The New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. They overcame the youngest team in the MLB by a score of 7-2, on the back of starting pitcher Deivi Garcia.
The Yankees desperately needed this victory, considering their recent struggles. They had fallen all the way to .500 on the season, after starting strong and pulling away with a playoff spot. Now, they are on the fringe of missing the playoffs at this rate, but this victory might have sparked some rhythm. The Bombers will host the Baltimore Orioles for the next four games and then Toronto again in a three-game series.
Good news and bad news for the New York Yankees:
The Yankeesâ€™ offense showed up to play on Wednesday, especially Gleyber Torres, who recorded two hits and drove in four RBIs. Torresâ€˜s return has provided an offensive spark for the Yankees when they desperately needed it. He now has a .234 batting average, which was much lower just a few weeks ago. In addition, lead-off hitter DJ LeMahieu recorded an RBI and scored two runs.
Right fielder Clint Frazier has continued to perform well, posting two hits on the night but also a striking out twice. Nonetheless, the hero of the evening was starting pitcher Deivi GarcÃa. The 21-year-old starter lasted 7.0 innings, recording six strikeouts and allowing five hits over 95 pitches.
GarcÃa currently features a 3.06 ERA and has been a catalyst among the Yankee ranks. Heâ€™s quickly cementing himself in the starting rotation, and deservedly so. He is a fantastic young player that is still finding his rhythm in the MLB, but heâ€™s putting himself in a position to factor significantly into the Yankeesâ€™ 2021 plans.
The bad news, Brett Gardner remains nowhere to be found on offense. While he did manage to get on base with a walk, he has a .165 batting average. He did have some nice contact on the evening, but his inability to get on base has been disappointing. Miguel Andujar also took a step back, failing to get anything going over five at-bats. He also has seen an uptick in production lately. However, there wasnâ€™t too much bad news from Wednesdayâ€™s game.