There, a half-second earlier, he delivered the pitch that sunk the Yankees, a full-count fastball Justin Smoak hammered to centerfield with two outs in the eighth inning that led to a 7-4 loss in front of 29,091 at Rogers Centre. "It was that loud, even in here you could still hear the fans", the right-hander said.
Boone said, as a manager, he does not want to be a victim of recency bias and that a large pool of information will nearly always outweigh the small for him.
Robertson was left frustrated at his failure to finish off Smoak.
"We'll continue to work with him, continue to believe in him and continue to need him in big situations", Boone said. "He just won today". Minnesota starting pitchers Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson and Jose Berrios did not allow a run during the season-opening series at Baltimore, combining for 21 innings of five-hit ball.
The thrilling move paid off as the Blue Jays topped NY 5-3 for their first win of the season.
With Toronto trailing 4-3, Russell Martin hit a leadoff single against Robertson and went to third on a one-out double by Aledmys Diaz.
Devon Travis led off with a walk and moved to third on an infield single by Donaldson. I'm glad he did it.
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Smoak's other slam also came against the Yankees.
Blue Jays: Donaldson (dead arm) felt good after throwing on the field before the game.
It was Toronto's first straight steal of home since Aaron Hill did it against NY on May 29, 2007.
The Toronto slugger also hit a two-run homer in the seventh and had three of Toronto's 12 hits. Remove three dominant innings of relief by Green - including two Sunday - and the rest of the pen has yielded four homers in 40 at-bats and pitched to a 9.90 ERA. Stroman, limited to two starts in spring training because of a sore shoulder, walked three and struck out eight. The speedy outfielder then broke for the plate with Gift Ngoepe at bat, and Betances threw wildly to the backstop as Pillar scored standing up.
"You've got to do something when you're not hitting", joked Judge, who went 1 for 3 with two walks, raising his batting average to.200. Didi Gregorius added an RBI double and Neil Walker contributed a run-scoring single.
Roads were slick in New York City during the morning commute.
New manager Aaron Boone said he will stick with Betances, who has allowed runs in both appearances this season after struggling last September.
And while holding Toronto to one run, Sonny Gray was so uneconomical and bedeviled by base runners that he was pulled after four-plus innings.