Bartolo Colon didn't have it. Neither did Scott Proctor. In fact, almost every pitcher outside of Tampa's Matt Moore "didn't have it." We saw a total of 23 runs on 31 hits and 12 walks.
On the bright side, the loss brings Tampa half a game closer to Boston and we got to see two-thirds of the Killer B's - Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances - make their big league debuts. Brackman threw 1.1 scoreless innings but Betances really struggled with command, walking four batters and hitting another.
As for Moore, he looked almost like a carbon copy of David Price: lefty, mid-high 90's fastball, good secondary pitches. It was a spectacular first ML start for him: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 11 K, 1 BB. In fact, it was the most strikeouts against the Yankees in five innings or less... ever.
Play of the Game: Matt Joyce's first inning, bases-loaded single that gave Tampa a 2-0 lead (-11%).
Colon - another poor outing. If Garcia has even a decent start tomorrow night, he'll probably be the no. 3 starter in the playoffs. And as Jack Curry noted, Girardi could go with a three-man rotation in the LDS where Sabathia would pitch game 4 on short rest but presumed no. 2 starter Nova would be able to pitch game 5 on regular rest.
Posada - he had a great moment last night, but that's probably all it was, a moment. He returned to non-division-clinching-games-type play: 1-5 with a Golden Sombrero.
Brackman - I liked that everything moved: cutter (up to 93 MPH), slider, curve. I didn't see a four-seamer though (maybe he doesn't throw one). But, of course, he walked a batter and uncorked a pitch behind Sean Rodriguez.
Betances - not a pretty debut: four walks and a hit batter.
Jesus - he caught and went 3-3 with a double and two walks? Unheard of.