1a1a1aESNYlogoBLUEdesktopNEWdefaultFEATUREDimage

The New York Yankees’ bats have finally woke up at the right time in Toronto against the Blue Jays knocking them off 4-1 on Saturday.

  • Yankees: 4
  • Blue Jays: 1
  • Win: Masahiro Tanaka (9-5)
  • Loss: Marco Estrada (10-7)

It sure was Tanaka Time today in Toronto. With the New York Yankees coming off a stunning 4-3 victory on Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked to make it two in a row on Saturday afternoon.

He did just that with an impressive complete game victory.

Tanaka only yielded one run and five hits while striking out nine of the hottest hitters in the league today over 112 pitches.

Offensively the bats have risen from the dead. Mark Teixeira and Carlos Betran both belted solo home runs off Jays starter Marco Estrada.

Even rookie first baseman Greg Bird got into the mix by collecting his first career MLB hit. He played first with Teixeira as the DH on an Alex Rodriguez off day.

And oh yeah, the good folks for the Yanks decided to stick it to the Jays a bit after the game. Don’t you think so to, eh?

Toronto now trails New York by 1.5 games in the AL East. They’ll look to salvage the final game of this three-game set on Sunday.

[su_button url=”https://elitesportsny.com/2015/08/14/new-york-yankees-concerns-reach-out-beyond-2015/” target=”blank” background=”#000080″ size=”10″ wide=”yes” radius=”0″]NEXT: Yankees’ Concerns Reach Out Beyond 2015[/su_button]


NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD


Loading...

Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

E-Mail: robsabo10@elitesportsny.com