One night after ruining a rare river of runs, the Yankees turned into a hitter, who used soaked versions of the NY Post to bat against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
JA Happ has provided a cure for illnesses that have infected the Yanks in the last two-plus weeks, but a 2-1 loss in the second innings of Jonathan Davis to a faultless left-handed batsman at Sahalen Field in Buffalo Was enough for
It was the third time in four games the Yankees were held to one run.
The 21-21 Yankees suffered a fifth straight loss and a 15th defeat in 20 matches. This left them three games behind the Blue Jays in the second-place race in the AL East.
Brian Cashman told his free-falling club that he still believed it during the GM-full-squad meeting.
Happ’s fault, a pitch he wanted little more than to hit Davis for a two-run homer, was enough to get him beat.
“Just remind them, first and foremost, that I believe in them. I put the club together with my staff and everyone is here,” said Cashman. “Making sure they know Where they have to go back. I took the opportunity to do this from time to time and see if it helps. The bottom line is that we are on our own, no help is coming, and the challenge of going through this storm We have to find a way.
The Yankees had at least one base runner in the first six innings, but only scored in the fifth, when they cut the Blue Jays lead in half. In those six frames, the Yankees hit seven at-bats along the runway in the scoring position and 10 runners on base.
Hitting with the runners in scoring position has been a major problem for the Yankees – who entered the game with 23 hits in 124 at-bats (.185) in the last 19 matches.
Blue Jays starter Taijuan Walker hit two hits, five walks and one batter, but did not concede one run in four innings, throwing 88 pitches, 43 runs for strikes.
The Yankees had runners in scoring position for the fifth straight inning when Luke Voyt and Aaron Hicks sang and Clint Frazier went on to load the bases with none against right-handed reliever Shun Yamunachuki.
It was not deep enough for Woyt to score to fly to the right of Glibber Torres. Mike Tauchman, who ran out to end the first inning with loaded bases, flew Voit to a deep left. Gary Sanchez struck out 1-2 break balls to leave two runners on base.
Yankee plundered with a run-scoring single off DJ Lemahieu in the fourth when shortstop Santiago Espinal made a diving stop in the middle for the final with Miguel Andujar second and Tyler Wade.
Hicks opened the third with an injury to the right arm and stole second base with Frazier at the plate. After Frazier was dismissed, Hicks attempted a third swipe with Torres at the plate and was caught.
After the Yankees wasted a scoring opportunity in the opening two innings, Hap scored the first two Blue Jays, before Joe Panik dodged a solo in center field and Davis hit a two-run homer to take a 2–0 lead. Left for.
Happ did well to keep that deficit where it was in the third when Espinning led off the inning from the left. Cavan Bigigo’s flight to the right pushed the Aspinal to third, but Happ flew Randall Grichuk to the right, hitting Rowdy Tellez on a grounder to the right and hitting the runner.
Walker did it all, but escorted a Yankees base runner to home plate in the first inning, when the right-hander issued three straight walks after retiring Lehmahoe and Voyt to open the game.
With Hicks, Frazier and Torres at base, Walker trailed 3–1 to Tyumann. He then struck a pitch that was probably out of the strike zone.
Walker had another scoring opportunity in the second when Anduzer dropped one out and Wade, no. 9 hitter, with a second chance. But LeMahey ran towards the center and Voight, who was ahead in the 3–0 count, looked on a full-count pitch that cut the plate in half.