The two highest paid pitchers on the Blue Jays’ staff have come through in a big way each of the last two nights. Last night, it was Jose Berrios, and tonight, it was Kevin Gausman.
Gausman threw seven shutout innings against a struggling Yankees lineup, as the Blue Jays defeated New York 4-0, taking the first two games of this series.
Four runs were enough to get the job done, and that was all thanks to Gausman’s stellar performance. Through Gausman’s seven innings, he allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. With this start, Gausman brings his scoreless innings streak on the road to 21 consecutive innings.
Gausman used a wide array of pitches tonight, accumulating his strikeouts by way of his fastball, changeup, and his well-known splitter. No one on the Yankees had more than one hit off him; the top of the Yankees order (LeMahieu, Judge, and Rizzo) were a combined 1-for-8 with a walk.
Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees, and he has been solid against the Blue Jays this season. However, the Jays scored early and often enough to keep their distance. A leadoff single in the 3rd by Whit Merrifield followed by a Cavan Biggio double would have the Blue Jays within striking distance first. Lourdes …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation