Sunday, April 22, 2018

Game #21 Toronto Blue Jays (13-8) @ NY Yankees (11-9) - game recap

Yankees ace Luis Severino pitched 7 strong innings as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.

After a difficult 9-1 drubbing yesterday afternoon, the Blue Jays were looking to even the 4 game series and avoid their first series loss of the season. Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • Didi Gregorious opened the scoring with a solo HR to right with 2 outs in the bottom of the 1st
  • Austin Romine doubled to right scoring Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andujar with 2 outs in the bottom of the 2nd
  • Teoscar Hernandez got the Blue Jays on the board with a solo HR in the top of the 6th
  • Andujar doubled in the bottom of the 6th scoring Sanchez
  • Jaimie Garcia pitching line: 5.1IP 6H 4R (all earned) 3BB 6K 95 pitches (57 for strikes)
  • Luis Severino pitching line: 7IP 3H 1R (earned) 2BB 6K 112 pitches (69 for strikes)
  • The Yankees added a fourth insurance run in the bottom of the 7th on a sac fly by Gregorius
  • Final score: Yankees 5 Blue Jays 1

My Take:

  • The umpires got one wrong in the bottom of the 8th. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made a wide call to Justin Smoak that pulled him off the bag. It appeared on replay that Smoak was off the bag when he caught it. Tyler Austin was called out on the play and the call was held up on replay. That meant 2 outs nobody on instead of 1 out one on 1st.
  • The difference today was the Jays were facing Yankees ace Luis Severino who was on point. His slider was working leading to swings and misses and weak contact.
  • Jaimie Garcia battled through his 5.1 innings of work.He gave the Jays a chance to comeback keeping the score close until he tired in the 6th inning
  • Russell Martin continues to slump at the plate. He was 0-3 at the plate today and his average dropped to .130. Even though Luke Maille had a difficult start yesterday, he may be the better catching option.
  • Up next: After an off-day tomorrow, the Blue Jays return home to face the Red Sox, who are first in the majors. Last season Boston took the season series 12-8; including 2 series sweeps (June 30-July 2 and Aug 28-30). Tuesday's pitching match-up sees Rick Porcello facing JA Happ