Things worth mentioning
- Marcus Stroman actually pitched well to start the game. In typical Stroman fashion, he got a ton of outs on the ground through his first five innings pitched. Up until then, his only mistake was getting ahead of Brett Gardner 0-2, then throwing seven straight balls, which ended with Aaron Judge hammering a 3-0 pitch for a two-run homer in the third. Then, in the sixth, the Yankees went single, walk, single, walk, Luke Maile error, strikeout, double. John Axford came in relief, only for them to get to him with a walk, single, sac fly and another single. In total, seven runners crossed the plate for the Yankees that inning. Stroman finished his day allowing six earned runs.
- The Blue Jays had their chances in this game, but failed to really hurt Jordan Montgomery. They stranded the bases loaded in the third and only scored one after the first two hitters of the fifth reached scoring position.
- If you’re looking for something to make you feel better, Giancarlo Stanton struck out another two times today and was booed in a 9-1 game.
- The Blue Jays still haven’t lost a series yet, but tomorrow Jaime Garcia goes against Luis Severino. Gulp.