Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yankees Come Back Three Times; Still Lose to Blue Jays 5-4

Usually when a team blows multiple leads in a single game, they don't muster up the confidence to later emerge victorious.

Obviously, when you keep going ahead only to fall apart you get kind of down, something that often tends to ruin the entire contest.

Despite that, the Yankees did find a way to lose this afternoon's rubber game to the Blue Jays, tying things three different times only to eventually fall 5-4.

Going into today's bottom of the fifth, surprisingly, the recently-good Yanks' offensive was getting shutout by J.A. Happ 2-0, but after back-to-back solo homers by Chase Headley and Francisco Cervelli in that frame they appeared to be on their way to another W.

Unfortunetaly, though, that wouldn't prove to be the case, with Shane Greene (5 1/3 IP, 3 ER) surrendering an RBI Double to Colby Rasmus in Toronto's half of the sixth.

Yes, Greene would still get a No Decision after New York evened things up again in their next turn, although since Dellin Betances still committed a throwing error that led to an unearned run in the eighth and David Robertson allowed one more trip around the bases in the ninth his decent outing didn't prove relevant.

In between those two mistakes by the bullpen, interestingly, struggling Yanks DH Carlos Beltran did make it 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth with a single, but again, that didn't end up mattering, with New York later losing in spite of all the excitement.

For example, in Roberton's inning of work, Headley robbed Jose Bautista of an RBI Double with a diving stop that led to a fielder's choice, appearing to end the threat with Dioner Navarro coming up.

Instead, though, Bautista stole second and Navarro knocked him in, finally finishing off the frustrating defeat.


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    1. I wouldn't say stomped, we hung tough. Showed the heart we haven't seen from this team in far too long.

  2. It was ugly, but it was also just one game. It's that big of a deal

    1. Great news is we face the team with the worst record for three games, although Darvish is in game one.


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