You can’t win ‘em all. We all know that saying. Knowing that and knowing that the Yanks are still in first place after last night’s loss should be enough to make this game not a big deal. But when you’re losing because the 23-25th guys on your roster on playing in situations where they probably shouldn’t be playing, that’s frustrating. That’s what happened last night and it was a waste of a gem start by Chase Whitley.
Whitley absolutely locked down the Toronto lineup over 7 innings. They picked up base hits here and there, but never sustained anything through the first 5. He had his command going, attacked the strike zone, and kept the Jays hitters guessing. He struck out Jose Bautista twice in a row the first 2 times he faced him, which is never something you expect to happen with Whitley.