NEW YORK – Randall Cricchuk finished 10th with an RBI double, using the second year of the Toronto Blue Jays’ extra innings to beat New York Yankees 3-2 in the second leg of the main league opener with a runner.
Fans returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2019. Efficiency was limited to 20% due to corona virus protocols, and attendance was reported as 10,850.
Jordan Romano (1-0) escaped trouble in ninth place with the help of third paceman Cavan Piccio. After pinch-runner Michael Duchman stole two sites, Piggio AL batting champion DJ. Lemahiu tried to score in a ground. Romano beat Aaron Judge by two runners.
Nick Nelson (0-1) started the 10th inning, finishing second with pinch-runner Jonathan Davis, while Krichuk lined up his second pitch right on the umpire.
Julian Merriweather saved Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Clipper Torres on 11 pitches.
As Toronto advanced 23-22 in the opening game, Deriscar Hernandez scored a homer in sixth place for Gerid Cole.
New York lost for the first time in four starters under manager Aaron Boone. The Yankees have not played an extra innings opener since 1987.
Fans were at Yankee Stadium for the first time in 532 days after losing to Houston in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series on October 18, 2019. They had to show proof of complete vaccination at least two weeks before the latest negative COVID. -19 test. Masks were needed and groups of fans were divided into pieces by empty seats.
One afternoon at a game-time temperature of 43 degrees, some fans entered the stadium with navy yankee blankets, which were still covered with plastic. Some wore jerseys with popular retirement numbers such as 5 (Joe DiMaggio) and 8 (Yogi Perra). Many were stopped by privilege positions; Aisles have no vendors.
Players line up on the basis for the traditional introductions distributed during the infection-compressed season, with the Yankees in their pinstripes, the blue jays in powder blue.
There were no traditional banding or opening day symbols, and the national anthems were played on video.
Bleacher Creatures’ reduced team shouted a roll call from the right-hand seats of first place, with first paceman Jay Bruce raising his right hand in excited response. When Piccio’s misplaced ball provided a temporary break, Cole turned to Bleachers to examine the scene.
Pitcher’s parents, Mark and Sharon Cole, planned to be at the stand for the first chance to see him play with his sister Sharon Cole and Brandon Crawford’s mother – in – law, Lynn Crawford, at the San Francisco crossroads. Lynn Crawford is going to see her grandson Caden Cole, who was born last June 30th.
With his $ 324 million, goal that started the second season of his nine-year contract, he allowed two runs in five 1/3 innings and five wins with eight strikeouts and two starts. He fell second in the Lourdes Curiel Jr.’s RBI single, and allowed Hernandez’s 437-foot home run in sixth.
Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu gave up two runs and four wins in 5 1/3 innings, and David Phelps escaped a base-loaded jam in seventh.
Gary Sanchez hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Sanchez Homer did not make it until his 10th game last year, which was part of a bad season in which he had a bad career.147 in 156 at-bats with 10 Homers and 24 Reserve Banks.
After playing home games on the Triple-A team’s field in Buffalo last year due to Canadian government corona virus restrictions, Blue Zeus has shifted the top three homestands this season to spring training ballpark in Dunedin, Florida this season.
again and again
Before the opening day, Judge and Stanton started just 87 times in three years: 65 in 2018, seven in 2019 and 15 last year.
Aroldis Chapman was suspended for the first two games of Major League Baseball on Sept. 1 for throwing a 101-mile crack near the head of Tampa Bay’s Mike Brosso, and Jack Britain is recovering from surgery on March 15. .
Moving towards the diamond
Marcus Semian, who made his Blue Jaze debut, made a diving stop in his first game on the second floor since September 26, 2014, and knocked out Lemahiu in the fifth.
Yankees 1B Luke White used a cane during introductions following knee surgery on Monday.
RHP Corey Klooper, a two-time AL Sai Young Award winner who limited only one innings in the last two seasons due to injuries, made his Yankees debut on Saturday. RHP Rose Stripling starts with Blue Jazz.