Suddenly, after a three-game sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees only hold a 1.5 game AL East lead.
Remember when the New York Yankees plated 90 runs in 10 games? Remember how many were calling them the second coming of Murderers Row?
Well, that talk will now be placed on the back-burners after the Toronto Blue Jays came into Yankee Stadium this weekend and swept them away with ease.
New York scored a total of one run in the series, and four runs in their last five games.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 9, 2015
Sunday’s edition featured Tanaka Time. To no avail though because Masahiro Tanaka’s six-innings of two-run ball didn’t come with any run support.
Jays starter Marco Estrada pitched 6.1 scoreless innings and only yielded three hits in total, further frustrating the Bronx Bombers bats. This turnaround from absolute world-beaters to inept swinging is simply astounding.
Estrada pitched a gem in the Bronx: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 Ks. pic.twitter.com/iZkDtnQKK5
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 9, 2015
yanks shut out in back to back games for 1st time in MLB record 2,666 games, via @RealMichaelKay. jays red hot, 1 1/2 back
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 9, 2015
The lead in the AL East is now down to just 1.5 games. Toronto has now won eight in a row.
— MLB (@MLB) August 9, 2015
Joe Girardi and company will take a well needed off-day on Monday and look to turn things around on Tuesday night in Cleveland against the Indians.
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