‘I’ve basically given up’: Blue Jays fans reel after collapse to Red Sox extends losing streak

WATCH: Toronto Blue Jays blow 4-run lead to lose 7-6 against Boston Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays are in a rut, and fans are feeling the pain.

So far, it’s been a season to forget: a poor win-loss record, a prospect being handed a lengthy suspension just after making his MLB debut, a play by a pitcher that went viral for the wrong reasons, and a current seven-game losing streak are just some of the blights.

But no doubt, making its way up the list was Monday night’s late-game collapse against the Boston Red Sox, which has some fans on social media fuming.

“I don’t know how much more of this 2024 season I can take,” wrote X user @jcalfraser on Monday night.

“This is probably the lousiest and most frustrating Toronto Blue Jays team I’ve ever watched in all my years of being a fan.”

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Guerrero Jr. monster home run had Jays in driver seat

The Blue Jays, which hold a 35-43 win-loss record this year, appeared to be in control in Boston after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a massive three-run home run out of Fenway Park during a five-run seventh inning.

The Jays were up 6-2, but not long after pitcher Chris Bassitt was replaced by Nate Pearson in the eighth inning, Boston scored a two-run homer to make the score 6-4.

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Left-hander Tim Mayza came on for Pearson with two out the inning, but with the bases eventually loaded, Boston’s Romy Gonzalez hit a line drive to left field that scored two players to tie the game.

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Boston’s Jarren Duran then drove in Ceddanne Rafaela with a ninth-inning single secure the Red Sox win.

Guerrero Jr.’s 471-foot home run was no doubt the highlight for the Jays, but it will be overshadowed by the loss that extends the team’s losing streak to seven — its longest since September 2019.

“471 ft HR. Jays were up 4 runs but the winning score was 7 runs and they lost by 1,” wrote X user @BrockSu.

“Amazed the same numerals can bring me tears of joy and also of pain. It hurts to be a Jays fan… to the core!”

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X user @ComeYeshua said: “I’ll keep tuning in but I’ve basically given up on #ToTheCore. I’m okay with them cleaning house. Keep Vladdy though.”

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However, some optimism among fans remains.

“I am convinced that the Blue Jays are going to do what the Washington Nationals did in 2019!!!,” wrote X user @jacktbjsmith, referring to the National’s 2019 World Series championship.

“I might be feeling optimistic but I will still support the Jays no matter the result #Tothecore.”

The Jays and Red Sox will face off again Tuesday with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.

— with files from The Associated Press

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