NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees continue their seven-game road trip tonight with the final game of a four-game set at Toronto (2-1 thus far)…will also play a three-game series at Cincinnati this weekend (Fri.-Sun.)…went 5-2 on their seven-game homestand, sweeping a three-game set vs. Oakland and splitting a four-game series vs. Tampa Bay.
Have won four of their last six games and seven of their last 10 games.
Are 10-5 (.667) in their last 15 games (since 5/2), the best record in the AL and tied with Colorado for the second-best record in the Majors in that span, trailing only Los Angeles-NL (11-3, .786).
Including their current series, have won or split four of their last five series (since 5/1) and 10 of their 14 series this season (going 7-4-2 in their 13 completed series).
Are 14 days into a 17-day stretch (5/5-21) without an off day (8-5 so far)…are also in a 34-day stretch with just one off day (4/18-5/21).
Are in a stretch of playing 11-of-14 games (5/5-18) and 14-of-20 games (5/5-25) against the AL East…are 5-5 so far.
YESTERDAY’S NEWS: The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays in a 3-0 “walk-off” loss in 10 innings on Wednesday…RHP Gerrit Cole (6.0IP, 7H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, 0HR) recorded his fourth scoreless start of the year, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings…Yankees batters recorded a season-low-tying 3H…RF Aaron Judge (1-for-3, 2BB/1IBB) reached base three times…CF Harrison Bader (1-for-4) and DH Willie Calhoun (1-for-3, 1BB) each picked up a hit…1B Anthony Rizzo (0-for-3, 1BB, 1HP) and 3B DJ LeMahieu (0-for-3, 1BB) both extended their season-high on-base streaks to 15 games…RHP Clay Holmes (1.0IP, 1K) tossed a scoreless seventh inning, stranding two inherited runners…RHP Jimmy Cordero (1.0IP, 2H, 1BB) tossed a scoreless eighth inning…RHP Michael King (1.0IP, 2BB) tossed a scoreless ninth inning…LHP Wandy Peralta (0.1IP, 1H, 3R/1ER, 1HR) took the loss after surrendering a “walk-off” three-run HR to Danny Jansen in the 10th inning.
DARTH BADER: OF Harrison Bader has reached base in 12- of-14 games this season with an AB, batting .300/.340/.560 (15-for-50) with 9R, 2 triples, 3HR, 12RBI, 2BB, 1HP and 2SB.
Has struck out just five times in 53PA this season.
GOT YOUR NUMBER: INF DJ LeMahieu is a career .438/.438/.625 (7-for-16) hitter with 3 doubles vs. Toronto’s RHP José Berríos…INF Anthony Rizzo has hit .409/.458/.727 (9-for-22) with 1 double, 2HR and 2BB in his career against Berríos…OF Aaron Judge has batted .316/.391/.526 (6-for19) with 1 double, 1HR and 3BB vs. Berríos.
LEMACHINE: INF DJ LeMahieu owns a season-high 15- game on-base streak (since 4/30)…marks his longest on-base streak since a 15-game streak from 4/12-29/22…his last longer on-base streak was a 37-game streak from 6/10- 7/28/21… is batting .291 (16-for-55) with 7R, 2 doubles, 2HR, 7RBI and 7BB over that stretch.
Has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games (since 5/1).
Is a career .337 (89-for-264) batter with 42R, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 10HR, 31RBI, 22BB and 4SB in 68 games vs. the Blue Jays…is his second-highest BA against any opponent in his career (min. 10G)…in 65 games vs. Toronto as a Yankee, has hit .341 (87-for-255) with 42R, 19 doubles,
1 triple, 10HR, 31RBI and 22BB…owns the highest BA among players with at least 100PA against the Blue Jays as a Yankee (next: Oscar Gamble, .331, 48-for-145).
CALENDAR DAYS: The Yankees have hit 31HR in 16 games during the month of May, the second-most home runs in the Majors in that span (Atlanta – 33HR)…also rank fourth in May in runs scored (89) and SLG (.472), and sixth in OPS (.802) and runs scored per game (5.56).
Their 5.32 PA/K ratio in May is the best in the Majors.
BLANK SPACE: Yankees batters were shut out for just the second time this season on Wednesday (also 4/29 at Texas)… had scored at least 6R in each of their previous five games and nine of their previous 10 games.
