After a wild Opening Weekend at The Dome, the Blue Jays are off to New York for a four-game set with the Yankees.
It sounds insane to say, but this feels like a very high-stakes series despite the fact it’s April. The Blue Jays and Yanks will see each other 19 times this season and every single one of these games is important when it comes to winning the American League East.
As we know, it was only one game that wound up being the difference between Toronto and both New York and Boston in the standings last season, and there were so many games that we looked back on and thought ‘oh fuck, should have had that one,’ so hopefully the Blue Jays are ready to come into this April series with a September energy.
It feels right to have Alek Manoah get the ball in Yankee Stadium tonight. Dude might be the staff ace by this season.
— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) April 11, 2022
Alek Manoah vs Jameson Taillon
It’s difficult to say if Alek Manoah will be as good in his sophomore season as he was last year as a rookie, but, to be completely honest, there isn’t somebody in Toronto’s rotation that I would rather throw out in a game against the Yankees in New York.
Manoah just has that big-game energy. Last season, in two games at Yankee Stadium, Manoah held the Yanks to just thr …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation