Baseball is a fickle game.
One night, everything can go perfectly, then the next night, everything can fall apart.
Every player throughout Major League Baseball can attest to that, including the best in the business.
Following a three-home run outburst against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, Guerrero didn’t have much luck on Thursday, going 0-for-4 and earning himself a Golden Sombrero as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees by a final of 3-0.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted about this and detailed just how hard the game can be at times and how the constant ebb and flow makes the game as great as it is.
On the night after he hit 1,286 feet worth of home runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. walked into Yankee Stadium, took a Golden Sombrero and left the stadium with an L.
Even for the best, baseball can be a really, really, really difficult game. And that’s what makes it so great.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 15, 2022
This is a good take by Passan.
Baseball is a game that requires a ton of focus and discipline, and even for the best in the business, sometimes the game can be too much.
Sometimes the game will get the better of you when other nights, you could have a game to remember like Guerrero did on Wednesday.
It’s a weird game.
The baseball gods can do such strange things and play with everybody’s minds, including someone as good as Guerrero.
Perhaps even a player who is not known for his power could unload and hit three home runs in a game.
There’s just no way to predict what will happen.
It’s a game of highs and lows, as we saw with Guerrero last night.
You just never really know what the baseball gods are going to do next.
Maybe tonight, Guerrero will have another three-home run outburst and make up for a disappointing game in New York last night.