The two-headed boxscores on Saturday will reveal the Yankees and Rays have split a seven-half game pair since the Yankees opened the scoring and Rays won the night.
In fact, the Yankees might have lost, because when they stepped out of Tropicana Field, they didn’t know how long they would have lived without Giancarlo Stanton.
After the Yankees won the first game, 8-4, after a good warm-up but short for Gerrit Cole and going home to Mike Ford, Aaron Judge and Stanton, they witnessed their designated batter. Departure at the second inclined angle – losing 5-3 – with a narrow left hamstring.
“That’s when he got up on the wild grass [in the fourth inning]. That̵7;s where it tightens up on him. We will have an MRI scan, but it looks like it is an IL situation, ” said manager Aaron Boone.
Stanton, who was limited to 18 games last season due to injury, started the day in a 2 on 21 (.095) but won 2 on 3 with a homer in the opening match and walked two times in two games. plate appeared in the second game.
Miguel Andujar, recently sent to the replacement position, is a possible replacement for Stanton.
Following the fifth place, Boone and coach Marcus Thames were pushed by referee Vic Carapazza. The Princess of the Yankees pointed her nose at the Rays pitchers for throwing so hard and in.
The split left the Yankees with a 10-5 record. They have lost three-quarters and will try to escape Florida on Sunday after having taken two of the four from Rays. James Paxton (0-1, 13.50 ERA) had trouble facing Charlie Morton.
Once out of the qualifiers for his 20th consecutive win, Cole was dropped by Boone after giving up a double homer to Jose Martinez giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead in the fifth half. Cole needed 107 shots of the season highest to reach 4 ² / innings, in which he dropped three runs, six hits and beat 10. The Yankees are leading 4-0 in Cole’s four starts.
“Good and bad. I think the quick ball position has improved. Obviously the number of pitches has increased there and it is not possible to finish the game the way we wanted it to be,” Cole said. some wide-ranging improvements so I’ll try to do that. ”
Boone praised the Rays players for making Cole sweat even in the opening four goals when the home team failed to score.
“The credit for them, they made him work clearly and really increased his numbers,” Boone said. “They can get a guy based on almost every round. I think he’s sharp overall because he couldn’t get past five games. ”
Ji-Man Choi’s RBI brace in the fifth half was followed by Martinez’s double homer, and the sudden 5-0 lead was shortened to a double cushion and resulted in Boone calling Chad Green.
“Some of the last mistakes he has to pay to overcome [five]. I though the other side at least made it difficult for him when I thought he was quite sharp, ” said Boone, who used Adam Ottavino in the seventh game to mark the win streaking off a streak of two defeats.
Draw 5-1 in Game 7 of Game Two, the Yankees recovered in two single-out runs by DJ LeMahieu. That has turned Judge into a role model for the ability to be tied down. But his balloon to the middle of the pitch was dead on the warning line. It may bring immediate hope in the Yankees’ defection, but the Judge knows it is short-lived.
“I’ve been a little below it. I know when I hit it, it won’t work, ” said Judge, who was challenged by Nick Anderson with a quick ball. “Just below it a little. He has a good fast ball, really plays in the area and I couldn’t get above it. ”