Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yankees Lose 4th Straight Game
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 17th, 2013

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 0 Blue Jays 2

The New York Yankees lost their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, this time at the hands of the last place Toronto Blue Jays. The loss moves the Yankees to (79-72) on the season, which is 3.5 games behind the two Wild Card spots.

Andy Pettitte came through with a yet another good start for the Yankees, but with zero run support, he picked up his 10th loss of the season. Pettitte would make only one mistake in this game, that coming in the fourth inning, as Colby Rasmus hit a solo-home run, which broke the scoreless game up, and was his 21st home run of the season. Pettitte would finish going 6.2 innings allowing just the one run on six hits and two walks.

After Pettitte was pulled from the game, Joe Girardi went to Shawn Kelley in the seventh inning, and Kelley promptly gave up a solo-home run to the first batter he faced in Rajai Davis. The home run from Davis made it a 2-0 game, and was his sixth home run of the season.

Blue Jays Starter R.A. Dickey looked like the NL Cy Young award winner from 2012, as he earned his 13th win of the season. Dickey would go seven shutout innings allowing just four hits, and two walks, while striking out eight batters. The Yankees best chance to put some runs on the board came in the first inning, as they loaded up the bases, but Dickey would get one of his eight strikeouts coming against Mark Reynolds out to end the threat.

The bullpen for the Blue Jays would finish up the job to get Dickey the win, as Sergio Santos earned the hold by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and then Casey Janssen would earn his 31st save of the season, while picking up three strikeouts in the ninth.

Next up for the Yankees will be Game 2 against the Blue Jays, as Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.07) will be facing off against J.A. Happ (4-6, 5.15).

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