The Yanks beat Toronto 4-3 tonight to go to 9-8 on the season.
The Yankees scored twice in the second inning to go up 2-0. Sanchez singled, and after a forceout, the disappointing-so-far Neil Walker doubled. Tyler Wade at least got a run home with a groundout. (With a fast guy, Hicks, at third, and a fast guy, Wade, at the plate, and with Wade hitting under .100, I would have called for a squeeze bunt). Wade, now 3 for 35 (.086), is a candidate to be sent down to SWB when Gleyber Torres comes up, and it appears that may be soon. After Wade’s RBI groundout, Ronald Torreyes got an RBI single.
Here is where the Blue Jays tied the game. In the third, they got a run courtesy of a PB by Sanchez. In the fourth, an error by Torreyes led to another unearned run. The Yanks are making too many errors. Two unearned runs, there. Maybe the weather has something to do with this. Another game (and it’s late April!!!) played in temps under 40 degrees. Wondering what the Yanks can do in BASEBALL weather. Taking nothing away from Boston’s hot start, and the Red Sox did take two of three in Boston from the Yanks, but how do they (15-2) get a schedule that let’s them open in a dome (Tampa Bay), go to Miami, and now they are in Anaheim, while the Yanks (other than the opening series in a dome in Toronto) are playing in a frigid NY, Boston, and Detroit (where two games were postponed)????? Really????
Anyway, the Yanks’ defense must, to put it like the old Archie Bell and the Drells’ song would go, Tighten Up. They are last or next to last in the league in making errors, and that isn’t including WP and PB.
The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on a walk to Torreyes (who seems to provide a spark whenever he plays), single by Gardner, and after Judge hit into a force-out, an RBI single by Didi.
In the seventh, Aaron Judge hit HR #5, to make it 4-2 .Fastest guy ever to 61 career HR.
The Yanks needed it. David Robertson had a VERY SHAKY eighth inning. Single, two walks to load the bases. Strikeout. Single to make it 4-3. Strikeout, Flyout. WHEW.
No problems for Chapman in the ninth. 1-2-3, all strikeouts.
Judge solo HR
Stanton was dropped to 4 in the lineup
CC Off DL for the game.
Sabathia 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.70
Green (W, 1-0, 1.80) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K
Betances (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.23
Robertson (H, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 4.22
Chapman (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25