Friday, August 19, 2022

Game #118- Toronto Blue Jays (64-54) @ New York Yankees (73-47) - game recap


Kevin Gausman threw seven shutout innings in a 4-0 shutout win over the Yankees

After a strong win yesterday on strong nights from four of the all-stars, including George Springer, who was 5-5, the Blue Jays were looking for their 3rd straight win. Kevin Gausman got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. George Springer was out after taking a foul ball off his knee. Cavan Biggio was at 2B and Alejandro Kirk served as DH.  Could the Blue Jays make it three straight wins? Here is tonight's game recap.

Game Highlights:

  • The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 3rd as Whit Merrifield scored on a ground out on a ball hit by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  • The Blue Jays added a pair of runs in the top of the 4th as Teoscar Hernandez bashed a 2-run blast to dead center; also scoring Alejandro Kirk
  • Jameson Taillon pitching line: 5IP 6H 3R (all earned) 0BB 5K 80 pitches (53 for strikes)
  • Kevin Gausman pitching line: 7IP 4H 0R 1BB 7K 86 pitches (58 for strikes)
  • The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 9th as Matt Chapman scored on a sac fly by Danny Jansen
  • Final score: Blue Jays 4 Yankees 0

My Take:

  • Kevin Gausman pitched seven shutout innings, scattering four hits while walking one and striking out seven. After allowing a hit and walk in the 1st inning, Gausman retired the next 20 batters. He also retired the last 4 batters he faced.
  • The bullpen was perfect, retiring six in a row while striking out 1
  • Alejandro Kirk had the big day offensively, going 3-4. Teo drove in a pair with a no-doubter deep in dead center. 
  • Although both hitless on the night, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (ground out) and Danny Jansen (sac fly) both had productive outs. It's how you win championships, you get productive outs.
  • In the wild card standings, the Orioles were in a slugfest came out on top. The Rays lost in extra innings, the Mariners were winning and the Twins prevailed.
  • Up next, the Blue Jays go for their 4th straight win and their 18th series win of the season. Mitch White starts against Yankees ace Gerritt Cole