Several Yankees made big contributions during the team's recent sweep of the Blue Jays. However, one always seems to come up big against them. A homegrown Yankee, his isn't a big power bat. He's known for his defense and for his ability to take pitches and to get on base. He is, of course, Brett Gardner.
Gardner went 6-12 in the series, with a home run and four runs scored. Overall, he is hitting .450 against Toronto this season, with two home runs, five RBIs and seven runs scored. If you look at his 2013 stats against them, you'll see that he hit .278, but that he has already doubled last year's home run total and is only two off his runs-scored pace.
In more splits, Gardner hit .333 at Rogers Centre last year and, in one trip north so far this season, he is hitting .375.
While I wouldn't call him a Blue Jay killer, I think it's safe to say that Brett Gardner is a real pest. They couldn't figure out a way to get him out in this series, and they might be scratching their heads again next week in Toronto.
Let the pestering continue.