Were held homerless on Wednesday after hitting multiple home runs in each of their previous five games, nine of their previous 10 games and 11 of their previous 14 games.
Were held to a season-low-tying 3H on Wednesday after recording at least eight hits in each of their previous five games and 13 of their previous 14G.
ALL RISE: OF Aaron Judge reached base three times on Wednesday at Toronto…has hit safely in each of his last five games, batting .368/.520/1.158 (7-for-19) with 5R, 5HR, 10RBI, 6BB/2IBB and 1SB.
Has 5HR in his last five games.
Has 5BB in his last three games, 7BB in his last six games and 9BB in his last nine games.
Has 10RBI in his last five games…has recorded 12RBI in nine games since returning from the I.L. (since 5/9).
Is hitting .333/.474/.867 (10-for-30) with 8R, 1 double, 5HR, 10RBI, 8BB/2IBB and 1SB in his last eight games (since 5/10).
His 31 career HR vs. the Blue Jays are his second-most against any club (37HR vs. Baltimore)…are tied with Jorge Posada for the most by any Yankee vs. the Blue Jays…are the third-most HR by any Major League player vs. a single opponent since 2017, trailing his own 37HR vs. Baltimore and Mike Trout’s 33HR vs. Seattle.
Ranks fourth in the Majors in SLG (.584, third in AL), fifth in OPS (.961, third in the AL) and tied for sixth in HR (11, tied for third in AL).
COLE TRAIN: RHP Gerrit Cole tossed 6.0 scoreless innings on Wednesday at Toronto…is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA (62.2IP, 14ER) and 68K in 10 starts this season…his four scoreless starts this season are tied for the second-most in the Majors… his 18 scoreless starts as a Yankee since 2020 are tied for the third-most in the Majors in that span, trailing only Corbin Burnes (20) and Chris Bassitt (19).
His 2.01 ERA is the third-lowest ERA by a Yankee through his first 10 starts of a season in the last 25 years (since 1999), trailing Nestor Cortes’ 1.50 ERA in 2022 and his own 1.81 ERA in 2021.
Has allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine of his first 10 starts, the most such starts in the Majors this season.
Has not left a game this season with the Yankees trailing.
His 10-start undefeated streak is tied with Masahiro Tanaka (10-start streak to begin the 2016 season) for the second-longest season-opening undefeated streak by a Yankees starter in the last 30 years since 1994 (excluding openers), trailing only Orlando Hernández’s 13-start streak to begin the 2004 season (Chad Green went undefeated in his first 11 starts as an opener in 2019).
Leads the Majors in innings pitched (62.2), ranks fourth in ERA (2.01, second in AL), sixth in strikeouts (68, third in AL) and tied for sixth in wins (five, tied for third in AL).
NOBODY BEATS THE RIZZ: INF Anthony Rizzo owns a season-high 15-game on-base streak (since 5/1), batting .339/.426/.576 (20-for-59) with 14R, 2 doubles, 4HR, 10RBI, 8BB and 1HP over that stretch…marks his longest on-base streak since a 17-game streak with the Cubs from 4/28-5/17/21.
Is tied for fifth in the AL this season in hits (49).
Was hit by a pitch on Wednesday for the sixth time this season…his 6HP are tied for the eighth-most in the Majors… his 207HP since entering the league in 2011 are the most in the Majors in that span (next: Starling Marte: 149)…his 207HP are also the eighth-most in Major League history.
Has 6RBI in his last five games.
Has multiple hits in five of his last nine games (since 5/8), batting .371/.450/.686 (13-for-35) with 10R, 2 doubles, 3HR, 8RBI, 4BB and 1HP in that span…also has multiple hits in seven of his last 14G (since 5/2).
Has reached base via H/BB/HP in 22-of-46 plate appearances over his last 10 games (14H, 7BB,1HP, 478 OBP).
Has reached base in 19 of his last 20 games and 38 of his 43 games this season.
Is batting .312/.391/.529 (43-for-138) with 24R, 6 doubles, 8HR, 19RBI, 13BB and 5HP in his last 36G (since 4/9).
Has hit safely in 12 of his last 14G and 16 of his last 20G.
Has reached base multiple times in four of his last five games, eight of his last 10 games and 10 of his last 14 games.
Five of his last seven hits have been XBH (2 doubles, 3HR).
