Sunday, June 24, 2018

New York Yankees are shutout by the Tampa Bay RaysNew

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-0.  Sonny Gray started for the Yankees and he got off to a rough start but then settled down.  The Yankees offense didn’t do anything at all. 

Gray pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and seven strikeouts and lost his fifth game of the season.  Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout and Chad Green pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two. 

Wilmer Font pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Font earned his first win of the season.  Jonny Venters pitched to one batter and gave up a hit, Ryne Stanek pitched 1 1/3 innings with a walk and a strikeout and Chaz Roe pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Sergio Romo pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Aaron Judge drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had two hits and Giancarlo Stanton had a hit.  Greg Bird drew a walk, Austin Romine had a hit and Stanton and Romine each hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gregorius committed an error. 

Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and drew a walk, Matt Duffy had a hit and drew a walk and Jake Bauers had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Johnny Field had a hit, CJ Cron had a hit and Daniel Robertson had a hit and an RBI.  Mallex Smith had a hit and Willy Adames had two hits and two RBI, Bauers, Cron, Robertson and Smith each hit a double.  Adames hit a homerun and the Rays were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Ramos had a passed ball. 

In the first Bauers hit an RBI double to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the second the lead was pushed to 2-0 on a Robertson RBI double and Adames hit an RBI single to make it 3-0.  In the seventh Adames hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 4-0 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game three of their series on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees will try and avoid the sweep and their first three-game losing streak of the season.    

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