Brandon Lowe scored a two-run double on the first inning-off opener Nick Nelson, and the Tampa Bay Rays maintained their dominance over the Yankees with an 8-2 win on Friday night that sparked frustrated fans who caused a brief hiatus .
Tampa Bay came to New York with eight losses in eleven games and had no lead in 25 innings. The young, athletic Rays took an 8-0 lead, defeating the Yankees for the 16th time in their last 21 encounters, including during last year’s division series.
The Yankees fell to 5-8, taking a triple crown of failed pitching, hitting and fielding. The Yankees went seven rays, had only three hits, hit 14 times and made three mistakes that resulted in three inexperienced runs.
The game was paused for approximately 2 minutes and 15 seconds, with Clint beating Frazier at the end of eighth place when approximately half a dozen balls from the pandemic limited set of 10,202 were thrown onto the pitch with a 45- on a cool, breezy night. Degree temperature at game time.
Michael Wacha (1-1) lowered his ERA from 7:00 to 4:20, allowing one hit in six goalless innings with nine strikeouts and two walks.
Frazier was 0 for 3 with three spikes and has no RBI in 63 record appearances this year. Aaron Hicks was 0 for 3, dropping to 2 for 26 (.077) left-handers that season. And AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu was 0 to 4, ending his 23-game streak in the regular season against the Rays.
Third baseman Gio Urshela allowed Willy Adames’ grounder to ricochet off his glove in run five for a runsscoring mistake, and second baseman Rougned Odor first tossed a double-play grounder past Randy Arozarena’s end of inning and allowed two more runs.
Nelson (0-2) was no more effective than former coach Aaron Boone when Deivi García started the second game against the Rays last year and lost JA Happ 7-5.
Gerrit Cole, who starts the series finals on Sunday, is 2-0 with 1.47 ERA and allows three runs in 18⅓ innings over three appearances. The rest of New York’s starters are 1-5 with a 6.45 ERA, giving up 27 runs in 37⅔ innings.
Tampa Bay had runners in each of the first six innings. Mike Zunino added a double with two runs and four soft hits in the sixth from Lucas Luetge, who fired his glove at the bench when he reached the dugout.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a homer with two runs in the seventh ahead of Trevor Richards.
Mets postponed. Again.
Friday’s game between the Colorado Rockies and the Mets was postponed due to a spring snow storm that covered the Denver area overnight.
The game is put together on a double header Saturday. The first game starts at 3:10 p.m. local time. Both games are set for seven innings.
The Mets are old hands with postponements. The final of the four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday was rainy, the team’s third washout in five days.
The Mets have added the three-game season opening series in Washington, which was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the Nationals.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Jacob deGrom (0: 1, 0.64 ERA), whose start has been postponed for consecutive days due to bad weather, is set to start the first game of the Doubleheader. He meets Colorado’s Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
The Mets Joey Lucchesi (0: 0, 0.00 ERA) should start the nightcap against the German Marquez (0: 1, 4.02 ERA).