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The Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) beat the New York Yankees (0-1) 7-6, today at Tropicana Field.
CC Sabathia got off to a bad start in the first inning giving up a grand slam to Carlos Pena and pitched fine after that. He went 6 innings, gave up 5 runs (2 HR's) and struck out 7 batters.
Rafael Soriano and David Robertson both combined 2 scorless innings and 4 strikeouts.
Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the year and he didn't have any good command on his pitches, but it is the first game out of 162. He gave up the game tying RBI triple to Ben Zobrist and the game winning RBI single to Carlos Pena.
Raul Ibanez made his Yankees debut by getting an RBI ground out and a three run HR (1).
Nick Swisher had an RBI single.
Alex Rodriguez had a strong game at the plate getting 2 hits, scored two runs and drew two walks.
Their next game will be tomorrow, when they play the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field at 7:10 pm on YES.
The pitching matchup will be RHP H...
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From Chad Jennings:Girardi said intentionally loading the bases in the first inning was because of the matchup and because of the opposing starter. CC Sabathia had great numbers against Carlos Pena, and Girardi expected a low-scoring game against James Shields. “Sean Rodriguez has hit (Sabathia) hard,” Girardi explained. “And it’s not something I’ll do a lot in the first...
CC Sabathia wasn’t sharp and Mariano Rivera blew the game in the 9th as the Yankees lost to the Rays 7-6 on Opening Day in Tampa to start the season 0-1.
QUESTIONABLE CALL: The Rays scored four runs in a big 1st inning when manager Joe Girardi called for an intentional walk of Sean Rodriguez to pitch to Carlos Pena with the bases loaded. Sabathia, who was struggling with his...
Check it out.And Carlos Pena has five five RBIs. That puts him on pace to catch pretty much everybody.It was a wild night in Tampa.Maddon also called for a suicide squeeze against Dave Robertson in the eighth, but Jose Molina missed the sign and swung, dangerously hitting a foul ball as Rodriguez charged home.
The winter is finally over and the Yankees have returned to action. But they lost 7-6 to the Rays when Mariano Rivera blew a save, CC Sabathia wasn’t sharp, and Joe Girardi made some questionable moves. Here is what the blogosphere was talking about today.
Bleeding Yankee Blue is selling t-shirts and giving $1 from each shirt to David Robertson‘s charity, High Socks for...
Despite a list of suitable characters–CC Sabathia, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera—the 2012 Yankee season failed to begin with a storybook ending.
The season opener was peppered with more anomalies than the Yankees would have preferred. A subpar performance from Sabathia and an uncharacteristic blown save by Rivera added up to disappointment in Tampa for the Yankees Friday...
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