Yankees Take Down Jays
The New York Yankees had a gritty win last night against the power-hitting Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees had a late 7th inning rally, capped off by a Jacoby Ellsbury bloop single to left field that scored Chase Headley to give the Bombers a slight edge.
Masahiro Tanaka's performance was okay. A high pitch count combined with four walks meant that his innings would likely be limited, which they were. He pitched 5 innings only giving up three hits and looked stronger in his latter two innings as his night neared an end. The big blow on Tanaka's game last night was leaving fastball's over the plate as Jose Bautista took him deep off the wall to center field for a two-run double.
The Yankees bullpen took over once the Bombers got the lead. Dellin Betances was lights out, making Bautista look silly on a breaking ball in his last at-bat. Andrew Miller shut it down in the 9th to secure the victory and bring the Yankees record to 4-2.
Brian McCann added his second home run of the year deep into right field that put the Yankees even with the Jays in the 6th. McCann left the game late after being hit by a foul tip on the toe. He is listed as day-to-day, but will not play in the next game of the series.
The Yankees look to keep the momentum in their favor as Michael Pineda gets set to face the Jays tonight at 7:07pm.