The New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 5-3 tonight. Freddy Garcia earned the loss as he didn’t pitch efficiently or effectively. With the loss, the Yankees move to 14-9 on the young season.

Unfortunately, It was All Robby Tonight (AP)

Recap

Freddy Garcia got in trouble early and often tonight and only lasted five innings:

  IP H R ER K BB
Romero 6 5 2 2 7 3
Garcia 5 7 3 3 6 5

 

Freddy Garcia pitched out of jams in the first two innings, but allowed a two-run home run to the 2010 Home Run King, Jose Bautista, in the third. His bad luck continued in the fourth allowing a solo home run to J.P. Arencibia. Freddy Garcia struggled mightily with control the entire game as he surrendered five walks.

Russell Martin hit a towering double off the left-center field fence in the bottom of the second to score Robinson Cano from first base. Any sort of wind going to left would have carried it over.

Fast forward to the bottom of the eighth inning. Robby Cano bashed his 8th home run of the season, his second of the night, to pull the Yanks within three runs. The Yankees then worked a single and two walks to load the bases. Derek Jeter struck out then Nick Swisher hit a lazy grounder to first to strand the bases loaded.

Key Stats

3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter went 1-5 to raise his career total to 2,949.

0-15: Batters this year against Freddy Garcia with runners in scoring position.

Robinson Cano earned his second walk of the season tonight. That should raise his .01 walk average.

What’s Next?

The Yankees and Blue Jays continue their series tomorrow at 4:05.

4:05 PM, YES. Kyle Drabek (2-0, 3.30 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (3-1, 3.52 ERA).