Yankees takeaways from 2-0 game one loss to Blue Jays, including quiet bats behind Domingo German

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Domingo German pinstripes side angle Blue Jays
Domingo German pinstripes side angle Blue Jays

The Yankees couldn't solve a rookie on the mound, and the bats went cold in Thursday 2-0 game one loss to Toronto on Thursday.

Here are a few takeaways…

- Domingo German had an easy first couple of innings, but he was bitten by a pair of long balls in the third. With two outs and nobody on, Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette hit back-to-back homers, with Bichette’s ball nearly hitting the second deck in left. The pair of homers gave the Jays a 2-0 lead.

- The Yankees were opposed by right-hander Alek Manoah, as the 23-year-old made his MLB debut. But he looked more than ready for the moment. Manoah made easy work of the Yankees’ lineup, and he was outstanding in his first big-league start, going 6.0 innings while allowing just a pair of singles and striking out seven.

- Miguel Andujar singled in the second inning off Manoah, but other than that, the Yankee bats were extremely quiet. The Yankees’ second hit didn’t come until the bottom of the fifth, when Andujar blooped a single to right field.

- German pitched into the sixth inning before allowing a two-out single to Randal Grichuk, which ended German's afternoon. Lucas Luetge allowed a single to Rowdy Tellez, but struck out Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to end the inning.

German's final line read 5.2 innings, two earned runs, three hits, five strikeouts and two walks. The two home run balls were the only real mistakes he made all afternoon.

-The Yankees did not get a runner into scoring position all game long, striking out eight times while leaving four men on base as a team.

- Aaron Judge went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, snapping his 16-game on-base streak.

What's next

The Blue Jays go for the sweep of both the doubleheader and the three-game series, with the second game of the double-dip starting shortly. It will be a battle of lefties as Jordan Montgomery faces Robbie Ray.