Alek Manoah Shuts Out Yanks. Toronto 3 NY 0

It’s easy to look disinterested as a team when you go against a pitcher who shuts you out on 1 hit through 6 innings. That’s what Toronto young ace Alek Manoah did to the Yanks in this game, and the Toronto bullpen of Trevor Richards, Adam Cimber, and Jordan Romano came in and finished the job — through luck and good backing Toronto defense.

1. Yanks Had Chances

The Yankees had their chances. In the 3rd, Manhoah lost the plate — and walked Marin Gonzalez, Anthony Rizzo, and Aaron Judge — whilst striking out DJ LeMahieu. With 2 out, bases loaded, Giancarlo Stanton stepped up — but grounded out to shortstop.

In the 7th, with Manoah gone — the Yanks immediately launched a charge against reliever Trevor Richards. Gleyber Torres led off with a single, and Aaron Hicks walked. Kyle Higashioka hit a line drive to right that had single written all over it but Teoscar Hernandez came in and caught the ball off the grass on a slide for an out.

Josh Donaldson then hit one up the middle that had base hit written all over it, but 2nd baseman Santiago Espinal was right there, plucked it, and flipped it to shortstop Bo Bichette on to 1st base — double play.

In the 9th, down 3-0, Joey Gallo led off with a single but Gleyber Torres hit into a double play. Aaron Hicks singled but Higgy struck out for the old ballgame.

2. Taillon Good

Jameson Taillon pitched 5 strong innings — allowing a 2-run homer to George Springer. Michael King pitched well in relief — 2.2 innings, 1 run.

3. Marinaccio Good Too

And Ron Marinaccio pitched well again — 1.1 innings of shutout ball. Marinaccio ended the 8th with a huge strikeout of Matt Chapman with 2nd and 3rd and 2 out, keeping the Yanks in the game at the time.

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