Monday, May 22, 2017

New York Yankees lost a tough, close one to the Tampa Bay RaysNew

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 5-4.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well but the bullpen didn’t.  Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Holliday and Starlin Castro each had two hits to pace the offense. 

Severino pitched five innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out seven.  Jonathan Holder pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Adam Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a strikeout and Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Tyler Clippard lost his second game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run with two walks and three strikeouts. 

Erasmo Ramirez started for the Rays and he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Diego Moreno pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with a strikeout, Jose Alvarado pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a run and a walk and Ryne Stanek pitched giving up two hits and a run without recording an out.  Danny Farquhar pitched to two batters and retired them both and earned his second win of the season and Alex Colome pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his 11th save of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew two walks, Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI and Holliday and two hits and two RBI.  Castro had two hits and an RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and Holliday and Ellsbury each hit a double and Holliday hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

Corey Dickerson had two hits, Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and drew a walk and Evan Longoria had four hits and an RBI.  Logan Morrison had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Steven Souza Jr. drew two walks and Rickie Weeks Jr. had a hit and two RBI.  Tim Beckham had a hit, Daniel Robertson had a hit and Derek Nnorris drew a walk.  Morrison, Longoria, Robertson and Weeks Jr. each hit a double.  The Rays were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Longoria had a stolen base and commited an error. 

In the first Castro hit an RBI ground out to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Morrison hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the third Ellsbury hit an RBI double giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the bottom of the seventh Morrison hit a sac fly to tie the game at two.  Weeks Jr. hit a two-run double to give the Rays a 4-2 lead.  In the eighth Holliday hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at four.  In the bottom of the eighth Longoria hit an RBI single giving the Rays a 5-4 lead and that is how the game would end. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 

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