Aaron Judge etches closer to the history books as Blue Jays fall to the Yankees 8-3

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Thursday, September 29, 2022

After winning in incredible fashion on Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays have lost their last two games against the New York Yankees following their 8-3 loss on Wednesday night. Offensively and defensively the Jays struggled to find a true groove. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge tallied his 61st home run tying the American League record from Roger Maris.

Mitch White started the game for Toronto, however, only pitched three innings after giving up five hits and three runs. Compared to Garrett Cole, who pitched for six innings and gave up the same amount of runs as White. 

It didn't take long for the Yankees to get on the scoreboard, tallying three runs in the opening inning. Aaron Judge, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Cabrera scored runs one after another in overwhelming fashion.

From the get-go, it was clear that the Blue Jays weren't as energized and into the game as the Yankees were. However, a valiant effort was made that brought great optimism to Toronto. It was a stalemate between the two teams until the bottom of the sixth inning. 

Pete Jansen opened the inning with an emphatic tone sending his seventh pitch to the crowd with a 408 feet bomb to left field. Whitt Merrifield and Jackie Bradley Jr both scored runs due to RBIs and sacrifice fly balls respectively. Now with the score tied it was anyone's game, but the game was snatched for the taking very quickly near after.

The top of the seventh inning is where the game was taken out of the hands of the Blue Jays. Aaron Judge homered to left field scoring two runs while tying the AL record for home runs in a season. Oswald Peraza would later score due to an error by Toronto extending the lead to 6-3 for New York.

Fast forward to the top of the eighth inning, the Yankees threw an extra punch extending the lead to 8-3 due to another error from Toronto. New York put on display why they are atop of the standings in the AL East taking two of the three games of the series against Toronto.

The Blue Jays after dropping to 87-69, will now focus their attention on the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at 7:07 PM ET