Yanks fall to Rays 4-1 after Robertson blows save
Going into the top of the 9th inning, the Yankees were leading 1-0 and put their closer David Robertson on the mound. Usually with Robertson, it’s somewhat an automatic 1, 2, 3 game over inning right? Wrong. Robertson gave up 4 runs in the top of the 9th which gave the Rays a 4-1 victory over the Yankees.
WALKING ON A TIGHTROPE: Ever since the 1st inning, the Yankees had been walking on a tightrope with a slim 1 run lead. The lead wasn’t going to last long when in the 9th inning, David Robertson gave up 4 runs on 3 hits in 0.2 of an inning. Let’s not all freak out now. Robertson was bound to give up runs at some point. He’s not a robot. But did it have to come 3 outs away from a victory?
GARDNER PASSES REHAB GAMES WITH FLYING COLORS: Brett Gardner played his second rehab game during the Yankees game and did another amazing job. Gardner was 1 for 2 with a triple and 2 walks. Gardner seems to be ready to go and can be recalled as early as tomorrow if Joe Girardi feels Gardner is ready. Gardner can come back to the Bronx but he might not play tomorrow due to a left hander being on the mound (David Price).
MO HAS BLOOD CLOT; ALL IS WELL: Mariano Rivera had a blood clot in his right knee but it was taken care of. Mo spent last night at the hospital getting treatment and is still getting treatment as of today. Mo will not have surgery on his torn ACL as of yet since the doctors want him to maintain mobility of his knee and Mo is unsure how the blood clot happened in the first place.
CHAVEZ TAKES IMPACT TEST: Eric Chavez took an impact test which is mandatory for players on the concussion DL. Chavez doesn’t know the results and neither will we until the results get to Joe Girardi.
WHAT’S NEXT: The series finale between the Yankees and the Rays will commence with CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees and David Price for the Rays.