The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays this sunny afternoon by a score of 4-1. CC Sabathia went eight strong innings and only allowed one run. With the loss, the Yanks are now 54-37 on the season and inch closer to the Red Sox.
This afternoon’s game looked just like the other two games so far in this series against Toronto, with the Blue Jays jumping out to an early lead. Then, I remembered who was on the bump for the Yankees and all was well. CC gave another dominant performance on his way to his 14th victory of the season. The most telling stat for me about Sabathia is that in games he has pitched after a Yankee loss this year, he is 8-2 with a 3.40 ERA. They don’t call him the Big Stoppa for nothing.
As for the offense, it was nothing spectacular, but it was enough to get the job done against Ricky Romero, who I actually kinda feel for. At times he looked brilliant, but there were times that his defense let him down (which led to an unearned run) and he was clearly rattled. DJ3K went 2-5 and is now tied with Al Kaline with 3,007 career hits. Another big performance came from Brett Gardner, who went 3-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.
24: No, not the TV show with Jack Bauer that used to be on Fox. CC Sabathia had a 24 inning scoreless streak broken in the first inning when Rajai David walked, stole second, and got singled in by Yunel Escobar.
In Andruw Jones’ 20 hits this year, he has 17 RBIs.
In this series, Brett “The Jet” Gardner has gone 7-12 at the dish.
The Yankees will play this last game in Canada to try to split the series with the Jays.
1:07 PM, YES. Phil Hughes (0-2, 10.57 ERA) vs. Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 2.99 ERA)