New York Yankees

The New York Yankees fell victim to the exploding Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday Night as they fell harmlessly to kick off their West Coast trip. 

  • New York Yankees: 2 (16-21)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: 12 (18-23)
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  • Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
The New York Yankees‘ road trip doesn’t start the way they envisioned after a successful homestand in which they went 7-3.

New York’s offense was held relatively quiet by Robbie Ray, who allowed only two runs on six hits in seven innings of work which was his longest outing of the season. To add the icing on the cake? He recorded his first career RBI.

Ray received from breathing room from his offense thanks to a first-inning dinger by Paul Goldschmidt and a five-run outburst in the fifth that featured a three-run home run from Jake Lamb.

For the Yankees, Chase Headley got them on the board with an RBI single to right field in the fourth inning. In the last seven days, the Yankee third baseman is slashing .333/.400/.722 with two home runs and six RBI which certainly proves his struggles are in the past.

Jacoby Ellsbury also scored a run after an errant throw was made on his triple in the fifth inning. On the rally throw that attempted to nab the center fielder at third, the ball smacked off the top of his head and went into the crowd.

Despite some offense, Chad Green was not able to dazzle in his major league debut.

In four innings of work, Green surrendered six runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out five but it was the two home runs that really cost him. The 24-year old threw 79 pitches today.

The D-Backs collected six hits with runners in scoring position and scored the most runs since May 9th as they take game one of this three-game set 12-2.


Rare Sight:

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the frame in which the D-Backs busted it open, Mark Teixeira made an error on an apparent routine play.

Michael Bourn had hit a weak infield dribbler to Green who fired to first but the five-time Gold Glove winner just flat out dropped the ball. Due to the blunder, two of the six total runs for the Yankees’ rookie became unearned.

What’s Next:

Anybody have a neuralizer? Because we have to forget this game ever happened as tomorrow night, the Yanks and D-Backs will go at it again.

Michael Pineda, who was skipped in favor of some rest, gets the starting nod and will square up against Zack Greinke.

Once the third inning comes around for Pineda, he turns into an animal. Opponents are batting a mere .202 after the second frame but are hitting .437 with six home runs in the first two innings.

Greinke (3-3, 5.26 ERA) has been nothing close to the player Arizona inked to a deal but has shown the ability to channel that dominance. In his previous outing against the San Francisco Giants, he permitted four runs on eight hits while walking three with four strikeouts in six innings of work.

First pitch will be at 9:40 on the YES Network.

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