Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yankees' Offense Still Missing After 4-3 Loss to Rays

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a solo home run and Chris Young connected on a two-run single in his team debut, but since Hiroki Kuroda gave up 4 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings and Stephen Drew was controversially called out at the plate around the contest's midpoint the Yankees continued their late-season free fall tonight with a 4-3 loss to the Rays.

In this one's early going, strangely, Kuroda just couldn't get anyone out, surrendering a solo homer to James Loney and three more RBI knocks in his short performance to seemingly-end things in frame #4.

Now ultimately, as you can clearly see by that final count, that wouldn't happen, with Yanks' offense rallying in the fourth and fifth to cut their deficit to one.

Nonetheless, since the aforementioned Drew was thrown out at the plate on a play reviewed for a possible block of home (it appeared to be since Tampa Bay's Ryan Hanigan was standing on the baseline before catching the ball) and Derek Jeter lined into a double-play in that bottom of the fifth New York did eventually fall, a misfortune that gave Rays' Starter Chris Archer (6 1/3 IP, 3 ER) a W despite the fact he didn't throw that well.  


  1. THE OFFENSE :....as Jack says, was missing tonight. Jack, sees what we all have known,
    ....Where has it been all season ?

    This is correctable. They have pitching....the hardest thing to find.But, it's there.
    Although Kuroda should not be brought back, not at that salary. If at all. He is a blocker.
    A fine man, but it's time to move on. Younger talent awaits.

    The offense is correctable, it is.....we have an off season to dice that up.
    So many name to delete, and the challenge to find others that they can plug in.
    Better days are ahead.

  2. Three runs off Chris Archer is not exactly missing. Against good pitchers three runs has to be enough.

    Also it's funny that you mention that patrick, that the offense is correctable. I had a post written yesterday about the 2015 offense yesterday scheduled for today (Wednesday) about whether it's correctable or not.


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