“It’s a good feeling being able to come off the bench and come through and help the team win a ball game”.
Miller struck out Ben Revere and Troy Tulowitzki with runners on second and third to close out the victory. Carlos Beltran pinch hit for Chris Young and rifled a 97 miles per hour offering from Aaron Sanchez to right field that cleared the wall for a three-run home run to put the Yankees ahead for the first time. “We’ll just say, ‘Hey, let’s get it over with it and get it behind us”. Nova held the score there until he was relieved after seven innings, allowing five hits in that time.
Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances pitched the eighth and left-hander Andrew Miller worked a nervous ninth to pick up his 26th save of the season.
“One thing I said was “that’s enough” once I got out of that inning. The moral of the story is I didn’t get my job done, and it cost us a win”. The Blue Jays had an fantastic lineup before the trades, but Tulowitzki has seemed to solidify the order and give them another powerful option. With a full-count and AL MVP candidate Josh Donaldson standing in the on-deck circle, Tulowitzki finally struck out on the 13th pitch of the at-bat.
“This ballpark hasn’t been real kind to us in the past”, Toronto manager John Gibbons said. That’s what people want to see, pay to see. “It was a great at-bat”.
Toronto Blue Jays resale tickets are surging in step with the team’s 11-game winning streak, as baseball’s hottest team welcomes the division-rival New York Yankees for a three-game series.
“Hopefully its gives us confidence, ‘ manager Joe Girardi said”. “We went through a tough streak there offensively”.
That shutout streak is the longest the Yankees have gone without scoring against a single opponent, eclipsing 31-inning streaks against Detroit in 1934 and the Washington Senators in 1913.
The biggest change the Jays have made lately has been replacing Felix Doubront, who’s ass, with David Price, who’s one of the best starters in baseball. Toronto has won 11 straight twice this season, also doing it in June.
Price yielded a two-out bloop double to Headley in the sixth, but got out of the inning with an assist from second baseman Ryan Goins. Yes, I know James Shields cleared on Monday, but do you really think a 33-year-old fly ball pitcher (24 home runs so far) with three years and $63 million left on his contract is a good investment for the Yankees? He has allowed five home runs over his past 21 2/3 innings.
The Blue Jays are hoping Encarnacion returns after missing four games with a jammed left middle finger.
On an aggravating afternoon for the Yankees, Brett Gardner slammed down his helmet with two hands after grounding out with a runner on second to end the third inning. The Blue Jays have hit a major league-best 22 in 12 games this month and lead the AL with 157.
Former Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and was granted his release by Toronto’s Triple-A team in Buffalo.
After retiring Alex Rodriguez, Price gave up singles to Mark Teixeira and McCann.
Since the start of August, New York has posted a 3.28 ERA, third best in the American League. Tanaka allowed solo home runs to Donaldson and Bautista in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat. So they can go into the Toronto series with a game’s worth of momentum.