Yankees beat Jays powered by first and last home run of Brett Gardner's career

After watching last night's game against the Blue Jays, I came to a conclusion: any team that can lose to a Yankees lineup "highlighted" by Brett Gardner, Ramiro Pena, Melky Cabrera, and the indominable Francisco Cervelli should be erraticated from the Major Leagues. After all of this nonsensical bullshit about how the Blue Jays could be "for real", they got beat last night by an inferior lineup, all while not allowing a hit to Alex Rodriguez.

On Tuesday, Roy Halladay showed why he is the best in the business by dominating the Yanks. On Wednesday, his team proved that it is relatively worthless if he isn't on the mound. Keep in mind that Scott Richmond, who started for the Jays last ngiht, was 4-1 3.29 prior to being pants by the Yankees AAAA squad. This can not hold up.

With all of the injuries and struggles that the team has endured, it is a testament to how good this team truly is that they are still within striking distance of first place. After starting the season without their all star third baseman, the Yankees have lost their number two starting pitcher, their starting catcher, starting right fielder, setup man, backup catcher, and are now winning games with their all star shortstop on the shelf. Imagine the Mets playing without David Wright for five weeks, and in the process losing Mike Pelfrey, Brian Schneider, Ryan Church, J.J. Putz, and Ramon Castro yet still keeping it together without letting the Phillies run away with the division. The Yankees depth has been truly outstanding.


Libby said...

I would have to agree. The Yankees team is putting up a good fight without their key players. When Posada went on the DL, I was truly worried. But these guys are class acts. It's a long road ahead. I think people forget that the season is only really a month in--a lot can still happen, and the Yankees are showing that.

Anonymous said...

The Jays are screwed. They are barely treading water above a Yankees team decimated by injuries and a Red Sox team that is without Matsuzaka and Youk - and has had guys in and out of the lineup due to injury (Pedroia, Ellsbury), a non-existant DH, and picthing that has not yet come around (Lester, Beckett).

It is only a matter of time before TOR falls back into 4th place (where they belong) and trade away Halladay