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Series 28: Blue Jays @ NY Yankees (Mon., Tues., Wed. July 3 to 5, 2017)

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Place:      Yankee Stadium   Bronx, NY

Mon. July 3
Starting Pitchers:    Marcus Stroman RH  (Jays)          8-4 3.41 ERA
                              Masahiro Tanaka RH (Yankees)     6-7 5.56 ERA
Time:                      7PM
TV/Radio:                 Sportsnet, The FAN 590

Tues. July 4
Starting Pitchers:     J.A. Happ    LH (Jays)         2-5 3.71 ERA
                               CC Sabathia LH (Yankees)  7-2 3.46 ERA
Time:                      1PM
TV/Radio:                 Sportsnet, The FAN 590

Wed. July 5
Starting Pitchers:      Marco Estrada  RH (Jays)        4-6 4.86 ERA
                                Michael Pineda RH (Yankees)   8-4 4.05 ERA
Time:                        1PM
TV/Radio:                   Sportsnet, The FAN 590

Source:  theStar.comMLB.com


After having been swept by the A.L East leading Boston Red Sox at home and being outscored 29-6 in total, the Blue Jays (37-44) now embark on a three-game road trip to New York to face the New York Yankees (43-37).

While a series of this type would bring anticipation amongst Blue Jay fans, for the Jays themselves it brinsg nothing short of trepidation at best.
Considering the way things have been  going, in the Yankees, the Jays will face another hitting team.  Particularly in the personification of Yankees' rookie sensation Aaron Judge.

Oh, oh.  Haven't we heard that song before.  Judge has just about feasted on Toronto pitching, much in the same way everyone else has this season.   

The  Blue Jays have fallen 9.5 GBL Boston in the A.L. East, they have also lost ground in the Wildcard race.  They are 4.5GB and they would have to overtake the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays for that WC position.  They are losing ground and unless they extricate themselves from this losing cycle and stop falling further and further behind, that WC spot will start looking like a downright impossibility rather than a potential possibility.

Things need to change.  Soon.


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When is the trade deadline? I really hope they blow this team up.


Quote from: TML fan on July 03, 2017, 07:22:34 PM
When is the trade deadline? I really hope they blow this team up.

This year's trade deadline is July 31st.


Blue Jays 4  NYYankees 1

Thank you, J.A. Happ! 

The Jays starter pitched a near-flawless game in getting the win and thereby stopped the Jays losing streak.  The only hiccup was an Aaron Judge homer, otherwise Happ limited the Yankees to just four hits on the afternoon.

The Jays scored four runs in the third inning which included a two-run double by Kendrys Morales.

Roberto Osuna got the save.

Game story:


Blue Jays 7  NY Yankees 6

The Blue Jays will most likely have to thank Yankees receiver Dellin Betances for the win.  Betances gave up a bases-loaded walk and the go-ahead run was on the scoreboard.  But...before all of this...

...the Blue Jays, back in the third inning, had taken a 5-0 lead on home runs by Smoak and Morales, as well as Kevin Pillar's solo shot in the fourth.

The Yankees stormed back.  Guess who started New York's comeback to effectively blow up the Jays' lead?  Why, Aaron Judge, who's two-run blast in the fourth, coupled with another Yankee two-run homer plus a two-run double, chased Jays starter Estrada by the time the fifth inning was over.

Toronto's Russell Martin tied it up with a a solo homer in the seventh inning... 

...then came the bases-loaded walk by Betances.

It would not have been complete without closer Roberto Osuna shutting down ( and striking out) the Yankees' Judge.  Job done.

QuoteOur best against their best," Toronto manager John Gibbons said, "and our best won."


Estrada, by the way, got the win, and Toronto takes two out of three in the Bronx.