Blue Jays’ Grilli: ‘We’re in every ball game, it’s a good sign’

Blue Jays reliever Jason Grilli discusses the club's slow start, says we're fighting, and we're in every ballgame, we haven't had that big play, big hit, or big moment, but they're coming.

Jason Grilli knows the numbers. The Toronto Blue Jays are off to a terrible 6-14 start, with several key players on the disabled list.

But the right-handed reliever says he’s found a reason for hope.

“We’re in every ball game,” Grilli said Thursday. “It’s a good sign.”

The Blue Jays entered Thursday’s double-header against the St. Louis Cardinals having gone 3-2 on their current road trip. Their two losses, Saturday and Monday in Anaheim, Calif., were decided by one run each.

“We haven’t had that big play, the big hit, the big moment, but they’re coming,” said Grilli, referencing Chris Coghlan’s recent somersault as evidence that things are looking up.

“Things should turn our way,” he said. “We’ve been snake bit. The ball’s not bouncing in our favour. But we’re in every ball game. it’s a good sign.”

The Blue Jays are hoping to receive some good news on the injury front soon, as right-hander Aaron Sanchez, who’s been sidelined with blister issues on the middle finger of his right hand, appears to be nearing a return from the 10-day DL.

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