9/23 – Yankees @ Blue Jays

Blue Jays strike first in the bottom of the first inning. Masahiro Tanaka, pitching the last regular start of his seven-year contract with the Yankees, walks Cavan Biggio, gets a strikeout, a base hit that rolls up the mound and flies over DJ LeMahieu’s head, another strikeout, and another hit by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. brings in a run. A pickoff attempt at first base gets away from Luke Voit and allows another run to score. 2-0 Blue Jays.

Top of the second inning. Voit walks, Aaron Hicks walks, and Gio Urshela gets a hit to load the bases. A passed ball allows Voit to score and puts the Yankees on the board. 2-1 Blue Jays.

Unfortunately, that’s the only run the Yankees would score as Toronto had their bats working tonight. Runs in the third and fourth innings put the Blue Jays up 5-1 before a monstrous sixth inning. Luis Cessa pitching, barely gets out of the way of a comebacker that sets him on his butt. A second runner gets on base due to catcher interference and Randal Grichuk walks to load the bases. Guerrero grounds into a force out at third but a run scores. Another base hit scores another. Cessa is replaced by Tyler Lyons who issues a RBI single, a walk, and walks in a run by hitting Danny Jansen. Biggio gets a two run double, as does Bo Bichette. Lyons finally gets the next two batters to fly out. 13-1 Blue Jays.

They’ll tack on another run in the eighth inning with a home run against Erik Kratz, a catcher, who throws a decent knuckleball.

Blue Jays win 14-1.

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