KING OF THE HILL: RHP Michael King tossed a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday…has not allowed a run in 11 of his last 13 appearances (since 4/4), recording three saves and posting a 1.64 ERA (22.0IP, 4ER) in that span.
PEN PAL: RHP Clay Holmes tossed a scoreless inning of relief and stranded two inherited runners on Wednesday…has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (7.1IP, 6H, 1BB, 11K).
TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHER: LHP NESTOR CORTES (3-2, 5.53 ERA)
LHP Nestor Cortes will make his ninth start of the season in tonight’s series finale at Toronto…the 28-year-old will make the start on regular four days’ rest…made his last start on Saturday vs. Tampa Bay, allowing 6ER over 4.1IP without recording a decision (7H, 2BB, 3K, 1HR)…marked his shortest outing of the season and shortest since 9/8/22 vs. Minnesota (4.0IP)…according to Elias, his 2.44 ERA in 2022 was the third-lowest by a Yankees pitcher in a single season in the Divisional Era since 1969 (min. 25 games started), trailing only Ron Guidry’s 1.74 ERA in 1978 and Steve Jack Kline’s 2.40 ERA in 1972…was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 12/10/20…was originally selected by the Yankees in the 36th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft…was selected by the Baltimore Orioles from the Yankees in the 2017 Rule 5 Draft and returned to the Yankees on 4/13/18…was acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Yankees in exchange for International bonus pool money on 11/25/19…over parts of five Major League seasons, has played with Baltimore (2018), the Yankees (2019, ’21- 22) and Seattle (2020).
LAST TIME OUT: Made his last start on Saturday vs. Tampa Bay, allowing 6ER over 4.1IP without recording a decision (7H, 2BB, 3K, 1HR)…marked his shortest outing of the season and shortest since 9/8/22 vs. Minnesota (4.0IP)…retired 11 of his first 15 batters before loading the bases and surrendering a grand slam to Yandy Díaz in the fifth inning.
Has walked at least two batters in three consecutive starts, matching the second-longest streak in his career…walked two-or-more batters in four straight starts from 9/14-10/1/22…has walked 11 batters over his last five starts after walking just two batters in his first three starts.
His 7H allowed matched his season high (also 7H on 4/3 vs. Philadelphia).
IN A GROOVE: Has tossed at least 5.0IP with 2R-or-fewer allowed in four of his eight starts this season.
Has allowed 2R-or-fewer in 10 of his last 14 starts (since 8/21/22), going 6-2 with a 3.69 ERA (75.2IP, 31ER) and 77K over that stretch.
Has tossed at least 5.0IP with 2R-or-fewer allowed in eight of his last 12 starts (since 9/14/22)…the Yankees are 9-3 in those starts.
Allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 17 consecutive starts from 7/14/22-4/25/23…his 17 start streak was tied with Spud Chandler (17GS from 7/7/43-4/22/44) and Bob Shawkey (17GS from 6/15-9/18/1917) for the fourth-longest by a Yankees pitcher since 1913 (when ER became an official stat)…over his last 19 starts, has gone 8-3 with a 3.01 ERA (107.2IP, 36ER) in that span…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 17 of those starts, 2R-or-fewer in 14 of those starts and 1R-or-fewer in eight of those starts…has tossed at least 7.0IP in four of those starts and 6.0IP-or-more in nine of those starts.
NASTY NESTOR: Has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 43-of-50 starts since the beginning of 2021 and 2R-or-fewer in 36 of those starts…in 58 appearances (50 starts) since the beginning of 2021, has gone 17-9 with a 3.03 ERA (293.2IP, 99ER), 308K and a .209 (226-for-1,081) opponents’ BA…his 3.03 ERA in that span is the ninth-lowest in the AL (min. 200.0IP)…his 1.03 WHIP in that span is the fifth-lowest in the AL.
Allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine consecutive starts from 8/21/22-4/14/23…matched the longest such streak by a Yankees starting pitcher in franchise history (excludes Chad Green’s 12-start streak as an opener from 6/11/17-8/12/19-G2)…in addition to Cortes’ other nine-start streak from 9/25/21-5/15/22, Luis Severino (9/12/18-4/20/22), Michael Pineda (4/5-9/5/14) and Art Ditmar (7/26-9/9/59) also recorded nine-start streaks… was 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA (50.2IP, 10ER) in that span.
