Look what you made Aaron Judge do, Blue Jays.
The chirpiest four-game series known to man wrapped up on Thursday in Toronto with -- what do you know? -- another Yankees win. That made three out of four games won in hostile territory for the Bombers, and the final victory might've been the most hilarious.
After everyone from the broadcast booth to the last row to the Jays dugout complained about how "unfair" it was that Domingo Germán threw three sticky innings on Tuesday (even though Toronto couldn't hit Ryan Weber after they'd tied the game), the Blue Jays offense really one-upped themselves on Thursday. Holding a 3-1 advantage thanks to some Aaron Hicks insurance, the Yankees -- without a bullpen -- had to go with Weber, Albert Abreu and a slumping Ron Marinaccio to hold the advantage.
The only run Toronto scored was a bases-loaded sac fly against Weber, who wriggled out of a bases loaded, no out jam with just one run. Game over. Embarrassing for The Six.
So how did the Yankees celebrate finally escaping the Rogers Centre without Jays pitching coach Pete Walker slobbering all over them (they say he's still screaming in the dugout to no one to this day...)? A little Drake? Celine Dion? No, the Yankees' DJ had an even more appropriate tune cued up during Nestor Cortes' postgame media availability: Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood".
Yankees listened to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" after Thursday's win
Yup. Now we've got problems. And I don't think we can solve them.
Luckily, the Yankees don't have to go back to Toronto until the second-to-last series of the year. Even though they took care of business in this set, it was still deeply uncomfortable, and the less we have to see Walker, John Schneider and the rest of those loons, the better. They make Alex Cora look like Matty Healy.
Swift is at MetLife Stadium next weekend, if the Yankees can sneak out of the Bronx early after their matinee against the San Diego Padres. Maybe, during her two-song acoustic set of surprise songs, she can make room for a heartfelt cover of, "Shut Up, Fat Boy".
If not, though, Swift's catalog still has plenty of tunes that should work for the Yankees. "Teardrops on My Guitar" is definitely about the Blue Jays. "Dear John"? I think that was written after a fling with the Jays manager. And, of course, "Shake it Off," something Toronto simply refused to do.
Maybe they'll be over it by September. Or maybe the bad blood will linger. For now, though, Karma is a relaxing thought for the Yankees. Aren't you envious that for you it's not?