Blue Jays and the AL East Recap: Week 1

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Apr 10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates his home run with Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) during the eight inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates his home run with Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) during the eight inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sluggish Yankee’s

New York Yankees:  3-2

The Yankee’s blasted away the Astros for the final two games of the series, and split a rained out series with the Tigers to start their first week.

New York hit 7 Home Runs across 3 games to chase away the Astro’s, 3 of which came in a 16 run route of the Astros on Wednesday night. Six of the Yankee’s starting nine have home runs already, and newcomer Starlin Castro leads the way with RBI’s.

In both of the Yankees losses, however, both Dallas Kuechel and Jordan Zimmermann limited the Yankees to just 5 hits over 14 innings. Proving that their 16-run game is more anomaly than threat.

The Yankee’s are glad they added bullpen help over the course of the winter, as in 4 out of 5 starts, Yankees starters couldn’t make it out of the 5th inning. While CC Sabathia looked good in his debut, who knows if he can keep it up. Despite this, the Yankee’s relief core looks very good even without vet Aroldis Chapman (suspension).

This has helped to balance out the instability of their rag-tag pitching staff. With the power their division rivals have, we’ll know soon how their rotation fares against the bats of the AL East.

Final Takeaway: Starlin Castro is right at home in the Bronx. Which is good, as they’d better hope their bats can continue to cover for their patchwork pitching staff.

Next: About those Orioles...

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