In fact, the Yankees may be the losers, because when they walked out of Tropicana Field, they did not know how long they would live without Giancarlo Stanton.
The Yankees won the first game, trailing 8-4, Gerrit Cole’s fine but brief start and home runs started by Mike Ford, Aaron Judge and Stanton, saw their designated hitter bid farewell to the second tilt – 5- 5 defeats – Left hamstring with a tight.
“It was when he climbed a wild pitch [in the fourth inning]. This is where it tightened up on him. We are going to get an MRI, but it seems to be an IL situation, ” said manager Aaron Boone.
Stanton, who was limited to 18 regular-season games last year due to injuries, started the day in a 2-for-21 (.095) funk, but went 2-for-3 with a homer in the opener and twice in two. Plate will appear in the second game gone.
Miguel Andujar, recently sent to an alternate site, is a possible replacement for Stanton.
After the top of the fifth, Boone and colliding coach Marcus Thames were ejected by plate umpire Vic Carapazza. The Yankees were tweeting at the Rays pitchers for throwing dugout hard pitchers.
The division left the Yankees with a 10–5 record. They have lost three of the four and will try to get out of Florida on Sunday, with two of them taking four from Ray. The struggling James Paxton (0-1, 13.50 ERA) faces Charlie Morton.
Out of qualifying for what would be his 20th straight win, Cole was eliminated by Boone after giving Jose Martinez a two-run homer that cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-3 in the fifth. Cole needed a season-high 107 pitches to go 4 ₃ / in innings, giving up three runs, giving up six hits and scoring 10 runs. The Yankees are 4–0 in Cole’s four starts.
“Good and bad. I felt the fastball’s location got better. Obviously the pitch count went up there and we couldn’t finish the outing the way we wanted.” But some kind of across the board There was an improvement so I’ll try and take it. ”
Bole also praised the Rays for Cole’s sweat during the opening four frames for the hosts not scoring.
“Credit to them, they made her work clearly and really increased her count,” Boone said. “They were able to get a man on base. It seemed like every innings. I felt that he was pretty quick overall because of not getting all five.”
An RBI double by G-Man Choi in the fifth was followed by Martinez’s two-run homer, and suddenly the 5–0 lead was reduced to a two-run pillow and Boone Calling headed for Chad Green. did.
“Finally a couple of mistakes to get him through the cost [five]. However, the other side at least made it tough on him when I thought he was too fast, ” said Boone, who used Adam Ottavino for the seventh to clinch a two-game losing streak to win. Stopped.
Trailing 5–1 in the seventh part of the second game, the Yankees rallied for two runs on a two-out single from DJ Lemahieu. That judge was brought to the plate to represent a possible tying run. But his fly died on the ball to center field warning track. It may have provided a moment of hope in the Yankees dugout, but the judges knew it was short.
“I turned it down a bit. I knew when I hit it, it wasn’t going to make it, ” said the judge, who was challenged by Nick Anderson with a fastball. “Just a little bit under it. He has a good fastball that actually plays on the field and I was not able to get on top of it. ‘