Game 139 / 77-62 / 2nd / -2.5GB : Not the best time for Luis Severino to turn in a bad start. Lifted after 71 pitches in 2.1 innings, the rookie right-hander was torched for 2 home runs, and 6 earned. It didn’t matter who toed the rubber after that, as the powerful Blue Jays hammered New York pitching at will.
After Jays’ starter David Price was pulled after 5 innings and a 9-2 lead, Didi Gregorius made it interesting with a 3-run rocket into the right field seats in the 6th, closing the gap to 9-5. A Russell Martin 2-shot (his second of the game) in the 7th put New York down 6 runs again, 11-5.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Blue Jays 11, Yankees 5
This Is More Important
“We know what he’s made of. We know what he’s capable of doing and again you have games like this. You turn a page.” ‐ Brian McCann on Luis Severino (h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)
The 14th Anniversary of 9/11/2001
MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1922, the Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated crowd of 40,000 overflows the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A’s in the opener, 10-3, and Waite Hoyt takes the second game 2-1. This is the last regular season American League game at the Polo Grounds as the Yankees will open Yankee Stadium in 1923 …
(h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)
FOOTNOTES : Happy 57th Birthday to Don Slaught, who shared catching duties for the 1988 and 1989 Yankees…