Blue Jays drop first series of second half against Yankees in New York

Fresh off a relaxing and, thanks to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., invigorating All-Star break, the Blue Jays hoped to get back into the swing of things in the Bronx, taking on the New York Yankees in a three-game series.
Unfortunately for them, they were unable to keep the Yankees’ bats at bay, failed to make solid (and consistent) contact, and missed the mark with runners in scoring position. Still, they managed to claw out one victory against one of the hottest teams in baseball.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from the first series of the second half:
The Good
Eric Sogard (4-for-12, R, HR, RBI, BB, 2B) and Randal Grichuk (3-for-11, HR, 3 RBI, R) had respectable stretches, with Danny Jansen (3-for-7, 3 TB) also contributing admirably both behind the plate and at the plate.
On the mound, relievers Sam Gaviglio (2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO) and Nick Kingham (2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, BB, 3 SO) were solid, with Marcus Stroman (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, L) performing excellently in what could very well be his final start in a Blue Jays uniform.
The Bad
Most of the team’s offensive forces, including Freddy Galvis (2-for-11, …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

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