The Script Flips On The Yankees As The Rays Take Game Two
In game one of the ALDS, the New York Yankees relied on their red-hot batting from Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge and excellent pitching from their well-rounded bullpen to cruise to a win against the Tampa Bay Rays. In game two, the very same thing could be said except if you replace the Yankees’ names and players with the Tampa Bay Rays’ and their players. In their 7-5 victory, the Rays hit four home runs and got excellent mound work from ace pitcher Tyler Glasnow who struck out 10 batters in only five innings played.
Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows were the four Rays batters to hit a home-run. “We had each other’s back,” Meadows said. “If a guy’s having a tough game, I feel like the next guy up really picks him up. For us, to continue to try to hit the ball hard, especially in big situations, our offense is pretty deadly when we can do that.”
On the there side of the diamond, the Yankees couldn’t get their pitching going all night pulling starter Deivi Garcia after one inning where he gave up a home run, but relieve J.A Happ didn’t do much better giving up two more home runs in less than three innings. “They explained to me that it was going to be a short outing,” Garcia said. “I didn’t know exactly how many pitches, how many innings, anything like that, (but) I just went about it like a regular outing. Preparation was the same and routine was the same.”
Game three is at 7:10 P.M. Wednesday night on TBS.