For all the talk about Joe Girardi loves his binder and loves playing the matchups and matches up lefty versus lefty and righty versus righty, the one time he doesn’t do it, it backfires. How you ask? Well read on to find out. However, the Yankees did fall to the Blue Jays 6-2.
Hiroki Kuroda‘s struggles continued, though he was able to fight on and keep the Yankees in the game. The Jays took the lead in the third. Anthony Gose led off with a single. Jose Reyes followed with a double to drive him in. Munenori Kawasaki bunted Reyes to third, and he would score on Brett Lawrie‘s groundout.
The Yankees would cut it to 2-1 when Curtis Granderson hit his sixth homer of the year. Gose responded in the bottom half with his second homer of the year to give the run right back to the Jays.
Joba Chamberlain came in for Kuroda in the seventh. Kawasaki and Lawrie each reached. With Cesar Cabral ready in the bullpen, Girardi decided to stick with Joba against Adam Lind. The result? A hanging slider that Lind hit into the second deck for a three run home run.
YGY Player Of The Game: Lind