How do the bats go limp at the same time and for three days straight? I get that they faced a knuckleballer and David Price, but the other Jays’ pitchers aren’t Cy Young. I mean seriously. What a miserable showing against a team that’s locked and loaded since the trade deadline and that’s breathing down our necks in second place. Toronto was the team that required turning it up a notch, and the Yanks, specifically the offense, couldn’t do it. I’m glad I wasn’t at any of those games. Must have been deadly dull sitting there watching zero runs.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Brett Gardner getting hit in the head by a ball hurled by a fan. How pathetic. I’ve never understood the whole “Let’s throw the opposing team’s home run ball back on the field” thing. Don’t people want a ball as a souvenir, no matter who hit it? Or if not, how about giving it to a kid who might want it? Or just donate it to charity, for God’s sake.
Ok, I’ll try not to rant, but this series got me mad. And mostly I’m mad because Cashman did nothing before the trade deadline and the Jays did everything to make their team better. The Yanks are still a powerhouse, no question, but they could have made tweaks here and there and didn’t, aside from the injured and therefore useless Ackley.