It was an emotional night in Miami… and we saw a different level of emotions in Toronto.
The Marlins paid tribute to Jose Fernandez last night, a day after their ace died in a tragic boating accident off Miami Beach.
There were several goosebump, lump in your throat type moments that came to a crescendo when Dee Gordon led off the game.
He wore Fernandez’s helmet and batted right for the first pitch of the game, then switched to his usual left side of the plate and on the 3rd pitch of the game hit his first home run of the season as the Marlins topped the Mets 7-3.
He was overcome with emotion as he stepped on home plate and had to be consoled by teammates and coaches.
From tears to venom, where the Blue Jays and Yankees met for the final time last night.
New York stormed back in the 9th inning to win the game that was highlighted by two bench clearing incidents.
You can’t call them brawls because players and coaches were just shoving each other.
But it did leave Jays reliever Joaquin Benoit limping noticeably, so even though 4 Yankees were ejected, I guess you can say the Bluebirds lost the melee too.
Toronto has to put that emotion to good use tonight when they begin a big 3 game series at home against the Orioles, who remain hot on their heels for the first wild card spot in the American League.