Saturday, September 24, 2016

The New York Yankees are blown out in Toronto

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 9-0.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well, the bullpen wasn't good.  Gary Sanchez had two hits, the team only managed one other hit. 
Mitchell pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two and took his second loss of the season.  Blake Parker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two walks, James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Ben Heller pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 
Francisco Liriano pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He earned his eighth win of the season.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning with a walk, Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Danny Barnes pitched an inning striking out one. 
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Sanchez had two hits and Billy Butler drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius drew a walk, Aaron Hicks drew a walk and Sanchez hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Butler and McCann each committed an error. 
Devon Travis had two hits, Josh Donaldson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Jose Bautista had a hit and two RBI, Russell Martin had a hit and drew two walks and Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and four RBI.  Michael Saunders drew a walk, Melvin Upton Jr. had a hit and Kevin Pillar had two hits.  Ezequiel Carrera had two hits, Bautista and Travis each hit a double and Donaldson hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Pillar was caught stealing and Tulowitzki committed an error. 
In the first Tulowitzki hit a two run single to give the Jays a 2-0 lead.  In the second Encarnacion drew an RBI walk to push the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Bautista hit a two run double and it was 5-0 Jays.  Tulowitzki hit a two run single to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the eighth Donaldson hit a two run homerun and the lead grew to 9-0 which would be the final score. 
The Yankees have now lost two straight and are seeing their playoff hopes go down the drain. 

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