The knuckleball is a mystifying pitch. When it’s on, you have no chance. When it’s off, its extremely hittable. For RA Dickey, he looked more like the Cy Young Award winner from last year. Even though they got a quality start from Andy Pettitte, the offense couldn’t come through, as their Wild Card hopes took another hit, this time at the hands of the Blue Jays by a score of 2-0.
The Yanks best opportunity came in the first, when with two out, Robinson Cano singled, Alfonso Soriano doubled and Lyle Overbay walked. Mark Reynolds struck out to end the inning. They just couldn’t put anything together.
Notes: Boone Logan has a bone spur in his elbow. He has been cleared to resume pitching, however, he will have to have surgery at the end of the season. Austin Romine was supposed to return from his concussion tonight, but was a late scratch. Interesting stat: The Yankees ERA against the Red Sox this season was 6.19, the worst ever for the Yankees against the Sox.