And the July trading deadline was supposed to be about reinforcing a Yankees pitching rotation, because there have been continuing doubts with CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Ivan Nova, and Michael Pineda who is not expected back until September because of a right muscle forearm strain.
“I’m very comfortable with what we have here”, Cashman said.
While the Yankees appeared to have the clear edge in the division race, the Blue Jays went out and got the two best players on the trade market to shorten the gap.
“I was missing over the plate a lot with my cutter and my fastball”, Hughes said.
Based on what the Blue Jays gave up for David Price, it seems the Yankees would have had to include Severino in a Price deal. But it’s not the only one.
They posted back-to-back goose eggs on the scoreboard on Saturday and Sunday – the first time the storied franchise has been shut out in consecutive games since May 1999. “Hey, he made all the moves”.
After all, the Jays and their home-run bats are steamrolling along at a pace that makes a case for their GM, Alex Anthopoulos, as the slam-dunk Executive of the Year.
“We’ve talked about it a lot this season, but they really do make us go at the top”, Pentland said of the team’s typically unsafe 1-2 punch in the lineup. “We’ve never assumed anything, so I wouldn’t say there’s any alarm going off”, he said. Wearing a different uniform, he looked like a different pitcher against them.
Troy Tulowitzki and the Blue Jays go for their eighth straight victory and a weekend sweep at Yankee Stadium that would pull them within 1 1/2 games of first-place New York in the AL East. Toronto has not swept a series of at least three games from the Yankees since May 2003. This week, they continue to dominate because they have won eight straight games and 11 of their last 12. 280 to.268. And he needs to get in and out of Rogers Centre healthy. The Orioles managed take two of three before losing two of three against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Blue Jays have lost 52 times this season. I loved the fan base and the fans, ” he said.
Fans all across the majors often throw back home runs hit into the stands by opponents. It was great to breathe that Canadian fresh air.
Here is the statement that needs to be made: Not good enough! “I got a hard head, so it’s all good”.
Price pounded his left hand into his glove three times after his final toss, retiring Brendan Ryan on a popup to Smoak with runners at the corners.
The Blue Jays had the bases loaded after third baseman Josh Donaldson walked, Jose Bautista singled and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion walked on Nova’s 100th pitch. Price’s dominant outings account for two of those 22 starts. Lawrie isn’t letting that get under his skin.
Girardi has done a pretty good job in spite of the tools he has had to work with on their pitching staff. The team has only won one World Series since 2009 and missed the playoffs the past two seasons. But while Andrews admitted Stroman is defying all the medical odds in his speedy recovery – he suffered major knee ligament damage in spring training – the Jays would be taking a huge risk in allowing him to pitch again this season. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some new guys, build some new relationships.