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Manoah was great, Jays beat Yankees

A Manoah Among Boys

MLB: Game One-Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 2 Yankees 0

It would have been nice if we could have scored more runs for Alek Manoah, but he didn’t need them.

Our two runs came in back-to-back home runs in the third inning. Marcus Semien hit his 13th homer of the season, and then Bo Bichette hit his 10th, with two outs. That was half of our hits on the day. Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez had back-to-back singles in the sixth, again with two outs. Lourdes Gurriel followed with a 10-pitch at-bat, but it ended with a swinging strike.

Manoah was great. He gave up just two hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. He started the game off with a four-pitch walk, but he was in control from there on out. His other walk didn’t come until the sixth inning.

It was fun watching his mom cheer for him.

At the end of his six innings, he was at 88 pitches, 60 strikes. It couldn’t have gone better.

Jordan Romano got the call for the seventh (and last) inning, under the Manfred rules. He had a nice quick inning picking up his second save of the season.

Jays of the Day: Manoah (.428 WPA), Semien (.133), Bichette (.090) and Romano (.092)

No Suckage Jays, Lourdes had the low number at -.066.

We had 602 comments in the GameThread, a pretty great number considering it was an early game and only seven innings. Siefert led us to victory. Great job sir.

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