Saturday, June 22, 2019

New York Yankees pound the Tampa Bay Rays to sweep them

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 12-1.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  DJ LeMahieu and Gary Sanchez led the offense with two hits each. 

Sabathia won his fourth game of the season and his 250th career victory.  He pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Jonathan Holder pitched an inning with a  walk and he struck out two and Luis Cessa pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. 

Blake Snell started for the Rays and he lost his sixth game of the season.  He pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and six runs with four walks.  Colin Poche pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Emilio Pagan pitched a perfect inning and Ryne Stanek pitched a perfect inning with a  strikeout.  Diego Castillo pitched a perfect inning, Adam Kolarek pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts and Oliver Drake pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Chaz Roe pitched to one batter and got him out and Daniel Robertson pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

LeMahieu had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Luke Voit drew two walks and Sanchez had two hits and four RBI.  Austin Romine had a hit, Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Aaron Hicks drew a walk.  Gleyber Torres had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk, Cameron Maybin drew a walk and Gio Urshela had a hit and an RBI.  Brett Gardner had a hit, Sanchez hit a double and a homerun and Torres hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  LeMahieu had a stolen base and Urshela committed an error. 

Tommy Pham had two hits and an RBI, Willy Adames had a hit and drew a walk and Ji-Man Choi drew two walks.  Robertson drew a walk, Pham hit two doubles and Adames hit a double.  The Rays were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the first Sanchez hit a three-run homerun and Urshela was hit by a pitch to drive in a run.  LeMahieu hit a two-run single and it was 6-0 Yankees.  In the fifth Pham hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 6-1.  In the seventh Sanchez hit an RBI double and Encarnacion hit an RBI single to push the lead to 8-1.  Torres hit a grand slam and the lead was 12-1 which was the final score. 

The Yankees swept the three-game series and will remain home to take on the Astros in a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 

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