|NY YANKEES ( GERMAN )|
TAMPA BAY ( ANDRIESE )
|969||NY YANKEES||-125||Ov 8,-105||-180||Ov 8,+110|
|970||TAMPA BAY||+115||Un 8,-115||+170||Un 8,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-19||+1.2||25-25||5.2||0.245||0.320||0.421||0.741||4.0||0.225||0.294||0.361||0.655|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-1.6||1-6||3.4||0.241||0.316||0.421||0.737||3.0||0.253||0.305||0.354||0.659|
|vs Right-handed Starters||22-28||-6.1||24-25||3.9||0.253||0.315||0.382||0.697||4.5||0.237||0.301||0.389||0.690|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+4.4||1-6||2.4||0.228||0.297||0.344||0.640||2.4||0.227||0.306||0.364||0.670|
|6/10/2018||SEVERINO(R)||@ NY METS||LUGO(R)||0-2||L||-280||7 ov||U||3||4||0||5||6||2|
|6/14/2018||GERMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)||4-3||W||-160||8.5 ev||U||6||5||1||6||4||0|
|6/15/2018||LOAISIGA(R)||TAMPA BAY||EOVALDI(R)||5-0||W||-215||9 un||U||9||5||0||4||6||1|
|6/16/2018||SEVERINO(R)||TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||4-1||W||-335||8 ov||U||8||7||0||5||4||1|
|6/17/2018||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||FONT(R)||1-3||L||-245||9.5 un||U||7||9||0||11||8||1|
|6/18/2018||GRAY(R)||@ WASHINGTON||FEDDE(R)||4-2||W||-125||9.5 un||U||9||10||0||7||9||1|
|6/22/2018||SABATHIA(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||1-2||L||-155||7.5 ov||U||5||9||1||10||11||1|
|6/23/2018||GRAY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||FONT(R)||0-4||L||-165||8 ev||U||4||4||1||9||8||0|
|6/24/2018||GERMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ANDRIESE(R)|| |
|6/25/2018||LOAISIGA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)|| |
|6/26/2018||SEVERINO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||ARRIETA(R)|| |
|6/27/2018||SABATHIA(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)|| |
|6/29/2018|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|6/30/2018|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|7/1/2018|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|6/14/2018||SNELL(L)||@ NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)||3-4||L||150||8.5 ev||U||6||4||0||6||5||1|
|6/15/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ NY YANKEES||LOAISIGA(R)||0-5||L||195||9 un||U||4||6||1||9||5||0|
|6/16/2018||STANEK(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||1-4||L||270||8 ov||U||5||4||1||8||7||0|
|6/17/2018||FONT(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||3-1||W||225||9.5 un||U||11||8||1||7||9||0|
|6/18/2018||STANEK(R)||@ HOUSTON||COLE(R)||4-5||L||240||7 ov||O||4||4||3||10||8||1|
|6/19/2018||SNELL(L)||@ HOUSTON||VERLANDER(R)||2-1||W||215||7 un||U||8||8||0||5||8||0|
|6/20/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ HOUSTON||MORTON(R)||1-5||L||210||7.5 un||U||4||8||0||11||5||1|
|6/22/2018||STANEK(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||2-1||W||+145||7.5 ov||U||10||11||1||5||9||1|
|6/23/2018||FONT(R)||NY YANKEES||GRAY(R)||4-0||W||+155||8 ev||U||9||8||0||4||4||1|
|6/24/2018||ANDRIESE(R)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)|| |
|6/28/2018|| ||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|6/29/2018|| ||HOUSTON|| || |
|6/30/2018|| ||HOUSTON|| || |
|7/1/2018|| ||HOUSTON|| || |
|NY YANKEES: 2017: 91-71, second place, wild card, lost to Houston in ALCS.
MANAGER: Aaron Boone (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Giancarlo Stanton, 2B Neil Walker, 3B Brandon Drury.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Joe Girardi, 2B Starlin Castro, 3B-1B Chase Headley, 3B Todd Frazier, DH Matt Holliday, LHP Jaime Garcia.
