Exceeding Expectations

Last night the Yankees took on the Blue Jays in Toronto, the first of a four game set. Yankee fans should be nothing but thrilled with the show they put on both offensively and defensively. The pitching was nothing but excellent from Luis Severino. He threw 5.3 innings, striking out seven batters while giving up just one hit. The only run scored by the Blue Jays came at the hands of Dellin Betances in the eighth inning.

Giancarlo Stanton put on a show for Yankee fans last night, going deep twice while knocking in four RBI in the three spot. He joined the list of six other players to hit two homers on Opening day, the latest being Joe Pepitone in 1963. Aaron Judge who batted in front of him notched two hits with one run scored.

I myself couldn't have asked for more, it was nice to see some new face out there. Stanton's second blast was an added bonus as well as Brett Gardner's, one that I thought wouldn't clear the fence. Neil Walker and Brandon Drury also showed good signs in their Yankee debut as well. Tonight the two play again with Masahiro Tanaka facing Aaron Sanchez on the mound. Sanchez has given up 13 hits over his four year career against the Yankees. Tanaka on the other hand has 74 hits while striking out 97 batters over four seasons against the Jays.

Tonight's lineup looks as explosive as yesterday's. Let's see what happens!

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