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Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Nova's status uncertain after elbow injury ends his night

Ivan Nova was nowhere to be found when we walked into the Yankees’ clubhouse on Saturday night. Instead of talking about the four homers he allowed in the 16-1 loss to the Rays, the righthander was at an area hospital undergoing an MRI after leaving the game with a sore right elbow.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Rapid Reaction: Rays 16, Yankees 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse than Fright-day Night at the Trop, along came Shudder-day Night. In what was, statistically, the worst performance by a Yankees starter in a century, and maybe the worst all-around team performance in a decade, the New York Yankees got crushed, 16-1, by the Tampa Bay Rays. How bad was it? So bad that Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to turn to infielder Dean Anna to pitch the eighth inning.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays: Heath Bell brings new toy to clubhouse

Rays vs. Yankees When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field

New York Post

Nova rocked, exits with elbow injury as Rays pound Yanks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Dean Anna got the final three outs of a miserable Yankees game Saturday night. That’s right, Dean Anna. Yes, the beating manager Joe Girardi’s pitchers absorbed...

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Nova hurt as pitching staff lets another one get out of hand

Has Ivan Nova simply been bad this season, or has he been hurt? Tonight’s most recent disappointment ended with an elbow injury and the promise of further tests for Nova, who had another complete letdown in a 16-1 loss to the Rays. Nova allowed a career-high four home runs and left before getting a single […]The post Nova hurt as pitching staff lets another one get out of hand appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Newsday

Ivan Nova shelled for four HRs as Rays rout Yanks, 16-1

It is too early in his career to affix the label, but some Yankees fans likely already have.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Dealin' Dean Anna mops up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dean Anna is a shortstop by trade and a ballplayer by nature, but he hadn't thrown a pitch, he figured, since he was an 11-year-old Little Leaguer back in Harvey, Ill. So when New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi told him Saturday night that he was his eighth-inning guy, Anna wasn't quite sure what to think. Or to feel. Anna knew it wasn't an opportunity, or an honor, since the Yankees were in the midst of being crushed, 16-1, by the Tampa Bay Rays -- although the score was a mere 14-1 when Anna got the call.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays hit five homers, annihilate Yankees

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Newsday

Wil Myers, Evan Longoria, Ryan Hanigan terrorize Yankees pitching

When CC Sabathia held the Rays to two runs Thursday night, it left Tampa Bay in a serious offensive rut, with a total of 16 runs in 10 games, the worst such stretch since the franchise's debut season in 1998.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Game 18: Yankees at Rays

YANKEES (10-7) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Brett Gardner LF Carlos Beltran DH Brian McCann C Alfonso Soriano RF Yangervis Solarte 3B Kelly Johnson 1B Brian Roberts 2B Dean Anna 2B RHP Ivan Nova (2-1, 5.94) Nova vs. Rays RAYS (8-9) David DeJesus CF Ben Zobrist 2B Matt Joyce DH Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B Wil […]The post Game 18: Yankees at Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays rally to beat Yankees

The Rays score three in the seventh and five in the eighth to end a four-game losing streak.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays: Maddon doesn't have clubhouse ideas; Jerry Springer appearances

Rays vs. Yankees When/where: 7:10 tonight, Tropicana Field

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees receive good news then squander lead in 11-5 loss to Rays

The Yankees jumped out to a 4-0 lead before their bullpen collapsed

Tampa Bay Times

Despite struggles, Rays hope Erik Bedard can help

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays were hoping for more but probably not expecting a lot from veteran P Erik Bedard when he started Friday night's game against the Yankees.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Game 18: Yankees (10-7) at Rays (8-9)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had said all weekend he would be giving Derek Jeter a day off in one of the four games on the turf here. Well, with tough righty Chris Archer going for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, this is that day. Girardi is sitting Jeter and will use him in Sunday afternoon's series finale against lefty Cesar Ramos. (Jeter has never faced Archer and is 1-for-3 versus Ramos.) Here is the lineup Girardi is sending out against Archer on Saturday: Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Brett Gardner, LF Carlos Beltran, DH Brian McCann, C Alfonso Soriano,...

