ST. PETERSBURG — Wil Myers showed some ups within the Rays 3-2 loss to the Yankees in Wednesday night.
The Rays right fielder made a key play in the sixth of which helped Alex Cobb escape a bases-loaded play with just one run credit scoring to keep the game interesting.
Derek Jeter singled through the middle to start the inning just before Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira walked to load the facets.
Chris Young, who has had the actual Rays number over the past two weeks, jumped out for the first from the inning before Brett Gardner followed with a towering drive to right that will appeared headed for the seats.
Myers leaped at the last instant to catch the drive, which will not have cleared the fence however would likely have cleared the particular bases.
I knew it was barely going to be out or I did a play at the walls, Myers said. And I went back, checked the retaining wall, took my eye off the golf ball, got back to it, was able to opt for it back up and just timed the actual jump right. I was pretty happy with that.
Myers wasnt sure that this play would turn out.
You determine what? As I was jumping right up, I thought that I jumped to soon and I wasnt going to be in the position to catch it, but affirmed it landed in my glove, Myers said.
When a press reporter noted that Myers had shown good hang time, Myers smiled: Great dangle time.
Kevin Kiermaier observed the participate in from center field. Any time asked about what he noticed, his first response has been, Wow!
Very athletic, said Kiermaier, you will never know a thing or two about making athletic represents. I tried tipping my loath to him. I think he was caught up in the moment. Nevertheless that was amazing. At first I had been like, No way he caught that. Then I checked out the replay. And he caught of which straight up. Couldnt have timed which any better. Caught the soccer ball straight up at its greatest point. Great job to reduce the damage there. Wow. Fantastic play.
Jeter scored the Yankees 3 rd run on the play previous to Chase Headley walked to yet again load the bases. Ichiro Suzuki and then grounded out to Cobb, who plonked to first baseman James Loney to finish the threat.