Yankees fall to Rays 5-4

Yankees @ Rays
FINAL: Rays 5, Yankees 4
WIN: Danny Farquhar (2-1, 2.89 ERA)
LOSS: Tyler Clippard (0-2, 1.53 ERA)

After dropping the final game of the series against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees made their way to Tropicana Field where they faced off against their AL East opponents the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately, the Yankees were once again defeated by the bat of Evan Longoria in a 5-4 loss in Tampa, Florida.

The Yankees got on the board in the top of the first on Starlin Castro‘s RBI ground out. In the third, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI double, and in the eighth, Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer.

Luis Severino went five innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven. Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless inning, Adam Warren allowed three runs while retiring two batters, Chasen Shreve retired a batter, and Clippard gave up a run in his inning of work.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to bounce back after his last start, as the Yankees attempt to even the series at one game apiece. Matt Andriese will start for the Rays. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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6 Responses to Yankees fall to Rays 5-4

  1. Jerry says:

    Down a run in the 9th, Hicks and Sanchez remain on the bench. Last batter Romine bats, Romine has been good, but we need a run. I would have pinch hit one of the two.

    • tom says:

      According to boxscore, Romine was up with empty bases. I don't think Yankees would ever lift Romine for Sanchez in that kind of situation during the regular season. If Romine managed to get on base then Sanchez would bat for Torreyes.

      If I were Rob, I would bat Sanchez for Carter.

      • Jerry says:

        Tom, we needed a run at that point just to keep the game going, Hicks and Sanchez are clearly more capable than Romine. I've heard the reason the Yankees didn't pinch hit for Romine, they wanted Sanchez and Hicks available in an emergency. This was an emergency. This was an easy call, put someone in that can hit one out.

      • Delia Enriquez says:

        Except they already had Headley up in the on deck circle to bat for Torreyes had Romine gotten on base. I do agree Sanchez should have been used in the ninth inning, and it should have been for Carter. Other than the good series vs. KC, Carter is a walking out. But for Thomson not to use Sanchez AT ALL, that was poor managing. Joe Girardi definitely would have used Sanchez at some point in the ninth.

  2. Terry says:

    Why take Severino out after just 85 pitches? It wasn't pretty but at that point he had only given up one run. He could have pitched the sixth and that would change how you use the pen. Other pitchers around the league are building up to 115-120 pitches and he's a strong kid. Over use of the pen will add up and last night it bit them. Ride the starter more, leave bull penning for the post season

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