A day after CC Sabathia helped the Yankees secure their first win of the season, Michael Pineda took the mound. Unfortunately, Pineda heavily struggled and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning. That along with a lack of offense sent the Yankees to a 4-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The lone run happened in the top of the second on a solo home run by Jacoby Ellsbury.
Pineda went 3.2 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out six. Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless inning, Adam Warren pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, and Chad Green pitched a scoreless inning.
— The Yankees are off tomorrow since it’s a travel day, but they’ll be back on Friday as they take on the Baltimore Orioles. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees and Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the O’s. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network and MLB Network.