Series Recap: Yankees Stumble North of the Border

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Game Two

The highlight of the series for the Yankees was their Game One win, putting up 6 runs and 10 hits, and getting a solid performance out of Chris Capuano. The lowlight, not only of the series but perhaps of the entire season came on Saturday in Game Two, as the Yankees allowed a pitcher, with an ERA over 4.50, to look like Cy Young.

Drew Hutchinson not only pitched the game of his life, but he made the Yankees look like a Single-A team, allowing just one hit the entire day. Hutchinson tossed 7 shutout innings, striking out 9, allowing the one hit, and walking 2 to pick up his 9th win of the season.

Michael Pineda, in his third start since returning from suspension and a lingering shoulder injury, pitched well enough to win, going 6 innings and allowing the Blue Jays only 2 runs. For a team that actually produces offense, he would’ve won this game, but the Yankees laid down inning after inning. Mark Teixeira recorded the only hit the entire day for the Yankees, while the team struck out 12 times, including having four different players strike out 2 times each. It was an embarrassing and pathetic performance for a team struggling to stay relevant heading into the final four weeks of the season.