Toronto Blue Jays defeat New York Yankees, 6-2

It seemed like the perfect time for the manager to send a message, not just to Robinson Cano but the Yankees' entire team.

We heard a lot in the offseason and spring training about how Joe Girardi would be more demanding, less tolerant than his predecessor, but there has been little evidence of it even in a season of disappointment.

On the day after Cano carelessly threw away a game and all but assured the Yankees of their first empty October since 1993, and then ducked...