Blue Jays and Yankees Rained Out
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees got rained out Sunday afternoon, in what was supposed to be the final game of a three-game series. No make-up day has been announced as of yet, but with the Blue Jays returning to Yankee stadium August 20-22, a double header should not be too hard to schedule. With the Blue Jays’ catastrophic woes against the Yanks this season, we all know who the happier team was when the news of a postponement was announced.
John Gibbons’ Blue Jays have a 1-8 record this season against a Yankees team that was predicted by many leading analysts around the league to be in the AL East basement for much of the year. However, it has been anything but a dismal season, with the injury-depleted Yankees receiving great help and production from seasoned veterans Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner and of course Robinson Cano. The 2013 campaign has been all fun and games thus far.
It has not been quite the same for the Blue Jays however, and just as the team completed a 7-3 segment in May, they ran into their long-time demon. The postponement and subsequent day off means that R.A. Dickey will now start Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. He will face off against rookie and rising star Jake Odorizzi, who will be making just his third career major-league start and first for the Rays. It also means that the Jays get out of the Bronx without having to suffer any more humiliation.
As the popular Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner plainly pointed out, if you take away the Blue Jays’ record against the Yankees this season, they are 16-18. This is by no means a play-off calibre or even a good record for that matter, but it proves that they have shown signs that they are more than capable of playing and beating other big-league teams. With that said, they return home to Rogers Centre for the start of a nine game home-stand and another crucial stretch of games. Go Jays!