Luis Gil's bizarre history, Angels' John Sterling tribute help overlook Yankees loss

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Let's try something different, shall we? What happened on Monday night that will help us forget about a silly, boring, worthless New York Yankees' loss? We've got a few things, but here's your quick rundown (no, not the impossible one Jim Halpert couldn't figure out).

The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a score of 3-1. They notched just four hits and six walks, going 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. They had another defensive miscue when Gleyber Torres overran a ground ball, but the official scorers are having a field day not giving out errors so far this season.

Not much went right, but don't let that fool you because the Blue Jays weren't good, either. They notched four hits and eight walks while going 1-for-10 with RISP. Not a scary team. They will probably lose this series.

As for the cool Yankees happenings? Well, Luis Gil, who looked dead to rights in the second inning as he lost control and walked the bases loaded, ended up lasting five innings in this one. He labored through 99 pitches. His resilience was on full display. He could've easily folded against this talented lineup.

Not only that, but he logged a unique pitching line -- the first of its kind in MLB history. No other pitcher recorded five innings with three earned runs on three hits and seven walks with six strikeouts. The Blue Jays, like any good high school team would have, managed seven free passes because Gil couldn't find the plate for about two full innings (51 pitches through two innings, then managed 48 across his next three), but they largely failed to cash in. And then Ron Marinaccio and Dennis Santana had their way with them.

Luis Gil's bizarre history, Angels' John Sterling tribute help overlook Yankees loss

Down in Tampa, the rival Rays dropped their series opener to the LA Angels and Mike Trout hit the game-winning homer in what ended up being a five-run eighth inning. His two-run blast put the Halos on top, and Angels broadcaster Wayne Randazzo paid tribute to Yankees legendary broadcaster John Sterling, who retired on Monday, with a pretty epic call.

He imitated Sterling's patented "it is high, it is far, it isssssss gone!!!" catchphrase on Trout's homer, adding a little insult to injury for the Rays. Randazzo could've accentuated his syllables a bit more, but we will take it. Beautiful moment.

Sterling received an outpouring of support from the baseball world after his abrupt retirement. Yankees icons of yesteryear came out of the woodwork to tip their cap. The SNY booth got in on the action and showed their respect. Sterling is a legend and deserves all the support as well as the proper farewell.

So what if the Yankees lost and fell to 12-5? Fans would surely enjoy not seeing the offense do this, but it's going to happen from time to time. If there are silver linings present, we'll choose to address those. See you tomorrow, Toronto. Carlos Rodón's waiting for ya.