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No sweep, Jays lose to Yankees

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

Blue Jays 3 Yankees 5

That wasn’t near a much fun as game one.

Robbie Ray didn’t have a good start, giving up a home run to David Judge and a home run to Gary Sanchez. He also walked two batters for the first time since April 18th (well, he walked six that game). It just didn’t go well for him, 4.2 innings, 5 hits, 5 earned, 5 strikeouts.

The Yankees helped of out by running into two outs at the plate:

  • In the first inning, DJ LeMahieu and Judge on second and first, respectively. Gio Urshela doubled over Lourdes Gurriel’s head (not much of an effort to catch it there), but they got Judge at the plate, Lourdes to Bichette to Jansen.
  • In the sixth inning, Gary Sanchez at first, Estevan Florial, doubles over Lourdes and again Lourdes to Bo to Danny. This one wasn’t even close.

We complain about Rivera, but I’m sure he hasn’t sent two guys home to be thrown out in the same game this season.

And we didn’t do much with the bats either. All our runs came on one swing of the bat by Bo Bichette (his second today). Danny Jansen and Marcus Semien reached on two-out walks. That could have been a much bigger inning. Santiago Espinal led off with a single. Jonathan Davis worked to a full count. The Jays sent Espinal on the full-count pitch, but Davis lined one into third baseman Gio Urshela’s glove, making for an easy double play. Had he missed the glove, Espinal would have likely scored on the play.

Such is baseball. We had a shot in the sixth inning. Vladimir Guerrero led off with a single, but Teoscar Hernandez hit into our third double play of the game. After that, Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel singled, bringing pinch hitter Rowdy Tellez up. But Tellez ground out on the first pitch.

We had eight hits in the game. Everyone in the starting lineup, other than Jansen (who had a walk in two PA) had one hit.

Jays of the Day: Bichette (.308 WPA).

Suckage: Ray (-.449) and Jansen (-.128, though he should get some points for making those two tags at the plate).

A split on the day and a series win, but I wanted a sweep. Since we are all about topical music references, I’ll just say you can’t always get what you want.

Tomorrow we start a series in Cleveland, a 7:00 Eastern start.

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