The Toronto Blue Jays have done something they couldn't do in their 1992-93 back-to-back World Series championship seasons: win 10 straight.
That was exactly what the 2008 Jays accomplished on Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep in Chicago over the White Sox, as A.J. Burnett and Jesse Litsch were victorious, giving Toronto its 10th consecutive victory.
And it's not like it's been an easy ride.
The first two in the streak came at Yankee Stadium which is always a difficult place to win. Then sweeps over AL Central-contending Minnesota Twins and AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays, followed by these two wins against AL Central-leading Chicago put the streak at 10.
The question is, why couldn't all this winning have come in the first half when the Jays' pitching was awesome?
Once again, it's a case of too little too late.
The Jays, now seven behind Boston in the Wild Card race, will visit the Beantowners on the weekend. Both teams have 18 games remaining.
True, last season, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a seven game deficit with 17 left to beat out the New York Mets for the NL East.
But there is no way this will happen in the AL East in 2008.
Too little, too late.
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