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"Toronto’s performance is pretty easy to explain. The Jays’ offense hasn’t come close to expectations, with a 98 wRC+ and just 130 runs in 35 games, less than four a game. The left side of the infield has been a disaster, with Bo Bichette (.234/.275/.345) and Matt Chapman (.182/.259/.347) combining for almost 300 PAs of a .270 OBP, most of it in the top half of the order. "