Yankees let one slip by, lose to the Rays 5-4
Yankees and Rays traded a run each in the first. With one out, Ellsbury singled and Holliday doubled to put the runners on scoring position pretty quick into the game. Castro followed it up with an RBI groundout to give New York a 1-0 lead. Judge singled to keep the pressure on Erasmo Ramirez but Didi struck out to end the inning.
Meanwhile, Luis Severino labored through the first. He faced six hitters and allowed a run on Logan Morrison RBI double. Not only the zone was a little bit stingy on him but also Severino himself was a bit off. Had that continued all night, it would have been a different game overall but Severino found his groove back starting in the second inning – he pitched four scoreless rest of the outing while striking out seven. Thomson pulled him out after the fifth inning at 89 pitchesâ?¦ which was a curious decision. Severino went over 100 pitches five times this season prior to tonight. I feel like he could have at least gotten an out or two in the sixth. Anyways, I liked what I saw from him. It was a typical good Sevvy …
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