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Game 82: Yankees (41-40) vs. Rays (36-49)

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 01, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner LF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

4. Mark Teixeira 1B

5. Carlos Beltran DH

6. Alfonso Soriano RF

7. Brian Roberts 2B

8. Francisco Cervelli C

9. Yangervis Solarte 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Rays lineup

1. Desmond Jennings CF

2. Ben Zobrist SS

3. Matt Joyce LF

4. Evan Longoria 3B

5. James Loney 1B

6. Logan Forsythe 2B

7. Cole Figueroa DH

8. Jose Molina C

9. Kevin Kiermaier RF

David Price LHP


Umpires: Alfonso Marquez HP, Paul Schrieber 1B, Ted Barrett 2B, Will Little 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM

Weather: partly cloudy, 85 degrees


Downturn: The Yankees have lost three in a row. Their longest losing streak of the season has been four games, done three times. The team has also dropped seven of its last nine. It is 10-9 in the last 19 games and 12-11 in the last 23.

Wild side: Yankees pitchers have issued eight walks in each of the last two games, the first time that has happened (at least eight walks in consecutive games) since 2009.

Price is right: David Price, who may be available on the trade market before the deadline, is 6-7 with a 3.63 ERA and 144 strikeouts and 14 walks in 124 innings.


Update, 7:20: Good start for Kuroda, gives up a leadoff single to Jennings and that’s it. Cervelli made a nice catch on a foul ball near the Rays’ dugout.

Update, 7:35: Price walks Gardner to start the inning, then gets the next three. The Yankees began the game with a collective .252 average.

Update, 7:43: Kuroda gives up a one-out single and that’s it. He’s coming off two solid starts in a row.

Update, 7:52: The Yankees are still after their first hit after two innings against Price.

Update, 7:58: Kuroda looking sharp so far, 1-2-3 third.

Update, 8:05: The Yankees not looking sharp against Price, another 1-2-3 inning. He has retired nine in a row since the walk to Gardner to open the first. Price has 4 Ks. He came in with five straight double-digit strikeout games, a Tampa Bay record.

Update, 8:15: Forsythe bounces an RBI single through the middle in the fourth, 1-0 Rays.

Update, 8:22: Jeter gets the Yankees’ first hit, double to left-center to open the fourth against Price. Career double No. 534, tying Lou Gehrig for first on the franchise’s all-time list.

Update, 8:27: The Rays botched a rundown after Price caught Ellsbury leaving early from first. Zobrist hit Ellsbury with the throw between first and second, and Jeter scores, 1-1. Ellsbury gets credited with a steal.

Update, 8:38: Kuroda works out of a first-and-third, two-out jam, getting Longoria to pop to second. Heading to the last of the fifth.

Update, 8:50: The Yankees got their third hit, a single by Solarte with two outs, but they also struck out twice in the inning. Price has six Ks.

Update, 8:52: Loney solo shot to the Yankees’ bullpen, 2-1 in the sixth.

Update, 9:17: Jeter gets on second with no outs and the Yankees don’t score.

Update, 9:40: Price four-hitter through seven. I believe he’s at 118 pitches. Kuroda stays in to start the eighth.

Update, 9:52: Kuroda gets out of a second-and-third, one-out problem, has allowed the two runs and nine hits over eight. Price is out, Jake McGee is on.

Update, 10:00: Yankees go down 1-2-3. David Huff on for the ninth.

Update, 10:07: Huff works a perfect inning. Grant Balfour will try to close it out.

Update, 10:25: Yankees leave two on and lose 2-1.










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