Stroman Baffles Yanks; NYY Now 3.5 Back
Blue Jays phenom and Long Island native Marcus Stroman dominated the Yankees on Wednesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out five.
Stroman's story is an incredible one. He's already pitching -- and in meaningful baseball down the stretch -- after tearing his ACL back in the spring training. He was initially ruled out for the season.
Ivan Nova matched wits with the youngster for 5.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits.
The Jays broke through in the sixth then added three in the seventh on a home run by former Yankee Russell Maritn.
The Yankees had no one turn in a multi-hit game in the loss. They are now 3.5 games back in the American League East race and it feels like they may be out of the division thought process.
The Yanks wore a No. 8 patch last night on their jersey to honor the life of Yogi Berra, who died late Tuesday.
The Yankees host the White Sox tonight at the Stadium.