Even if the Yankees had swept the Rays last night instead of dropping the finale – shut out, no less – they still faced a slim-to-none chance to make the playoffs. It was a dispiriting loss nonetheless. Gary Sanchez didn’t even save us with another home run. Is this guy amazing or what? At least we have a full season of him to look forward to next year.
I didn’t love reading that Tanaka has a sore forearm and will miss a start. I wonder if that’ll be it for him this season, which would really mean throwing in the towel.
But now we head into the last few games: a series at Toronto and the last one in Boston. And then it’s over. Sob. I’m always sad when baseball is over, and the playoffs really only mean something for me if the Yankees are in them.
Maybe just to put a happy face on the season, we can go to Boston to finish up and beat them silly the way they just beat us. At least there would be some measure of justice. Just a little.