Chase Whitley has been a pleasant surprise for the Yankees this season, but even pitchers who have been great have their hiccups. Whitley suffered a huge hiccup at the mercy of the Blue Jays, with the Yankees falling 8-3 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Whitley only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up eight runs on 11 hits in what was his worst start of the season (and his Major League Career). David Huff did an excellent job holding down the Blue Jays, going 3.2 innings, giving up only one measly hit. Shawn Kelley, who was hoping to bounce back from his last two sub-par outings, pitched a scoreless inning, notching three strikeouts.
The Yankees didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning on a Mark Teixeira home run and they scored two more runs in the ninth inning on a Yangervis Solarte single and a Kelly Johnson double. That hit for Solarte broke an 0-for-28 slide. The last two Yankees players to have an 0-for-28 slide were Nick Swisher and Russell Martin, who now play for the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates respectively.
– David Phelps will take the mound for the Yankees with hopes of knotting the series at one game apiece. Mark Buehrle will take the mound for the Blue Jays. First pitch is at 7:07 p.m. and the game will air on My9.