Today was getaway day, the first one the Yankees have had in quite some time. They played like it, which is not a good thing when you consider how crappy they’ve been for the better part of this week. Chris Capuano returned to the rotation today, and his return was not a good one. It didn’t help that the offense no-showed for at least the 3rd or 4th time since Big Mike’s 16-K game and once again the Yanks went down quietly heading into a much-needed rest day.
Capuano threw 76 pitches in his last rehab outing and he said he felt good enough to throw 100 coming into today, but talk is cheap when you’re talking about facing a contact-heavy team like the Royals and it didn’t take them long to figure him out. He needed 18 pitches to get through the 1st inning, surrendered a solo home run to Salvador Perez in the 2nd, and then seemed to settle down in a 1-2-3 3rd. … Click here to read the rest