Yankees takeaways from Thursday’s 8-2 loss to the Rays, including flat offense and bullpen implosion

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May 11, ; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after striking out to end the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. / Brad Penner- Sports

domingo german had another strong outing but Yankees The first-ranked Tampa Bay Rays lost 8-2 on Thursday night in the Bronx.


, German struck out by trapping two runners in the first inning, and had a relatively easy time until the fifth inning when Anthony Rizzo booted to a grounder to allow josh lowe to reach safely. yandy diaz Lowe would drive in a two-out double to put the Rays up 1–0. Vander Franco, who had two singles in the fifth, grounded out to end the inning and was pulled with an apparent injury.

The German didn't give up another run until the sixth inning. taylor walls with two outs and 87 pitches by the manager Aaron Boone. ron marinasio Came on and gave up a single and struck out a batter to load the bases. Lowe would clear the bases with a double to put the Rays up 4–0.

German's final line: 5.2 IP, one earned run, three hits, three walks and three strikeouts. This is three consecutive good innings for the German. In three, he has pitched at least innings and given up a total of four earned runs.

— In 13 appearances this season (16.1 IP) entering Thursday, Marinacchio has given up only three earned runs. He gave up two in 0.1 IP against the Rays.

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Albert Abreu Came in the seventh and walked the next two batters after striking out the first two. He then gave up a Walls double to give the Rays a 5–0 lead. Ryan Weber, just called on Thursday, gave up a single and a two-run shot to Lowe to give Tampa Bay a 7–0 lead. Lowe finished with five RBIs that day. Weber would give up a pair of doubles to allow the Rays to score their eight runs of the evening.

— but the story of the game was the Yankees offense, or lack thereof. had trouble locating them drew rasmussengetting only one baserunner — a jake bowers Singles – in the first three innings. Bowers would actually pick up a second single and account for the only hit of the day against the right-hander for the Bombers. Rasmussen pitched seven innings over 76 pitches, allowing just two hits and striking out seven.

Rasmussen has now gone 21 straight scoreless innings (four ) against the Yankees to start his career.

– After scoring 28 runs in their three-game sweep over the Oakland A's, the Yankees could not collect more runs or baserunners. Besides Bauers' two hits, the only other Yankee baserunner was harrison bader who was hit by a pitch by a Rays reliever in the eighth inning until he doubled in the ninth Willie Calhoun.

In that ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo And Dj Lemahieu would serve as a two-out walk to load the bases for Gleyber Torres. The second baseman would score a single to centerfield to score two runs. This prevented the Yankees from being shut out for the second time this season. He extended his hitting streak to seven games. Bauers would strike out to end the game with an 8–2 win.

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aaron judge went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Since returning from IL, Judge is 3-for-11. Rizzo (0-for-3, BB) had no hits, ending his hitting streak at eight games.

what will happen next

The Yankees continued their four-game series with the Rays on Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. gerrit cole Going up against a yet to be determined pitcher for Tampa Bay.