Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New York Yankees late rally falls short in loss to the Jays


The New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.  The game took place at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida and the final score was 7-3.  Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well.  The Yankees offense was led by Aaron Hicks who had three hits and DJ LeMahieu added two hits. 

Taillon pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Lucas Luetge pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with three strikeouts, Luis Cessa pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Albert Abreu pitched an inning giving up a run and two walks with a strikeout. 

Hyun Jin Ryu started for the Blue Jays and he pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four hits and an unearned run.  He walked one and struck out seven and earned his first win of the season.  David Phelps pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Jordan Romano pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Julian Merryweather pitched to one batter and got him out.  Tim Mayza pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

LeMahieu had two hits and drew a walk, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and two RBI and Gary Sanchez drew a walk.  Hicks had three hits, Roughned Odor had an RBI and Clint Frazier had a hit.  Jay Bruce had a hit which was a double, Hicks and LeMahieu each hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Urshela committed an error. 

Marcus Semien had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Bo Bichette had two hits and an RBI and Vlad Guerrero Jr. had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Randal Grichuk had a hit and an RBI, Cavan Biggio had two hits and Rowdy Tellez had a hit and an RBI.  Danny Jansen drew a walk, Josh Palacios had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Bichette and Guerrero Jr. each hit a double and Semien and Tellez each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Biggio committed an error. 

In the second Palacios hit a two-run single giving the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead.  In the third Grichuk hit a sac fly pushing the lead to 3-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Semien hit a solo homerun extending the Blue Jays lead to 4-0.  Guerrero Jr. hit an RBI double and it was 5-0.  In the bottom of the fifth Tellez hit a solo homerun pushing the lead to 6-0.  In the seventh Odor hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 6-1.  In the eighth Stanton hit a two-run single making it a 6-3 game.  The Yankees had two men on and two outs with Hicks up and ran themselves out of an inning.  In the bottom of the eighth Bichette hit a sac fly making it 7-3 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon.  The Yankees will then have an off day on Thursday before returning home on Friday to begin a three game set with the Tampa Bay Rays. 

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