Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Offense Stays Cold as Yankees Lose to Rays 6-1

Michael Pineda surrendered just one earned run in 5 1/3 innings and Francisco Cervelli went a nice 2-for-3, but since the offense continued to look confused at the plate and Esmil Rogers again didn't look sharp in relief the Yankees' ugly losing streak reached three tonight with a 6-1 meltdown to the Rays.

For essentially the first half of this one, though they failed to score after getting the first two men on in the third and fifth, the Pineda-led Yanks desperately held on to a 1-0 lead, one they took in the top of the second off Jake Odirizzi (6 Innings Pitched, 1 Earned Run) when Ichiro Suzuki singled home Chris Young. 

Nonetheless, from the bottom of the fifth on everything seemed to go Tampa Bay's way, with the home team luckily tying it in that frame when a pair of errors by Brendan Ryan and Pineda helped drive in Kevin Kiermaier.

Then in the sixth, in a happening that appeared to crush whatever spirit the Yanks had left, the Rays crossed home again on a bunt knock by Yunel Escobar, followed shortly by a four spot in the seventh that basically put the nail in the coffin.


  1. Another poor performance by our offense and 2 pitchers that were dfa'd by teams we're supposed to be better than. Answer this guys. If we're taking on the Blue Jays and Cubs trash, what does that say about us?

  2. Sorry, my bad. Rich Hill was released by the Cubs 3 years ago. We carried in Cleveland's trash as they were taking it out. So glad this lefty is on the roster instead of Banuelos or Lindgren. Good form Cashman!!

  3. You don't have to preach to this choir, trust me I have done it enough. Hill has surprisingly been good this September but it still doesn't justify keeping Banuelos down. Lindgren I can understand, not agree with, but not banuelos. He was limited innings wise specifically for a September call up


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