Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inept Yankee Offense Fails to Sweep Last Place Rays, Lose 2-0

In front of what looked to be about 2200 people, the Yankees failed to complete the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays in their final game at Tropicana Field this season. Tonight's starting pitching matchup was a battle of rookies: Luis Cessa for New York and left-hander Blake Snell for Tampa Bay. Both hurlers tossed a well-pitched game, but it was Snell and the Rays that were the beneficiaries of any and all of the run support.

It didn't take long for the Rays to hit the scoreboard, jumping on the rookie Cessa for a run in the bottom of the first. Just as the Yankees did, Tampa got their first two runners of the game on base with back-to-back singles. Unlike New York, however, the Rays' Brad Miller delivered with a one-out RBI single to left that scored leadoff hitter Logan Forsythe to give the Fish a first inning one run lead.

Despite getting no run support to speak of, Luis Cessa kept the Yankees in the game through six innings. In the bottom of the sixth, Cessa allowed just the second run of the game by serving up a two-out solo shot to Cory Dickerson, clearing the wall in right-center and extending the Rays lead to two. As Luis Severino took over in the bottom of the seventh, Cessa departed with a solid final line of six innings pitched, allowing just two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six.

And despite scoring 16 runs in the first two games of this series, New York was absolutely incapable of pushing even a single run across the dish, falling to Tampa by a final score of 2-0. We are past the point of being content with winning a series, you have to win EVERY game that you play if you have any hopes of playing in October. And with Baltimore getting swept in their four-game series against Boston tonight, the Yankees failed to pull within 2.5 games of the second wild-card spot with their sub-par performance this evening.

After the game, the Yankees travel to Toronto tonight in preparation for their four-game wrap-around series with the Blue Jays, with first pitch scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:05 PM/EST.


10 comments:

  1. The name of the starting pitcher for the Yankees on Thursday night is Cessa, not Sessa. You spelled it wrong four times. Wow.

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    1. Yanksgte, thanks for contributing in such a meaningful way. go blow your dad again.

      Benny, thank you for your posts. We've had a long tough disappointing season that might be ending soon, but if we step back, we accomplished a ton this year, and hung in there way longer than I expected.

      Now, we need Arod to work with torres and mateo. and for the love of god, if castro can lay off an outside breaking ball, he could be a menace. and fingers crossed for birdie.

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    2. and burn the entire state of Massachusetts to the ground.

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    3. I concur with all you said about Benny, and the team Daryl! As they say back in the old homestead...he and you, done, done good!

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  2. We have one rule here Yanksgte. Don't be a douche. I think that about covers any and all possibilities of problems we should and could have here. If you don't want to follow the one and only rule, please see yourself out.

    Daryl does great work but sometimes, and I know this and I am okay with this, he uses talk to text to make his posts. That is likely the case here. We're not professionals and we damn sure aren't getting paid either. We volunteer our time, talents and efforts for everyone and I would appreciate it if you show some respect to those who do.

    Not to say we are perfect. If he spelled it wrong you could tell him he spelled it wrong and we can fix it. You get more bees with honey than you do with shit.

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  3. And by the way it was five times. You counted it wrong. Wow.

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  4. Chit did I just spell that wrong? Many times in the heat of the conversation I have spelled things wrong and my many fans here have pointed it out lol. I will continue to spell poorly as most of what you all say is wrong and it gets my goat so i pound away at the keyboard. I'm sure most of us don't come on here because we are worried about the grammar Nazi's along with the Spell police. This should be the least of our mistakes in life

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  5. Without spell checker I would be lost, heck, even with it I am lost!
    Right ken? lol
    Just think of it as next year will be great, IF Hal and Cash can work for the betterment of the team and not the bottom line...Hal, are you reading us at all?

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    1. Reed trying to add humor to my post here, you have a better chance of becoming a porn star than Hal spending money. Yes spell check is important for me

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    2. Sorry ken, that's the best I got. Not much on funnies but, I keep trying!
      Besides, sometimes I get lucky...not so much!

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