Yankees 1 Blue Jays 4
It was a good game. A fun game for those of us who miss the idea of a late pitcher in a game.
Hyun Jin Ryu made 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 goals (1 short of his season record) with 4 strikeouts. He only really struggled once, in the sixth inning, he allowed back-to-back singles for Luke Voit and Aaron Hicks, to start the round, then he forced Giancarlo Stanton to strikeout, Gleyber Torres to fly away and Gio Urshela on the ground. outside.
Ryu gave up just one more base hit, a brace from Urshela. And there have been few hard knocks.
Anthony Bass came in eighth and had all kinds of problems, giving up a hit and 3 goals while getting just 2 strikeouts. And one of the strikeouts was on a very nice play from Vladimir Guerrero, going far in second to retrieve the ball, then making a nice throw to get the defender’s pick at second. They came close to a double play, Bass (unusual for a Jays pitcher this season) arrived at first base in a long time, but Bo Bichette’s pitch was just a bit late.
Rafael Dolis arrived with the bases loaded and pinch hitter Gary Sanchez in place. Sanchez took a high pitch, but the umpire called it a strike, then chased a rebounding pitch, then barely avoided an inside home plate. He should have let him hit him. Then Sanchez hit one against the wall in central field as Randal Grichuk came in and made a nice catch. Five feet further and the Yankees would have been in the lead.
Dolis, who hasn’t pitched for a few days, didn’t look so sharp, but forced Aaron Judge to strike out (on a full count) to start the ninth.
In attack, it was the night of the big boy. Vladimir Guerrero was 3 for 4 with a homerun in the second set and Alejandro Kirk scored a 2-point brace in the sixth.
Between the two, we had consecutive doubles from Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette to get our other point, in the third round.
With 10 hits, maybe we should have scored more. Vlad had all 3 hits and Grichuk had 2. Everyone else had one hit except Teoscar Hernandez (0 for 3, walking, 2 strikeouts) and Danny Jansen (0 for 3, 2 strikeouts, after the two strikeouts). home runs yesterday). Then DJ LeMahieu retired. But Voit hit one on the third baseline for a field single. Fortunately, Aaron Hicks continued the third strike and the party began.
Jays of the day: Ryu (.386 WPA), Dolis (.125), Vlad (.133) and give one to Kirk (.067) just because it’s near the end of the season and I don’t want lots of these sitting around in dust all winter.
Suckage: No one had the number, but I give Bass one (-.077) for making me sweat.
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