Toronto Blue Jays drop their fourth consecutive game in 5-3 loss to Yankees
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Things haven't been on the bright side as of late for the Toronto Blue Jays, as they lost their fourth game in a row falling to the New York Yankees to a score of 5-3. Toronto could not sustain any offensive flow and continued to look like a shell of what this team could be dropping to 17-15 on the season.
Jose Berrios got the start for the Blue Jays and gave the team five innings pitched. In those innings on the mount, he gave up five runs, which were all the runs that the Yankees would score.
The Blue Jays were able to jump to an early lead within the first inning off of a single by Teoscar Hernandez, which led to George Springer breaking the tie. That would be a lead the Jays would carry for three innings before New York would take over and not look back.
At the bottom of the fourth, Gleybar Torres got up to the plate at-bat. Berrios threw a four-seam fastball right in Torres's pocket, launching a 361-foot three-run homer. Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu were able to score and gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
Hernandez would eventually score in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to a 3-2 score. However, the Yankees responded immediately. Torres was the culprit again driving a single down centerfield, bringing in LeMahieu and Rizzo to score again.
There was still plenty of time for the Jays to make an attempt to win this game but the defense by the Yankees was just overpowering throughout. Santiago Espinal scored a run in the final inning but it didn't matter to the result of the game as Toronto ended up losing.
The Blue Jays will have an opportunity to snap this losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at 7:10 PM ET.