Game 108 / 61-47 / 1st / +3.5G Nathan Eovaldi turned in one his best starts of the season against the dangerous Toronto lineup, but New York bats were silenced for the most part by R.A. Dickey. Then Joey Bats settled the matter with a 10th home run off reliever Brandon Pinder.
Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1
- Nathan Eovaldi Yet another standout performance, this time against arguably the scariest lineup in the American League, if not MLB.
- Mark Teixeira If Tex is not in your fantasy lineup, you’re out of your mind. He clubbed his 30th home run tonight, and even knuckleballers are not getting him off his stride.
“He obviously didn’t have a lot of experience up here, but he’s here for a reason. He’s capable of getting big league hitters out. I think he’s done a real good job for us all year. I think he’s a big part of things going forward. He’s got a really, really good arm, and hopefully he’s able to turn the page. Forget about it.” ‐ Brett Gardner on Brandon Pinder (h/t: Grace Raynor / MLB.com)
Number 22 : Ex-pinstriper and ageless wonder, 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins relieved for RA Dickey. He let up a single to Brett Gardner in the bottom of the 8th to start the inning, but quickly erased him by inducing a ground ball double play to Alex Rodriguez, then stuck out Teixeira …
FOOTNOTES : Happy 86th Birthday wishes to Yankee legend Don Larsen …