Quick recap: Rays 8, Yankees 3

One of my favorite shows of the past 10 years was 30 Rock. In case you didn’t watch it or hear of it, though I’m not sure that’s even possible, it starred Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin and itt took place behind the scenes of a late night comedy sketch show. Hey, just like the one Fey was head writer for in the late 1990 – early 2000s. Amazing.

Anyway, on 30 Rock, when things weren’t going quite the way she wanted them to go, Fey’s character Liz Lemon would say, “Blergh.”

Well, that was my reaction to tonight’s game.

The Rays were able to score their runs by actually getting hits – some of the extra bases variety. Not the Yankees, they scored theirs it was via a wild pitch, sac fly and a single.

Andy Pettitte wasn’t sharp and gave up five runs in 6.2 innings of work.

Evan Longoria did the most damage against the Yanks. He finished the night with a pair of home runs and when he hit the sac fly that scored Sean Rodriguez, he collected his 500th career RBI.

Matt Moore picked up his ninth win of the season and with this victory, the Rays are now just a game and half behind the Yankees for third place in the Division.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.