Sunday, August 31, 2014

McCarthy Collapses Late as Blue Jays Beat Yankees Again

Brett Gardner homered and scored on a triple-preceded error and Francisco Cervelli contributed with a clutch RBI Single, but due to a late collapse by the seemingly-fine Brandon McCarthy the Yankees disappointingly fell to the Blue Jays today, 4-3, in the rubber game of a three-game set. 

For the Yanks, in spite of the fact that the last seven days included two blowouts and a comeback, the surprising loss dropped their record on this road trip to 3-4, with two of those defeats happening with McCarthy on the mound.

No, that doesn't necessarily mean that the veteran was bad in this afternoon's contest, but since he did suddenly surrender back to back home runs to Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista with two outs in the bottom of the sixth before giving up another pair in the next frame he was unfortunately charged with a loss, his fourteenth of the season. 

Again, McCarthy wasn't terrible in this one, but considering the fact he had a comfortable 3-0 advantage prior to falling apart and the offense didn't cross home in their last two at-bats this disaster is likely his fault, as things were going incredibly smooth for him before Cabrera's long ball.

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