The New York Yankees brought their bats tonight in support of Dustin Moseley by going yard five times in the win over the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5. Dustin Moseley got the win to improve to 4-2 on the year and keep his starting job (for now). With the win and the corresponding Tampa Bay Rays win, the two teams move to 78-48 for the season.

Thames Goes Deep - AP

Initial Reaction:

The Yankees came out swinging early and often against the Toronto Blue Jays last night. They managed 17 hits and scored all 11 of their runs by the 6th inning. Also, Dustin Moseley shut down the Blue Jay offense, which leads the league in home runs. He went six innings and allowed only two earned runs with no homers allowed.

Positives From The Game:

Hit Squad: Mark Teixeira, Marcus Thames, Jorge Posada, Curtis Granderson, and Derek Jeter all went yard in the Rogers Centre.

4 Hits:
Mark Teixeira and Jorge Posada also had 4 hits a piece in this game, which raised their respective batting averages to .262 and .260.

Hits and the Arm: Curtis Granderson also added three hits and got an outfield assist throwing out Adam Lind at home in the bottom of the sixth.

Negatives From The Game:

On D, no complaints: Chad Gaudin gave up a few garbage runs in the final three innings, but that’s pretty much his job description at this point.

Take a Seat, Nick!: I’ve met Nick Swisher and know he is a fiery competitor, but after fouling a ball off your knee in the seventh with the game well in hand, it’s okay to sit down and let the rest of the game be finished. Joe Girardi eventually pulled him. We’ll see how those foul balls affect Nick tonight.

Interesting Facts:

The Yankees are now 13-1 on the season without A-Rod in the lineup.

Three of the Yankee home runs came in the third inning, with Mark Teixeira going deep, Robby Cano walking, then Marcus Thames and Jorge Posada going back-to-back.

What’s Next?:

The Yankees will finish up their stay north of the border with a 7:07 start time in Toronto. The good news? This is the last Yankee game before a MUCH needed day off. Check it out on the YES Network.

Projected Starters:

Phil Hughes (15-5, 3.90 ERA) vs. Brett Cecil (10-6, 3.90 ERA)