The Yankees who made the playoffs are no longer a sure thing


BUFFALO – This was a case study of baseball as a torture of water. a walk. A fly ball. One more walk. The time came to a scary halt inside Sahler Field. They made a noise to the crowd. And then many more.

He began playing this sinister white-sounding sound effect, and the parade of base runners continued unabated. alone. A fielding error. A pitching change.

Even all the way from here, to the western corner of New York, you can hear the murmuring and muttering and the mumbling emanating from the Southern District and the neighboring areas of Connecticut and Jersey. alone. A theft. Another single. One more theft.

Turning had become a flood. The Blue Jays somehow looked like a hockey team on an endless five-three power play. They could do nothing wrong. Yankees could do nothing right – nothing. One more walk. Another single. One more walk…

Grand Slam.

Adam Ottavino said, “I don’t get them.” I have never played this kind of innings. ”

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Adam Ottavino walks from the mound.AP

Six-two was up 12-6 down, and would be a 12-7 loss. It was your average 10-run innings for the Blue Jays, and it came against Chad Green and Ottavino, who are believed to be two of the more reliable Yankees relievers and looked like the Islanders goal in Edmonton on this night, unable. Stop fusillade.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “It is difficult to carry forward this kind of innings, as we have got.” “Disappointing innings.”

Forget all the damage before this: it was the Mona Lisa of sorrow, beaten by the poor. This bad baseball was high as an art, and it came with in-house GM Brian Cashman to get a closer look at the bad and the ugly, and it dropped two complete games behind Jax to finish second gave. East (with rays, even at a loss, galloping across the horizon like a secretariat).

And now, you can start thinking unimaginable. Because by the time the Yankees had a bad season, it was always taken care of that by the time they earned a spot in the playoffs it was still – likely, even – to twist the narrative for. They would eventually recover. No other American League team scares you.

Enough, baby.

In the AL Playoff race this morning, 21-20, only the Yankees wake up out of the No. 8 eight. They are only one game in defeat column ahead of the Orioles and Tigers. They are only two ahead of the rising Mariners.

It is still hard to imagine any of those teams as a way to leapfrog the Yankees. The Tigers and Orioles combined for 222 losses last year. The Mariners lost 94. Those teams are not as bad this year as they were in the past, but not even a short season can quip that they are nothing good.

Of course, there is this warning:

Nor are the Yankees.

not now. We have progressed well past the point where the only concern in his universe was Tampa. He handed the Mets two of six games last week (and won for him completely gift-wrapped; the Mets and Yankees are a matchy set right now). He lost only three of four Orioles from all teams to Camden Yards of all places.

And now, at least in the most important baseball series played in the city of Buffalo since 1915, the Yankees dropped the game in the most likely fashion. Jays are not everything the Yankees are right now: exciting, reckless, bursting with confidence, flush with Swagger. They are a pleasure to watch.

Yankees are not. They dare you to change channels on them, game after game, night after night. This one lasted for 4 hours and 2 minutes. It took longer than that.

This should not be the case at all. Orones, Tigers or Mariners have to hit the tape in front of the Yankees – and there is no proper way to kill them, once their batting order is filled with a healthy body, all bets are off. They just need to stop the bleeding, even at a time when Hawke and Trapper may have a hard time figuring out how to do so, their baseball season is like meatball surgery at present.

“It’s part of being a pro,” Boone said. He said, “We can find it.” We’ve got to do better, but we also need the ability to move forward. ”

Without looking back Because surprisingly, unlikely, there are teams that benefit from them.

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