Thursday, April 6, 2017
Four Rays pitchers held the Yankees to one run to lead the Rays to 4-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The Rays won the first series of the season, two games to one.
Alex Cobb, who returned from Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2016 season, started for the Rays and looked more like his old self, holding the Yankees to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win.
Jumbo Diaz and Erasmo Ramirez followed Cobb, leading to closer Alex Colome, who pitched the ninth to earn his second save of the season.
This was depressingly familiar for Yankee fans…
1. Pineda showed a lot of signs of his talent (six strikeouts and no walks), but then also gave up three runs with two outs, as he is just seemingly incapable of getting the big out to end an inning without giving up a run or two. So you get big innings which sink him despite him pitching well for the rest of the game.
2. The Yankees were 0-9 with runners in scoring position. 0 for 9!!!
At least there was one positive familiar thing, which was that the bullpen pitched well again.
Oh well. The good news is that they’re getting guys on base. Hopefully they start driving these runners in.
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