Severino is looking for his first career win over the Blue Jays and enters with a 0-2 record and a 5.89 ERA in five career games – four starts.
Infielder Ronald Torreyes and back-up catcher Austin Romine have filled in admirably in the field and at the plate. He had allowed just two earned runs in his last 20 innings pitched. Plenty of pop and pitching. The other time was against Philadelphia in 2012 when Drew Hutchison was forced to leave the game due to an elbow injury after facing only three batters.
The Blue Jays won their third straight game last night, riding an offensive outburst from Ryan Goins at Yankee Stadium to win 7-1, their first blowout victory of the season. That being said, as manager John Gibbons made clear, the organization will first make sure that Sanchez is fully healed.
It was all in good fun – at one point Gibbons asked Wilner if it was “the same bozos” who called the show every night.
OK, maybe it wasn’t such a surprise.
It also left Gibbons feeling even more jovial than usual as he called into the team’s postgame show with the media watching and identified himself as “first-time caller” while not giving his name and joking he should have said he was “John from the Bronx”.
Sanchez allowed one run in seven innings at Tampa Bay in his season debut on April 8.
And with that, a month soiled by poor play, late collapses and rotten luck at least ended on a high note in the win column with a dramatic 3-1 comeback win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
“I heard that”, Goins said.
“I’ve also seen him have balls thrown at him and he answers back with a big home run, too”.
Still burdened with an 8-17 record, at least the tired Jays can head back out on the road with some confidence as they begin a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Monday. He now has 34 homers against the Yankees, the most by any active player.
ESPN Sports Science broke down Chris Coghlan’s leap yesterday.
“A lot of guys did a lot of good things”, Gibbons said.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista joined the 1,000-hit club Sunday by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, becoming just the ninth Blue Jay ever to reach quadruple-digit hits with the franchise, per Sportsnet Stats. The bats got shut down by fastball-changeup mix master Marco Estrada while Luis Severino and Luis Cessa did not have their best showings. Collins went deep in the second for a 5-0 lead, and Alex Avila added a two-run single in the fifth. Ellsbury fell to the warning track and, staggered, made a short toss over the head of 6-foot-7 right fielder Aaron Judge, who was backing up the play.
That led to two bench-clearing dust-ups in the first two innings, a welt under the eye of Yankees outfielder Tyler Austin, and ejections for Severino, manager Joe Girardi, the bench coach Rob Thomson and the pitching coach Larry Rothschild.
ATLANTA – Michael Conforto homered and drove in three runs, and NY scored five times in the fourth inning off Julio Teheran before holding out to beat Atlanta.
The Yankees scored a run in the bottom of 4th to inch it close to 2-1.