May 11, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees proper fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after putting out to finish the sixth inning in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Domingo German had one other robust outing however the Yankees had been blanked by the first-place Tampa Bay Rays, 8-2, on Thursday night time within the Bronx.
– German acquired out of the primary inning stranding two runners, and had a comparatively simple time till the fifth inning when Anthony Rizzo booted a grounder to him permitting Josh Lowe to succeed in safely. Yandy Diaz would drive Lowe in after a two-out double to place the Rays up 1-0. Wander Franco, who had two singles heading into the fifth, grounded out to finish the inning and was pulled with an obvious harm.
German didn’t surrender one other run till the sixth inning, when he walked Taylor Walls with two outs and 87 pitches, and acquired pulled by supervisor Aaron Boone. Ron Marinaccio got here in and gave up a single and hit a batter to load the bases. Lowe cleared the bases with a double to place the Rays up 4-0.
German’s last line was 5.2 IP, one earned run, three hits, three walks and three strikeouts. That’s three straight good outings for German. In all three, he’s gone at the very least 5 innings and given up 4 earned runs complete.
– In 13 appearances this season (16.1 IP) coming into Thursday, Marinaccio gave up simply three earned runs. He gave up two in 0.1 IP in opposition to the Rays.
Albert Abreu got here on within the seventh and after getting the primary two out, walked the following two batters. He then gave up a Walls double to provide the Rays a 5-0 lead. Ryan Weber, simply known as up Thursday, gave up a single and a two-run shot to Lowe to provide Tampa Bay a dominant 7-0 lead. Lowe wound up with 5 RBI on the day. Weber would surrender a pair of doubles to permit the Rays to attain their eight run of the night.
– But the story of the sport was the Yankees offense, or the shortage thereof. They had a tough time determining Drew Rasmussen, getting only one baserunner — a Jake Bauers single — over the primary three innings. Bauers would truly choose up a second single and account for the one hits of the day for the Bombers in opposition to the right-hander. Rasmussen went seven innings on 76 pitches, giving up simply two hits and putting out seven.
Rasmussen has now pitched 21 straight scoreless innings (4 appearances) in opposition to the Yankees to start out his profession.
– After scoring 28 runs of their three-game sweep over the Oakland A’s, the Yankees couldn’t muster many runs or baserunners. Aside from Bauers’ two hits, the solely different Yankee baserunner was Harrison Bader who was hit by a pitch within the eighth inning by a Rays reliever, till a ninth-inning double by Willie Calhoun.
In that ninth inning, Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu labored two-out walks to load the bases for Gleyber Torres. The second baseman scorched a single to centerfield to attain two runs. This prevented the Yankees from being shut out for the second time this season. He additionally prolonged his hitting streak to seven video games. Bauers would strike out to finish the sport with the Rays profitable, 8-2.
Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Since getting back from the IL, Judge is 3-for-11. Rizzo (0-for-3, BB) didn’t get successful so his hitting streaks got here to an finish at eight video games.
The Yankees proceed their four-game collection with the Rays on Friday night time. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. with Gerrit Cole going up in opposition to a yet-to-be-determined pitcher for Tampa Bay.