Game 36 : The suddenly anemic Yankees lost more than a ballgame and a series tonight in Tampa. Chase Whitley, the stand-in for Masahiro Tanaka in the rotation, was removed in the second inning after 43 pitches and back to back walks. A ‘right elbow injury’ was the initial report, with an MRI scheduled in Tampa for tomorrow.
The offense looked like they just wanted to get the hell out of town. Until Alex Rodriguez homered in the top of the 9th, the Yankees did not record an extra-base hit over the the past two games — 22 singles in total. A-Rod’s dinger also avoided the indignity of a shutout loss for the first time since last September.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Rays 6, Yankees 1
FOOTNOTES : RIP American music legend BB King, who passed today at age 89 …