Game 103 - Winning is addictive

The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays and the Blue Jays are desperate to break this seventeen game losing streak they have put together at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, meanwhile, would very much like to keep that streak going and also keep what has been a terrific home stand chugging along. Winning is addictive after all. It sure beats the alternative. Drew Hutchison starts for the Blue Jays and this will be his fourth start this season against the Yankees. He has lost all three...another streak the Yankees would like to continue. Hutchison has great stuff but has thus far not been able to string together impressive performances. That said, he is capable of shutting down a team if he harnesses his power pitching. It's funny how baseball works. He has the exact same WHIP as Mark Buehrle and nearly the same FIP but with completely different stuff.

The Yankees start Chris Capuano. Brad told you some information about Capuano earlier today that is worth the read. But here is some more information you won't get anywhere else: The surname, "Capuano," is a habitation name for people from the southern Italy town of Capua. "Capuano" is also a urban slang word for an addiction you can't kick. Yeah, that's where all this addictive talk is coming from. It's a stretch, but Saturday is a slow day.

The Lineups:

Toronto Blue Jays:

  1. Jose Reyes - SS
  2. Melky Cabrera - RF
  3. Jose Bautista - 1B
  4. Dioner Navarro - C
  5. Steven Tolleson - 3B
  6. Dan Johnson - DH
  7. Colby Rasmus - CF
  8. Ryan Goins - 2B
  9. Anthony Gose - LF

SP - Drew Hutchison

New York Yankees:

  1. Brett Gardner - LF
  2. Derek Jeter - SS
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
  4. Carlos Beltran - DH
  5. Brian McCann - 1B
  6. Chase Headley - 3B
  7. Ichiro Suzuki - RF
  8. Brian Roberts - 2B
  9. Francisco Cervelli - C

SP - Chris Capuano

The game starts at 1:05 and can be seen on The YES Network. For those outside the metro area, The MLB Network is also showing the game. Enjoy the game.