Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New York Yankees fall to the Toronto Blue Jays as late rally falls short

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 4-2.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and he pitched ok.  The Yankees offense couldn't get much going, Brian McCann hit a two run homerun in the ninth for the only runs. 

Nova pitched six innings giving up eight hits and four runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  He took his third loss of the season.  Nick Goody pitched 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and Richard Bleier made his major league debut pitching to two batters and retiring them both. 

Marco Estrada pitched eight innings for the Jays giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked three and struck out six and earned his third win of the season.  Aaron Loup pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a strikeout and Drew Storen earned his third save of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Carlos Beltran had a hit and McCann had a hit and two RBI.  Mark Teixeira had a hit, Starlin Castro drew two walks and Aaron Hicks had a hit.  Hicks and Teixeira each hit a double.  McCann hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base. 

Jose Bautista drew a walk, Josh Donaldson had a hit and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit and two RBI.  Michael Saunders had a hit and an RBI, Russell Martin had a hit and Drew Barney had a hit.  Kevin Pillar had a hit, Ryan Goins had two hits and an RBI and Encarnacion, Goins, Saunders and Pillar each hit a double.  Goins hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Barney was caught stealing.  

In the first Encarnacion hit an RBI double giving the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the third Encarnacion had an RBI ground out to extend the lead to 2-0.  Saunders hit an RBI double and it was 3-0 Jays.  In the fifth Goins hit a solo homerun making it a 4-0 game.  In the ninth McCann hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 4-2 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees and Jays will play game two of three on Tuesday night. 

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