When Andrew Velazquez and Rougned Odor were playing the left side of the infield for much of the Yankees’ 13-game winning streak, the thought was, “Just wait until Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela get back.”
Now they are and, if anything, the Yankees left side looks as shaky as ever.
Urshela made a pair of errors in his first game back from an injured left hand and Torres made his second sloppy miscue in as many games in Monday’s 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Aaron Boone said the Yankees “checked on” Urshela’s hand and it was OK.
Urshela said the same following the game.
“I feel really [good],” Urshela said. “I’m 100 percent.”
Boone was encouraged that Urshela made some solid plays at third later in the game.
Torres started the ugly defensive play, dropping a routine chopper by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. with one out in the second.
Boone chalked it up to a bad transfer of the ball and credited Torres for making a good play on the bouncer — a day after he was slow on an easy grounder that went for an infield single in Sunday’s loss against Baltimore.
Gurriel was caught off first by Jameson Taillon and thrown out at second to get Torres off the hook, but Urshela followed with his first error of the day on a grounder by Danny Jansen.
Taillon retired the next batter, Kevin Smith, to prevent any damage.
With a runner on first and one out in the third, Urshela botched a routine grounder by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to put runners on first and second for Taillon.
Bo Bichette followed with a soft fly ball to shallow center that might have scored a run had Brett Gardner not come in and made a diving catch, which he turned into a double play by throwing to second to get George Springer.
Urshela and Torres didn’t do much at the plate, either, with Torres going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and Urshela just a single in the sixth, as the entire Yankee lineup was shut down by four Blue Jays pitchers.