Friday, October 21, 2022

Yankees lose a tight one in Game 2 of the ALCS

 

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS on Thursday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 3-2.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The bullpen pitched well and the offense didn’t produce much. 

Severino pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Severino took his first loss of the postseason.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk and Wandy Peralta pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits. 

Franmer Valdez won his first game of the postseason pitching seven innings and giving up four hits and two unearned runs.  He walked none and struck out nine.  Bryan Abreu pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and Ryan Pressly saved his third game of the postseason pitching an inning and giving up a walk and three strikeouts. 

Harrison Bader had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Anthony Rizzo had an RBI.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI, Josh Donaldson had a hit and drew a walk and Donaldson hit a double and the Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Peralta had a pickoff. 

Jeremy Pena had a hit, Yordan Alvarez had a hit and Alex Bregman had two hits and three RBI.  Kyle Tucker had a hit and drew a walk, Yuli Gurriel had two hits and Martin Maldonado had a hit and drew a walk.  Bregman hit a homerun and the Astros were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Alvarez was picked off first base and Valdez committed two errors. 

In the bottom of the third Bregman hit a three-run homerun giving the Astros a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth Rizzo hit an RBI groundout and Torres hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 3-2.  3-2 would be the final score of the game.  The two teams will have a travel day on Friday and then resume the series at Yankee Stadium on Saturday evening. 

New York Yankees fall in Game 1 ALCS to the Houston Astros

 

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 4-2.  Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees and he was ok.  The bullpen wasn’t great and the offense was led by Giancarlo Stanton who had two hits. 

Taillon pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with three walks.  Clarke Schmidt lost his second game of the postseason pitching an inning and giving up two hits and two runs with two walks, Lou Trivino pitched 2/3 of an inning and had a strikeout and Frankie Montas pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.  Miguel Castro pitched a perfect inning. 

Justin Verlander won his first game of the postseason pitching six innings and giving up three hits and a run with a walk and 11 strikeouts.  Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Rafael Montero pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a  walk and two strikeouts and Ryan Pressly saved his second game of the postseason pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts. 

Anthony Rizzo had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Stanton had two hits and Josh Donaldson drew a walk.  Harrison Bader had a hit and an RBI, Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a hit and Stanton hit a double.  Bader and Rizzo each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Jose Altuve drew a walk, Jeremy Pena had three hits and an RBI and Yordan Alvarez drew two walks.  Alex Bregman drew a walk, Yuli Gurriel had a hit and an RBI and Chas McCormick had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Martin Maldonado had a hit and an RBI.  Pena hit two doubles and Maldonado hit a double.  Gurriel, McCormick and Pena each hit a homerun.  The Astros were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Altuve committed an error. 

In the second Bader hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Maldonado hit an RBI double to tie the score at one.  In the bottom of the sixth Gurriel hit a solo homerun and McCormich hit a solo homerun pushing the Astros lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the seventh Pena hit a solo homerun making it 4-1 Astros.  In the eighth inning Rizzo hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 4-2 and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of the series on Thursday night. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

New York Yankees defeat Guardians in Game 5 to take ALDS

 

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night in Game 5 of the ALDS.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-1.  Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and was good, the bullpen was also very good.  Aaron Judge had two hits to lead the offense. 

Cortes pitched five innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.  Cortes picked up the win.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched two innings giving up three hits and he struck out two, Clay Holmes pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Wandy Peralta pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one. 

Aaron Civale started for the Guardians and he pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Civale took the loss, Sam Hentges pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts, Trevor Stephan pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a run and a walk with four strikeouts and James Karinchak pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out three.  Emmanuel Clase pitched 1 1/3 innings with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gleyber Torres drew two walks, Judge had two hits and an RBI and Anthony Rizzo had a hit and an RBI.  Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and three RBI, Josh Donaldson had a hit and Harrison Bader drew two walks.  Jose Trevino had a hit, Stanton and Judge each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Torres had a stolen base. 

