The Yankees looked tired. This does sound like an excuse, which it completely is but it is still a fact. The Boston Red Sox were just in town, meaning games are intense, long and both Monday and Tuesday’s tactics were no different. Both went down to the wire and last night they played till around 1am.
At the same time, the Tampa Bay Rays provide a full-court press on the Yankees. This group pushes and pushes stealing six bases tonight off AJ Burnett, who has only allowed six this season.
Burnett got beat tonight; as the Rays are abundant everywhere and the fourth inning topped the cake with a result of 6-0, Rays.
It was not completely Burnett’s fault. The Rays could see Burnett’s pitches from the get-go, and they utilized on it.
The bottom line is the Rays out played the Yankees, I saw it with my own eyes, and I could not watch it anymore.
Leaving the game was a better option, even though I listened on the subway as Logan did exactly what I thought he would do.
Even after, Logan was replaced, the Rays went on the score three more runs off Yankees rookie Mark Melancon in the same inning. All three off sack flies by Zobrist, Longoria and Pena giving the Rays a lead 10-2.
The Yankees showed some life in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring four runs, which might diminish the severity of this loss a little bit.
The only positives about tonight are that Arod and Cano’s bats are both starting to get hot, which means they are about to set fire to pitchers.
Tomorrow the Yankees have another chance against the Tampa Bay Rays to create a new ending. It is not a chance for the Yankees it is imperative.
- Just announced that Jorge Posada will be on the DL for 3-4 weeks, with a stress-line fracture. Marcus Thames is DTD, as his x-rays were negative but his ankle is swollen.
- To add, another man went down tonight. That man is Marcus Thames, who tripped over a bat, spraining his ankle.
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