Sunday, June 30, 2024

Game #83 - New York Yankees (54-32) @ Toronto Blue Jays (38-45) - game recap


Justin Turner drove in the Blue Jays only run in an 8-1 loss to the Yankees

After responding to a blowout loss with a blowout win thanks to 6RBI from Vlad, the Blue Jays were trying to make it 2 straight wins and notch their 8th series win of the season. Kevin Gausman got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. Vlad was back in the field after a half day off as DH yesterday (Justin Turner served as DH today) Bo Bichette got the complete day off with IKF at SS. Kevin Kiermaier was in CF and Daulton Varsho was in LF. Ernie Clement got the start at the hot corner. Could the Blue Jays make it two straight wins and 8 series wins? Here is today's game recap.

Game Highlig

  • The Yankees opened the scoring in the top of the 1st as Aaron Judge hammered a 2-run bomb to dead center; alsio scoring Juan Soto 
  • The Yankees added a run in the top of the 2nd as DJ LeMahieu singled scoring Ben Rice
  • Three batters later, Austin Wells was forced in on a bases loaded walk to Soto 
  • The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 3rd as Justin Turner singled scoring Spencer Horwitz
  • The Yankees added a ru in the top of the 5th as LeMahieu doubled scoring Gleyber Torres
  • A batter later, Trent Grisham doubbled home Rice and LeMahieu 
  • Kevin Gausman pitching line: 4.1IP 7H 7R (all earned) 5BB 7K 107 pitches (62 for strikes)
  • The Yankees added a run in the top of the 6th as Rice doubled scoring Alex Verdugo
  • Gerrit Cole pitching line: 5IP 3H 1R (earned) 1BB 6K 90 pitches (61 for strikes)
  • Final score: Yankees 8 Blue Jays 1

My Take:

  • Kevin Gausman was lit up for 7 runs on 7 hits while walking 5 and striking out 7 over 4.1 innings. He just didn't have it today. It's been an uneven season for Gausman, who missed the first start with an injury from spring training. You have to wonder if he's still fighting through the injury.
  • The bullpen gave up a run on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 4 over the last 4.2 innings. They better pray that Romano's visit with the same doctor who recently did Alek Manoah's Tommy John surgery doesn't give the Blue Jays closer the same diagnosis or a simlar prognosis. Newcomer and sidewinder Jose Cuas was the only reliever to retire every batter he faced.
  • Several streaks ended today: Vlad's three straight games with a home run and IKF's 13 game hitting streak
  • The only offence today was Justin Turner's RBI single to drive in Spencer Horwitz
  • Up next, the Blue Jays continue the homestand as they take on the Houston Astros tomorrow on Canada Day. The Astros won two of three in Houston waty back in the first full week of the seasion, who outscored the Blue Jays 19-2 in that series. Yariel Rodriguez starts against Astros righty Hunter Brown