Yankees offense lifeless again in shutout loss to Blue Jays

Yankees offense lifeless again in shutout loss to Blue Jays

The goose egg reared its ugly head as soon as once more on Friday evening in The Bronx.

On one other lifeless evening for his or her offense, the Yankees have been blanked by the Blue Jays in a 4-0 loss on the Stadium.

Kevin Gausman turned the most recent pitcher to close down the Yankees, who suffered their third shutout of their final six video games and fifth within the final two weeks. Gausman scattered simply 4 hits over seven innings, permitting just one base runner to the touch second base all evening – and it got here within the first inning.

The Yankees’ Josh Donaldson reacts after putting out through the sixth inning in opposition to the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Friday.Getty Pictures

The Yankees (73-47) misplaced for the 14th time of their final 18 video games and fell to 12-24 since July 8. Their lead atop the AL East that day was a season-high 15 1/2 video games, however after Friday evening, the Blue Jays (64-54) lower it all the way down to eight video games – the smallest it has been since June 13.

Jameson Taillon reacts to Teoscar Hernandez hitting a two-run house run within the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on Friday.Corey Sipkin/New York Publish

Over their final 10 video games, the Yankees have scored simply 19 runs – eight of which got here in Wednesday’s wild comeback win. That sport has served as little greater than a blip on the radar for a staff that has in any other case struggled mightily on the plate.

Not even Aaron Choose, who entered the evening 8-for-20 in his profession in opposition to Gausman, may put the Yankees on his again. The AL MVP favourite went 0-for-2 with a stroll and is now 2-for-23 over his final seven video games in a uncommon off week, although he’s removed from the one Yankee in that group.

Oswaldo Cabrera gave the Yankees their greatest second of the evening on the primary pitch of the sport, when he dedicated house run theft. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drilled a Jameson Taillon fastball to proper area, the place Cabrera went again to the wall and used all of his 5-foot-10 body to tug it again in with a leaping seize.

The Blue Jays later acquired to Taillon within the third inning, although, to assert a 1-0 lead. Whit Merrifield led off with a single and moved to 3rd on a Cavan Biggio double earlier than coming round to attain on Gurriel’s groundout to shortstop.

Teoscar Hernandez then made it a 3-0 sport within the fifth inning when he clubbed a fastball down the center for a two-run house run.

After Josh Donaldson’s two-out singled within the first inning, Gausman retired 10 in a row earlier than Gleyber Torres led off the fifth inning with a single. However Torres was rapidly erased when Isiah Kiner-Falefa grounded right into a double play.

The Blue Jays knocked Taillon out of the sport within the sixth inning. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led off with a tough double to proper area and Alejandro Kirk adopted with a single to place runners on the corners.

Lou Trivino then entered from the bullpen and delivered considered one of his greatest outings as a Yankee to maintain the deficit at 3-0. Trivino acquired Hernandez to pop up, Bo Bichette to strike out and Matt Chapman to floor out.

Teoscar Hernandez watches his two-run house run in opposition to the Yankees through the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on Friday.USA TODAY Sports activities

Within the ninth inning, Aroldis Chapman walked back-to-back hitters on 9 pitches for the second time in three video games. It loaded the bases with one out, although Ron Marinaccio cleaned up the mess by limiting the harm to only a sacrifice fly that made it 4-0.

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