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Series Preview: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (7/23-7/25)

Following their rain-shortened two-game series split against the Mets at home this past weekend, the Yankees head down South for three days to face the Rays in Tampa Bay.  Tropicana Field has, in a way, been a house of horrors for New York, having gone just 4-9 at The Trop since the beginning of 2017 including an ugly three-game sweep just a month ago. The Yankees will begin play today at 63-34, five full games behind the first place Red Sox.  Tampa Bay comes in at 50-49, 19 games out of first and 9.5 games back of Seattle for the second Wild Card position. With trade rumors swirling for both squads and the teams headed in opposite directions, this series provides a key opportunity for the Yankees to get back on track and put pressure on Boston to once again close up the AL East race.




Recapping the Yankees' performances in the Futures Game

As the first-half of the seasons comes to a close, All-Star Game festivities are on the horizon in Miami. Yesterday the Futures Game was played between prospects from the United States and around the world. Two Yankee prospects, Domingo Acevedo and Estevan Florial, were selected to play on  the World Team, and both of them played during Sunday’s contest.
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Acevedo was the fourth pitcher used by Team World and did not fare well in his outing. In one inning of work, he allowed four hits, three runs that were all earned, and struck out one batter. He was hit hard by Team USA and his outing was not a solid indication of how well he has pitched in the Yankees’ farm system.

Florial did not start the game, but played a minor role in the World Team’s near comeback over the USA. He played right field and garnered two at-bats in the game. He had one strikeout, but drew a walk and scored in his other plate appearance.

Stay tuned for more All-Star Break news here at the BBB.


Article by: Ryan Thoms

 

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