Rays play a blah game in loss to Brewers

by Gary Shelton on August 10, 2022

in general

Wednesday, 4 a.m.

They didn't pitch well enough. They didn't hit well enough. They weren't smart enough.

Why, then, should anything about the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-3 loss to a sliding Milwaukee team surprise you?

The Rays simply weren't good enough Tuesday night in their loss to the Brewers. They didn't throw well enough, allowing seven hits, four walks and two hit batters. They didn't hit well enough, again, with just four hits.

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Just as disturbing were a couple of misplays by the Rays" an errant pickoff throw by pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis, a cutoff throw with a possible play at the plate by Ji-Man Choi and an out at third by Jose Siri on an attempted triple.

"You can't make those mistakes," Rays' manager Kevin Cash said. "“Overall, I feel we didn’t play a good game."

The Brewers, who had lost six of their previous seven games, jumped to a 2-0 lead early. The Rays tied it on it Yandy Diaz' two-run homer, but a three-run fifth won it for Milwaukee.

Ryan Yarbrough fell to 0-7 on the season. He has a 5.08 ERA.

"He probably didn’t execute pitches deep in counts the way he would want to," Cash said. "He had a couple of hit by pitch with two strikes."

Ryan Thompson came in with runners on first and third, but gave up a single to Andrew Mccutch n and a double to Kolten Wong.

"I threw a lot of good pitches in that inning," Thompson said. "The two worst pitches were the ones that got hit."

The Rays close out their two-game series against the Brewers in a 2:10 p.m. game at American Family Field. Jeffrey Springs will start for the Rays against Brandon Woodruff, who was pushed back from Tuesday.

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