Saturday, March 28, 2015

The New York Yankees lose to the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays by the score of 6-5 on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Adam Warren started and he threw a lot of pitches but limited the damage.  The bullpen wasn't very good.  Didi Gregorius led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Warren pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and five strikeouts.  Jose Ramirez pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk, Chris Martin pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with three strikeouts and Danny Burawa pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.  Tyler Webb pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Gregorius had two hit and an RBI, Jake Cave had a hit and an RBI and Brendan Ryan drew a walk.  John Ryan Murphy had a hit, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and drew a walk and Slade Heathcott had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ramon Flores had two hits and two RBI, Cole Figueroa had a hit and Heathcott, Flores, Gregorius and Refsnyder each hit a double.  The Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left six  men on base.  Cave had a stolen base, Refsnyder committed an error and Young had an outfield assist. 

In the second Heathcott hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Evan Longoria hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  Flores hit a two run double in the fourth and it was 3-1 Yankees.  In the fifth Brandon Guyer hit an RBI single and Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI single to tie the game at three.  Desmond Jennings hit a solo homerun in the sixth and a wild pitch gave the Rays a 5-3 lead.  Gregorious hit an RBI double in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4.  In the bottom of the seventh Jake Elmore hit a sacrifice fly to increase the Rays lead to 6-4.  In the ninth Cave hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-5 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will take on the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater on Friday afternoon. 

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