Blue Jays 3 Yankees 5
Jose Berrios gave up a 3-run homer in the first inning, which was pretty much the game.
Gerrit Cole was terrific. 8 innings, just 2 hits, no walks, with 9 strikeouts. There is a reason he’s paid more money than God.
Tim Mayza allowed an inherited runner to score in the sixth and a run of his own in the seventh. Nate Pearson didn’t look great, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks in his 1.2 innings.
We got a run in the eighth. Matt Chapman doubled and scored on a wild pitch.
And we got a couple of runs in the ninth and could have had more:
- Kiermaier singled.
- Springer singled.
- Bo ground into a force at second.
- Bo walked, loading the bases.
- Vlad came in to pinch-hit. He was the tying run. But he ground into what should have been a game-ending double play. Yankees’ first baseman DJ LeMahieu came off the bag at first, giving us a run.
- Matt Chapman ground up the middle, but a bad throw by Gleyber Torres extended the inning and gave us a run.
- But Horwitz ground out to end the game.
We only had 4 hits on the day,
Jays of the Day: No one. Kirk had the high mark at .022 WPA,
The Other Award: Berrios (-.151), and Bo (.100, 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts. He had me complaining that he is allowed to take a pitch if it is a foot off the plate, but that’s our Bo.
Tomorrow we play in Tampa. 640 Eastern start time. Glasnow (.9-6, 3.53) Vs. Bassitt (14-8, 3.78).
Tom M and I had a nice time at the bar, even with the loss. We may stay here for a bit.