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“Thanks For Ruining Mother’s Day”: Close Defeat to Tampa Bay Rays Sends Irate New York Yankees Fans Into a Frenzy

Published 05/15/2023, 9:17 AM EDT

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The fourth game of the series saw both teams splitting it with two wins each. The New York Yankees could not make most of the opportunities and lost against the Rays. This defeat will be a tough pill to swallow for the Yankees, as they were doing great before this loss. It also halts their progress in the standings as they stay fourth, with a winning percentage of 0.548, eight games behind the table toppers.

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The series was well-contested between the two teams, with three close encounters. Even though the Yanks lost the game, they can take positives from the contest. But fans are not keeping quiet after this close defeat.


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The Yankees and the Rays split the series after another close game


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The game saw brilliant hitting from both teams. The Rays made of the opportunities to cut through the Yankees’ defense. During the fourth innings, the Yanks did score four runs, but the Rays had a strong comeback, scoring five in the next inning to take a strong lead. The Rays then held their nerves back and defended the total with some fine pitching. Even though the Bronx fought hard but their effort was not enough.

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For the Rays, Isaac Paredes scored the most runs. He finished the game with two runs and an OPS of 2.00. Zach Eflin put on a brilliant performance and claimed nine strikeouts at an ERA of 3.38. In comparison, Oswaldo Cabrera had a great game with two runs to his credit. Though it was a forgetful outing for Aaron Judge, who saw two strikeouts and could not score a single run. Another Yankees player who could not make a powerful impact was Clarke Schmidt. He finished with an ERA of 6.30 in 4.2 innings pitched. 

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Fans claim the New York Yankees are back to their lost track!

Losing after two brilliant games has hurt the Yankees fans. They are not happy with the performances of the star players and claim the team is losing because of them only. Few also said that it was very much expected, and they are happy with the result. Here are a few of the reactions!

Fans are not happy with the result but are hopeful of better things in the future. It will be interesting to see how the Yankees will bounce back as they face the Toronto Blue Jays next. It will also be a test of consistency for them. Will the Yanks be able to achieve it or not? Only time will tell!

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Saurabh Saini

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Despite having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.

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