The New York Yankees faced off against the Toronto Blue Jays in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon. The Bombers had won the first two games of the series by a combined score of 16–3 but allowed 10 runs to Toronto on Sunday, who were in dire need of a victory, having lost four of their last five games.
Yankees starter Luis Severino was on the mound, lasting 5.0 innings but giving up three hits, four walks, and five earned runs over 102 pitches. Severino gave up two homers, one in the 1st inning to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and another in the 5th to George Springer. Manager Aaron Boone pulled Severino in favor of Miguel Castro, who gave up a grand slam two Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Overall, the Bombers gave up 10 earned runs on seven hits and eight walks. It was only a matter of time before the pitching imploded, especially since the bullpen has picked up a lot of the slack over the past few weeks with injuries arising.
Unfortunately, Severino suffered arguably his worst game of the season but has been solid over his past few appearances. He gave up just one earned run over his last 13 innings prior to Sunday’s game.
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The Yankees fought offensively:
Offensively, the Yankees tallied 11 hits and nine earned runs, with Gleyber Torres curating three RBIs and three hits. Overall, the Yanks fought valiantly to climb back from a tough pitching performance, but it simply wasn’t enough. The biggest variable was Toronto’s walks, getting on base easily with the pitchers struggling to locate. The Yankees will look ahead to a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays starting on Monday in Tampa.
Gerrit Cole will get the start against Shane McClanahan, who the Yankees recently beat earlier this past week thanks to a Kyle Hgashioka three-run homer. Cole currently hosts a 3.33 ERA and is coming off a solid outing against Tampa, pitching 6.0 innings without giving up a run.