This is the game of August 22 (my wife’s birthday), game 3 of a 4 game set in the Bronx.
Blue Jays 4 Yankees 7
So the losing streak is now 4 and the lead in the AL East is getting slimmer.
Anthony Kay had been doing pretty well, since being called up, but today didn’t go well. Kay went 3.2 innings, allowed 4 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned, 5 walks and 3 strikeouts.
He gave up 2 runs in the second inning on 4 walks. Another run in the third on a walk, single and double. And 2 more runs in the fourth on a Vladimir Guerrero error and a Miguel Andujar home run. That’s Vlad’s 15th error of the season.
We got relief work from:
- Chase Anderson: 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 k, no runs.
- Eduardo Jimenez: 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
- Dany Jimenez: 0.2, 2 hits, 1 k, no runs.
On the offensive side we had 7 hits, but only 1 extra base hit, a Bo Bichette double. Bo drove in 3 of our 4 runs. We had 2 hits each from Bo and Rowdy Tellez.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched 7.1 inning, allowing just 2 hits and 4 walks. We had more luck against Carson Smith, who gave up 3 hit, an inherited run and 2 runs of his own before being pulled. It the 3 batter rule was a 7 batter rule we would have had a change. But Adam Ottavino and Aroldis Chapman got the last 5 outs. Chapman got his 29th save.
Gleyber Torres came out of the game with back stiffness. But he might be back tomorrow.
The Jays lead drops to 1.5 games. 31 games left, they are going to have to start hitting again.
Tomorrow Aaron Sanchez (0-2, 5.90 ERA in 6 starts since coming over in trade from the Mariners) goes against Gerrit Cole (12-9, 3.50 in 27 starts).