ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rougned Odor is wanting forward, to not the previous.
The latest addition to the Yankees needs to assist his new group achieve success. It didn’t take him lengthy to contribute to a win.
“It was great, feels really good,” the infielder stated after his first hit for his new group snapped a 10th-inning tie and the Yankees rallied Sunday to keep away from a weekend sweep with an 8-Four victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 27-year-old second baseman was within the lineup for the primary time after being acquired from Texas in a commerce final week. He stated he doesn’t really feel stress to show he can play after being designated for project by the Rangers.
“I just try to be myself, just try to play the game the way I play the game all the time, trying to bring that energy I have to the team,” stated Odor, his face cleanly shaven after sporting a scruffy beard for years in Texas. “That’s what I did today, and it really feels good.”
Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs for the Yankees, which gained for under the third time in its previous 13 common season conferences with the Rays. Tampa Bay additionally ousted their A.L. East rivals from the playoffs on the best way to successful the A.L. pennant final season.
“You’ve got to be able to turn the page in this game. You know you’re going to take your lumps every now and then, even when you’re a really good ball club,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated.
“A tough couple of first games here,” Boone added. “I thought it was a good job of turning the page and coming out and playing some winning baseball.”
Urshela hit a two-run homer within the third inning. His career-tying excessive fourth hit of the day, a two-out single within the 10th off Collin McHugh (0-1), helped the Yankees put away the Rays, who had been on the verge of finishing a three-game sweep earlier than giving up a tying run within the eighth.
Odor was Zero for Four earlier than singling to middle on a 3-2 pitch to interrupt a 4-Four tie.
Yankees Trade Thairo Estrada
Before Sunday’s sport, the Yankees introduced that they’d traded infielder Thairo Estrada to the San Francisco Giants in change for money issues. Estrada, 25, spent elements of the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Yankees. He had initially signed with the group as an novice free agent in 2012.
Mets Suspend Play in First Inning
Marcus Stroman criticized the Mets for beginning Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Miami Marlins in a gentle rain. Stroman’s outing lasted simply 9 pitches earlier than play was stopped, and the sport was suspended after a wait of two hours 10 minutes, to be continued as a part of a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 31.
“This game should have never been started. Not smart at all,” Stroman tweeted throughout the delay. “Those conditions put everyone at risk. Beyond happy no players on either side were injured. Hate that I have to wait another 5 days to pitch again. That’s a miserable feeling.”
The Mets, identified for confusion at instances beneath the Wilpon and Katz households, had been purchased throughout the low season by hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, who introduced again Sandy Alderson as group president.
Play started at 1:10 p.m. and was halted by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after seven minutes. Home groups resolve whether or not to begin video games. Once a sport has begun, umpires resolve whether or not to cease play due to unhealthy climate.
“That’s how Stro is, is outspoken. He’s open, talking and he says what he feels,” Mets Manager Luis Rojas stated. “He did not share anything this morning. He gets ready. He was doing his routine. He was just waiting for the communication, whether we were going to start on time or not.”
Rojas stated Mets ballpark operations employees consulted with climate providers, and he was the one who advised Stroman the sport was beginning on time. Stroman was not made out there to reporters after his temporary outing.
There had been about 1,000 followers within the seats when the sport started, and by the point Jesus Aguilar of the Marlins walked as much as the batter’s field, the infield filth was shiny and slick from water. The sport was stopped after a pair of splitters within the filth left a 2-Zero depend on Aguilar.
“The field got out of hand quick,” Marlins Manager Don Mattingly stated. “If they thought it was going to be like that, I don’t think they would have started.”