Despite Dickey’s Efforts. Blue Jays Blanked in Bronx
Not one line in New York Yankee pitcher Chad Green’s biography would have indicated to the Blue Jays that they were facing the second coming of Cy Young Monday night.
Then again, there’s been a lot of that going around. The Jays have made quite a habit of inflating the strikeout totals of young pitchers just getting their feet wet all over the American League.
And so it was in this series opener against a kid whose three previous starting assignments this season had resulted in 24 hits plus 10 walks and 15 earned runs over 18 innings. All Green did was shut the Jays out over six innings, striking out 11, allowing just two hits on the way to a 1-0 New York victory in the opener of this three-game series.
The only run the Yankees needed was delivered by Aaron Judge, another fresh-off-the-farm prospect, who is now hitting .500 with three RBIs and two home runs in his four games as a big-leaguer.