By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
July 27, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap
Final Score: Blue Jays 5 Yankees 4
The New York Yankees suffered a bad loss on Sunday afternoon in an important series with the Toronto Blue Jays at home. The loss for the Yankees moves them to (54-50) on the season, and moves them into third place in the AL East now behind the Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles.
Rookie Shane Greene had another difficult start on Sunday, but despite not pitching to well, he didn’t factor in the decision. The Blue Jays would get to Greene in the first inning with a Jose Bautista RBI ground out. In the fifth inning, a Juan Francisco solo-homerun would make it a 2-0 game. In the sixth inning with the game tied at that time, Greene would allow the Blue Jays to regain the lead with a Colby Rasmus RBI double. Greene would then be pulled, as he went 5.1 innings allowing three runs on eight hits with two walks.
Blue Jays Starter J.A. Happ, like Greene wasn’t all that great on Sunday, but he also didn’t factor in the decision. The fifth inning was a tough one for Happ, as the Yankees were able to hit back to back homeruns, starting with Chase Headley, who hit his first homerun as a Yankee. After Headley’s homerun, Francisco Cervelli would hit his first homerun of the season just barely over the wall in right field. In the sixth inning after Happy was pulled for Brett Cecil, a Brian McCann infield single would score Jacoby Ellsbury making it a 3-3 game, with the final run being charged to Happ.
Dellin Betances would bail out David Huff in the seventh inning by getting out of a bases loaded jam. In the eighth inning a lead-off walk would hurt Betances, as a throwing error to first base would then allow Rasmus to advance to third, and then score on a sac-fly. In the bottom half of the inning the Yankees would answer right back with a base-hit by Carlos Beltran that scored Brett Gardner to tie the game.
In a non-save situation, David Robertson was called upon to pitch the ninth inning, but Robertson would allow a two-out base-hit to Dioner Navarro that scored Bautista, whose stolen base earlier in the inning proved to be a game-changer.
Next up the Yankees will be heading down to Texas for a three-game series with the Rangers, as David Phelps (5-4, 3.77) will be facing off against Yu Darvish (9-6, 2.92).