Masahiro Tanaka looked like its October edition, opening five century innings to give the Yanks a needed boost to the clash.
This is the extent of positivity.
The Yankees’ usual powerful bats couldn’t solve the deep bulls of the Rays, Mike Tutcheman blasted a crucial base-based to deny a rare rally and Adam Ottavino’s eighth inning wildness to open this four-game 1- Contributed to a return of 0. Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Overall, we weren’t just great batsmen. Like disappointment,” said a visibly disappointed DJ LeMahieu after the Yankees’ third defeat in four games after Zoom. “I don’t think it’s acceptable. We are very good of a team for this.
The Yankees managed just two hits and went home for the first time this season. Chase Rowe struck out the final six for the win and retained the Yankees in the ninth order. Gleiber Torres took the final out, flying to shallow center field, and is in the midst of a 0-24 hour slump. He is not the only Yankee struggling. Giancarlo Stanton is going 2-for-21 by the end of July, with Aron Hicks hitting the young season. 188 and Gary Sanchez exploded into the biggest batting of the game, going down with pitches filled with three pitches. In the seventh inning.
“I hope we come out with a lot more energy [Saturday]LeMahieu said, play good baseball and go back to being yourself.
Ottavino faced two of the first three hitters and enabled his wild pitch to advance to the third game, setting the stage for Michael Perez’s sacrifice. It was a disappointing inning for the right-hander, who started the frame by missing Yoshitomo Tsutsuo with a 3-2 slider. After Kevin Keermeyer walked four pitches simultaneously, and released a wild pitch, he gained too much plate with the slider against Perez. Looking back, he kicked himself for not throwing a fastball into the zone.
“Ottavino said,” we guessed ourselves the other way and paid the price.
Since starting 8-1, the Yankees have hit a somewhat rough patch, falling to Philadelphia on Friday night after missing two of their last three games against the Phillies. This time, however, starting pitching was not a problem, as it happened late.
In his second outing of the year, Tanaka was superb, facing the final 13 batters and scoring 15 of 16 overs. With the first inning, Yandy Diaz went up against the right-hander. Of his 59 pitches, 44 were for strikes. He was often ahead, hitting fives and not having a batter in a five-inning, one-hitter.
“The entire ballpark knows what it is trying to do. We certainly do. But she speaks only for her belongings. This is really good stuff, ”said race manager Kevin Cash. He said, ‘He can find out off-speed pitches as well as anyone he can face. [of the strike zone]. He actually says that there is a fine line, is it the ball or do I swing at it? We saw him locked inside. He was locked inside. We saw him before that. ”
The Yankees did not have opportunities. In the seventh, he loaded the bases without a hit, but Sanchez struck out on three pitches, making his surprise start. In the eighth, Tauhman led off with a double, but was thrown off in an attempt to advance to third on a Lemahiyu groundout to short-circulate a potential rally. Boone did not criticize Tochman for a base-running mistake, as the ball was originally hit on him. Nor did LeMahieu, who faulted himself for not hitting the ball to the right to get the third party.
“I just haven’t done a very good job,” he said.