Yankees vs Rays Post Game Recap 7/4
The Yanks were able to avoid the sweep in Tampa Bay beating the Rays 4-3 and snapping their losing streak at Tropicana Field.
The Yankees got exactly what they hoped from starter David Phelps who went 4 1/3 innings on his 75-80 pitch limit heading into the game, and only allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out eight batters.
Cody Eppley had a very good appearance out of the bullpen going 1 2/3 innings only allowing one hit and striking out three.
Boone Logan had a rough seventh inning after the Yankees tied it in the top half. Logan gave up a two-run home run to Carlos Pena.
David Robertson was able to pitch a scoreless eighth inning picking up two strike outs getting the hold for Rafael Soriano who was able to pick up his 19th save of the season against his former team in the ninth.
The Yankees offense was shut down for the first four innings of the game before Robinson Cano was able to get a base hit off David Price to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, and give the Yankees their first hit. Cano would also add a huge two-run single in the eighth inning scoring Eric Chavez and Curtis Granderson to give the Yankees a late lead. Cano reached 50 RBI for the season with the two-run single
Mark Teixeira was able to get the Yankees into the scoring column with a solo shot in the seventh inning off Price for his 14th home run of the season.
Russell Martin went 0 for 4 again on Wednesday making it 0 for his last 27 at bats, and with Stewart hitting well he has certainly earned some more at bats with Martin playing this bad.
The Yankees will be off on Thursday before starting a series with the Red Sox as Hiroki Kuroda (8-7, 3.17) will face Josh Beckett (4-7, 4.06).