Yankees get Zeuch’d, Blue Jays win the Opening Weekend series

The Blue jays rolled into Yankee Stadium and made a statement on Opening Weekend. They’re here to compete.

After splitting the first two games of the series, the Blue Jays took home the rubber match behind some solid pitching from T.J. Zeuch and a lockdown performance from the bullpen. Not too shabby given the injuries the team is dealing with right now.
Things worth mentioning…

I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous with Zeuch, a pitch-to-contact guy who doesn’t miss many bats heading into a game against the Yanks at Yankee Stadium. I figured that the Yankees’ big bats would tee off Zeuch and that this could get ugly. But, to Zuech’s credit, he generated more whiffs (four) than he usually does and he consistently pounded the zone, making life difficult for the righty-heavy Yank lineup. All told, Zeuch tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. He might have been able to go five and earn a shot at the win, but I think Charlie Montoyo made the right call not to test it. Some good infield defence also helped Zeuch, highlighted by this nice turn by Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette…

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Yankees crush Blue Jays in team’s final road series

For now, and only for now, the Blue Jays are done visiting Yankee Stadium. In the team’s final away series of the season, they were rocked, roughed up, and rammed by the mammoth New York Yankees. Though they did show some signs of life at various points, the series was disappointing overall.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from the final road series of the 2019 season:
The Good
Cavan Biggio (3-for-11, R, 2B), Jonathan Davis (2-for-4, RBI), Randal Grichuk (3-for-11, R, 2B), and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-8, 2B, RBI) contributed nicely, while Teoscar Hernandez (3-for-7, R, 2 2B, 3B, RBI, BB) showed some pop, despite striking out three times in the set. Billy McKinney (2-for-6, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI) exploded in the finale as well, providing all of the team’s offence Sunday.
Relievers Jason Adam (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 3 SO, W), Buddy Boshers (1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, SO), Sam Gaviglio (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, SO), and Ken Giles (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO, SV) were all solid, with Elvis Luciano (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, BB, 2 SO) turned in a great frame.
The Bad
Anthony Alford (0-for-5, 0 TB, 4 SO), Brandon Drury (1-for-7, 2 R, 2B, 2 SO), …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation