It turns out the Yankees are beatable.
People in New York have already decided that the Yankees have clinched the American League in June but the season still has plenty of runway left. That was the case on Sunday as well, as it appeared that the Yankees were cruising to a sweep of the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Vladdy Jr. led off the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning but Yusei Kikuchi quickly relinquished the lead. Kikuchi navigated four innings and allowed three runs before Adam Cimber and Max Castillo allowed five runs of their own.
The Yankees were up 8-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning but Lourdes Gurriel hit a grand slam to make it a game and then Teoscar Hernandez flipped it on its head with a three-run bomb of his own.
HOLY FUCKIN PIMP JOB TEOSCAR HERNANDEZ pic.twitter.com/EorT0eQ3Wr
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) June 19, 2022
Tim Mayza came into the game in the top of the eighth and allowed a solo homer to Anthony Rizzo to cut the game to 10-9 but Jordan Romano came in and slammed the door with a five-out save. The highlight was a strikeout of Aaron Judge to end the eighth.
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The Blue Jays lost the series and are 11 games back of the Yankees but it was great to see them pull off this comeback on Sunday. It might not mean much but it feels much better to see them show the Yankees they aren’t unbeatable rather than rolling over and getting swept. I’m sure the vibes on the flight to Chicago are going to be very good because of this game.