Monday, August 1, 2016

New York Yankees drop second straight to the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 6-3.  Nathan Eovaldi started and he pitched well especially after a bad start.  Anthony Swarzak didn't pitch well in relief.  Chase Headley led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Eovaldi pitched six innings giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his seventh game of the season.  Swarzak pitched an inning giving up three hits dna three runs, Richard Bleier gave up a hit and didn't record an out and Adam Warren pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Drew Smyly won his third game of the season pitching six innings and giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Matt Andriese pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Alex Colome pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and earning his 24th save of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had a hit and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Headley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Castro hit a double and Gardner and Headley each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Brad Miller had two hits and an RBI, Steve Pearce drew a walk and Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and drew a walk.  Steven Souza Jr. had a hit and an RBI, Tim Beckham had two hits and two RBI and Curt Casali had a hit and two RBI.  Kiermaier hit a double and Miller and Casali each hit a homerun.  The Rays were 1-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Kiermaier had a stolen base and Pearce was caught stealing.  Casali committed an error. 

In the first Miller hit a solo homerun to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  Gardner hit a two run homerun in the third to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  Casali hit a two run homerun in the third to give the Rays back the lead at 3-2.  In the seventh Souza Jr. hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 4-2.  Beckham hit a two run homerun in the seventh and it was 6-2 Rays.  Headley hit a solo homerun in the eighth and the score was 6-3 which would end up being the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees are now 2-3 on their current eight game road trip with the last two being at Citi Field in New York against the Mets. 

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