Thursday, September 26, 2019

Yankees are shutout in Tampa

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-0.  Jonathan Loaisiga started and J.A. Happ came out of the bullpen.  Happ pitched well and the rest of the pen pitched well also but the offense only managed one hit. 

Loaisiga took his second loss of the season pitching an inning and giving up four hits and two runs with two strikeouts.  Happ pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts, Tommy Khanle pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a walk and Cory Gearrin pitched to one batter and got him out.  Stephen Tarpley pitched 2/3 of an inning, Luis Cessa gave up a hit and a run without recording an out and Aroldis Chapman pitched to two batters and struck them both out. 

Charlie Morton won his 16th game of the season pitching six innings and giving up a hit and no runs.  He walked three and struck out nine.  Diego Castillo pitched an inning with a strikeout, Oliver Drake pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and Nick Anderson pitched to one batter and struck him out.  Andrew Kittredge pitched an inning striking out three. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Luke Voit drew two walks.  Tyler Wade drew a walk and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Torres committed an error and Wade had an outfield assist.  Higashioka had a pickoff. 

Joey Wendle had a hit and an RBI, Austin Meadows had a hit and Ji-Man Choi had a hit.  Avisail Garcia had two hits and an RBI, Brandon Lowe had a hit and an RBI and Matt Duffy had a hit and an RBI.  Kevin Kiermaier had a hit, Willy Adames had a hit and drew a walk and Duffy hit a double.  Wendle and Garcia each hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Wendle was picked off. 

In the first Wendle hit a two-run homerun to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  Lowe hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the sixth Duffy hit an RBI double and in the eighth Garcia hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 4-0 which was the final score. 

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