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Blue Jays start to surge as Gaussman beats Yanks in Bronx

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) puts the home run jacket on Teoscar Hernandez (37) after Hernandez's home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Left Hand Lourdes Gurriel Jr., 13, donned the home run jacket to Teoscar Hernandez, 37, after his home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Photo by Brad Penner /USA TODAY Sports

New York — 30 games with Blue Jays After manager John Schneider has seen what big league teams can do in hot and cold weather.

And in a sport that can be, as he said Friday, "a beautiful dance," he often emphasizes the importance of skating to the elation. I know. Step between the lows, hoping as hell that the big moment will carry the day.

His 4-0 shutout of the Yankees here on Friday is only his third straight win, but the Jays are pointing in the right direction again It seems that.

The team, which has been back-to-back both ways over the past few months, has taken him one of the bigger series this season to a strong finish. I'm trying to use it as a stepping stone for

"It's been the ups and downs of the season and we know they're good enough and talented enough," Schneider said to keep up the positive momentum. "And when it happens, it's not a feeling of 'I want to do it,' but a feeling of 'I'll definitely do it.'"

{50 After a rough two weeks, the Jays are back in the form they showed when Schneider assumed the interim manager position following the dismissal of Charlie Montyo. } The team is 18-12 and under rookie watch, teaming up with the free-falling Yankees, has suddenly become reasonably interesting in the American League East races.

Three days before Montoyo was fired, the Jays trailed him 16.5 games to the Yankees, but suddenly that margin was his eight. rice field. During a month that was tumultuous in many ways, Schneider was indoctrinated by management about the capricious nature of the sport.

"When you're funking a little bit, everybody tries to go a little too far." Schneider said. "When things are going well, you're not thinking about all the things that could go wrong, you're thinking about all the things that are going well."

Many things are going well these days.

For the third straight game, the Jays have had a great start.

George He did well on offense even with Springer out of the lineup. A foul Thursday night saw his chip come off his knee. This big blowout in his four-game winning streak in his series came from Teoscar Hernandez hitting his two-run home run off his 421-footer.

The winning streak is still modest at this point, but it could send a message, as Gaussmann made clear on the eve of his 23rd start of the season.

"If you can come here and really beat them, I think you can definitely make a statement," Gaussmann said.

With his two games remaining, there is still work to be done.

A packed Yankee Stadium crowd of 46,194 booed at once as the Bronx his Bombers dropped 8 of their last 10 games and 14 of their last 18 games. .

Clearly, the Jays are currently trying to make the most of what's coming up between the two teams.

"Momentum is very important in any sport," said Jays catcher Danny Jansen. “Every team has its ups and downs, and how you manage downs is key to getting through them.

The Jays are gearing up for a serious run in hopes of doing well by the end of their painfully long regular season. seems to be proceeding.

"We had some players struggling outside the gate, but now I feel we are well positioned as a group," said Gausman. said. on thursday. "If you say the season is a sprint, not a it's a sprint."


Easy to get hurt or unlucky. Choose what you like.

But whatever the explanation, Springer seems unable to take a break.

Springer was ruled out of the lineup on Friday with a knee contusion, just four games after returning from an injury-listed stint with elbow inflammation. Springer, who has appeared in 93 of his 118 games for the

team, took the ball fouling him off the foot here on Thursday. his career.

Springer has gone 9-for-14 (.643.) since leaving IL.

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Tim, a left-handed reliever who dislocated his right shoulder on August 6 His Mayza is scheduled. Starting a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday... With the win, the Jays improved their division record to 23-23 and 5-9 against the Yankees on the season. 

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