The intriguing mound matchup at Yankee Stadium on Saturday brought together one important pitcher from the Jays' future, Kyle Drabek, squaring off against one from the immediate past, A.J. Burnett. Both hard-throwing starters feature electric stuff in their repertoire, but are high-strung, emotional and consistely inconsistent. The Jays gave up on Burnett three years ago, but the 23-year-old Drabek is one they plan on sticking with, moving forward.

For at least this one day, however, the Jays' future was not now. Drabek (2-1) struggled with both his command and his emotions, allowing five runs in 2-1/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Yankees dropping the Jays to 13-14. But manager John Farrell said he is not concerned about the one start against the division leaders in a tough environment. It's a long season.

"I think there was some frustration out there," Farrell said. "I think in Kyle's mind he might have had a pitch or two in there that he saw differently. But still, those are things that are going to be present every time. The ability to control that and put it behind him is the biggest key. Once something happens, how he reacts, or how any pitcher reacts is the most important thing."