Saturday, April 19, 2014

The New York Yankees lose to the Tampa Bay Rays as the bullpen implodes

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 11-5 Rays.  Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and pitched ok, the bullpen was terrible.  Scott Sizemore had three RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits to lead the offense.   

Kuroda pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three runs on seven hits.  He walked  two and struck out two.  David Phelps pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Matt Thornton pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Adam Warren took the loss, his first of the season.  Warren pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Cesar Cabral didn't record an out and gave up three hits and three runs, he hit three guys in one inning and Shawn Kelley pitched 1/3 of an inning. 

Erik Bedard pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Brad Boxberger pitched two innings giving up two walks and he struck out two, Jake McGee pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run and he won his first game and Joel Peralta pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Brandon  Gomes pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had an RBI, Derek Jeter had a hit and Ellsbury had two hits.  Alfonso Soriano had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Brian McCann had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had a hit and drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson drew a walk, Sizemore had a hit and three RBI and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit.  Sizemore hit a double and the Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base. 

Sean Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI, Ben Zobrist had two hits and Matt Joyce had a hit and drew a walk.  Desmond Jennings had a hit and an RBI, Brandon Guyer had a hit and an RBI and Evan Longoria had three hits and drew a walk.  James Loney had two hits and four RBI, Wil Myers had three hits and three RBI and Logan Forsythe drew a walk.  Yunel Escobar had a hit, Ryan Hanigan had a hit and Loney and Hanigan each hit a double.  Rodriguez hit a homerun.  The Rays were 8-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Escobar committed an error. 

The Yankees jumped on the board first in the second inning.  They took a 4-0 lead on a Sizemore three run double and a Gardner RBI groundout.  In the fourth Loney hit a two run double to cut the lead to 4-2.  The Rays got an RBI single from Myers in the sixth to make it a 4-3 game.  In the seventh the Yankees extended the lead to 5-3 on a Soriano RBI single.  The Rays scored three runs in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead.  Jennings hit an RBI single and Loney hit a two run single.  In the eighth Rodriguez hit a two run homerun, Guyer hit an RBI single and Myers hit an RBI single to make it 11-5 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams have split the first two games of this four game series.  They will play game three on Saturday night and finish the series on Sunday afternoon. 

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