Today (Saturday) was the Yanks’ season all rolled up into one. A fine pitching performance, a disappointing offense.
For the Yanks only got one hit today in losing to Toronto, 2-0.
Michael Pineda made just one mistake, giving up a 2-run HR to Jose Bautista in the first inning. It’s hard to pitch when you have to be perfect.
Pineda (3-3, 2.09) went six innings, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 3 K. You’d think his record would be better what with that ERA.
Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.50.
David Huff (who has been superb since the Yanks reacquired him) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. Overall ERA 3.78.
In the fourth, with two out, Beltran was HBP, Teixeira doubled him to third (the Yanks’ only hit of the game) and McCann was HBP. But with the only real scoring opportunity they had all day, Prado flied out.
Derek Jeter went 0 for 4 and is down to .262. He is 15 for his last 80 and has lost 14 points off his batting average in that span. Hopefully in the last 28 games he picks it up and can go out in style.
The loss drops the Yanks to 70-64, 8 back of Baltimore for the division and 3 1/2 out of the last wild card spot.
In case you missed it, Masahiro Tanaka experienced soreness after his sim game and went back to NY. I don’t expect him back at all this year and only hope that he won’t need the TJ surgery that would cost him all of 2015 and some of 2016.