Tampa Bay 4, NYY 1

May 10, 2012 – 5:03 pm

Hopefully this was just a bad night for David Robertson and not some kind of omen that he can’t handle the ninth. One of Rivera’s best traits is his ability to completely forget bad outings and quickly put them behind him, which is exactly what Robertson needs to do. And hopefully this loss won’t come back to bite the Yankees in the butt on down the road. Tampa Bay has clearly established themselves as the team to beat in the East this year, and letting a W against them slip away like that can haunt you. And remember the first game of the season, when Mo himself blew a save against the Rays. Turn those two games around, and the Yankees are just 0.5 games behind TB right now, not 3.5.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Rays 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 9 0 7 5
Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 7 1
WP: F. Rodney (2-0)   LP: D. Robertson (0-1)
QS: TB – J. Niemann (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – None, TB– M. Joyce
LOB: NYY 8, TB 11   RISP: NYY 0-for-8, TB 1-for-11

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