Game 133 Quick Recap: Yanks 6 Jays 3

Ellsbury HR vs TOR Sorry this didn't get posted last night.  I was out and about.  If you spent your Friday night the same way, here's what you missed.

Chris Capuano has quietly turned into the left-handed Hiroki Kuroda since the Yankees traded for him, and he turned in another "good not great" start last night.  6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K.  He gave up his first run in the bottom of the 4th on a Jose Bautista home run (not the first pitcher to do that), and got burned by some bad defense when he was tiring in the 7th.  With 1 out, 1 run in, and a runner on second, Derek Jeter threw a routine ground ball into the ground for an error.  A Brett Gardner throwing error in the next at-bat, after Capuano had left the game, allowed that third run to score.  Still, 3 runs in 6+ from your 5th starter is plenty good.

Those 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th weren't as damaging thanks to the 5-spot the Yankees put up in the top half of the frame.  The first 4 batters of the inning went double-walk-double-single, with 2 runs scoring on Gardner's double.  DIoner Navarro threw a ball away on a pick-off attempt to bring home the next one, and Jacoby Ellsbury smacked a 2-run homer to finish things off.  A Chase Headley solo shot in the 9th provided some insurance.

Game Notes:

- Ellsbury's home run was his 4th in the last 5 games.  He also tripled in the 9th to give himself a 4th multi-hit game in his last 6.  He's up to 14 HR on the year, already his second highest season total.

- Martin Prado was the only other Yankees with multiple hits.  Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran did not have one.  Tough night for Teix: 0-5, 1 K, 4 LOB.  His BA is down to .226.

- New LOOGY Josh Outman picked up right where Rich Hill left off, giving up a hit to the 1 batter he faced in the 8th.  I really hope someone or someones is getting called up in a few days to audition for that job.

- Joe broke tradition and used D-Rob for a 4-out save last night.  But it was already a save situation, so don't give him too much credit for going against conventional wisdom.

- Headley's pinch hit home run in the 9th was his first since August 6th.