Travis Snider didn't seem impressed with himself for snapping his bat over his knee in anger after striking out with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning.
"That wasn't a great demonstration of professionalism," he said. "But again, sometimes as competitors our emotions get the best of us. I'd like to call it a relief but it's not one of those things that you want to make a regular occurrence."
It was a frustrating night for Snider -- until the 10th.
He had a chance to end the evening on a positive note and he did, smashing a 1-0 fastball from Ivan Nova to center for the game-winning double in a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Yankees.
It was a good victory for the Blue Jays because they had come back from a 3-7 trip that ended with three losses in Boston in which they scored one run in each game.
But perhaps this was a game where the team made a step in the right direction in a season that is about learning how to win. And perhaps a small step came last season when the Blue Jays won the season series against the Yankees 10-8 by going 6-3 at home.
And overcoming his frustration could be a step in the maturation process for Snider, who is only 23.
"We all saw the frustration," manager John Farrell said. "But to his credit, he didn't cash in the night. He had an opportunity to win and obviously he did."
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