SERIES: Tampa Bay Rays At New York Yankees - 3 Game Series

WHERE: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
WHEN: July 16 - July 18, 2010 
TEAM COVERAGE: DRaysBay, Pinstripe Alley

The first series after the All-Star break is a doozy for Tampa Bay, as the Rays venture into the lions den and play a weekend series against the AL East leading New York Yankees. It also marks the opening of a nine-game road trip for the Rays.

Besides the obvious battle between AL East leaders, this series lies in the shadow of the passing of Yankee owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner's legacy affects both the team he owned as well as the club of his adopted hometown.

But enough of that. While there will be a pause before the game and other token mentions of Mr. Steinbrenner, the entire series is a battle on the field and a titanic opening shot for the second half of the MLB season. The Rays are currently two games behind the Yanks in the standings, and a poor series could easily put them in a deep hole in the one of the most competitive divisions in Major League Baseball.


Current Series

3 game series vs Yankees @ Yankee Stadium

Sat 07/17 4:10 PM EDT
Sun 07/18 1:05 PM EDT

 

Rays Team Stats


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
James Shields 19 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Carl Crawford 85 330 70 106 21 6 11 50 31 54 31 8 .321 .380 .521
Evan Longoria 87 337 54 101 27 3 13 61 45 70 13 2 .300 .381 .513
Ben Zobrist 84 309 47 88 16 2 5 41 51 63 19 2 .285 .385 .398
John Jaso 57 175 25 48 7 1 3 29 33 18 3 0 .274 .393 .377
Sean Rodriguez 70 219 34 58 15 1 6 30 6 64 7 2 .265 .302 .425
Reid Brignac 66 189 23 50 11 1 2 25 15 48 2 1 .265 .329 .365
Hank Blalock 26 63 8 16 3 0 1 7 6 15 1 1 .254 .319 .349
Willy Aybar 51 144 12 36 6 0 5 23 10 32 0 0 .250 .299 .396
Jason Bartlett 69 242 31 56 15 2 2 33 29 40 4 2 .231 .314 .335
B.J. Upton 83 291 50 67 21 3 7 31 37 78 25 6 .230 .320 .395
Gabe Kapler 45 95 18 21 3 0 1 12 10 19 1 1 .221 .312 .284
Dioner Navarro 37 105 11 22 5 0 1 7 11 14 0 1 .210 .291 .286
Carlos Pena 87 301 43 61 10 0 18 54 51 93 3 1 .203 .321 .415
Pat Burrell 24 84 9 17 5 0 2 13 10 28 0 0 .202 .292 .333
Kelly Shoppach 24 55 5 11 3 0 1 5 11 23 0 0 .200 .348 .309
Matt Joyce 15 40 4 7 3 0 1 5 11 7 1 1 .175 .365 .325
David Price 17 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .143 .143 .143
Jeff Niemann 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Garza 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Wade Davis 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Sonnanstine 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Randy Choate 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lance Cormier 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joaquin Benoit 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Grant Balfour 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Ekstrom 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Wheeler 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Joaquin Benoit 0-0 29 0 0 0 1 0 27.2 10 2 2 2 4 40 0.65 .51
Rafael Soriano 2-0 34 0 0 0 23 1 33.2 20 7 6 2 7 29 1.60 .80
Grant Balfour 1-1 38 0 0 0 0 1 37.2 30 11 9 1 11 38 2.15 1.09
David Price 12-4 17 17 2 1 0 0 115.1 95 38 31 9 43 100 2.42 1.20
Jeff Niemann 7-2 18 18 1 1 0 0 117.0 94 37 36 14 33 84 2.77 1.09
Dan Wheeler 2-0 37 0 0 0 1 1 28.1 22 12 10 3 9 32 3.18 1.09
Matt Garza 10-5 19 18 1 0 1 0 113.1 108 52 51 14 40 86 4.05 1.31
Andy Sonnanstine 2-0 28 0 0 0 1 0 45.1 43 21 21 8 9 30 4.17 1.15
Lance Cormier 3-1 34 0 0 0 0 0 35.0 45 18 17 2 20 14 4.37 1.86
Wade Davis 6-9 17 17 0 0 0 0 94.0 95 49 49 18 42 62 4.69 1.46
James Shields 7-9 19 18 0 0 0 0 116.1 133 70 63 19 26 109 4.87 1.37
Randy Choate 2-2 45 0 0 0 0 2 22.2 19 16 15 2 6 24 5.96 1.10
Michael Ekstrom 0-1 6 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 7 6 6 0 6 4 8.53 2.05


