“Absolute disgust with himself” – Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. snaps his bat over knee in frustration against Yankees

For those who don't know, there's no MLB rule against snapping a bat in frustration, so, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won't face any penalty over the bad temper incident.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Toronto Blue Jays’ first baseman and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. couldn’t hide his frustration and snapped his bat over his left knee following a fifth-inning strikeout on Wednesday. This incident took place during his side’s 3-5 loss against the New York Yankees at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. 

The Blue Jays, which have been losing the same games for the same reasons, dropped their fourth game in a row. However, Vladimir wasn’t alone by any means as the Toronto team stranded nine runners and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday.

At this point in the year, we just have to slow some things down and not try to do too much,” said Guerrero’s teammate and Blue Jays’ outfielder George Springer, as quoted by MLB.com. “Don’t try to hit the five-run homer if there’s nobody on base. Slow down, stay within ourselves — because there’s a long way to go and a lot of time to right the ship.”

“Lineup changes all the time at the bottom”

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Toronto Blue Jays’ .181 average still ranks last in this Major League Baseball (MLB) season and manager Charlie Montoyo sees a lineup that’s “pressing” to break through.

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The lineup changes all the time at the bottom,” Montoyo explained on Tuesday. “I’ve got my best hitters at the top, so there’s no reason to move people around. I’ve got the best leadoff hitter in baseball leading off. Bo had a great year last year hitting second. The guy hitting third was almost the MVP, and the guy hitting cleanup was the Silver Slugger.”

“If you play this game and you’re not comfortable, you already have that excuse built in,” Montoyo said. “It’s all about people being comfortable where they are.”

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