Dejected Blue Jays broadcast sunk by Aaron Judge HR, Yankees Twitter troll, YES replay
On Monday night, the Toronto Blue Jays broadcast team of Dan Shulman and Buck Martinez were investigating whether or not the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge were cheating. They didn't outright say that, but they said everything else required to make their intentions clear.
The next evening? The YES broadcast did investigating of their own after Judge homered again in what was the game winner in the eighth inning. We'll get to that in a moment.
After all the hoopla, MLB determined the Yankees were doing nothing fishy, an MLB insider reminded everyone that there are no signs to steal because of the existence of PITCHCOM, Blue Jays manager John Schneider tried his hardest to contrive more "evidence" in the form of Yankees base coaches not standing inside the boxes on the field, Toronto reliever Jay Jackson admitted he was tipping his pitches, and Domingo Germán got ejected for actually cheating. But the Yankees still won.
And it was all because of Judge's game-winning homer off star reliever Erik Swanson. Instead of the Jays worrying about the Yankees conducting nefarious wrongdoing, perhaps they should coach their bullpen not to throw 86 MPH junk over the heart of the plate to the reigning AL MVP.
What's the Blue Jays broadcast have to say this time? Nothing but stats and praise from Shulman and Martinez. Good night.
Yankees get revenge on Blue Jays for cheating accusations with Aaron Judge HR
That wasn't the end of the Yankees getting their last laugh, though. Immediately after Judge's mammoth 448-foot blast, the YES Network ran the replay and made sure to note that the slugger was not glancing at the Yankees dugout this time around.
"Is there any peek? No. Staring right at Swanson. Never deviated, and then sent a baseball into orbit," said Michael Kay.
Just making sure. Can never be too sure, right Toronto? All that focus on what the Yankees were doing and not enough what the Blue Jays weren't doing. Turns out, not scoring runs, pitching poorly, and letting Isiah Kiner-Falefa take you to the woodshed might be more important than the Yankees getting ahead of a reliever who's appeared in 62 career MLB games.
And for the grand finale, the Yankees Twitter account may or may not have taken a dig at the Blue Jays with their caption on a photo of Judge immediately after his cathartic moment.
Cinema! Vladimir Guerrero Jr. can learn a thing or two about that, since he's been working on a trailer for the Blue Jays' feature-length film for two years now. Post-production doesn't take that long, buddy.
Wednesday night marks the "despair" point of the Blue Jays' script this series/early point of the season, as Gerrit Cole will take the mound with Toronto desperate to salvage a series split, at best. If Cole can go deep into this one and secure the four-game series win, Toronto's redemption arc will need a lot more work than the script writers intended.