GAME 150: Michael Pineda and Josh Outman kept the Yanks in it only allowing 1 earned run. Pineda walked two and struck out five. Prior to the walk in the fifth, Pineda hadn’t walked 119 batters. The Rays would shell Esmil Rogers and Rich Hill virtually putting the Yankees anemic offense out of reach of a win. With the bases loaded, Ellsbury made an amazing diving catch to keep more runs off the board. The Ray’s Steve Geltz would end up hitting Derek Jeter on the hands. David Phelps retaliated with a pitch high and inside which let to his ejection.
The Yankees would fall to the Rays 6-1. Here’s the box score.
CONGRATS: To Buck Showalter and The O’s. A well-deserved American League East title. If it ain’t us, Buck is due. Here’s to a great post-season run for one of our family members!
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On September 16th, 1905, the New York Highlanders find themselves a little short on infielders, so right fielder Willie Keeler, who is left-handed, plays second base in both halves of a twin bill.
Happy 54th Birthday Mel Hall! The Lyons, New York native played for the Yankees from 1989 to 1992.