Yankees vs Rays Post Game Recap 7/3
The Yankees woes in Tampa Bay continue as they lost to the Rays again in Tropicana Field 7-4
Ivan Nova didn’t have a great game against the Rays, giving up seven hits and two walks resulting in six runs; three of which were earned due to a questionable error on Russell Martin at the plate. Nova struck out five in his six innings of work on Tuesday night.
Chad Qualls second appearance for the Yankees wasn’t as good as his first. In 1.2 innings, he allowed three hits and one earned run.
For the second straight game, the Yankees were able to get to Rays pitching in the first inning for runs. A lead off double by Derek Jeter was followed by a double by Granderson, scoring Jeter for the first run of the game.
Robinson Cano was able to get his hitting streak up to 10 games in the 1st inning as well, hitting a base hit to score Granderson.
Dewayne Wise got the start in left field and hit his 3rd home run of the season in the 3rd inning.
Eric Chavez, filling in for Mark Teixeira at 1st base, was able to knock in his 16th RBI of the season, scoring Raul Ibanez in the 4th inning.
Russell Martin continued to struggle, going 0-4 on Tuesday night. With Chris Stewart playing well in the back up role, it maybe time for Girardi to give Stewart some more playing time.
The Yankees and Ray will be playing a early game at 3:10 on the 4th of July as David Phelps (1-3, 3.16) will face Rays ace David Price (11-4, 2.92).