Monday, June 23, 2014

The New York Yankees are roughed up in Toronto

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 8-3.  Chase Whitley made the start and did not pitch well.  The bullpen was good and the offense didn't do much until the ninth inning. 

Whitley pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up 11 hits and eight runs with three walks and two strikeouts.  Whitley lost his first game of the season.  David Huff pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks with three strikeouts and Shawn Kelley pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side. 

Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Stroman earned his fourth win of the season.  Chad Jenkins pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and Aaron Loup threw one pitch and retired the only batter that he faced. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Francisco Cervelli drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit.  Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Yangervis Solarte had a hit and an RBI and Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Brendan Ryan had a hit.  Kelly Johnson hit a double and Mark Teixeira hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.   

Jose Reyes had an RBI and drew a walk, Melky Cabrera had two hits and an RBI and Adam Lind had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk.  Edwin Encarnacion had three hits and drew a walk, Colby Rasmus drew a walk and Dioner Navarro had two hits and two RBI.  Juan Francisco had a hit, Munenori Kawasaki had a hit and Anthony Gose had two hits and drew a walk.  Cabrera and Navarro each hit a double, Lind hit a  homerun and the Blue Jays were 6-16 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gose had a stolen base. 

The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Lind RBI single.  In the second they scored six runs to take a 7-0 lead and never look back. Reyes grounded into a force out to score a run, Cabrera hit an RBI single and Lind hit a three run homerun.  Navarro hit an RBI double and in the fourth Teixeira hit a solo homerun to make it 7-1 Blue Jays.  The Jays would score their final run of the game in the fourth on a Navarro RBI single.  In the ninth Solarte hit an RBI single and Johnson an RBI double to make it 8-3 and that would be the final score.  The Yankees are now a game behind the Blue Jays in the loss column and 2 1/2 overall in the AL East.  They will play game two out of three on Tuesday night. 

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