Morrow believed the issue stemmed from the long fifth inning that the Blue Jays' offense enjoyed. While Toronto was piling on seven runs on seven hits -- including six doubles -- in the fifth, Morrow was watching from the bench.
"It was after the long inning we had," Morrow said. "I just hadn't gotten loose again. ... It's just a matter of, you're sitting for that long. It takes a little longer to get it going again."
In the bottom of the fifth, Morrow allowed a single to Derek Jeter, a deep flyout to Nick Swisher and then a two-run home run to Mark Teixeira. Gaston observed that a handful of Morrow's fastballs dropped in to the 84- to 89-mph range.
"I thought he was maybe tired out there," Gaston said. "I went out and talked to him. His velocity was down and I was worried about him, but he seemed to be OK. And then I checked it out with the trainers, and he's OK. That's good news."
"It just takes a little while to get back into it," Morrow said. "By the end of the inning, I think I was all right. We had a quick inning, and then I was throwing harder [in the sixth] than I was the inning before."