Yankees Team Stats


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Greg Golson 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .400 .400
Robinson Cano 87 342 61 115 23 2 16 58 27 40 2 2 .336 .389 .556
Brett Gardner 81 275 56 85 6 4 5 29 37 50 25 6 .309 .396 .415
Nick Swisher 83 315 55 94 20 3 15 49 37 70 1 1 .298 .377 .524
Marcus Thames 37 85 9 25 4 0 3 13 13 26 0 0 .294 .398 .447
Derek Jeter 86 365 60 100 17 1 8 43 33 54 9 3 .274 .340 .392
Alex Rodriguez 82 312 46 84 20 2 14 70 38 56 2 2 .269 .345 .481
Francisco Cervelli 59 177 15 47 6 3 0 30 17 26 0 0 .266 .338 .333
Jorge Posada 60 196 26 52 12 0 9 29 31 47 0 0 .265 .373 .464
Mark Teixeira 88 342 63 87 21 0 17 60 50 59 0 1 .254 .360 .465
Andy Pettitte 17 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Curtis Granderson 64 225 32 54 9 4 7 24 22 51 7 0 .240 .309 .409
Juan Miranda 18 46 6 10 2 1 2 7 5 8 0 0 .217 .294 .435
Randy Winn 29 61 7 13 0 1 1 8 8 15 1 0 .213 .300 .295
Colin Curtis 12 25 1 5 3 0 0 4 2 5 0 0 .200 .259 .320
CC Sabathia 19 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Ramiro Pena 41 82 12 16 1 0 0 10 4 16 3 0 .195 .239 .207
Kevin Russo 29 48 5 9 2 0 0 4 3 8 1 0 .188 .250 .229
Chad Moeller 4 11 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .182 .250 .364
Nick Johnson 24 72 12 12 4 0 2 8 24 23 0 1 .167 .388 .306
Chad Huffman 9 18 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .167 .286 .167
Mariano Rivera 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Burnett 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Javier Vazquez 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000
Phil Hughes 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Aceves 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Melancon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Boone Logan 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Mitre 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joba Chamberlain 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Damaso Marte 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chan Ho Park 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Gaudin 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Moseley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Romulo Sanchez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ivan Nova 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Ivan Nova 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.33
Romulo Sanchez 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.00 .55
Mariano Rivera 2-1 34 0 0 0 20 2 34.1 16 6 4 1 6 33 1.05 .64
Andy Pettitte 11-2 17 17 0 0 0 0 113.1 95 38 34 11 35 87 2.70 1.15
Sergio Mitre 0-1 12 2 0 0 0 0 25.0 16 9 8 3 9 15 2.88 1.00
Alfredo Aceves 3-0 10 0 0 0 1 0 12.0 10 5 4 1 4 2 3.00 1.17
Dustin Moseley 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 3.00 .33
CC Sabathia 12-3 19 19 2 0 0 0 131.0 108 48 45 12 41 104 3.09 1.14
Phil Hughes 11-2 16 16 0 0 0 0 101.0 90 42 41 11 29 91 3.65 1.18
Boone Logan 0-0 17 0 0 0 0 0 18.1 20 8 8 1 12 13 3.93 1.75
Damaso Marte 0-0 30 0 0 0 0 2 17.2 10 8 8 2 11 12 4.08 1.19
Javier Vazquez 7-7 17 16 0 0 0 0 95.0 78 47 47 15 38 80 4.45 1.22
Chad Gaudin 0-1 10 0 0 0 0 0 17.1 15 9 9 4 9 13 4.67 1.38
A.J. Burnett 7-7 18 18 0 0 0 0 108.0 113 63 57 13 46 81 4.75 1.47
David Robertson 1-3 31 0 0 0 0 2 29.2 36 18 18 3 17 32 5.46 1.79
Joba Chamberlain 1-4 39 0 0 0 2 3 37.1 42 25 24 2 14 40 5.79 1.50
Chan Ho Park 1-1 21 0 0 0 0 2 27.2 34 20 19 6 7 22 6.18 1.48
Mark Melancon 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 5 4 1 0 3 9.00 1.75

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