In 52 career starts, is 17-10 with a 3.35 ERA (276.2, 103ER) and 283K…his 3.35 ERA as a starter is the seventh-lowest ERA by a Yankees starting pitcher (min. 50GS) in the last 49 years (since 1975).
Allowed 3R-or-fewer in 16 straight starts from 7/14/22-4/20/23, tied with Luis Severino (16GS from 4/16-7/7/18) for the third-longest such streak in franchise history…trailed only Russ Ford (20GS from 8/9/1910-G2-5/27/1911-G2) and his own 19-start streak (8/15/21-6/2/22-G1)…went gone 8-1 with a 2.32 ERA (93.0IP, 24ER) in that span…tossed at least 7.0IP in four of those starts and 6.0IP-or-more in nine of those starts.
Allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 17 consecutive starts (7/14/22-4/25/23), tied with Spud Chandler (17GS from 7/7/43-4/22/44) and Bob Shawkey (17GS from 6/15-9/18/1917) for the fourth-longest by a Yankees pitcher since 1913 (when ER became an official stat).
Since the beginning of 2022, has gone 15-6 with a 3.09 ERA (200.2IP, 69ER) and 205K…among Major League pitchers in that span, ranks 10th in opponents’ OBP (.260, sixth in AL)…also ranks sixth in the AL in opponents’ OPS (.607) and WHIP (1.01) and seventh in opponents’ BA (.205).
Over his last 45 starts since 8/15/21, has gone 17-8 with a 3.09 ERA (250.1IP, 86ER), 262K and a .209 (193-for-923) opponents’ BA…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 39 of those 45 starts, including 2R-or-fewer in 32 of those starts…his 3.09 ERA over that span is the ninth-lowest in the AL (min. 200.0IP).
VS. TORONTO: Has made 10 career appearances (four starts) vs. the Blue Jays, going 1-2 with a 3.66 ERA (32.0IP, 13ER) and 33K.
Is 0-2 with a 6.14 ERA (7.1IP, 5ER) and 8K in three career games (one start) at Rogers Centre.
In four career starts vs. the Blue Jays, is 0-1 with a 2.21 ERA (20.1IP, 5ER), 18K and a .213 opponents’ BA (16-for75)…has allowed 2R-or-fewer in each of those starts and 1R-or-fewer in two of those starts.
Went 0-1 with a 1.88 ERA (14.1IP, 3ER) and 13K in three starts vs. Toronto in 2022.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Will be making his fourth road start of the season…made his last road start on 4/30 at Texas, taking his second loss of the season after allowing a season high 7R over 4.2IP (5H, 4BB, 7K, 3HR)…made his second road start on 4/25 at Minnesota, taking the loss after allowing 4R/3ER over 5.0IP (5H, 1BB, 6K, 1HR)…made his first start on the road on 4/9 at Baltimore, earning the win after allowing 2ER in 5.1IP (4H, 2BB, 5K).
Is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA (15.0IP, 12ER) and 18K on the road this season.
In 13 road starts in 2022, went 6-3 with a 3.06 ERA (70.2IP, 24ER) and 74K…allowed 1BB-or-fewer in nine of his 13 road starts, including 0BB in six of those starts.
In 23 road starts since the beginning of 2021, is 8-7 with a 3.51 ERA (123.0IP, 48ER) and 130K…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 17 of those 23 starts…has allowed 1ER-or-fewer in 11 of those starts.
In 25 career road starts, has gone 8-8 with a 4.08 ERA (125.2IP, 57ER) and 133K.
LEFT OUT TO DRY: Left-handed batters are hitting .160/.222/.320 (4-for-25) against him this season.
Lefties hit just .110/.180/.159 (9-for-82) against him in 2022…among left-handed pitchers vs. left-handed
batters (min. 65BF), owned the lowest OPS (.338), ranked second in opponents’ batting average (second in AL),
OBP (first in AL) and third in opponents’ SLG (second in AL).
Has retired 21-of-27 left-handed batters faced this season (4H, 2BB, 6K). 2023: Is 3-2 with a 5.53 ERA (42.1IP, 43H, 27R/26ER, 13BB, 42K, 7HR, 3HP) in eight starts this season.
Has allowed 3R-or-fewer in five of his eight starts, including 2R-or-fewer in four of those starts.
Has recorded at least 7K while tossing 6.0IP-or-more in two of his starts this season.
