Yet the Yankees, under new manager Aaron Boone, improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2011. We have seen Joe Carter get fooled in much the same way, even after Joe had been at that position for years.
“These are just things we talk about, and when the opportunity presents itself, you’re prepared enough to go out and execute these things”, Pillar said. It clocked in at 118.3 miles per hour off the bat (the 12th hardest-hit ball of the year), and traveled 484 feet (the fourth-deepest home run). Happ will go five innings and allow three runs, but the bullpen will keep the Yankees in check for the rest of the game.
In the third, Smoak shot a double down the left-field line, scoring Steve Pearce from first, giving the Jays a 2-0 lead. The pitching has been dominant, the offense is coming from all over the lineup, and they have can feel good about themselves for a night.
Speed has been a staple of Pillar’s play for the better part of the past four seasons.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the visiting Yankees.
There was no ceremonial first pitch. Betances and Aroldis Chapman retired the final six batters in order. I think the Blue Jays will contribute more offensive today than they did yesterday and push the total over. “We got 10-plus hits (11), they only got two hits, so it was a good day overall”.
“He really helped me a lot with the broadcasting tips, I called it ‘Jerry 101, ‘ because it was about 20 or 30 minutes right before the game and he taught me the little things like when to come in with your comment, when to wrap it up”, said Siddall. “A lot of hearts, prayers, the whole bit”. In his first full campaign in 2015, he stole 25 bases.
He signed a one-day, free-agent deal with Toronto in December 2013 to retire as a Blue Jay. In lieu of a first pitch, Halladay’s teenage sons Braden and Ryan, placed a ball on the mound, which was covered in a black cloth with Halladay’s 32 in white. Halladay died in an aviation accident when the plane he was piloting crashed last November. Gregorius credited him with only three RBIs.
The Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki will open the regular season on the 60-day disabled list with bilateral heel bone spurs, the team announced before Thursday’s season opener against the visiting New York Yankees. That translates to “Giancarlo, you can not stop it!”
Instead of throwing from a mound where his dad once displayed his brilliance, the teenage brothers left the ball on a large tarp emblazoned with their father’s now immortalized 32, followed by a moment of silence in what was a poignant, fitting tribute to the former Jays great.
The Yankees dropped the third game 2-1, dropping their record in one-run games to 18-26 for the season.
There was speculation that Gift Ngoepe who has a minor league option available would begin the season with the herd in Triple-A Buffalo with veteran Danny Espinosa remaining with the Blue Jays. The move is retroactive to March 28. Judge, the AL rookie of the year last season, grounded into two double plays and flied out while Stanton, the 2017 NL MVP, had two ground outs and a strikeout.
Of course, that game plan didn’t work too well in the opener, as Toronto starter J.A. Happ threw 96 pitches and got chased after 4 2/3 innings. He’s 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA in 13 career starts against the Yankees.
He is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 15 career starts against Toronto, allowing one earned run or no earned runs in seven of those starts.