ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays felt they came up just small yet again Wednesday in losing a next straight close recreation to the Yankees, this time 3-1 in 10 innings.
At the plate, where they managed just a few hits, and none just after the fourth inning. On the mound, in which an spectacular five-inning commence by Michael Wacha and good quality aid perform went to waste, and with some worry as reliever Pete Fairbanks remaining with a shoulder challenge.
And definitely in the area, in which defensive challenges factored into all of New York’s scoring, the decisive just one scoring when Aaron Judge’s bouncer up the middle ticked off the suggestion of shortstop Wander Franco’s glove and went via.
“Wander, I don’t know what he’s intended to do,’’ supervisor Kevin Money mentioned. “He does not have Go Go Gadget arms. I would like he did on that perform.’’
The Rays could have made use of enable from the Inspector Gadget cartoon character as they misplaced for a third straight time. They dropped to 60-42 and, with the American League East-top Crimson Sox splitting a doubleheader, fell 2½ video games off the direct, with a weekend showdown ahead.
The deficiency of offense has been the Rays’ major dilemma. They have scored just 6 runs in the 3 losses — to the Indians on Sunday and now two to the Yankees — in which they had 11 hits total and went a mixed 3-for-14 with runners in scoring place.