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
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.