3 Ways How NY Beat Toronto 5-3 to Split Doubleheader on 5-27-21

The Yanks got the 2nd game of the doubleheader against Toronto, winning 5-3 but still lost the 3-game series, 2 games to 1. It was the first series loss for the Yanks in over a month.

In the 10 series prior to this one, the Yankees had:

  1. Split 2-games w Atlanta
  2. Won 3 of 4 vs Cleveland
  3. Split 4 games w Balt
  4. Won 3 of 3 vs Detroit
  5. Won 2 of 3 vs Houston
  6. Won 2 of 3 vs Washington
  7. Won 2 of 3 vs Tampa
  8. Won 2 of 3 vs Balt
  9. Won 3 of 4 vs Texas
  10. Won 3 of 3 vs ChiSox


1. Monty Gyped of Another Win

Jordan Montgomery was in line for a win, leading 4-3, when he was removed with a runner on 2nd and 2 outs in the 5th — making him ineligible for the win. It was the 3rd time this year that manager Aaron Boone has done that to him.

Monty was removed because Bo Bichette was due up with a runner on and 2 out, and Monty had coughed up a 3-run homer to Bichette in the 3rd. In that 3rd — Monty allowed a leadoff single, got a double play, but then walked two guys and allowed the homer to Bichette.

In the 5th — the Yankees having scored 4 runs to take a 4-3 lead — Monty allowed a leadoff single, then got a doubleplay, then a single — almost deja vu all over again to the 3rd inning and here came Bichette.

So Boone took out Monty and brought in Jonathan Loaisiga — who struck out Bichette.

2. Judge & Sanchez Homers Power Yanks

The Yanks took a 1-0 lead in the game on a Gio Urshela RBI double in the 1st.

The Yanks tied the game 3-3 on an Aaron Judge 2-run blast in the 3rd, scoring DJ LeMahieu ahead of him (who had singled).

The Yanks took a 4-3 lead on a Gary Sanchez homer in the 4th.

The Yanks got an insurance run on an Aaron Judge sac fly in the 5th.

And remember this was a 7-inning game. So the 5th was like the 7th.

3. Yank Bullpen Gets Save

Loaisiga pitched 1.1 shutout innings; Wandy Peralta got an out in the 6th, and Chad Green pitched a no-hit, shutout 7th (and final inning) for the save.

Thinking Point

Oddly enough the Yankee pitching staff only struck out 2 batters on the whole game — Monty got one and Loaisiga got one. Could it be the slightly-less-lively baseballs have arrived?

The Boxscore



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