The Yankees suffered a tough 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon, but they also lost something just as important. Left fielder Curtis Granderson will miss the next 10 weeks with a fractured right forearm.
During the bottom of the first, Granderson took a 1-0 pitch to his forearm from Toronto starter JA Happ. He would have the injury looked at, and it was revealed to be fractured. He'll be out until at least mid-May while he recovers.
As for the game itself, Emilio Bonifacio broke the ice in the bottom of the third. He sent a ground ball to center field that allowed Anthony Gose to cross the plate. That would be the entire offense for either side, until Toronto struck again in the eighth inning.
Sean Ochinko doubled on a fly ball into center field, scoring Moises Sierra. Ochink was then thrown out trying to take third, as center fielder Adonis Garcia was able to throw him out. He got caught in a rundown between second and third, and was gunned down trying to go back to second. He It turned out to not be an issue, as the two runs were all Toronto needed.
For New York, one of their offseason acquisitions got his first official hit. Travis Hafner belted a double into left-center field to lead off the inning. It was was one of the few bright spots that were scattered out across the eleven hits scored by the Yankees.
JA Happ picks up the win for Toronto, pitching the first two innings, and allowing three hits and a strikeout. Rich Thompson is credited with the save as he worked the final inning. The loss goes to Cody Eppley, who pitched the third inning and allowed a run on two hits.
On Monday, the Blue Jays will host Boston, while the Yankees will play Baltimore. Both games are listed to start at 1:05 P.M. All start times on Monday's schedule are listed as Eastern time.