Fresh off a slick showing against the Boston Red Sox, the Blue Jays, with some semblance of hope, cruised into New York City to face the division-leading New York Yankees in a mid-week, three-game series.
The first of many against the Yanks down the stretch, the Blue Jays were swept out of town after losing all three games, the last two of which only by a single run.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this week’s showdown at Yankee Stadium:
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (7-for-14, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 2B, 4 R) had a smashing set, while fellow youngsters Cavan Biggio (5-for-12, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2B) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (4-for-13, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2B) also had tremendous at-bats throughout. Randal Grichuk (5-for-13, RBI, 2B, 2 R, BB) was solid, as was Rowdy Tellez (3-for-12, 2B, R, 2 RBI), who showed some heart in some tough late-game plate appearances.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Freddy Galvis (4-for-13, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, SB) made some noise, with Danny Jansen (4-for-6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2B) putting together a reassuringly good stretch, breaking out in the finale.
On the mound, relievers Daniel Hudson (1.0 IP, H, 2 SO, 0 R) and David Phelps (1.0 …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation