Saturday, August 8, 2015

The New York Yankee drop their second straight to the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-0.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well but made one bad pitch that cost him dearly.  The Yankees offense was shutdown once again only managing three hits. 

Nova pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Nova lost his fourth game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched to two batters and struck them both out and Bryan Mitchell pitched three innings giving up three hits and two runs with only one of them being earned.  He struck out a batter. 

David Price pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Price won his 11th game of the season.  Aaron Sanchez pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Mark Lowe pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk.  Chase Headley drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had a hit and the Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ryan committed an error. 

Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and an RBI, Donaldson had a hit and drew a walk and Bautista had a hit.  Edward Encarnacion had a hit and drew a walk, Justin Smoak had a hit and four RBI and Russell Martin had a hit and an RBI.  Anthony Goins had a hit, Smoak hit a homerun and Tulowitzki hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the sixth Smoak  hit a grand slam to give the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead.  In the seventh Tulowitzki extended the Blue Jays lead to 5-0 and in the eighth Martin hit an RBI single to make it 6-0 which would be the final score.  The Yankees will look to avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon and stop some of the Blue Jays momentum as their first place lead shrinks. 

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