I don’t think Jaime Garcia or Bryan Mitchell would have made the postseason roster anyway, but neither helped themselves in a 9-5 Yankees’ loss on Sunday.
The loss put the Yanks 5 back of Boston in the AL East with 7 to go, and basically assured the Red Sox the division. The Yanks’ magic # to host the wild card game remains at 2.
Toronto got one in the first, one in the second, and knocked out Garcia with three in the third. Garcia gave up a HR to the first batter he faced.
Didi singled in a run to make it 5-1 in the fourth.
Toronto came back with four in the bottom of the fourth to make it 9-1.
Aaron Judge hit his first HR of the game (47) in the top of the sixth to cut it to 9-2.
Greg Bird doubled in a run later in the inning to make it 9-3.
Judge hit his second HR (48) of the game, a 2-run shot, to make it 9-5.
Judge is now one HR behind Mark McGwire’s 1987 rookie record of 49 in a season.
Hated the tribute Toronto gave Jose Bautista. Hated his bat flipping, and question how someone so mediocre until he became 29 all of a sudden went from a mediocre 15 HR a year guy to hitting 50+ at the age of 29. Loved when Odor popped him one. Just saying….
Judge 2 HR, 3 RBI
Castro 2 hits
Garcia (L, 5-10, 4.41) 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.43
Mitchell 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.79
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.17
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.12
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.97