Postgame Notes for Wednesday, May 4, 2022
R H E LOB Win: Kikuchi (1-1)
NEW YORK 1 5 0 7 Loss: Cortes (1-1)
TORONTO 2 4 0 5 Save: Romano (12)
First Pitch: 7:08 pm One-Run Games: 10-3 Temperature: 20°C/68°F
Last Pitch: 9:52 pm Extra-Inning Games: 1-1 Wind: N/A
Game Time 2:44 Comeback Wins: 7 Attendance: 29,057

• Earned their 10th one-run win of the season (10-3), the most one-run victories in the Majors…Avoided
the sweep, improving to 16-10 overall this season and 10-6 at Rogers Centre…Have won 10 of their last 15
games…Moved to 8-6 against the AL East, and 3-4 against New York this season.
YUSEI KIKUCHI picked up his 1st win as a Blue Jay, tossing 6.0 innings of one-run ball, surrendering three
hits and a walk while racking up seven strikeouts…Marked his 1st quality start of the season…Induced a
season-high 15 swing-and-misses…Blue Jays starters have notched 11 quality starts this season, the most
in the American League, trailing only the Padres for the most in the Majors (13).
MATT CHAPMAN opened the scoring with a solo home run in the 2nd, his 5th longball of the year…All five of
his homers this season have come at Rogers Centre…Has homered once in all five home series this year.
• BO BICHETTE doubled and scored in the 3rd, his 5th two-bagger of the year…All five of his doubles have
come against the Yankees, tied for the most against any single opponent this season in the Majors (Patrick
Wisdom – 5-2B vs. COL)…Also drew a walk in the 1st, finishing the game 1-for-3.
• VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR. drove in the eventual game-winning run with a single in the 3rd inning…In 13
games against AL East opponents this season, has gone 12-for-46 (.261) with four doubles, three home
runs, and seven RBI (.895 OPS).
• JORDAN ROMANO escaped a bases-loaded jam, pitching a scoreless 9th inning to preserve the win (1.0
IP, 2H, BB, K)…Marked his MLB-leading 12th save of the season.
• Had their season-high 11 game winning streak snapped, slipping to 18-7 overall on the season…Are now 8-
4 away from Yankee Stadium…Moved to 10-6 against divisional opponents this year and 15-2 when hitting
at least one home run.
NESTOR CORTES allowed two runs on four hits over 4.0 innings with four walks and three strikeouts…Has
not allowed more than two runs in any of his five starts this season…Yankee starters have allowed 3ER or
fewer in 24 of 25 starts this season, and no more than 2ER in 20 of those starts.
drilled a solo homer in the 3rd inning, his 3rd bomb of the season…Marked his 1st game in the
lineup since 4/30 at KC…All three of his longballs have come in his last five starts…Has reached base
safely in each of his last seven starts, batting .304 (7-for-23) with a double, three homers, and four RBI (.739
SLG, 1.124 OPS).
JOSH DONALDSON notched a single in the top of the 9th to go along with his walk in the 7th, part of a 1-for3 effort…Has hit safely in a season-high eight straight games, going 8-for-29 (.276) with three doubles and
three RBI (.779 OPS).
HOME RUNS # Outs Type Field Count Off Inning Score Before
Matt Chapman 5 0 1R CF 3-2 Cortes 2nd 0-0
Joey Gallo 3 0 1R CF 0-0 Kikuchi 3rd 1-0
Thursday, May 5 at Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 pm…RHP José Berríos (2-0, 4.13) vs. RHP Aaron Civale (0-2, 10.67)
Friday, May 6 at Cleveland Guardians, 7:10 pm…RHP Kevin Gausman (2-1, 2.27) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (1-1, 2.45)
Saturday, May 7 at Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 pm…RHP Ross Stripling (0-0, 3.79) vs. RHP Triston McKenzie (1-2, 2.70)
Sunday, May 8 at Cleveland Guardians, 1:40 pm…RHP Alek Manoah (4-0, 1.45) vs. TBA


