Yankees 4, Rays 5: Coello ruins everything

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

For the first few innings of the game, the Yankees were somewhat in control. Not necessarily dominating, but the game was going well for them. Adam Warren, one contestant for the fifth starter spot, pitched fine, giving up four hits and striking out two, surrendering one run on a Ben Zobrist home run in 2.1 innings. It's hard to say that he put any distance between himself and David Phelps, though.

The Yankees took the lead in the first inning thanks to former Yankees legend Jayson Nix. After Eduardo Nunez and Ichiro Suzuki hit back-to-back singles, Russ Canzler drove in one run and then Nix threw away a potential double play ball to allow another run to score. They scored again in the fourth with Grant Balfour in the game. Kelly Johnson was hit by a pitch, Yangervis Solarte singled, and Zoilo Almonte walked to load the bases, then Brett Gardner hit a two-run single to make it a 4–1 game.

Non-Roster Invitee Robert Coello entered the game in the fifth inning and ruined everything. He gave up a total of four runs on a three-run home run from Desmond Jennings and a solo homer from Matt Joyce. He completed the day getting only one out, but managing to hit a batter and give up four hits in that time. Matt Daley came in to salvage the game and managed to get out of the inning after two hits and a strikeout.

Dellin Betances was impressive, striking out two (one of which being Evan Longoria) and walking one in 1.2 innings. Yoshinori Tateyama was also pretty solid, pitching two innings, striking out two and walking one. Someone (Caleb Cotham according to the announcers, Jim Miller according to Gameday) pitched a clean eighth inning with two strikeouts.

As for the offense, it was mostly quiet when they weren't scoring runs. Nunez went 3-for-3 (LOL) with a single, double and bunt base hit. Canzler and Almonte both collected a hit and a walk each, and Zelous Wheeler, Jose Pirela, and Antoan Richardson each came off the bench with a hit (a double for Wheeler).

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