The Yanks used all of their “A” list bullpen guys in Friday night’s win, meaning they had to use the “B” list guys last night. When your starter (CC) doesn’t go more than five innings anymore, that could and was a problem for the Yanks (23-16) in their 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay last (Saturday) night. The loss drops the Yanks 1 1/2 back of the Rays in the AL East.
CC gave up solo homers in the second and third innings. In the top of the fifth, the Yanks got one run back when Gleyber Torres singled and Clint Frazier doubled him home. After an out, Gio Urshela singled but Frazier had to be held at third. Mike Tauchman GIDP to end the inning.
The Yanks tied it up in the top of the sixth on D.J. LeMahieu’s 2nd HR of the season.
But when Jonathan Holder came in, he gave up two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Both runs scoring on infield singles.
Nestor Cortes gave up a 3-run HR in the eighth that sealed the Yanks’ doom. Cortes was sent down after the game as it appears Chad Green has worked out his troubles at SWB and is on the way back up. It’s not official, though. Not yet.
The Yanks only got five hits in the game.
I can’t understand Brett Gardner (.199) hitting third. I know the Yanks are banged up, but third?
Meanwhile, Luke Voit is in a 1 for 24 slump, and Miguel Andujar is just 6 for 42 for the season.
Torres 2 hits.
LeMahieu solo HR.
Sabathia 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.26
Holder (L 2-1, 4.50) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Cortes 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 13.50