Saturday, September 20, 2014

Capuano Can't Hold Lead as Yankees Fall to Blue Jays

Brian McCann and Francisco Cervelli turned an early 1-0 defecit into a 2-1 lead with a pair of singles and Chris Capuano looked good for the first five innings, but since the latter ultimately collapsed in the top of the sixth and the bullpen didn't make things any better afterward the Yankees' had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Blue Jays today, 6-3, ruining their chance of a weekend sweep.

Prior to that disastrous sixth frame, after surrendering an RBI hit to Edwin Encarnacion in Toronto's half of the first, Capuano really was dominating for the Yanks, allowing just three total knocks while at one point retiring eight in a row.

Nonetheless, thanks to a couple of walks and a Stephen Drew throwing error the Jays had the bases loaded with no out just after the contest's midpoint, a set-up that soon resulted in a two-run double by Danny Valencia and a sac fly by John Mayberry. 

Then in relief, Chase Whitley was taken deep to right by Jose Bautista and David Phelps let another cross the plate to double the visitors' advantage, bringing the score to 6-2 before a Derek Jeter line-drive in the ninth brought New York a little closer.

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