OUTLOOK: New York figures to score a lot and strike out a lot, a reason the Yankees signed the switch-hitting, high-contact Walker during spring training. Drury also was a late addition, enabling New York to start prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar in the minors. Betances faded in the second half last season, struggling with his mechanics and control and diminishing from a four-time All-Star to a mop-up man. After a pair of injury-decimated seasons, Bird is being counted on as a left-handed power bat in the middle of the batting order who can prevent opponents from bringing in right-handed relievers to attack Judge, Stanton and Sanchez. Hicks missed nearly half of last season with oblique injuries but has displaced Jacoby Ellsbury as the regular center fielder. Having never managed or coached at any level, Boone succeeded Girardi and must establish with players and the public that he knows what he is doing.
|TAMPA BAY: 017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Kevin Cash (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Denard Span, 1B C.J. Cron, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, OF Jake Bauers.
SUBTRACTIONS: 3B Evan Longoria, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Jake Odorizzi, OF-DH Corey Dickerson, OF Steven Souza Jr., 1B Logan Morrison, 1B-DH Lucas Duda, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Steve Cishek, RHP Tommy Hunter, OF Peter Bourjos, INF Trever Plouffe, RHP Chase Whitley.
OUTLOOK: The Rays sport a new look after a winter of trimming payroll. In addition to the departures of Cobb and Odorizzi, the heart of a batting order that hit a club-record 228 homers ' Longoria, Dickerson, Souza and Morrison ' is gone, too. Archer, a two-time All-Star, is set to make his franchise-record fourth opening day start, and Colome is back at closer, too. The question that remains unanswered is, for how long? Cash and general manager Erik Neander aren't making any bold predictions but they insist that despite all the changes, the Rays have a chance to be a lot more competitive than it appears on paper.
|Yankees face first three-game skid of the season vs. Rays|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees are the only team in baseball yet to lose three games in a row this season, but that could end Sunday with a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay (36-40) posted a 4-0 victory Saturday at Tropicana Field after a 2-1 win Friday. For the second day in a row, the Rays relied on a patchwork relievers-as-starters bullpen-day approach.
The Yankees have not gone this late into a season without losing three in a row since August 1954.
The Rays have an actual starter on the mound Sunday in Blake Snell, who looks like an All-Star with a 9-4 record and 2.48 ERA. But he's 0-2 against the Yankees with a 9.72 ERA, including his only loss in his last seven outings.
On June 14, Snell gave up four runs in five innings in a loss to the Yankees. By comparison, he has a 0.95 ERA in three outings against the Boston Red Sox.
Snell's career record against the Yankees is 2-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 10 starts.
If Snell has the Yankees (50-24) as a nemesis, New York starter Domingo German (2-4, 4.77 ERA) is nearly the opposite -- he had no wins in his first 11 appearances of the season until a June 14 game against the Rays when he lasted six innings and gave up three runs and five hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts for his first victory of the year. German made it two straight wins with a 7-2 victory over Seattle on Tuesday, striking out nine.
A Rays sweep of the Yankees would be unexpected, given that they opened the season with five straight wins over Tampa Bay by a combined score of 31-10. The Rays had lost five of seven entering the series, but now are one win from a sweep.
"That road trip kind of knocked us in the mouth a little bit," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We faced arguably the two best teams in the American League (Yankees and Astros). ... To be able to come back here, take the off day, get back at home and the fans, my gosh, the fan support that we've gotten has been outstanding, and to find a way to win two games has to be special for this clubhouse."
The Yankees have dominated in the first three months of the season and so scoring one run in a span of two nights is concerning but nothing Aaron Boone is too worried about long term. The Yankees haven't had extended hitting slumps this season, so he's eager to see his lineup get back to business even before the squad leaves town.
"You're going to hit a little dry spell like that," Boone said. "Overall, we haven't really been mounting much since that big inning a couple of days ago. Over the course of 162 games, that is going to happen. We just have to keep grinding at it and really come back and have that urgency (Sunday), to try to get out of here with one (win) under our belt."
|Last Updated: 9/22/2018 10:04:35 AM EST|