Momentum ends here.
If the Yankees' dramatic overtime victory over the Rays on Wednesday was the spark, Frankie Montas' another tough pitching performance on Thursday immediately poured cold water.
When the Yankees lost his 9–2 loss to the Blue Jays in the Bronx, Montas pitched in six innings where he was tagged for six runs. This includes his second innings of five runs.
Funk 24 hours ago didn't help much either. Because Jose Berrios held the Yankees bat down for his 6²/3 innings. The Yankees went 10-1 with runners in scoring position and eight on base. The only bright spot was that rookie Oswaldo Cabrera had his two hits, including the first of his major league career.
After his 12th loss in the last 15 games, the Yankees (73-46) extended their lead in the AL East to the Blue Jays (63-54). shortened to 9 games. ) and raise.
His man in the Blue Jays' leadoff, George Springer, acted like a thorn in the Yankees side, going 5-for-5 with two runs and one RBI.
Their starting pitcher has been quietly strong throughout the Yankees' recent offensive slump, allowing three or fewer runs in the past nine games through Thursday, while his ERA was 3.07. . However, things changed on Thursday as Montas struggled early and put his team into a 5-0 hole in the second inning.
Traded since he joined the Yankees from the Athletics at Deadline.He has made three starts, with Montas battling in 14 innings with 18 hits and 6 walks with 14 earned runs. lost a point.
Montas avoided Springer's leadoff his double in the first inning, but ran into trouble in the second. After a single by Teoscar Hernandez and a double by Matt Chapman, Santiago Espinal grounded to a fielder's choice to put the Blue Jays up 1–0 on him.
Montas's biggest mistake was when, with two outs, he hit 9th batter Hoyt, who walked Merrifield on four. The lineup was taken over by Springer, who hit a bloop his single to center field that made him 2–0.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. visited the short porch, He hit a three-run home run to push the Blue Jays lead to 5-0.
In his third inning, the Yankees conceded on Berrios's throw on an infield hit by DJ LeMahieu on his error, and Aaron Judge scored another on a fielder's choice.
However, the Blue Jays reached Montas again, 6 They blew the game out with three runs off Albert Abreu in the seventh before making it 6-2 in the inning.
Cabrera recorded his first major league hit of his career in the fifth inning, hitting a 107.5 mph line his drive to center field and hitting a double on the run. He then added a single in the seventh inning going 2-for-4.
Cabrera also looked smooth in his first start at shortstop after playing third base in his MLB debut Wednesday.