Dellin Betances and David Robertson have been a formidable 1-2 punch this year but both made errors (physical and mental) to cost the Yanks on Sunday. Toronto beat the Yanks 5-4 to drop the Yanks into 3rd place in the AL East, four back of Baltimore. The Yanks (54-50) are a game behind Toronto for the final wild card spot.
Shane Greene went 5 1/3, giving up 3 R, 8 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 3.28. He gave up a run in the first and then a solo HR in the fifth.
The Yanks tied it in the fifth on back-to-back HRs by Headley and Cervelli. Both teams scored in the sixth, the Yanks getting their run on a McCann Rbi single.
Then, mistakes. In the eighth, Betances walked the leadoff batter, then tried to pick him off. His throw was wild and the runner raced all the way to third and scored on a SF.
Carlos Beltran tied the game in the bottom of the 8th with an RBI single but in the top of the 9th, David Robertson lost the game. With one out, Melky Cabrera singled. Chase Headley made a great play to get a force on Cabrera, but then it seemed like Robertson fell asleep. Jose Bautista stole second, uncontested. He got such a great jump on Robertson it was like D-Rob, after Headley’s great play, just forgot to hold him on. Letting the potential winning run steal second so easily was a mistake that cost the Yanks the ballgame when Dioner Navarro singled in Bautista.
After Greene exited, David Huff went 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K. Overall ERA 4.04.
Betances 1 2/3, 1 R (unearned because of his error), 0 H, 2 walks, 1 K. 1.43.
Warren 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.75.
Robertson (L, 1-3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K, 2.50.
Derek Jeter got one hit to go to 3417 for his career, two behind Carl Yastrzemski for 7th on the all-time list.