Toronto Blue Jays lose both Bretts and the game


The Toronto Blue Jays ran into another hot pitcher and dropped a second game in a row to the New York Yankees, who walked away with a 7-3 victory.

Yankees’ starter Chase Whitley allowed two runs off five hits and a walk to earn his third victory of the season. Dioner Navarro and Colby Rasmus singled home RBI’s in the fourth while Jose Bautista scored a run on a double when the game was out of reach in the eighth.

Mark Buehrle pitched another quality start for the Blue Jays (his 12th of the season) and gave up three runs (two earned) off six hits and two walks. With the Jays trailing 3-2, manager John Gibbons went to Chad Jenkins in the bottom of the seventh instead of Sergio Santos, who pitched a clean seven pitch inning on Tuesday. Jenkins proceeded to load the bases and only managed one out before Brett Cecil walked home a run and then gave up a bases clearing triple to Brian McCann.

The McCann triple was an interesting play as Rasmus was less than a foot away from getting to the ball. However the immediate reaction from fans was “Anthony Gose would have caught it”. That may or may not be true but unless baseball decides to take after football and players start playing either just offense or defense, the Blue Jays are much better with Colby in their lineup compared to Gose.

Santos entered the game in the eighth and pitched a clean frame with a strikeout. Bautista and Melky Cabrera both chipped in with two hit nights.

Brett Lawrie left the game after he was hit with a pitch during the fourth inning. The X-Rays for Brett were negative and he’s currently considered day-to-day.

It was also reported after the game that Cecil is headed to the DL. According to Scott MacArthur of TSN, Cecil said after the game “he shouldn’t have been out there.”

The Blue Jays will attempt to prevent a sweep tomorrow as Drew Hutchison (5-4, 3.62 ERA) takes on David Phelps (2-4, 4.32).