The New York Yankees have lost 3-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing the Jays to take the series 2-1. The game and series were a forgettable one, as the Yankees could not get their bats going, only scoring 8 runs in 3 games. On the other hand, the Yanks’ pitching held Toronto to just 9 runs. Today’s game exhibited perfectly how the series went:
Yankees Lineup Has No Spark, Embarrassed Again By Blue Jays Pitching
Again, the Yankees fail to provide any run support. Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez, and Gio Urshela all failed to reach base. The only run came on after Clint Frazier stretched out a double and Brett Gardner brought him in. Though Giancarlo Stanton sat today, having no run production from the top 6 spots is disheartening.
Unfortunately, Sanchez’s HR streak has stopped at 2, as he merely missed a HR on his first at-bat today. Conversely, DJ LeMahieu reached base twice again today, proving once again that his new contract is was worth every penny.
All in all, it has been a rough couple of days watching the Yankees’ hitting woes. Let’s hope they can find their groove against the back of the Orioles rotation tomorrow.
Michael King Makes Strong Case For Yankees Starting Rotation
Michael King‘s performance today can be described with one word: dominance.
King had all four of his pitches working today, specifically his slider and two-seamer were dirty today. After giving up one hit, one walk, and Sanchez’s catcher’s interference, he did not give up a single base-runner. He also struck out 3.
Before King came in, German pitched for 3 innings. Though he breezed through the first inning, he ran into trouble in the 2nd after letting up two homers to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk. He worked through the third, but his pitch count had already gotten high enough that manager Aaron Boone felt it was time to take him out.
Though the pitching today was not perfect, it should have been enough to get the job done. Another quick side note is that though Aroldis Chapman was available today, and he remained unused. Hopefully we will see him return soon in the future.
The New York Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles next. Slated to face off are Yanks’ Jordan Montgomery and O’s Jorge Lopez. I think we are all hoping the Yankees get their act together against a team that they have dominated in the past.