4. Troy Tulowitzki’s Injury
Quite honestly this discussion of the Yankees making an AL East comeback wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the injury.
Troy Tulowitzki, the man who sparked this Blue Jays revolution since the trade deadline, broke his shoulder-blade and is out of action for an indefinite period of time.
While reports still claim he might only miss a few weeks, many aren’t so sure. A crack in the shoulder-blade is nothing to sneeze at. Additionally, this is Tulo, the guy who is always injured.
Admittedly, Toronto’s lineup is still dangerous with Josh Donaldson’s MVP type season leading the way. They’re miles ahead of everybody in runs scored (790) and lead in home runs (202).
Still, not having Tulowitzki leading off leaves a gaping hole in a lineup which was considered golden. For now they’ll have to settle for really good – something that could be the difference down the stretch.