Mitchell and Severino shut down Blue Jays as Yankees complete three game sweep with 2-0 win

Making his season debut, Bryan Mitchell was called on for one of the biggest games of the season for the New York Yankees. Mitchell answered the bell throwing five plus scoreless innings allowing just four hits against a potent Toronto offense that Yankee pitchers managed to shut down for the most part over the course of this series. Luis Severino then came on in relief of Mitchell and he would toss three scoreless innings before handing the ball off to Tyler Clippard for the save.
Photo Credit: Adam Hunger | AP

The Yankees scored both of their runs in the third inning, as Starlin Castro drove a two-out solo home run to left field to put the Yankees up 1-0. Didi Gregorius then doubled, followed by a Mark Teixeira walk which set the Yankees up for a Brian McCann single through the shift to drive home Gregorius.
The Yankees would threaten again in the bottom of the fourth after Brett Gardner’s two-out single for his second knock of the game. Jacoby Ellsbury followed that up with a double which bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double preventing Gardner from scoring, and the Yankees were unable to capitalize with two runners in scoring position.

The lone scare of the game for the Yankees came in the eighth inning with Josh Donaldson on first and Edwin Encarnacion at the plate with two away in the inning. Encarnacion hit a Severino pitch to deep right field which took Aaron Judge back to the track, but the ball stayed in the yard as Judge hauled it in the end the inning.

Tyler Clippard secured things in the ninth inning with a 1-2-3 inning including two strikeouts to complete the sweep.

Win: Bryan Mitchell (1-0, 0.00 ERA): 5.0+ IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Loss: Marcus Stroman (9-7, 4.55 ERA): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K
Save: Tyler Clippard (2): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Photo Credit: Adam Hunger | AP
Brett Gardner: 2-4
Jacoby Ellsbury: 2-4, 2 2B (21, 22)
Starlin Castro: 1-4, HR (20), RBI (66)
Luis Severino: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Devon Travis: 2-4, 2B (21)
Troy Tulowitzki: 2-4, 2 2B (14, 15)
Joe Biagini: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Article by: Chad Raines
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