Monday, July 2, 2012

Yanks lose a Heartbreaker

The Yankees entered tonight's game against the Rays having lost seven straight games at Tropicana Field dating back to last year. They got out to an early lead against lefty Matt Moore in the first inning. After that inning, the bats would quiet, along with some critical GIDP's throughout. Freddy Garcia gave the Yankees a strong 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on a BJ Upton solo home run then a Carlos Pena blast in the sixth inning. The Yankees would manage to manufacture a run in the seventh inning without the benefit of a base hit. They took a temporary lead that would only last until the bottom of the same inning when the Rays scored two runs against Robertson. The go-ahead run was scored because of an error by Mark Teixeira. Teixeira picked a bad game to make his first error of the season. You can't get on him because he plays such flawless defense day in and day out. Robertson should have gotten Brooks Conrad out instead of giving up the double to him that scored the tying run. The Yankees lose another one without hitting a home run and have lost their eighth straight game at Tropicana Field.

Tomorrow, Ivan Nova is looking for his tenth win of the season against James Shields who has struggled against the Yankees in two starts this year. The Yankee losses are giving the Rays more ground in the standing and with a sweep of the Yankees, the Rays would be right back in it. The Yankees do not want that to happen against them.

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