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Well, it took a lot longer for the Jays to lose tonight. 13 innings.

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MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees 3 Blue Jays 0 (13 innings)

It was a pitcher’s duel until the top of the 13th.

Joe Biagini started the 13th. He struck out Torrez. Then gave up a single to Gardner. Unfortunately he gave up an Aaron Judge homer. That was followed, an out later by a Stanton homer.

I’d be irritated, but we had 12 innings to score a run. And we didn’t. If the Yankees didn’t score there, we might have gone another 12 innings without scoring. We only managed 4 hits in 13 innings. Kendrys Morales had 2 of them single and a double in the 13th. Justin Smoak had one (a double) and Devon Travis had the other.

If your pitchers keep the Yankees off the board for 12 innings, you really ought to win.


I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but we got an excellent start.

This one from Sam Gaviglio. He went 7 innings, allowed just 3 hits, 3 walks with 4 strikeouts and no runs. Against the Yankees. That was as good a game as you’ll see pitched all season.

Ryan Tepera pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and getting a strikeout. He was helped by a nice throw to second, and a terrific tag, to catch a base stealer, by Russell Martin and Devon Travis respectively.

Tyler Clippard gave up a double to start the 10 but he and Tim Mayza (facing left Brett Gardner) stranded him there.

John Axford allowed a walk (and had a couple of pitches get past Martin) but he got out of the 11th inning.

Danny Barnes took the 12th. Strikeout of Didi. Then he gave out a walk, but had the nicest 5-4-3 double play turned behind him.

Joe Biagini started the 13th (and might be out there for the rest of the game). He struck out Torrez. Then gave up a single to Gardner. Unfortunately he gave up an Aaron Judge homer. That was followed, an out later by a Stanton homer.


Unfortunately, Sonny Gray was just as good (or perhaps our batters were just bad). We only managed 2 hits and 2 walks off him in 8 innings. Both hits and one of the walks were all in the same inning. We loaded the bases in the 5th inning. Justin Smoak doubled, Kendrys Morales singled, putting runners on the corners. Kevin Pillar ground to third, Smoak went home (he had to or it was an easy double play ball) but was out easy. Russell Martin walked, loading the bases.

Chad Green pitched a quick and scoreless 9th and 10th.

Dellin Betances pitched the bottom of the 11th. He was helped by Kevin swinging at strike 3 over his head, then Martin flying out on the first pitch. But Devon Travis singled with 2 outs. Travis stole second, without a throw, Betances doesn’t really hold runners, but Diaz struck out.

David Robertson came out for the bottom of the 12th. He struck out Curtis Granderson (after Curtis got ahead 3-1). Solarte also struck out.

Aroldis Chapman got the save in the 13th. He gave up a double to Morale (who was the one guy who hit the ball hard almost every time up tonight), but we couldn’t get him home. That should be the Jays new hashtag #wecouldn’tgethimhome



Jays of the Day: Gaviglio (.456 WPA), Tepera (.255), Axford (.144), Barnes (.144), Mayza (.106)

Suckage: Biagini (-455), Travis (-.160), but with a terrific tag and another great play at second), Solarte (-.200), Hernandez (-.161, but a very very nice catch in foul territory in the 11th), Pillar (-.265, can you imagine an extra inning game without a great catch from Kevin), Granderon (-.121), Diaz (-.217. but a nice play at short).


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