Hours before the Yankees took the field on Wednesday night, manager Aaron Boone spoke about the way his team has been “punched in the mouth” during its recent slide.
The Yankees finally punched back.
With the weight of a five-game losing streak accompanying him to the mound for his third Major League start, Deivi García gave the Yankees exactly what they needed. The 21-year-old fired seven innings of two-run ball, while Gleyber Torres paced an offense that supported its rookie starter, helping the Yankees to a 7-2 victory that ended their skid.
Deivi Do-Right 👍 pic.twitter.com/mAxSgwN7fU
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 10, 2020
“I do really feel like, deep down, us as a team, we know what we’re capable of and I hope and believe that kind of is driving the day,” Boone said before the game. “It needs to drive our day. And when you are getting hit, you need to not flinch. You need to turn the page and dive in the next day and, hey, today’s the day that we start to put it together.”
García allowed five hits, striking out six without issuing a walk. He retired 15 of the final 16 Blue Jays he faced.
Torres hit a solo home run in the second to get the scoring started, but the Blue Jays countered with Derek Fisher’s two-run blast in the bottom of the inning.
Gleyber goes deep 👋 pic.twitter.com/As2iGEgtLx
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 9, 2020