After a rough series in Baltimore, the Rays were off to a good start to the Boston Red Sox Series yesterday with a 5-1 win. The outcome today wasn’t quite the same.
Wrapping up the two-game series tonight https://t.co/jNGp2APsGs pic.twitter.com/QKRYnLofTS— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 5, 2020
Got one more on the road:— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 5, 2020
@WEEI & WCCM pic.twitter.com/sVpONfiLVA
Ryan Yarbrough was on the mound for the Rays, and was cruising for first five innings of the game, working around a couple of doubles and singles, and only giving up a 2-Run Home Run to Alex Verdugo, putting the Red Sox up 2-0, but kept the Rays competitive.
The Rays’ bats were silent, again. The Rays’ had a base runner in every inning but the last 3, and in the 4th inning had Jose Martinez double and Hunter Renfroe walk to put two men on and nobody out. But Martin Perez shut the Rays down, getting Brosseau to pop out, Brandon Lowe to Line out, and Adames to strike out swinging.
Ryan Yarbrough fell into some more trouble in the 6th inning, as the Red Sox got their third look at the lefty, and closed the door on the Rays.
Yarbs opened the 6th inning with a double to Xander Boegarts, single to Christian Vazquez, and a HR by Micheal Chavis to give the Red Sox a 5-0 lead as the game got away from him.
From there the rest of the game was mostly...
The game concluded with 0 ER performances from Kittredge (1 K), Alvarado (1 H, 2 K), Castillo (1 H, 1 K), and Beeks (2 K); this game was otherwise forgettable.
Rays fall to the Red Sox 5-0, and fall to 5-7 on the shortened season. Rays will have a day off today, and then Blake Snell starts a 4-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the 9-2 New York Yankees on Friday August 7th. Game time is 6:40 PM at the Trop.