Previewing The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees

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Jun 23, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher

Chris Capuano

(55) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Last night’s deal that sent Chris Capuano to the Yankees from the Colorado Rockies for cash, is going to have an immediate impact on this weekend’s series. Originally, Shane Greene was slated to start Game 2, but has been bumped back to the series finale, while Game 3 starter, Chase Whitley, has been removed from the starting rotation, and placed in the Yankees’ bullpen, just as co-editor Jason Evans predicted he would be several days ago pending a deal.

Chris Capuano gets thrown right into the AL East fire. While it’s been a small sample size for the Yankees’ newest lefty, Cappy hasn’t had great success against the Blue Jays. In only 4 1/3 innings over the past three seasons, the Blue Jays have lit Capuano up like a Christmas tree to the effect of a 10.38 ERA, 7 runs (5 earned), 2 home runs allowed, 2 strikeouts and a walk.

If Capuano wants to make the most of his opportunity with the Yankees, he needs to pitch much better, and hopefully, along the lines of how well Brandon McCarthy has since his arrival to the Bronx from Arizona after a disastrous first half of 2014.