Blue Jays thump Yanks 7-3

So that's where Bautista's beard went. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

Bartolo Colon got through the first five innings relatively unscathed (save a first-inning solo Jose Baustista, which happens) before giving up five runs in the sixth inning, which wound being plenty for the Blue Jays, who beat the Yankees 7-3 Monday night.

True to form, the Yankees couldn’t do much of anything against spot starter Carlos Villanueva, who they had previously only seen in two one-inning relief appearances, and so for all intents and purposes he was yet another scrubby-pitcher-the-Yankees-have-never-faced-before-and-were-subsequently-owned by. Villanueva only lasted five innings, but struck five men out and only gave up two hits and one run on a sac fly. Let’s have a round of applause for the offense, who needed to come up big against a guy they knew wouldn’t be in the game forever, and didn’t

On the bright side, the Yankees finally broke the Toronto bullpen’s scoreless streak against them with runs against Jason Frasor and Jon Rauch, but it wouldn’t be enough.

The offensive goats were Derek Jeter, with an 0-5 and three LOB, Russell Martin with an o-4 and five men left on base, and Jorge Posada with an 0-4 and four LOB. The Yankees fell to 15-13 at home; last year they had 29 losses at home all season. I know they’ve played a ton of home games in the early going, but they’ve been surprisingly vulnerable at home this season.

Not a lot to like about this one; hopefully the team can find a way to get to Ricky Romero tonight with CC Sabathia on the mound.