Has gone 2-0 with a 4.61 ERA (27.1IP, 14ER) and 24K in five home starts compared to a 1-2 record with a 7.20 ERA (15.0IP, 12ER) in three road starts this season.
Has posted a .160/.222/.320 (4-for-25) slash line vs. left-handed batters compared to a .281/.344/.489 (39-for139) slash line vs. right-handed batters.
Has allowed 0HR in four of his eight starts.
Has received 2R-or-fewer of run support in each of his last four starts.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS NOTES:
THE LATEST: The Blue Jays played scoreless baseball with the Yankees through nine innings last night before claiming a 3-0 win in the 10th…Marked their 4th walkoff win of the year…Improved to 4-2 in extra-innings… Have pitched seven shutouts this season, tied with the Rays for the most in the Majors. Toronto has now won seven of its last 11 games and 16 of its last 26…Needs a win tonight to remain undefeated in home series (5-0-0 so far).
CONSISTENTLY CLUTCH: Danny Jansen crushed a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to win last night’s game…Marked his 2nd career walk-off homer, his 4th career walk-off hit, and 2nd walk-off hit of this homestand (also: two-run single on May 14 vs. ATL)…
The two team games played between walk-off hits ties George Bell (two games in Sept. 1988) for the fewest in team history. The catcher’s blast was the first extra-inning homer by a Blue Jay since Marcus Semien on May 24, 2021 vs. TB (10th inn. off Jeffrey Springs)…Has gone 7-for-27 (.259) with three doubles, a homer, and eight RBI in his last seven games…Has registered a hit in all five of his games vs. NYY this season, now 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles, two home runs, and seven RBI.
HOUNDING HISTORY: Chris Bassitt tossed 7.0 shutout frames, scattering three hits, a walk, and a hit batter with seven strikeouts… Extended his career-best scoreless innings streak to 27.0 frames, now the 2nd-longest single-season streak in franchise history (Roger Clemens – 33.0 IP from Aug. 15-Sep. 5, 1998), and the 3rd-longest overall (Dave Stieb – 34.0 IP from Sept. 13, 1988-April 5, 1989). Over his last eight starts, the righty has posted a 5-1 record and a 1.71 ERA (10 ER/52.2 IP)…Has fanned 48 batters over that stretch for a 0.89 WHIP and a .136
opponents’ average, 2nd-best in team history over an eight-start span (Marco Estrada – .130 in 2016)… Among AL hurlers for the season, is now 4th in AVG (.175), 6th in innings pitched (56.0), 9th in WHIP (1.02), and 11th in ERA (3.05).
BB’S FOR BB: Brandon Belt went 1-for-2 on a single and two walks last night…Over his last 11 games, has batted .419 (13- for-31) with four doubles, a homer, four RBI, and six walks (.526 OBP, .645 SLG).
BICHETTE HAPPENS: Bo Bichette picked up a single and reached on an error last night…Has gone 58-for-182 (.319) with 10 doubles, eight homers, and 28 RBI while playing in all 43 games this season (.870 OPS). The shortstop leads the AL with 58 hits (2nd: Marcus Semien/Alex Verdugo – 51) and is tied with Ronald Acuña Jr. for the overall MLB lead…Now leads the AL with 92 total bases (2nd: Luis Robert Jr. – 90) and trails only Yandy Díaz’s .321 mark for the AL lead in batting average.
FEELING RIGHT AT HOME: Jordan Romano pitched scoreless 9th and 10th innings to earn the win last night (now 3-2), issuing an intentional walk while striking out a pair of batters… Tossed 2.0 frames for the 1st time this season and the 6th time in his career. The native of Markham, ON, has not allowed a run in his eight home appearances this year, tossing 9.0 scoreless frames with three hits, two walks, and 11 strikeouts…Has gone 5-for-5 in save opportunities while keeping a 0.56 WHIP and a .100 opponents’ average.
AT DOME FOR DAYS: The Blue Jays are on a 10-day, 10-game homestand (4-2 so far)…Have gone 13-5 this season at Rogers Centre, tied for their 2nd-best record through 18 home contests in team history (14-4 in 1992)…The .722 win% at home is 2nd best in MLB (TB – .864)…After completing this four-game series with the Yanees tonight, will host the Orioles (28-15) for three contests over the weekend. Toronto batters rank 4th in the AL in home AVG (.262), while sitting 4th in home OBP (.337), 8th in home OPS (.734), and 10th in home SLG (.397)…The pitching staff ranks 2nd among AL teams with a 2.82 home ERA (TB – 2.52), 2nd in home opponents’ average (.191), and 2nd in home WHIP (1.11).
