Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yankees lose to the Jays as they squander many chances

The New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 5-3 tonight.  The story of the game was all the missed chances the Yankees had.  They had bases loaded and no outs and didn't score and in the eighth inning had bases loaded and one out and couldn't score with Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher up.  The one concern for the Yankees right now is that if they don't hit homeruns they don't score runs.  Freddy Garcia didn't have his best stuff but battled through five innings and gave them a chance to win the game. 

Garcia walked five guys and that was his main problem, the control.  He did strike out six and only gave up three runs.  Dave Robertson had a chance to get out of the sixth inning with the score only 3-2 Jays but he made a throwing error into centerfield and the Jays scored twice that inning to take a 5-2 lead.  The Yankees only managed to score one more run on Robinson Cano's second solo homerun of the game.  It was his eighth of the season. 

The Yankees remain in first place by three games in the loss column over the Tampa Bay Rays and four over the Jays.  The Red Sox continue to struggle at 11-14 although they have played a lot better lately.  The Yankees and Jays will play game two of three tomorrow afternoon.  A.J. Burnett will make the start. 

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