Saturday, April 5, 2014

New York Yankees are shutout in Toronto but Michael Pineda has a strong debut

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.  The game

took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 4-0 Blue Jays.  Michael

Pineda made his season debut and Yankees debut and was great.  David Phelps struggled in relief. 

The Yankees offense had plenty of chances but couldn't cash in. 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out five, he was a hard luck loser.  Vidal Nuno walked the only batter that he faced and Phelps pitched two innings giving up three hits and three runs.  He had three strikeouts. 

R.A. Dickey started for the Blue Jays and picked up the win.  He pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Aaron Loup pitched to one batter and retired him, Brett Cecil pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Sergio Santos picked up his second save pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, Derek Jeter drew two walks and Francisco Cervelli had two hits.  Yangervis Solarte had two hits, Brian Roberts drew a walk and Cervelli hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base.   

Melky Cabrera had two hits and an RBI, Colby Rasmus had a hit and Jose Bautista had a hit and two RBI.  Adam Lind had a hit and drew a walk, Josh Thole had a hit and an RBI and Robert Goins had a hit.  Jonathan Diaz had a hit, Lind, Goins, Diaz and Rasmus each hit a double and Cabrera and Bautista each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four  men on base.  Thole was caught stealing  and Rasmus had an outfield assist. 

In the second inning Thole hit an RBI single to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  That score would hold until the eighth inning.  In the eighth the Jays would score three insurance runs to take a 4-0 lead and that would be the final score.  Cabrera hit a solo homerun and Bautista hit a two run homerun.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the three game series on Sunday afternoon.  CC Sabathia will make the start for the Yankees looking to bounce back from his poor first start.  The Yankees will then head home for their home opener on Monday afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.  They will be looking to even their record at 3-3 on Sunday. 

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