Yankee Stadium – On Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees beat the Toronto 6-4 in the first game of the series, for an astonishing 17th straight Win over the Blue Jays at the Stadium. A 4 run 3rd inning put the boys in Pinstripes ahead for good. Ichiro Suzuki hit a 3 run Home Run for his first round tripper of the season (first since last August ). Later in the inning Carlos Beltran hit a Solo shot to Left field. The Yankee bullpen ( Huff, Kelley, Betances & Robertson ) was once again the hammer with 3 & 1/3 scoreless innings supporting Hiroki Kuroda , who improves his record to 7-6 with the Win. David Robertson had terrific stuff again recording his 26th Save.
They have now run their record to 7-1 since the All Star break. Their team ERA is 1.97 on this homestand.
The Yankees have come from behind in its last five wins.
Bolstered by 11 hits, the Yankee offense scored more than 5 runs for first time since July 19th, and for the 5th time this month. Recent acquisition Chase Headley led the attack with 3 hits . He is batting .429 since the trade. Brian McCann & Francisco Cervelli each had 2 hits.
The 40-year Ichiro-old entered the game in a 6-for-41 (.146) slide overall but is hitting .431 in his career against Buehrle (25 for 58).
Jose Bautista hit two homers to reach 20 for the fifth straight season. He also doubled and drove in four runs, but Mark Buehrle couldn’t hold leads of 3-0 and 4-2. The All-Star left-hander dropped to 1-12 against the Yankees, including 10 straight losses over the past decade. The Yankees are 26-10 against Toronto since September 2012.
1B MARK TEIXEIRA who hasn’t played since Sunday because of a strained back, hopes to play within a few days and avoid the DL.
#Yankees ERA is 1.97 on this homestand! Who would have thunk it!
Joe Girardi said that he doesn’t think it’s realistic to have Mark Teixeira back in the lineup this weekend. Maybe Monday in Texas.
Chase Headley looks like a steal so far.
Chase Headley as a Yankee: 6-13, 2 doubles. Think he likes it here?
Ichiro Suzuki goes after
@RealMichaelKay following first homer: http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2014/07/ichiro_suzuki_calls_out_yankees_announcer_michael_kay_after_home_run.html … #Yankees #Zing
Ichiro to Jeter: ‘I can leave’ http://es.pn/1Aiatch
Carlos Beltran 369th career HR, tying Todd Helton and Ralph Kiner for 75th place alltime
Things that are gospel: Ichiro owns Mark Buehrle; Buehrle can’t beat the Yankees; Toronto can’t win in NY. Ichiro w/ 1st HR off Buehrle.
Chase Headley a true Yankee, Ellsbury matches Mattingly & more in the latest Yankeemetrics http://bit.ly/WHbFGW
7 of Francisco Cervelli’s 17 hits this season are doubles.
Cervelli added 2 hits , including a Double Friday night
That 6th inning single by Ichiro was his first hit vs RHP since July 11. Was 0-for-last-25 vs RHP before the hit
LHP CHRIS CAPUANO , acquired from Colorado on Thursday, will become the Yankees’ 11th starting pitcher and 47th player this season Saturday ( 1:05 pm ). RHP Drew Hutchinson starts for Toronto.
Hutchinson comes into this start with a 6-9 record and a 4.54 ERA . He faced the Yankees on June 25th in Toronto.
RailRiders fall to Pawtucket 10-2 to open the series and homestand. Recap to come.
RECAP: Eight-Run Fourth Dooms RailRiders in Loss http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140725&content_id=86338810&fext=.jsp&vkey=recap&sid=t531 …
No shutout tonight, Zoilo Almonte collects his 56th RBI this year to plate Pirela. It’s 10-Pawtucket.
Thunder lose to the
@bmets Friday night in a 6-1 loss before 6,423 fans at ARM & HAMMER Park… Video Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ84t5et01Y&feature=youtu.be …
Thunder trail 3-1 against the
@bmets as we head to the 7th inning… Dan Camarena finished after 6.0 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 5 K
I wrote about Luis Severino today. Read it here. http://www.trentonian.com/sports/20140725/severino-makes-a-splash-in-arm-hammer-park-debut …
The SI Yanks (21-19) dropped the 1st game of their road trip last night vs. the reigning NYPL Champs, the Tri-City ValleyCats (28-12), 14-0.
Catcher Luis Torrens went 1-for-4 in the game, extending his hit streak to 19 games.
@Yankees 2014 4th rd pick LHP Jordan Montgomery made his Staten Island debut, tossing 2 perfect innings w/ 3 strikeouts in his 1st start.