Saturday, August 8, 2015


Make it two tough losses. The Yankees are in a slump right now that they just cannot afford to have happen. The Blue Jays are not playing around. They were patient, and when the time was right they were waiting to pounce and they capitalized. The Yankees just didn't have an answer for them today. It's the biggest series of the season, and now we HAVE to avoid a sweep.

Ivan Nova battled today. His pitch count got high pretty quickly. He seemed to settle down after awhile but the 6th inning got away from him. You could see Joe Girardi and Larry Rothschild talking in the dugout about if they should pull him. Then with the bases loaded, Justin Smoak crushes a hanging curveball and the score quickly changes to 4-0 Blue Jays. Nova battled today for 5.1 innings, giving up 4 runs, 2 walks and struck out 6. He just ran out of gas unfortunately. It would've been nice to see Nova be more efficient today, but the Yankees gave him zero support out there today.

Bryan Mitchell came in during the 7th inning and Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run making it a 5-0 Jays lead. Russell Martin hit an infield single in the eighth allowing Jose Bautista to score. It was all Blue Jays today.

David Price on the other hand pitched like an ace. He pitched 7 innings, allowed 3 hits, 7 strikes one scored on him. So much for previous Yankee domination because today he silenced the Yankee bats. This start and his previous two starts against us are very different.

The lack of Yankee offense is the story here. Alex Rodriguez. Carlos Beltran, and Didi Gregorious were the only Yankees with hits today. The past four games the bats have gone to sleep. We have been lifeless. This division is the Yankees to win or to lose....but we can't continue to play like this. Tomorrow we need to hit, score and back up Masahiro Tanaka. We can't have games where we score 10+ runs and then struggle. The Blue Jays were looking to make a statement. Message received loud and clear. Now the Yankees need to step it up!

We HAVE to win tomorrow!

Final: Blue Jays 6 - Yankees 0


--Jeana Bellezza, BYB Senior Writer and Editor
Twitter: @NyPrincessJ 

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