New York Yankees Recap: Yankees lose yet again to the Rays

New York Yankees, Jordan Montgomery
Apr 21, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees met up with the Tampa Bay Rays for game two of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium. The Rays took game one and three of the four games the two teams have played this season. Today the Yankees put Jordan Montgomery on the mound to face the Ray’s Tyler Glasnow, one of the best pitchers in this young season. It was a cloudy day but somewhat warmer than last night’s game.

Yandy Diaz led off against Montgomery and ground out to Odor. Randy Arozarena struck out, and Austin Meadows also struck out for a 1-2-3 inning for Monty. At the bottom, Tyler Glasnow was on the mound for the Rays facing DJ LeMahieu, who struck out. Aaron Judge flew out to left field. Aaron Hicks singled to center.  Giancarlo Stanton singled, moving Hicks to third base. Gleyber Torres walked to load the bases with Yankees. Brett Gardner, with two outs and the bases, loaded, ground out to first, leaving 3 on base. No score.

Mike Brosseau led off the second and ground out to short. Manuel Margot struck out. Francisco Mejia homered just over the right-field wall. Joey Wendle struck out, but the Rays picked up a run. At the bottom, Gary Sanchez was patient and walked. Gio Urshela walked. Rougie Odor popped out behind the plate. LaMahieu had an RBI single driving in Sanchez to tie the game. Aaron Judge struck out for the second out. A wild pitch allowed the runners to move up. Aaron Hicks line drove to Brosseau, but the Yankees tied up the game at one apiece.

Willie Adames led off for the Rays at the top of the third inning and ground out to third. Brett Phillips tapped back to Monty for another 1-2-3 inning. Giancarlo Stanton led off the bottom by striking out swinging. Torres flew out to right field. Gardner struck out to give Glasnow his first one, two-three inning. Yankees 1 Rays 1.

At the top of the fourth, Arozarena struck out. Meadows walked for Monty’s first walk allowed in the game. Mike Brosseau flew out to Judge. Magot hit a two-run home run for the Rays 3 to 1 lead. Mejia flew out to Judge. At the New York Yankee bottom, Gary Sanchez led off by popping out to center. Urshela struck out. Odor flew out to right. New York Yankees 1 Rays 1.

At the top of the fifth, Gary Sanchez came out of the game from being hit in the hand in the fourth. Wendle lined out directly to Urshela. Adames flew out to Gardner. Phillips struck out for Monty’s third 1-2-3 inning. Back to the top of the Yankee lineup at the bottom. LeMahieu faced Glasnow, who had 85 pitches. Before he got to throw to DJ, Glasnow’s hand cramped up that halted the game for about 8 minutes, but he stayed in the game and walked LeMahieu. Judge went down looking. Hicks made it to first on a dropped ball in the infield, but LeMahieu got forced out at second. Stanton struck out on Glasnow’s 105th pitch. Rays 3 Yankees 1.

At the top of the sixth Diaz, line drove to Judge for the first out. Arozarena bunt out, and Meadow popped out to Torres. At the bottom, Jeff Springs took over for Glasnow. Torres struck out. Gardner ground out to first. Kyle Higashioka replacing Gary Sanchez, popped out to short for the quickest inning of the game. Rays 3 Yankees 1.

Mike Brosseau led off the seventh with Monty on the mound, still with 84  pitches his longest outing of the season. Brosseau walked on four pitches. Jonathan Loaisiga replaced Montgomery. Margot hit into a double play that was overturned. Mejia at the plate Margot stole second on Torres not being able to catch Higgies on-target throw. Mejia flew out to Judge, but Margot went to third. Joey Wendle got a turn run homer over Judge’s head, and the Rays pick up another two runs. Adames struck out. Urshela led off the bottom by striking out. Odor hit a homer 447′ into the bleachers of center field, closing the gap with the Rays. LeMahieu faced McHugh and went up the middle for a base hit. Aaron Judge doubled driving in DJ. Hicks struck out swinging. Stanton struck out, leaving Judge at second. Rays 5 New York Yankees 3.

Loaisiga back out to pitch the eighth for the Yankees and ground out Phillips. Diaz got a base hit in the gap. Arozarena went down on strikes. Meadows also went down on strikes for a quick inning for Loaisiga. Gleyber Torres led off the bottom by flying out to left field. Gardner flew out, and Higashio ground out. Rays 5 Yankees 3.

Justin Wilson came out for the top of the ninth. Brosseau singled into no man’s land in short centerfield. A passed ball allowed Brosseau to go to second. Margot struck out swinging. Mejia doubled on a ball that just got past the diving Urshela scoring Brosseau.  Wendle ground out, but Mejia went to third. Adames went down on strikes. With last licks on the line for the Yankees, Gio Urshela led off the bottom of the ninth with Castillo on the mound. Urshela went down swinging. Odor ground out. DJ LeMahieu struck out to end the game.

The final score was Tampa Bay Rays 6 and the Yankees 3. The winning pitcher was Tyler Glasnow; the loser was Jordan Montgomery. The Yankees managed only 5 hits, and they, for the most part, were not situational when the Yankees had opportunities.