Yankees Bounce Back With A 2-1 Win Over The Blue Jays

There’s nothing like a good bounce-back victory to help get rid of the rancid taste of last night’s loss from everyone’s mouth.

Phil Hughes, who struggled in his last outing against the Blue Jays, went seven innings for the Yankees, only giving up one earned run on four hits and out-dueled Ricky Romero who also went seven innings tonight, giving up two earned runs on five hits for Toronto. Romero, who started the year 8-1 is now 8-12 for the Blue Jays.

Hughes struck out five and the lone run was a solo shot by Adeiny Hechavarria.

Nick Swisher started things for the Yankees in the third inning with an RBI single that scored Jayson Nix. Nix had himself a good night at the plate finish 2-3 with two singles – he was the only Yankee with a multi-hit night. Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth which scored the newly arrived Steve Pearce for the Yankees’ only other run.

With the way Hughes pitched, two runs were enough to win. And with the Yankees lineup tonight, two runs seemed like a miracle.

New papa David Robertson needed only five pitches to retire the Blue Jays in the eighth and Rafael Soriano added a perfect inning of his own in the ninth to close out the game and pick up his 34th save of the year.

The Yankees will try to close out the series with a victory tomorrow afternoon at the Stadium with CC Sabathia taking on J.A. Happ in a battle of pitchers with initials as first names. Happ is 9-10 with a 4.68 ERA and Sabathia is 13-3 with a 3.44 ERA.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

2 thoughts on “Yankees Bounce Back With A 2-1 Win Over The Blue Jays

  1. Professor Longnose

    I’m going to hold off calling it a bounceback until they prove they can score more than one run an inning.

    • fuster

      look on the bright side.

      they proved that they can win without an extra-base hit.

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