Saturday, March 12, 2016

The New York Yankees lose a pitching duel to the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida and the final score was 2-1 Rays.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and pitched very well.  The offense only managed four hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Severino pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up four hits and no runs with no walks and four strikeouts.  Johnny Barbato pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, James Pazos pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up one hits and Nick Goody pitched an inning striking out the side.  Anthony Swarzak pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Branden Pinder pitched a perfect inning. 

Aaron Hicks had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Ronald Torreyes had an RBI.  Chris Parmelee had a hit, Jonathan Diaz drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit.  Parmelee hit a double and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Cesar Puello had a stolen base. 

In the fifth Johnny Fields hit a two run double to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh Torreyes hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 2-1 and that is how the game would end.  The Yankees spring record fell to 3-7-2 and they will play at home in Tampa on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies.   

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