Kyle Drabek didn't go 5 innings for the first time in his young career. He was having a tough time finding the strike zone and only made it though 2.1 innings, leaving with the bases loaded. A tough start but then lots of guys have had bad starts in Yankees Stadium.
Our bullpen was terrific, they went 5.2 hitless innings. Jason Frasor, Shawn Camp, Marc Rzepczynski and Frank Francisco allowed only 1 walk and 1 hit batter between them.
We did hit get a bunch of hits and tried to fight our was back into it. We had 11 hits on the day, 2 each for Davis, Lind and Rivera. Every other starter had 1 hit, other than David Cooper, who chipped in a sac fly. Rajia Davis started the game with a triple. Bautista, Rivera and Molina each had doubles. McCoy had his first major league home run. WE just needed one more run.
The small ball game gives and it takes away. Rivera and EE pulled off a double steal in the second and Jose Bautista stole third. But then in the 6th, with 1 out, down by 1, Juan Rivera tried to steal third and was thrown out. A terrible move.
Jays of the Day are Frasor (.107 WPA) and Camp (.095). I'm going to give one honorable mentionto Mike McCoy for his first homer and an amazing over the shoulder catch. It was a terrific catch and then he doubled up the runner from first. But then he was up with a runner on second and flied out to end the game.
There was another moment you could second guess John Farrell. With 2 out in the 9th Farrell let Jose Molina hit, instead of pinch-hitting with J.P. Arencibia, but then Molina hit a double. Then Farrell let McCoy hit for himself with pinch-runner Corey Patterson on second. I likely would have had JP swing but McCoy had the big home run earlier in the game, so I can see Farrell's side.
Tomorrow Jesse Litsch (2-1, 3.86) goes against the Yankees and Ivan Nova (1-2, 5.82). It is an 1:00 Eastern start. Be nice to win the series.