The Yankees crushed the Blue Jays in Toronto
Last night, an important series took off in Toronto. The New York Yankees were visiting for the first of three games…and let’s just say the best club in MLB showed exactly why they were at the top.
Among the Blue Jays, who played without Bo Bichette, only the receivers stood out offensively speaking. Alejandro Kirk (who was DH) hit a long ball.
But Gabriel Moreno definitely looks like a guy who is taking it easy in MLB. He’s hitting .421 now and he’s got three of the Jays’ five hits tonight. Matt Chapman also placed the ball for safety at the home side.
He drove in two runs in a 12-3 loss. That will be all for the positive in Toronto.
In New York, just about every starter had a hit. DJ LeMahieu, Joey Gallo, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge all did well.
But we cannot ignore Anthony Rizzo’s circuit. His grand slam – a first in New York – allowed his team to hit 10 runs in the middle of an eight-run fifth inning.
Seeing Aaron Judge get an intentional walk motivated the troops and it was moments later when Rizzo hit his grand slam.
It was still the decision to make for the Jays since everyone is dangerous in New York, but the Judge is next level.
The freshly recalled Otto Lopez came close to having the chance to strike in place of George Springer late in the game (he was in the waiting circle), but he didn’t have the chance to do so because that Cavan Biggio didn’t go on goal.
With such a big delay in the standings (11 games this morning), the Blue Jays would have had to sweep the Yankees to stay in the race, but that will not happen. Alek Manoah will try to limit the damage tomorrow for the Jays who are 3-7 this season against the Bombardiers.
- Pete Alonso also hit a grand slam, but Francisco Lindor homered past his mother for the first time since moving to New York.
- The Red Sox beat the Cardinals.
- The Braves snapped their 14-game winning streak against the Cubs, who won their first game in 11 games.
- Robbie Ray went close to a game without a run or hit, but he couldn’t control a ball hit his way late in the game against the Angels.
- Justin Upton is (already) injured.