The Yankees went from almost getting no-hit by Erasmo Ramirez on Monday night to just not getting enough hits last night. That’s progress, depending on how you want to look at the situation, but when that low hits count only lead to 3 runs and you’re working with the C-level pitching squad, you probably aren’t going to win the game. The Yankees didn’t.
The sad thing was that 2 of the 3 hits the Yanks got off Tampa starter Jake Odorizzi were home runs and both of them gave the team a lead. Alex Rodriguez embarrassed Odorizzi by crushing a 1-0 fastball the other way for a solo homer in the top of the 1st to make it 1-0 Yanks, and Greg Bird bested Odorizzi in a tough battle to drive in A-Rod with a 2-run bomb to dead center in the 4th to make it 3-2 Yanks. … Click here to read the rest