LADY AT THE BAT: Furious Yankees Take Revenge On Blue Jays

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Furious Yankees Take Revenge On Blue Jays

In a way, the Yankees can thank J A Happ for their win last night. After Luis Severino nicked Josh Donaldson on the elbow protector, Happ had what amounted to a hissy fit when Chase Headley stepped into the batters box. Two brawls and several ejections later, the Yankees were furious, and although Dellin Betances tried to give it back, revenge was taken out against the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, with just one more win, the Yankees can avoid their first losing season since 1992.

Yes, that's what it's come down to at this point, avoiding a losing season. It wasn't too long ago that the Yankees were 10 games over .500. Though I didn't think they were a lock to make the playoffs, I never thought they would be in the position they're in now. But they are, thanks, in part, to a sweep at the hands of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston now has the opportunity clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium, as early as tonight.

Going into last night's game, I would have said there was no chance the Yankees could prevent a Red Sox celebration in their own house. However, perhaps that emotional win in Toronto put some fight back into them, and they'll be able to tell Big Papi and Company, "Not so fast, Sux."

Tonight I want to see more of what Mark Teixeira did in his final road at-bat. I want to see some bat flipping, some styling and just some general "screw you" attitudes. Make the message clear: "This is our house. Not yours."

Stay furious, Yankees.

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