The Toronto Blue Jays made a statement. After a sub-par weekend, the Blue Jays bounced back in game one against the New York Yankees with a 4-2 victory. David Price was the ultimate stopper on Monday night, going 7.0 shutout innings in full control. Brett Cecil saved the Blue Jays late with the biggest inning of his career before Roberto Osuna picked up the save. The Jays are now 3.5 games up on the Yankees in the AL East.
An error byCliff Pennington
landed the Blue Jays in a bases loaded, one out scenario on the top of the third. Thankfully Price was able to escape, but Pennington hasn’t been looking comfortable in the field lately. Something to keep an eye on, but as it stands, there’s not much depth to threaten his job.
More from Toronto Blue Jays News
- Matt Chapman has been exactly what the Blue Jays needed
- Blue Jays: The goalposts are moving in the right direction
- Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays advance to the Championship Series
- Blue Jays: Comparisons for Alek Manoah’s Second Season
- Blue Jays: Adam Cimber, the unlikely decision King
Talk about a playoff atmosphere, too. A “sellout” crowd was on their feet for David Price with two strikes in the count as early as the third inning.
Roberto Osuna got back on the horse in the 9th, but not without allowing a solo shot to centre field. The worry with Toronto’s young back end will continue, but Osuna will be just fine.