Steven Kwan had two hits, Amed Rosario had a hit and drew a walk and Jose Ramirez had a hit and an RBI.  Gabriel Arias had a hit, Austin Hedges had a hit and Owen Miller had a hit.  Luke Maile had a hit and the Guardians were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the first Stanton hit a three-run homerun giving the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Judge hit a solo homerun pushing the lead to 4-0.  In the third Ramirez hit a sac fly cutting the lead to 4-1.  In the bottom of the fifth Rizzo hit an RBI single making it a 5-1 game and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees move on and the Guardians season ends.  The Yankees will begin the ALCS in Houston on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  They will have off on Friday before returning home for the weekend. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

New York Yankees take game 1 ALDS over the Cleveland Guardians

 

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday in Game 1 of the ALDS.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and he pitched very well.  The Yankees bullpen was good and Anthony Rizzo and Harrison Bader each hit a homerun to power the offense. 

Cole pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Cole picked up the win, Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Wandy Peralta pitched 1 1/3 innings and he struck out one and Clay Holmes pitched to two batters retiring them both. 

Cal Quantrill started for the Guardians and he pitched five innings giving up four hits and four runs with three being earned.  He walked three and struck out five and lost the game.  Trevor Stephan pitched an inning with a strikeout, Enyel De Los Santos pitched an inning giving up a hit and James Karinchak pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Aaron Judge drew a walk, Rizzo had a hit and two RBI and Giancarlo Stanton drew a walk.  Josh Donaldson had two hits and drew a walk, Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a hit and Jose Trevino had an RBI.  Bader had a hit and an RBI, Bader and Rizzo each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left one man on base.  Judge had a stolen base and Kiner-Falefa committed an error. 

Steven Kwan had two hits and an RBI, Jose Ramirez had two hits and drew a walk and Andres Gimenez had a hit.  Myles Straw had a hit, Gimenez and Ramirez each hit a double and Kwan hit a homerun.  The Guardians were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Rosario had a stolen base, Gonzalez and Hedges each committed an error.  Gonzalez had an outfield assist. 

In the third Kwan hit a solo homerun giving the Guardians a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the third Bader hit a solo homerun tying the game at one.  In the bottom of the fifth Trevino hit a sac fly giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Rizzo hit a two-run homerun extending the Yankees lead to 4-1 and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of their playoff series on Thursday night. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

New York Yankees shutout the Baltimore Orioles

 

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-0.  Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Giancarlo Stanton and Harrison Bader each had two hits each and Kyle Higashioka had three hits. 

Cortes pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up a hit and no runs.  He walked two and struck out 12.  Cortes picked up his 12th win of the season.  Jacob Barnes pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out two. 

Austin Voth started for the Orioles and he pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Voth lost his fourth game of the season.  Spenser Watkins pitched three innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Aaron Judge drew two walks, Rizzo had two hits and Torres had two hits and two RBI.  Donaldson had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Stanton had two hits and an RBI and Bader had two hits and an RBI.  Higashioka had three hits and an RBI and Oswald Peraza had a hit.  Torres, Donaldson and Bader each hit a double.  Stanton and Higashioka each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Bader was caught stealing. 

Ryan Mountcastle had a hit and drew a walk, Adley Rutschman had a hit and Jorge Mateo had a hit and drew a walk.  Rutschman hit a double and the Orioles were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Mullins had an outfield assist. 

In the bottom of the first Torres hit an RBI double, Donaldson hit a sac fly and Stanton hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Higashioka hit a solo homerun pushing the lead to 4-0.  In the bottom of the seventh Torres hit an RBI single, Donaldson hit a two-run single and it was 7-0 Yankees.  Bader hit an RBI double to make it 8-0 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.  It will also be the regular season final home game for the Yankees as they will head to Texas after to begin a four game series on Monday night.   

 

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