The Blue Jays are a good baseball team.
I didn't think they have the pitching to hang in the AL East; I didn't think they have high enough quality hitters.
Pettitte and Romero matched each other pitch for pitch: 2 runs each; 8.0 IP for Romero, 7.2 for Pettitte; 5 hits each; 4 BB for Romero, 3 for Pettitte; 10 K for Pettitte, 7 for Romero.
The Yankee bullpen provided 5.2 innings of scoreless work, but it wasn't enough. The offense provided 13 baserunners, but they couldn't clump them together. I especially liked the performances from Joba and CHoP.
I hate to lose, and I especially hate to lose games that seemed winnable. I wasn't able to watch the first several innings, but this never felt winnable. The Jays pitched too well, and there were too many holes in the lineup: only Tex and Cano played the whole game without a hit, but it never seemed like the team was hitting the ball squarely.
So try not to lose too much sleep, and we'll come back tomorrow to try to salvage a game.
Play of the Game: No shock here.
Comment of the Game: Lord Duggan.
I agree completely, Duggan. You know what would 'save' the game? Pitching a scoreless inning or two. If Mariano Rivera is the pitcher most likely to pitch a scoreless inning, why not use him even if you can't add to the stat total?