Yankees come up with embarrassing excuse as to why their pitching struggled against Toronto

New York Yankees, Adam Ottavino

The New York Yankees were thrashed by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday evening, by a score of 12-7. While the offense showed up to play, they allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning to blow a 6-2 lead. Jordan Montgomery lasted 3.1 innings and gave up two earned runs, but Chad Green and Adam Ottavino had different plans in mind.

The Yankees are on one of the worst cold strikes in baseball, losing their last four games straight and six of their last seven games. They’re currently playing in Buffalo at Sahlen Field, due to Canada’s restrictions on COVID-19. After the thrashing, the Yankees reportedly complained of the lighting at the field.

An embarrassing excuse for the Yankees only makes their situation look worse, considering the Blue Jays seemed to be just fine. Catchers often-times use nail polish to indicate their signs better when the lighting is poor or the air is thick, and the Yankees didn’t even think to do that during the game. If there were issues reading the signs, Kyle Higashioka might’ve been thrown a few fastballs when a curveball was called. Ultimately, this excuse was poor and a testament to how the Yankees have looked past few weeks.

Hopefully, they can regain their sea legs against Toronto on Tuesday evening, but their starting pitching has been inadequate as of late. Let’s not even get started on their bullpen and how awful the offense has looked without Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup.

The ever-consistent (joke) J.A. Happ will get the start on Tuesday in hopes of dragging the Bombers out of the basement.