Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Game #32- Toronto Blue Jays (17-15) @ New York Yankees (22-8) - game recap


George Springer drove in a run and scored a run, both on sac fly's, in a losing effort as the Yankees came from behind to defeat the Blue Jays 5-3

After a heartbreaking walk off loss to the Yankees in another game of bad calls by the umpires that saw reliever Yimi Garcia, pitching coach Pete Walker and manager Charlie Montoyo all ejected, the Blue Jays were looking to snap a season-long 3-game losing streak. Jose Berrios got the start with Alejandro Kirk behind the plate. George Springer got the half day off as DH with Raimel Tapia in CF. Could the Blue Jays snap the losing streak? Here is today's game recap. 

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 1st on a fielder's choice hit by Teoscar Hernandez that scored George Springer
  • The Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the 4th as Gleyber Torres bashed a 3-run blast to the opposite field in right-center; also scoring Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu
  • The Blue Jays got a run back in the top of the 6th on a sac fly by Matt Chapman that scored Teoscar Hernandez
  • Jameson Taillon pitching line: 5.1IP6H 2R (both earned) 1BB 4K 85 pitches (56 for strikes)
  • The Yankees added a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning as Torres singled scoring Rizzo and LeMahieu
  • Jose Berrios pitching line: 5.1IP 5H 5R (all earned) 1BB 4K 88 pitches (53 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the top of the 9th on a sac fly by Springer that scored Santiago Espinal
  • Aroldis Chapman got the final 3 outs for his 8th save of the season
  • Final score: Yankees 5 Blue Jays 3

My Take:

  • Jose Berrios threw 5.1 innings allowing 5 runs on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4. Gleyber Torres was a thorn in his side, smacking a 3-run jack off him in the 4th inning and driving in a pair with a single in the 6th. Berrios retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced before allowing three straight hits, including Torres' 3-run HR. It was really 2 innings where he ran into trouble
  • The bullpen allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 over the final 2.2 innings. Trent Thornton is still dicey in terms of his reliability. He allowed a pair of hit in 1.2 innings. 
  • Offensively, the Blue Jays mustered 3 runs off productive outs (a pair of sac flies and a fielder's choice). 
  • Every Blue Jays starter except Lourdes Gurriel Jr. reached base at least once
  • The Blue Jays were 0-7 with runners in scoring position
  • Up next, after an off-day tomorrow, the Blue Jays travel to Tropicana field to begin a weekend set against the Rays. Kevin Gausman starts Friday. The Rays have not set up their rotation for the series yet.