Monday, April 6, 2015

New York Yankee drop fourth straight opener as they lose to the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon.  The final score was 6-1 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.  Masahiro Tanaka started and had a rough outing especially in the third inning.  The Yankees offense only managed three hits, Alex Rodriguez was the only player to reach base more than once. 

Tanaka pitched four innings giving up five hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out six and took his first loss of the season.  Chris Martin pitched a perfect inning striking out the side, Chasen Shreve pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run and David Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings striking out one.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three walks and he struck out one and Esmil Rogers struck out the only batter that he faced. 

Drew Hutchison earned his first win of the season pitching six innings and giving up three hits nad a run with two walks and three strikeouts.  Aaron Loup pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one and Miguel Castro pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Brian McCann had a hit, Rodriguez had a hit and drew a walk and Gardner hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gregorius was caught stealing and Headley committed an error. 

Jose Reyes drew a walk, Russell Martin had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit and two RBI.  Dioner Navarro had a hit, Dalton Pompey drew a walk and Kevin Pillar had two hits.  Devon Travis had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Encarnacion and Travis each hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Pillar and Pompey each had a stolen base. 

In the third Reyes hit a sac bunt and an error occurred to allow a run to score.  Martin hit a two run single in the third and it was 3-0 Blue Jays.  Encarnacion hit a two run homerun and it was 5-0 Blue Jays quickly.  In the sixth Gardner hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 5-1.  In the seventh Travis hit a solo homerun to make it 6-1 Blue Jays and that was the final score. 

The two teams will be off on Tuesday and then resume their series on Wednesday night.  Michael Pineda will start for the Yankees against R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. 

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