The offense didn’t show again, and Joba Chamberlain was awful in a 6-2 Yankees loss to Toronto. The loss drops the Yanks to 80-73, guarantees they can’t reach 90 wins and could be the death blow to their chances of making the playoffs this year.
Hiroki Kuroda started and went six. 3 R, 8 H, 4 walks and 7 K. Despite a 3.17 ERA, his record is now 11-12.
He gave up two in the third, and after Curtis Granderson cut the lead to 2-1 with a HR (7) in the top of the sixth, gave up a HR in the bottom of the sixth to put the Jays up 3-1.
Then came Joba to start the seventh and any hope the Yanks had to pull out a late innings rally like last night disappeared quickly. Joba gave up a walk, single and 3-run HR. 6-1. Game over.
Joba 0 IP, just those 3 batters. 3 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 4.97.
Cesar Cabral 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 3.86.
Matt Daley 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 0.00.
David Phelps 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.93.
Vernon Wells groundout in the 9th made for the final score of 6-2.
The Yanks got only five hits in the game.