Yankees fall 9-2 to Toronto Blue Jays in preseason play
The Toronto Blue Jays jumped Yankees' Jordan Montgomery for three runs on six hits in one inning, leading to a 9-2 win against New York at TD Ballpark.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays turned some heads around after defeating the New York Yankees 9-2 at TD Ballpark.
The Yankees pitcher Gumby, or Jordan Montgomery, started the game, but the Blue Jays regulars lineup quickly stacked three runs in the first inning leaving the Yankees incompetent for the rest of the game.
Toronto outfielder George Springer, who played for the first time this season, began in the first inning with a single to right field, with Bo Bichette sending him into scoring position.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. then added to the Jays' explosion of offense by adding a curveball to left field followed by a double to right field.
“It's no messing around in this division,” Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said. “The Blue Jays are a damn good team.”
The Yankees’ defense put in substantial effort to hold the Jays back, and Toronto was in fact scoreless in the second, but the Jays’ impressive offense continued to thrive, leading up to their 9-2 win.
Toronto, who played in three different cities last year due to covid-19, missed the postseason by one game and are looking to build on their 38-23 run during the last two months of the season.