Chris Capuano nearly pulled a Randy Johnson move Saturday afternoon.
Johnson famously killed a bird with a fastball during 2001 spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Capuano, an ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher making his first start for the New York Yankees, almost did the same thing to a dragonfly at Yankee Stadium.
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The bug was inches away from being struck by Capuano’s pitch but whizzed past the ball safely — unlike the bird Johnson struck.
The Yankees didn’t have the same luck as the dragonfly. Capuano allowed just two runs in six innings of work, but the Bombers fell 6-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays.