New York Yankees Recap: First game of the doubleheader went to the Jays

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The New York Yankees faced the Toronto Blue Jays twice today in two 7 inning games caused by the rain postponement of last night’s game. The doubleheader had Domingo German going for the Yankees and Alek Manoah in his major league debut. The second game featured the Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery vs. the Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray. Going into this doubleheader, the Jays were 5-2 against the Yankees.

Game one:

In the first inning, Jordan Montgomery faced Marcus Semien, who flew out on the first pitch to Torres. Bo Bichette flew out to Gardner in center. Vlad Guerrero Jr., the Yankee killer, struck out to catcher Higashioka for a quick 1-2-3 inning for German. At the bottom, Alek Manoah made his major league debut against DJ LeMahieu, who walked on four pitches. Rougie Odor went down swinging. Aaron Judge went down on strikes. Gleyber Torres flew out to center to end the inning scoreless.

At the top of the second, Teoscar Hernandez sharply lined out to Torres at short. Randal Grichuk went down on strikes.  Rowdy Tellez walked. Lourdes Gurriel flew out to foul territory on a Frazier catch to end the half. At the bottom, the first baseman Mike Ford struck out. Clint Frazier flew out to center. Miguel Andujar singled to short center. Brett Gardner ground out to second for another scoreless inning.

The third inning was led off by Joe Panik, who popped out to Odor. Reese McGuire flew out to Andujar in left. Semien hit a bullet to the left-field stands to put the Jays ahead in the game.  Bichette followed with a back-to-back dinger almost into the same spot as Semien.  A pitch hit Guerrero. Hernandez went down on strikes, but the Jays picked up two runs in the inning. At the bottom, Higashioka flew out to right. LeMahieu struck out. Odor struck out swinging. Toronto Blue Jays 2 New York Yankees 0.

The fourth inning was started out by Grichuk, who popped out to the pitcher Higashioka. Tellez ground out to Odor. Gurriel flew out to Frazier on the track as German bounced back with the Jays going down in order. Aaron Judge led off the bottom by grounding out to third. Torres also ground to third. Ford flew out to left. Jays 2 Yankees 0.

Joe Panik led off the fifth, grounding out to German. McGuire ground out directly to Ford at first. Semien walked. Bichette ground out to Torres. At the bottom, Clint Frazier popped out to second. Andujar, who has had the only Yankee hit in the game, had another hit to right-center. Gardner struck out. Higashioka also struck out for Manoah’s seventh strikeout against one walk. Jays 2 Yankees 0.

Guerrero led off the sixth inning, who struck out on a German curveball in the dirt. Hernandez also went down on strikes. Grichuk singled against the shift, and that was the game for German. He was replaced by Lucas Luetge, facing Tellez, who got a base hit moving Grichuk to third. Gurriel struck out stranded two Jays. At the bottom, with the debuting Manoah still on the mound, he faced LeMahieu, who popped out to short center. Odor walked. Judge flew out to centerfield. Torres ground out to short. Jays 2 Yankees 0.

The last inning of the first game of the doubleheader was led off by Joe Panik ground out to third. McGuire struck out. Semien struck out. With last licks on the line for the New York Yankees, Mike Ford took to the bat and struck for the third time in the game. Clint Frazier broke his bat with a lineout to short. Miguel Andujar ground out to end the game.

The final score was the Toronto Blue Jays 2 and the New York Yankees 0. The winning pitcher was Alek Manoah, and the loser was Domingo German.



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