Game Day

Preview: Yankees at Rays (8/16/14)

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Shane Greene (3-1, 2.89 ERA) takes a stab at ending the losing streak as he takes on newly-ish acquired Drew Smyly (1-1, 2.08 ERA). Greene’s last start was his best as a rookie. He threw a career high eight scoreless innings against the Tigers on, allowing five hits, which helped the Bombers hold on to a one run lead and earn him his third win.

Smyly, dealt from Detroit in the Price deal, was solid in his second start for the Rays against the Rangers. He allowed no runs on three hits, three walks and nine strikeouts to earn his first win as a Ray. He threw 7 2/3 innings using 116 pitches. “It felt great,” Smyly said. “It was a good game for me and for the team. We scored a lot of runs. I was able to pitch pretty good. If you’re making it into the eighth, you’re doing something right.”

Brian McCann was able to perform catching drills and take batting practice Friday, and could be activated from the seven day concussion disabled list as early as Sunday. “I’m really happy with the way today went as a whole,” McCann said. “Now it’s a matter of seeing how I feel in an hour, seeing how I feel in two hours. I’ll know more tonight.”

 

Notes on the game

The Yankees are on a five game losing streak in which they have failed to score more than 3 runs.

The Yankees have used 52 players this season, the second highest total in franchise history behind the pathetic 2013 team.

 

First pitch at 4:10 pm on Yes and FS1.

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