Rays kick off a 3 game series against the Yankees because I’ve erased whatever happened yesterday from my memory.
#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/QfuCApmY4y— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 27, 2022
Game 2 in St. Pete.#RepBX pic.twitter.com/BmlPtOQkhe— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2022
Jeffrey Springs didn’t get into trouble until top of the 3rd inning, with a runner on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs, and Aaron Judge at the plate. Judge hit a long fly ball towards the right field wall, but Harold Ramirez was able to squeeze at the wall and make the catch.
Anthony Rizzo vs Jeffrey Springs#RepBX— Would it dong? (@would_it_dong) May 27, 2022
Exit velo: 95.1 mph
Launch angle: 36 deg
Proj. distance: 359 ft
This would have been a home run in 15/30 MLB ballparks
NYY (0) @ TB (0)
1st run of the game came for the Yankees via a Gleybar Torres solo HR
2nd run for the Yankees came two batters later via Matt Carpenter. Wasn’t a bad pitch, just a good swing by Carpenter for a lefty on lefty HR.
Rays first hit came in the bottom of the 5th inning on a 111.4 MPH Gruond ball by Randy Arozarena. Whew. Don’t get your hopes up too much as he was caught stealing on the next pitch. Rays couldn’t capitalize and Yankees still lead 2-0 after 5 innings.
Springs went out for a third time through the order!
Manuel Margot continued his 14 game hit streak with a leadoff double in the bottom of the 6th inning. Buuuuut Vidal Brujan popped out, Mike Zunino was robbed of a hit, and Kevin Kiermaier struck out. No runs for the Rays.
Springs was done after 6 innings, but only gave up the 2 runs on 5 hits, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts.
If this recap seems sparse, that’s because the game was sparse. Even though they had 6 hits with an exit velocity of 99.9 MPH +, Rays didn’t have anything to show for it.
Get up and get it, Joey pic.twitter.com/9tOv8646WA— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 28, 2022
Rays only had 2 hits all night off of Jameson Tallion and Clay Holmes.
Final pic.twitter.com/DCDSV6rsyV— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 28, 2022
2-0 is your final. Pitching looked great, with Jeffrey Springs, Jalen Beeks and Matt Wisler giving up the 2 runs with only 1 walk and 10! Strikeouts. But the Rays offensive struggles continued.
Next game is tomorrow, Saturday at 4:10 PM. Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the Yankees against Corey Kluber.