GAME 103: In the ‘all good things must come to an end department’ the Toronto Blue Jays snapped their 0-17 losing streak at Yankee Stadium. It was a game the Yankees woulda-coulda-shoulda won, but you felt this ‘L’ coming. Defensive miscues, and a Jeff Francis mistake pitch in the 9th inning did the Yanks in.
0-17. Don’t Bet Against The Streak?
Years ago, a bookie buddy of mine told me exactly that. “Never bet against the streak”. OK, makes sense on the level that every streak has to end sometime, but don’t be the mook who guesses wrong. This was one we should have had today. Period.
Newcomer Chris Capuano acquitted himself nicely today, scattering 5 hits and 2 ER over 5 innings, while keeping the Bombers in the game. He did allow 4 walks, but only one came around to score (Reyes in the fifth inning).
Whatever the outcome, manager Joe Girardi was pleased with the outcome:
“Good job. He did a really good job, gave us six good innings. I said we’d use him around 100 pitches and that’s what he gave us and he did a nice job.”
— Joe Girardi
Here’s the box score and recap by Jamal Collier at mlb.com.
MEMORY LANE: On July 26th, 1948, Babe Ruth makes his last public appearance, at the New York premiere of the film The Babe Ruth Story. He will die three weeks later. (Source: Today In Baseball History) …