Yankees 7 Blue Jays 4
You’ve read this same recap a dozen times in the past couple of weeks.
Our defense was terrible, yadda yadda yadda
The bullpen couldn’t do the job, yadda yadda yadda.
The offense had chances to score but yadda yadda yadda.
Well, let’s not totally yadda yadda this one:
Marcus Semien starts us off with a walk and Bo Bichette singled. I thought maybe we were going to start this one off with some runs. Silly rabbit.
Vladimir Guerrero grounds one back to the pitcher. Easy 1-3 put out. Unfortunately, there was more. Semien went on contact, got about halfway, and stopped. Bo, as he should, watching the runner in front of him, got about two-thirds of the way to third and then notices that Semien stopped.
Yankees also noticed that Semien was in the middle of nowhere, got him in a very quick rundown, and tagged him out.
Bo, well, Bo wasn’t sure whether to go forward or back
Lots of things went wrong. Can’t stop that far off third. Can’t. That far off, keep going, maybe something good will happen.
And Bo, GET TO A BASE. He had time to get to third. He might have had time to get to second. But no, he stands in no man’s land and he becomes the third out of a triple play.
Anyway, cut and paste any recap from the last two weeks....
Errors from Zeuch (if you throw baseballs for a living you should be able to make the throw from the mound to second) and Semien and, not called an error, but Payamps has to know how to cover first, but didn’t tonight. McGuire did his best to screw up an easy rundown, Bo saving him with a quick move. And Santiago Espinal had an error that wasn’t called an error but threw wild from third and almost got Vlad injured.
We had 10 hits. Reese was the hitting hero, 3 for 3, 2 doubles, and one that could have been a double but down three runs he decided not to risk getting thrown out, and I’m good with that. His run didn’t matter, it was two after his that mattered.
Randal Grichuk, mocked for batting cleanup, went 2 for 4. Lourdes Gurriel and Rowdy Tellez had 0 fors.
Cavan Biggio was robbed of a home run by Aaron Judge pulling one back that was over the wall.
Jays of the Day: McGuire (.265 WPA), Payamps (.096). Semien had the number but, considering the running mistake and the fielding mistake he doesn’t get it.
Suckage: Castro (-.448, he got 1 out and gave up 5 hits and 4 earned), Zeuch (-.150), Vlad (-.148, a hit from him at the right moment could have really helped out), and Gurriel (-.124).
We had 683 comments in the GameThread. delv213 (is that the number of walks our bullpen gave up?) led us to crushing defeat.