KIRK CONNECTS: Alejandro Kirk singled and doubled to finish 2-for-5 last night…Both knocks came off starter Gerrit Cole, upping his lifetime average to .438 (7-for-16) vs. the righty (four extra-base hits, three RBI).
MATT’S STATS: Matt Chapman picked up a single last night…Among AL batters, is currently 1st in doubles (18), T-1st in extra-base hits (23), 3rd in AVG (.318), 3rd in OBP (.402), 4th in hits (50), 6th in OPS (.931), 9th in SLG (.529), and T-9th in total bases (83). The third baseman also continues to lead all MLB hitters in barrel rate (15.1%) and hard-hit percentage (64.0) this season (2nd: Aaron Judge – 14.6% & 61.7) while T-4th in hard-hit balls (71) and 7th in average exit velocity (94.5 MPH).
HITTING IT: The Blue Jays have notched 384 hits so far this season, 5th most in the AL…Are sitting 4th in the AL in team OBP (.330), 5th in AVG (.258), 6th in OPS (.740), and 7th in SLG (.409). The Blue Jays are one of two AL teams who have scored in every game this season (also: LAA)…Have gone 61 straight games without being shut out, the 2nd-longest active streak in the Majors (LAA – 85G).
DIVISIONAL DETAILS: The Blue Jays have now gone 5-8 against divisional opponents this season…Have won 28 of their last 46 games vs. AL East foes, dating back to Aug. 17, 2022…Went 43-33 (.566%) in divisional play in 2022, the 2nd-best winning percentage within the division (NYY – .618).
VS. THE YANKEES: All-Time: 318-387
2023: 3-3 Home: 168-184
Home: 1-2 Rogers Centre: 130-130
The Blue Jays won two of the three games the last time they met the Yankees, in the Bronx last month… Went 3-6 vs. the Pinstripes in nine games here at Rogers Centre last season…Have gone 27-27 overall against the Yankees since the start of 2020.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 4-for-11 with a double, two home runs, and four RBI during the three-game series in New York…In 70 career games vs. NYY, is 78-for-268 (.291) with 16 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, and 47 RBI (.882 OPS).
Bo Bichette batted .286 (22-for-77) in his 18 games against the Yankees last season…Owns a career .308 (72-for-234) average across 57 meetings, including 19 doubles, 10 home runs, and 35 RBI (.864 OPS). Danny Jansen recorded a hit in all three games in New York last month, including a pinch-hit homer on April 22, Toronto’s first pinch-hit longball since the 2019 season…Has gone 33-for-117 (.282) with seven doubles, nine home runs, and 25 RBI in his 38 career games vs. New York (.961 OPS).
STARTING PITCHER – José Berríos, RHP #17
TODAY’S GAME: Making his 9th start of the season and his 4th at Rogers Centre…Took a no-decision his last time out, on 5/13 vs. ATL, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks over 5.2 innings with 3 strikeouts. The Blue Jays have won each of his 3 home starts this season…The team owns a 19-2 record in Berríos’ last 21 starts at Rogers Centre. Owns a career record of 15-6 in the month of May (.714), the 3rd-best mark among active pitchers, min. 30 starts. Has made 148 starts since the beginning of 2018, tied for the 3rd most among MLB hurlers (Aaron Nola – 152, Gerrit Cole – 150).
Improved to 3-3 on the year on 5/6 at PIT, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk over 6.1 frames with 7 strikeouts. Worked 7.0 shutout frames on 4/25 vs. CWS, scattering 4 singles and a walk with a season-high 9 strikeouts…Completed 7.0 innings in consecutive starts for the 13th time in his career (last: 3G from 6/4-15/22)…Has allowed 3 runs over his last 3 starts, posting a 1.42 ERA (3 ER/19.0 IP) with a pair of walks and 18 punchouts. Took the loss on 4/19 at HOU, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk over 7.0 frames with 3 strikeouts…Was his 1st quality start of the year. Picked up his 1st win of the year on 4/14 vs. TB, tossing 5.0 innings of one-run ball with 4 hits, no walks, and 6 strikeouts…Was removed from the game with a left knee contusion after being hit by a comebacker from Yandy Díaz.