That’s Baseball, Suzyn — Aug 10, 2019: Toronto 5 NY 4

Gio Urshela hits a 2-run Homer to tie the game

The 49-71 Blue Jays beat the 76-40 Yankees for a second straight day in Toronto, winning this see-saw game 5-4 when Adam Ottavino allowed a 2-RBI triple to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the 8th to blow the hold.

That’s baseball, Suzyn.

Tampa won so the Yank lead on 1st drops to 8.5 games. Not bad. Houston won, so they are 1 game better than the Yanks — meaning they’d get home field in a possible playoff. Not good.

See Saw

Gary Sanchez was back with a blast — hitting a homer to left to put the Yanks on top 1-0 in the 4th.

Toronto jumped on top 3-1 with a 3-run homer by Teoscar Hernandez off Chance Adams in the bottom of the 4th. Two of the runs were charged to Stephen Tarpley. This was a Chad Green ‘opener’ game (and he pitched well — 1 scoreless inning).

Gio Urshela was a happy fella — tieing the game with a 2-run homer in the 6th, and DJ LeMahieu put the Yanks on top 4-3 with a sac fly in the top of the 8th. But then Guerrero Jr. won it for Toronto with the triple.

And that was ballgame.


Tommy Kahnle looked good — striking out 3 in his 1 inning. He had allowed a homerun the day before but Suzyn Waldman said it was because he had had too much rest and had been ‘too strong’. Zack Britton pitched a scoreless 9th, wriggling out of some trouble.

Aaron Judge went 1 for 3 with a walk — and that was great to see. He had gone 0 for his last 7. Mike Tauchman went 1 for 1 with 3 walks.

Prior to the game, Kyle Higashioka was sent down to the minors to make room for Gary Sanchez. “Higgy” had only hit 2 homers with 5 RBI in his last game 2 nights before, and was batting .256. That’s baseball, Suzyn.

The Boxscore



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