Blue Jays get shut out in New York 5-0


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The Blue Jays have gone into New York and taken the first 3 games of the 4 game set. That is of course including yesterdays double header which saw over 8 hours of game time. Today going for the sweep the Blue Jays sent out red hot R.A. Dickey. Dickey has recorded 7 wins in his last 10 outings. The other 3 starts were he did not pick up the win the Blue Jays still did. So the team is 10-0 in his last 10 starts. The Yankees Masahiro Tanaka who is 11-6 and picked up a complete game victory over the Jays his last time out.

The Yankees started to threaten in the 2nd inning. Brian McCann led off the inning with a walk. Alex Rodriguez hit a single a single to center field. Chase Headley drew a walk to load up the bases with no outs. Dustin Ackley and Didi Gregorius hit back to back sacrifice flies to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

In the 4th inning Chase Headley picked up a two out single to center field. He was quickly cashed in on a two run home run by Dustin Ackley.

The game was pretty quiet until the 8th inning when Carlos Beltran hit a single and was cashed in on an Alex Rodriguex Double.

Game Notes:

  • Edwin Encarnacion was given a day off to help heal up his nagging hand injury. With a lead in the AL East I would expect to see a few more of these days before the post season starts.
  • The lineup feels less impactful without Troy Tulowitzki and Edwin Encarnacion in it. While Tulo has not really hit his full stride he did add a an air of danger to the middle of the lineup.
  • Masahiro Tanaka seems to have the Blue Jays figured out. He went 7 inning today not allowing a single run. This after he pitched a complete game in Toronto to beat the Blue Jays in his last outing.
  • The Blue Jays were shut out for just the 5th time this season. The good news is they took 3 out of 4 in New York and hold and 3 and a half game lead.


OFFENSE . F. Today they offense could not generate anything at all. They only picked up 4 hits and were shut out. <strong><a href=. Game Ball. Jose Bautista

STARTING PITCHER. C. Despite the 5 runs against R.A. had a decent day. He lost control a bit in the 2nd inning and issued a couple walks that came in to score. Aside from that the runs scored were on decent pitches. He had his knuckle ball working today. His win streak was snapped at 10 with todays loss. He was one out away from going the distance as only 8 innings was needed today. His final line was 7.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, and 2 K. . . R.A. Dickey

Ryan Tepera. BULLPEN . A?. I will give Ryan an A because he did his job. He came in for a single batter and struck him out.. Game Ball

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