Yankees Takeaways from Friday's 2-1 loss in ALDS Game 5, including a no-show from the offense
Brosseau rounds out bases against Chapman
The Yankees' season ended in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in their fifth game of the ALDS on Friday. >> Box Score
Seven things you should know from Friday's game
1. Gerrit Cole fought early - allowing two walks and one hit to load the bases for Joey Wendle with two outs in the first inning. Cole fell back 3-0 against the left, but fought his way back all the way to beat Wendle - he made sure that the chatty Rays' shelter also looked down. Then he knocked out all three rays he faced in the second inning and had seven strikeouts through three innings. He threw maybe 25 places in the first, but the rays nudged the bear.
2. Tyler Glasnow retired except for one stroke in his first two innings, including Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres, who lost 3-0 in the second frame. Glasnow was taken out after defeating Kyle Higashioka, closing 2.1 innings, and facing orders only once.
3. But Aaron Judge led the third inning with a solo shot by Nick Anderson who snuck over the right field wall. Even so, the Yankees took a 1-0 lead. It was his third goal of the postseason for Judge, who were all home runs.
4th Cole threw 28 more pitches in the fourth inning - a mistake by Gleyber Torres did him a disservice - but he won a 10-pitch fight with Wendle and beat Willy Adames on the seventh pitch at Bat, ending any Tampa Bay threat .
Ultimately, Cole ended up with a final 5.1 innings line of a one-run, one-hit ball (Austin Meadows' solo home run only in the fifth inning) while walking two and hitting nine. His line could have looked a bit worse if Brett Gardner hadn't deprived Randy Arozarena of a solo home run in sixth.
5. Zack Britton walked in after that robbery and allowed a hit and walk to the first two batters he faced, but a Wendle strikeout and Adames line-out ended the sixth inning threat.
He came back in the seventh inning and after defeating Kevin Kiermaier, Mike Zunino encountered a rare mistake from Gio Urshela. Britton made Meadows fly left, and Aaron Boone went to Brandon Lowe's with Aroldis Chapman. It worked - Lowe finished the inning.
6. At least it worked on the seventh inning. Mike Brosseau hit Chapman down with a hit in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. Brosseau was the player Chapman passed earlier this season, which resulted in the benches vacating and tempers flaring.
7. Overall, the Yankees only scored three hits in the ball game and had no hit in their lone stroke with a runner in goal position when Diego Castillo set the Yankees in to send off the Rays in ninth place for their first ALCS since 2008.
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