Thursday, April 14, 2016

New York Yankees drop finale and series in Toronto

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 4-2.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched ok but he made one big mistake giving up a three run homerun.  The offense for the Yankees was pretty much completely shut down. 

Eovaldi pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Johnny Barbato pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. 

Marcus Stroman started for the Blue Jays and pitched eight innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  He earned his second win of the season and Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning to earn his fourth save of the season. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had a hit and Brian McCann had a hit.  Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI, Chase Headley drew a walk and the Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base. 

Kevin Pillar had two hits, Josh Donaldson had two hits and three RBI and Jose Bautista drew two walks.  Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and an RBI and Michael Saunders had two hits.  Russell Martin drew a walk, Encarnacion, Pillar, Saunders and Donaldson each hit a double.  Donaldson and Tulowitzki each hit a homerun.  The Jays were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the fourth Beltran grounded into an RBI groundout giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  Castro was batting and a wild pitch made it 2-0.  In the fifth Donaldson hit a three run homerun to put the Jays up 3-2 and in the sixth Tulowitzki hit a solo homerun to make it 4-2 which would be the final score. 

The Yankees lose two out of three in the series and are now 4-4 on the season.  They have lost two in a row and will begin a nine game home stand on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners.   

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