The comeback kids
(4) Blue Jays 10 run inning to complete comeback vs. Yankees (9/7/20)
Besides the Rays and one short series vs. the Braves, the Blue Jays got the benefit of an easy schedule in July and August. Despite an above .500 record going into the final month, many fans were looking ahead to September to test the true nature of the Blue Jays’ winning ways. In the final 30 games of the season, 20 were against the juggernaut Yankees and the other 10 included difficult matchups such as Jacob DeGrom and the Mets.
With all that said, it was a breath of fresh air to see the Jays absolutely dominate against the Yankees in the first game between the two clubs on September 7th. After a rare tough start from Hyun Jin Ryu that included five runs over five innings, the Jays wound up in a 6-2 deficit in their hitting half of the 6th inning.
In came the circling wagons. The Blue Jays loaded the bases for Rowdy Tellez with one out. The following ensued from that point on: (i) Luke Voit’s error on Tellez’s chopper moves everyone up 90 ft (6-3 NYY), (ii) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a chopper past Voit to score two (6-5 NYY), (iii) after a Guerrero Jr. steal of second, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. rips a single to left to tie it up (6-6), (iv) Shaw hits a go ahead single (8-6 TOR), (v) Jansen puts the cherry on top with a grand slam to left (12-6 TOR).
In a game that featured Toronto’s most productive inning since 2010, the Jays wound up winning 12-7. Considering that this game was against a division rival in a meaningful September game, one could make the argument that this game featured one of the most entertaining offensive innings in Blue Jays history.