From the top of the 3rd through the top of the 6th, the Yankees outscored the Toronto Blue Jays, the pesky ones from the True North Strong and Free, 7-0.
Can we count just those innings? Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.
Bartolo Colon -- apparently having reaggravated his hamstring -- got shelled, and got no help from his defense, allowing 8 runs (just 3 earned) in the bottom of the 1st inning. (His record falls to 6-5). The Yankees closed to within 9-7, but the bullpen, especially Hector Noesi and the increasingly pathetic Sergio Mitre let the ceiling fall in.
Blue Jays 16, Yankees 7. That's a freakin' football score. Not the way to start the 2nd half of the season.
(Jo-Jo Reyes, no relation to Jose, was the winning pitcher for the Jays, 5-7.)
Any bright spots? Andruw Jones hit 2 homers, giving him 6 for the season. Robinson Cano got 3 hits, Curtis Granderson 2. That's about it.
If Colon has to miss starts again, the Yankees would have a problem, and the trading deadline is just 16 days away.
These teams play again tonight, officially a 7:07 start, Freddy Garcia against Brandon Morrow.