New York Daily News

Yanks get no relief in 11-5 loss to Rays

What was the darkest moment for the Yankees' bullpen in Friday's 11-5 loss to Tampa Bay? Was it Adam Warren surrendering the lead in the seventh? Warren helping the Rays seal a win in the eighth with a two-run bomb by Sean Rodriguez?

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Rapid Reaction: Rays 11, Yankees 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After a one-night respite, the Curse of the Trop reared its ugly head against the Yankees once again tonight, transforming what looked like a routine victory into a humiliating, ugly, and disheartening 11-5 defeat. Hiroki Kuroda wasn't very good, but he was Cy Young compared to what followed. Four Yankee relievers allowed eight runs, all with two out, in a total of two nightmarish innings before Shawn Kelley came on to end a horrific eighth.

New York Post

Rays whip Yanks, end five-game win streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The first bullpen flush of the season won’t be the last. Yet, after watching Yankees relievers dominate early in the year, it was surprising. Three runs...

Newark Star-Ledger

Matt Daley joins depleted Yankees bullpen against Rays

Daley allowed three runs over five innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Bullpen 'hiccup' could sink Yanks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Girardi called it "a hiccup," but it was more like a hemorrhage: four pitchers, two innings, eight earned runs. That was what the Yankees bullpen did Friday night, after having strung together seven stellar games and 15 1/3 scoreless innings. A hiccup, of course, is just a momentary annoyance. A hemorrhage is often fatal. Girardi better hope he is right and that what happened to David Phelps, Matt Thornton, Adam Warren, and worst of all, Cesar Cabral in Friday night's 11-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays is something that can be cured simply by holding your breath.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Game 17: Yankees at Rays

YANKEES (10-6) Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury CF Alfonso Soriano DH Brian McCann C Yangervis Solarte 2B Kelly Johnson 1B Scott Sizemore 3B Ichiro Suzuki RF RHP Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86) Kudorda vs. Rays RAYS (7-9) David DeJesus CF Ben Zobrist 2B Matt Joyce LF Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B Wil […]The post Game 17: Yankees at Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Game 17: Yankees (10-6) @ Rays (7-9)

TAMPA -- Carlos Beltran's close encounter with a wall in Friday night's 10-2 win over the Rays turned out not to be as bad as it looked, although it was bad enough to keep him out of the lineup tonight. Beltran went for MRIs on his left shoulder and right wrist, which took the brunt of the impact when he flipped over the wall chasing down a third-inning foul ball, and to the Yankees', and his, relief, they came back negative. But the soon-to-be 37 Beltran was pretty sore today, so Girardi is holding him out tonight.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Better winning through chemistry?

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sometimes players say things in the course of a postgame interview that fly over your head at that moment, but jump out at you when you listen back to the tape. So it was with CC Sabathia after Thursday night's 10-2 Yankees win over the Rays. Near the end of his postgame chat, in response to an innocuous question about the current state of the Yankees, Sabathia said something that could be interpreted as significant, or even borderline explosive.

New York Daily News

Yankees Insider: This was a first for Scott Sizemore

Scott Sizemore had never played a game at first base at any level in his life, yet that’s where Joe Girardi penciled him into the starting lineup for Thursday night’s opener against the Rays.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Beltran 'all over the place'

St. PETERSBURG -- All things considered, Carlos Beltran sees himself as one lucky guy after losing a collision with a right-field side wall in the third inning of Thursday's 10-2 Yankees win over the Rays. After watching the video of himself running full speed into the wall and then tumbling -- and quite acrobatically, I might add -- head over heels into the narrow alley between the wall and the seats, Beltran said "I was pretty over the top. I laughed after but I was like man, you know what, this could have been pretty bad.

YESNetwork

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses dealing with team injuries

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about putting a lineup together while dealing with injuries after the Yankees' 3-2 win against Boston.

YESNetwork

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses injuries and roster moves

Watch as Yankees manager Joe Girardi answers questions about the Yankees early season injuries and roster moves!

YESNetwork

David Robertson on being placed on the disabled list due to groin injury

Yankees pitcher David Robertson talks after being placed on disabled list because of his groin injury.