What is the one thing the Yankees cannot afford to do during this last weekend of the season? They cannot lose to bad teams and more specifically bad pitchers like Ricky Romero.
So what did they do this afternoon? Exactly that.
The Yankees started off strong with two runs in the first inning off Romero and then…they did nothing.
The Blue Jays scored three runs on seven hits and won the game because the Yankee offense fell asleep at the wheel. All three runs were charged to Andy Pettitte who lost his first game since coming back from the DL.
The Yankees were 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and didn’t take advantage of the Blue Jays inept fielding. They had the bases loaded with no outs in the third inning and couldn’t capitalize.
So now they will sit and wait for the Orioles to beat up on the Red Sox tonight. If the Orioles win – why am I even saying if? – they will move up into a tie for first place in the American League East.