Like last night, the Yankees struggled to get any offense going early on. The main difference between the two games is that yesterday, the Yankees found some offense and rode one big inning to a win. Today, they failed to take the one major chance they had and remained in a coma for the whole game. Michael Pineda's outing went very well, but Drew Hutchison's was better. Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez combined to one-hit the Yankees as the Blue Jays won 2-0.
Toronto got on the board quickly in the bottom of the first. Jose Reyes led off the game for the Blue Jays with a single. Pineda came back and got the next two outs, but Jose Bautista then hit a massive home run off him. That made it 2-0 Blue Jays after one inning.
After that, Pineda was pretty good. Through six innings, the home run was really the only scoring opportunity the Blue Jays had. Problem was, the Yankees' offense was doing absolutely nothing against Hutchison. In the fourth inning, the Yankees started a two-out rally to load the bases, which included the Yankees' only hit: a double by Mark Teixeira. Martin Prado wound up flying out to end the inning and strand three runners.
Pineda came back out to start the seventh inning, but after allowing a single to Edwin Encarnacion and a double to Dioner Navarro, his day was over. Big Mike went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three. Shawn Kelley came in to relieve Pineda and did a nice job getting out of the jam and keeping the score at 2-0.
In the top of the eighth, the Yankees again went down in order. David Huff came in to pitch the bottom half of the inning and threw a scoreless inning.
The Yankees had one last chance to redeem themselves in the top of the ninth. Much like they did for most of the game, the Yankees went down without a fight. Aaron Sanchez pitched a second 1-2-3 inning and the Blue Jays got a 2-0 win.
The Yankees and Blue Jays will finish up their series tomorrow at 1:07 eastern. Brandon McCarthy and J.A. Happ are the probable starting pitchers. Please win.