Tonight, the New York Yankees wanted to leave their three-game losing streak in the rearview mirror with their ace Gerrit Cole on the mound. They hoped to win game two against the Toronto Blue Jays and keep from sliding further down in the standings. The Tampa Bay Rays don’t seem to be losing many games, so the Yankees understood they had to up their game and win against the young, energetic, and talented Blue Jays. The Yankees ended up with their 4th consecutive loss and the Jays beat them 5-1.
Gerrit Cole, the Yankees’ winningest pitcher, took the mound in the first facing Corey Dickerson who struck out on a 100 mph fastball. Marcus Semien doubled to left down the line. Vlad Guerrero Jr. ground out to Velazquez at short. Bo Bichette also ground out to Velazquez to end the half. DJ LeMahieu led off against Steven Matz and chopped to short for the first out in the bottom. Aaron Judge battled against Matz but flew out to the wall in right. Anthony Rizzo ground out to end the inning. No score.
The second was led off by Teoscar Hernandez, who struck out swinging. Alejandro Kirk hit a homer to the right-field porch. Loudes Gurriel Jr. ground out. Jake Lamb lined out to Stanton in right to end the half. At the bottom, Giancarlo Stanton flew out to the far-right. Luke Voit singled. Gio Urshela went down swinging. Brett Gardner singled to left field. Kyle Higashioka flew out to right, leaving two Yankees on base. Blue Jays 1 Yankees 0.
Reese McGuire led off the third and popped out to second. Dickerson singled over the glove of LeMahieu. Semien walked. Guerrero Jr. flew out to Gardner in left. Bichette ground out to LeMahieu to end the half. At the bottom, Andrew Velazquez led off by singling up the middle and then stole second base. LeMahieu struck out swinging. Judge flew out to right, with Velazquez moving to third. Rizzo singled to right, scoring Velazquez to tie the game. Stanton reached with a single to right, moving Rizzo to third base. Voit lined out to third for the final out. New York Yankees 1 Blue Jays 1.
The fourth inning was led off by Hernandez hitting a lead-off single. Kirk singled on a hit going under the glove of LeMahieu, with Hernandez going to third. Gurriel Jr. hit a long sac fly to center, scoring Hernandez and allowed the Blue Jay lead again. Cole was called on a balk, moving Gurriel to second. Lamb walked, and Kirk went to third on a passed ball. McGuire got a sac fly to center scoring Kirk. Cole left the ballgame with an apparent hand issue. Albert Abreu replaced him facing Dickerson, who flew out to Gardner in left to end the half. At the bottom, Urshela ground out. Gardner singled up the middle. Higashioka went down on strikes. Velazquez flew out to the deep right to end the inning. Blue Jays 3 Yankees 1.
Marcus Semiem led off the fifth inning by homering to give the Jays a three-run lead. Guerrero Jr. walked. Bichette ground into a double play for two outs. Hernandez ground out to short. At the bottom, it was the top of the lineup for the Yankees. LeMahieu led off by grounding out to third. Judge flew out to right. Rizzo singled up the middle. Stanton went down on strikes to end the inning. During the inning, the Yankees announced that Gerrit Cole left the game with left hamstring tightness. Blue Jays 4 Yankees 1.
The sixth inning saw Kirk at the plate; he flew out to Judge in center. Gurriel Jr. walked, initiating a pitching change as the Yankees brought in Joely Rodriguez to face Jake Lamb, who went down swinging with one on and one out. McGuire also went down swinging to end the half. Luke Voit led off the bottom of the inning and flew out to the wall in center. Urshela went down swinging. Gardner went down looking for another scoreless inning for the Yankees. Blue Jays 4 Yankees 1.
Randal Grichuk pinch hit for Corey Dickerson leading off the seventh inning and ground out. Semien ground out. Guerrero Jr. flew out to right for the 1-2-3 half for Rodriguez. After the seventh-inning stretch, Higashioka popped out. Velazquez singled. DJ Lemahieu ground into a double play preventing the Yankees from scoring. Blue Jays 4 Yankees 1.
Clay Holmes took over pitching in the eighth inning facing Bichette, who struck out. Hernandez struck out. Kirk homered off Holmes to make it 5-1 Jays. Gurriel Jr. ground out to end the half. At the bottom, Aaron Judge led off by lining out to right field. Rizzo went down swinging. Stanton ground out to short to end another scoreless inning for the Yankees. Toronto Blue Jays 5 New York Yankees 1.
The ninth inning was led by pinch hitter Jarrod Dyson who faced new Yankee pitcher Andrew Heaney and went down on strikes. McGuire ground out to first with Heaney assisting. Grichuk ground out to short to end the half. At the bottom with last licks for the New York Yankees, Luke Voit led off and flew out on the first pitch he saw. Urshela flew out to the warning track in right. Brett Gardner went down on strikes to end the game and give the Yankees their 4th loss in a row.
The final Score was the Toronto Blue Jays 5 and the New York Yankees 1. The winning pitcher was Steven Matz, and the loser was Gerrit Cole.