Monday, August 1, 2016

New York Yankees get swept in Tampa Bay after trading their closer

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch that well, Luis Severino pitched well out of relief once again.  Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran each had two hits. 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up six hits and five runs with four walks and eight strikeouts.  He took his tenth loss of the season.  Severino pitched two hitless and scoreless innings.  He walked a batter and struck out two. 

Blake Snell pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with three walks and nine strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Xavier Cedeno pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk, Brad Boxberger pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two and Erasmo Ramirez pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.  Alex Colome pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and saved his 25th game of the season. 

Gardner had two hits and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk and Beltran had two hits and two RBI.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk.  Rob Refsnyder had a hit, Beltran hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Brad Miller had a hit and an RBI, Corey Dickerson had two hits and drew a walk and Steven Souza Jr. had two hits.  Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI and drew two walks, Tim Beckham had an RBI and drew two walks and Nick Franklin drew two walks.  Luke Maile had a hit and two RBI, Dickerson hit a double and Souza Jr. hit two doubles.  Miller hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Kiermaier had a stolen base, Longoria committed an error. 

In the fourth Kiermaier hit an RBI groundout to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  Beckham hit an RBI groundout and it was 2-0 Rays.  Miller hit a solo homerun in the fifth to extend the lead to 3-0.  Beltran hit a two run homerun in the sixth to cut the lead to 3-2 Rays.  Maile hit a two run single in the sixth to push the lead to 5-2 Rays.  McCann hit an RBI single in the eighth to cut the lead to 5-3 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have now lost four in a row and were swept in this three game series.  They will head home but play at Citi Field for two games against the Mets beginning on Monday night and then two games at Yankee Stadium against the Mets on Wednesday and Thursday.   

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