With questions about the pitching staff along with the infield, the one that is most concerning to the Yankees is their ability to catch the baseball. Today, the two times the Yankees didn’t, cost them as their winning streak was snapped with a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Michael Pineda would then betray himself with his own defense in the fifth. Colby Rasmus and Brett Lawrie singled. Ryan Goins dropped a bunt down to sacrifice them, and Pineda would throw it away to let Rasmus score. Two batters later, Pineda’s wild pitch allowed Lawrie to score.
The Yankees would only be able to muster one run off of Blue Jays’ pitching and that came in the sixth inning courtesy of Mark Buehrle. Ichiro Suzuki led off with a ground-rule double. Brett Gardner would follow with a single to move Ichiro to third. Derek Jeter grounded into a double play, allowing Ichiro would score.
After an off day tomorrow, the Yanks will face the Phillies at “The Boss” Tuesday night at 7:05. That game can be seen on YES and MLB Network.