Nightmare in the Bronx As Yanks Blow Six-Run Lead to Jays
Just when things seemed as if they could turn around for the Yankees, like so many times this season, they did not. After Gary Sanchez powered the team to a six-run advantage with two home runs, a rain delay and nightmare ensued for the Yankee bullpen.
As the rain poured down the tarp eventually came off, which spelled the worst for the Yankees and their struggling bullpen. Anthony Swarzack coughed up 4, and then Adam Warren gave up another 4 in the 8th, giving Toronto an 8-6 advantage.
This game was more important to the Yankees than most people think, and the way the bullpen blew it was, well, catastrophic. If they held on, the Jays-O's-Sox would be in a tie for first, and the Yanks would be just 4.5 games back of the division lead and 3.5 back of the wild card. The fashion they blew the game in last night is especially discouraging because of the offensive output the team has been getting. Sanchez and Aaron Judge have been phenomenal since being called up, and have truly provide a jolt to the rest of the team. When the bullpen doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, it's simply unacceptable. As much as I want to believe this team can win, their flaws could very well be too abundant.
Listen to what Joe G had to say here.