TEX 2011-07-04 2011-07-19 12
7 BOS 2006-06-16 2006-06-29 12
8 HOU 2004-08-27 2004-09-08 12
9 TBD 2004-06-09 2004-06-22 12
10 ARI 2003-06-18 2003-06-30 12
11 CHC 2001-05-19 2001-06-02 12
12 TOR 2013-06-11 2013-06-23 11
13 PHI 2010-09-12 2010-09-24 11
14 CHW 2010-06-15 2010-06-26 11
15 TEX 2010-06-12 2010-06-24 11
16 COL 2009-06-04 2009-06-14 11
17 BOS 2009-04-15 2009-04-27 11
18 COL 2007-09-16 2007-09-27 11
19 LAD 2006-07-28 2006-08-08 11
20 MIN 2006-06-22 2006-07-03 11
21 MIN 2003-09-13 2003-09-24 11
22 STL 2001-08-09 2001-08-19 11
23 OAK 2001-08-02 2001-08-12 11
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/24/2013.

11 heaven

During the streak:

  1. Edwin Encarnacion has hit .350
  2. Adam Lind has hit .341, but when he has hit in the 1st inning, he’s 7-for-8 (.875) with three homers and eight RBI.
  3. Jose Bautista has hit .163. The Jays have hit .260.
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, Colby Rasmus, and Adam Lind have each homered four times. The Jays have hit 20 homers.
  5. Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind each have 12 RBI
  6. Colby Rasmus has struck out 14 times, Jose Bautista 10 times
  7. Casey Janssen has five saves and one win
  8. Mark Buehrle, Esmil Rogers, and Brett Cecil each have two wins.
  9. The bullpen has thrown 28.2 innings and allowed four runs, two earned, 13 hits, eight walks and have struck out 32.
  10. The starters have allowed 23 runs, 21 earned in 71.1 IP. They’ve allowed 68 hits including eight homers, walked 17 and whiffed 50.
  11. When the streak started the Jays were 12 games out of first in fifth place, they are now five out in fourth place.

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