Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yankees Waste Big Hits from McCann and Prado in Opener Loss to Astros

Brian McCann made it 2-0 with an early two-run home run and Martin Prado tied the score in the sixth with a big two-run double, but since Chris Capuano only lasted 5 1/3 innings and David Robertson had one of his rare bad outings in the ninth the Yankees fell to the Astros, 7-4, Tuesday night in the Bronx.

Now for the first five frames in his start yesterday, interestingly, Capuano actually looked pretty good, allowing just one trip around the bases to keep that homer by McCann meaningful. 

Nonetheless, in the top of the sixth the veteran randomly collapsed, surrendering three more on three hits to cost New York their lead.

Yes, in the bottom of that at-bat Prado would even things up with the aforementioned double off Brett Oberholtzer (5 1/3 IP, 4 ER), but due to David Robertson's collapse in which two men reached and Chris Carter homered on a 3-0 pitch those struggles of Capuano definitely had a huge effect on how this one played out, as they forced a worn out bullpen to pick up the slack again.

No, this loss doesn't completely fall on Capuano, but still, he undeniably had a big part in it, the second time that's happened in the last 8 days.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)