After one of the best months in franchise history, the Rays head to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees.
@RaysBaseball finishes May with a 22-6 record, which currently gives them the best record in MLB!#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/A9lj2MkFXd— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 31, 2021
Flip the calendar, but keep the pic.twitter.com/0HSB1TiLUC— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 1, 2021
Under the lights in the Bronx. #SquadUp pic.twitter.com/3Rqo8X1iLL— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 1, 2021
Game started out great with a Brandon Lowe single to open the game up. Two batters and two outs later brought Austin Meadows up to the plate, and another day, another Austin Meadows HR.
Rays take an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning.
Will be nice to see if Tyler can calm those first-inning jitters with an early lead— DRaysBay (@draysbay) June 1, 2021
For the first 2.2 innings? Tyler Glasnow made quick work of the Yankees, sitting the side back down with three strikeouts and a few fly balls. With two outs in the bottom of the third, Glasnow went down a slippery slope and walked Clint Frazier on 5 pitches, then gave up two back to back singles to DJ LeMahieu and Rougned Odor to load the bases, and then walked Aaron Judge on 5 pitches to give the Yankees their first run of the night.
On the next batter, Glasnow yanked a slider that Zunino could not smother, and allowed DJ LeMahieu to score from 3rd.
2-2 tied game. Glasnow was able to get out of that inning, but the trouble wouldn’t be over for him. In the 4th inning, Glasnow struck out the first two batters out before giving up a solo shot to Miguel Andujar.
Yankees take a 3-2 lead. Don’t be too bothered by the blood, there dind’t seem to be any injury concern.
Rays evened things up in the top of the 5th inning, with a Kevin Kiermaier lead-off home run.
Make a brand new start of it in old New York pic.twitter.com/8SUrDDN3QX— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 2, 2021
The Rays had another opportunity in the next inning, getting three walks with only one out, but Austin Meadows got picked off by Gary Sanchez, and Joey Wendle struck out swinging to end the inning.
Even though Glasnow was at 53 pitches through the first three innings, he was able to give the offense a chance and go 7.0 IP, 4H, 3 ER, 2 BB and 8 Ks on 100 pitches.
Glasnow was relieved by J.P. Feyereisen and Pete Fairbanks for the 8th and 9th innings. The pair put up zeros, but went a combined 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, and 1 strikeout. Rays offense had a couple of walks, but also put up zeros, leading to a 3-3 tie after 9 innings. Bonus baseball. Kevin
For the 10th and 11th innings, the Rays offense couldn’t capitalize on the extra runners against Lucas Luetge and Luis Cessa. However, the Yankees did against Andrew Kittredge. After pitching 1.2 innings, Clint Fraizer hit a Kittredge slider that didn’t slide to left field for a walk off HR.
FINAL- Rays: 3, Yankees: 5.
Rays will look to start another streak tomorrow, with LHP Shane McClanahan going against another LHP Jordan Montgomery. Game time is 7:05 PM
Welp, fun while it lasted https://t.co/QyRZN9EYpl— DRaysBay (@draysbay) June 1, 2021