1 2 3 FINAL
TAMPA BAY 1 2 2 5
TORONTO 0 1 2 3


  • Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 7:47 of the second period. Bunting recorded his first goal of the playoffs. Bunting appeared in his first career NHL playoff game.
  • Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:53 of the third period. Marner recorded his second goal of the playoffs. This marks the first occasion of his Stanley Cup Playoffs career
    where he has scored in back-to-back games. Marner also posted the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Marner recorded his third assist of the playoffs.
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored shorthanded for Toronto 15:43 of the third period. Kerfoot recorded his first goal of the playoffs and the first shorthanded goal of his NHL playoff career.
  • Auston Matthews registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal and the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Matthews has posted three assists through his last two playoff games. Matthews
    recorded the third multi-assist outing of his NHL playoff career.
  • Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Muzzin posted his first assist of the playoffs. Muzzin has posted a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • TJ Brodie registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s shorthanded goal. Brodie posted his first
    assist of the playoffs.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 29 of 34 shots in tonight’s loss.
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-7 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto has scored shorthanded in back-to-back playoff games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Michael Bunting scored in his first career NHL playoff game. Per NHL Stats, Bunting became the
    fourth Maple Leafs rookie in the past 30 years to score in their playoff debut, joining Mitchell Marner
    (Game 1 of 2017 R1), Adam Mair (Game 3 of 1999 CSF) and Mark Kolesar (Game 3 of 1996 CQF).
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • David Kämpf finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.16 percent
    12 for, 7 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TAMPA BAY 9 (5) 14 (8) 11 (8) 34 (21)
    TORONTO 13 (6) 8 (7) 13 (9) 34 (22)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TAMPA BAY 17 (12) 22 (14) 14 (10) 53 (36)
    TORONTO 29 (15) 17 (16) 19 (9) 65 (40)
    Shots 6 (Marner)
    Shot Attempts 9 (Marner, Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 10 (Kämpf)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot – 3 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 5 (Muzzin, Lyubushkin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin, Brodie)
    Takeaways 2 (Kerfoot, Matthews)
    TOI 23:28 (Marner)
    Power Play TOI 6:30 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 5:51 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 27 (Muzzin, Liljegren, Rielly, Giordano, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 63.16% (Kämpf – 12 for, 7 against)
    Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm, Toronto at Tampa Bay
    Sunday, May 8, 7:00 pm, Toronto at Tampa Bay
    Tuesday, May 10, TBD, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay
    Thursday, May 12, TBD, Toronto at Tampa Bay*
    Saturday, May 14, TBD, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay*
    *if necessary
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
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    On Tampa Bay’s pushback:

    “I thought that they would play better, that’s more of the team that we prepared for. I think it’s obviously
    the difference of the game is special teams. At five-on-five it’s a pretty even hockey game, but their power
    play was better and we took too many penalties.”
    On tonight’s game:

    “I think in the second half of the game, especially after we made it 2-1, I don’t think we grabbed the game
    as well as they did. Obviously being shorthanded as much as we were, especially when we got down it
    was hard to really get our game going and find our way back into it. So a couple opportunities off the rush
    for them that they capitalized on, and obviously with that many power plays and the players they have on
    their power play that puts a lot of stress on Soup and our penalty kill so we have to be more disciplined.
    We came out pretty well, I think we had a pretty good start to the period, obviously tough break there on
    the first goal against but in saying that in playoffs not everything is going to go your way you have to
    overcome some things like that and I just think we weren’t able to get our game going just because of
    how many times we were shorthanded today.”
    On tonight’s game:

    “We took too many penalties and gave their power play so many opportunities that eventually they’re
    going to score, they’ve got a lot of skill over there and a lot of guys who can make plays. We were giving
    up a lot of opportunities on the power play and we just got to make sure we stay out of the box and make
    sure we’re playing five-on-five.