Thursday, September 29, 2022

New York Yankees clinch AL East with win over the Toronto Blue Jays

 

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.  The game took place in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 5-2.  Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  Aaron Judge in his quest for 61 walked four times, Gleyber Torres and Kyle Higashioka each had three hits. 

Taillon pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs.  He didn’t walk a batter and struck out six.  Taillon picked up his 14th win of the season.  Lou Trivino picked up his 11th save of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Jose Berrios started for the Blue Jays and he lost his seventh game of the season.  He pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and five runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Zach Pop pitched 2/3 of an inning givin gup a hit and he walked one, David Phelps pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts.  Anthony Bass pitched 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts. 

Judge drew four walks, Anthony Rizzo had two hits and an RBI and Torres had three hits and three RBI.  Oswaldo Cabrera had two hits, Higashioka had three hits and Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI.  Higashioka and Hicks each hit a double and the Yankees were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base.  Judge and Hicks each had an outfield assist. 

George Springer had two hits and an RBI, Bo Bichette had a hit and Vlad Guerrero Jr. had a hit and an RBI.  Alejandro Kirk had a hit, Raimel Tapia had a hit and Whit Merrifield had a hit.  Cavan Biggio had a hit, Bichette hit a double and Springer hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Bichette committed an error and Tapia had an outfield assist. 

In the bottom of the first Springer hit a solo homerun to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the third Rizzo hit an RBI single to tie the score at one.  Torres hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 Yankees.  In the fifth Torres hit an RBI single pushing the lead to 3-1 for the Yankees.  In the sixth Hicks hit an RBI double and it was 4-1 Yankees.  Torres hit an RBI single and the lead was extended to 5-1.  In the bottom of the sixth Guerrero Jr. hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 5-2 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees with the win clinched the AL East.  It was their first division title since 2019 and 20th overall.  The Yankees will now play out the string and try to get Aaron Judge to break the AL record for homeruns which is 61.   

New York Yankees are walked off by the Toronto Blue Jays in ten innings

 

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 3-2 in ten innings.  Luis Severino made the start for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen was good.  Anthony Rizzo had two hits to lead the offense. 

Severino pitched four innings giving up three hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  Lou Trivino pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Scott Effross pitched a perfect inning and Ron Marinaccio pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Clay Holmes pitched a perfect inning and Clarke Schmidt took his fifth loss of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Kevin Gausman started for the Blue Jays and he pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hit and two runs.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Adam Cimber got both batters out that he faced, Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Jordan Romano pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.  Anthony Bass pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and Tim Mayza won his eighth game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning with a walk. 

Aaron Judge had a hit and drew two walks, Rizzo had two hits and Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI.  Oswaldo Cabrera had a hit, Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Rizzo hit a double.  Kiner-Falefa hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Cabrera had a stolen base and Rizzo was caught stealing. 

Bo Bichette had two hits, Vlad Guerrero Jr. had two hits and an RBI and Alejandro Kirk drew two walks.  Matt Chapman had a hit, Teoscar Hernandez had a hit and two RBI and Danny Jansen had a hit and drew a walk.  Whit Merrifield had a hit, Hernandez hit a double and the Blue Jays were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the first Torres hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Kiner-Falefa hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Hernandez hit a two-run double and the game was tied at two.  In the bottom of the tenth Guerrero Jr. hit a walk-off single to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 win. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.  The Yankees will be looking to clinch the AL East Title with a victory. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Yankees have unbelievable ninth inning rally to steal win over the Pittsburgh Pirates as Aaron Judge hits 60th homer

 

The New York Yankees rallied to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-8.  Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen didn’t do so well.  Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Harrison Bader and Jose Trevino each had two hits to lead the Yankees offense.  Aaron Judge hit homerun number 60. 

Cortes pitched five innings giving up five hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Ron Marinaccio pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk, Lou Trivino pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with two being earned.  He walked two and struck out one, Clay Holmes pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman picked up his third win of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Luis Ortiz started for the Pirates and he pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five, Duane Underwood Jr. pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts, Robert Stephenson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Yohan Ramirez pitched a perfect inning.  Wil Crowe pitched giving up four hits and five runs with a walk and he didn’t record an out. 

Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Anthony Rizzo had a hit and Torres had two hits and drew a walk.  Donaldson had two hits, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk and Oswaldo Cabrera drew a walk.  Bader had two hits, three RBI, Trevino had two hits and an RBI and Rizzo hit a double.  Judge and Stanton each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 6-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Rizzo committed an error. 

Bryan Reynolds had four hits and two RBI, Rodolfo Castro had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Diego Castillo had a hit.  Jack Suwinski had a hit and drew a walk, Kevin Newman had two hits and O’Neil Cruz drew three walks.  Greg Allen had an RBI, Jason Delay had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Delay hit a double, Reynolds and Castro each hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Newman had a stolen base and Reynolds and Cruz each committed an error. 

In the fourth Allen hit a sac fly to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth Bader hit an RBI single tying the game at one.  Trevino hit an RBI single and it was 2-1 Yankees.  In the sixth Delay hit a two-run double giving the Pirates a 3-2 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Bader hit a two-run single giving the Yankees a 4-3 lead.  In the seventh Reynolds hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four.  In the eighth Reynolds hit an RBI single giving the Pirates a 5-4 lead, Castro hit a three-run homerun and it was 8-4 Pirates.  In the bottom of the ninth Judge led off hitting his 60th homerun and cutting the lead to 8-5.  After a double, walk and a single Stanton stepped up to the plate and hit a walk-off Grand Slam to give the Yankees the 9-8 victory.  The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday night. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

New York Yankees outslug the Milwaukee Brewers as Judge nears 60

 

The New York Yankees defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the final score was 12-8.  Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and wasn’t very good.  Aaron Judge led the offense with four hits and four RBI. 

Cole pitched five innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and eight strikeouts.  Cole won his 12th game of the season.  Clarke Schmidt pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with four strikeouts, Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Wandy Peralta didn’t record an out and gave up three hits and two runs.  Clay Holmes pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Jason Alexander pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Hoby Milner pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and he took his third loss of the season.  Justin Topa pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two unearned runs and he walked one, Brent Suter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Luis Perdomo pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Trevor Kelley pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 

Judge had four hits, four RBI and drew a walk, Anthony Rizzo had three hits and an RBI and Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew a walk.  Josh Donaldson had a hit and drew a walk, Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI and Oswaldo Cabrera had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a hit, Kyle Higashioka had a hit and three RBI and Aaron Hicks had two hits and an RBI.  Cabrera and Judge each hit a double and Cabrera, Rizzo and Hicks each hit a homerun.  Judge hit two homeruns, the Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Torres was caught stealing. 

Christian Yelich had a hit and drew a walk, Willy Adames had two hits and drew a walk and Rowdy Tellez had a hit and two RBI.  Jace Peterson had a hit and two RBI, Hunter Renfroe drew a walk and Kolten Wong had three hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Luis Urias had a hit, Tyrone Taylor had three hits and an RBI.  Wong, Taylor, Adames and Peterson each hit a double.  Wong, Taylor and Tellez each hit a homerun.  The Brewers were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Adames had a stolen base and Wong committed an error. 

In the bottom of the first Wong hit a three-run homerun giving the Brewers a 3-0 lead.  In the second Cabrera hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the second Taylor hit a solo homerun extending the lead to 4-1.  In the third Judge hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 4-2.  Rizzo hit a solo homerun going back-to-back and making it a 4-3 game.  In the fifth Stanton reached on a fielder’s choice and the game was tied at four.  Cabrera hit an RBI single, Higashioka hit a two-run single and it was 7-4 Yankees.  In the seventh Higashioka hit an RBI groundout to push the lead to 8-4.  Hicks hit a solo homerun and it was 9-4 Yankees.  Judge hit a solo homerun, his second of the game and 59th of the season to make it 10-4.  In the bottom of the eighth Tellez hit a two-run homerun cutting the lead to 10-6.  In the ninth Judge hit a two-run double making it 12-6 and in the bottom of the ninth Peterson hit a two-run double making it 12-8 which would be the final score. 

The Yankees will be off on Monday and then begin a two-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. 

New York Yankees offense shutdown in loss to the Brewers

 

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.  The game took place at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the final score was 4-1.  Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees and he pitched just ok, the bullpen was good.  The Yankees offense was very limited by Woodruff the Milwaukee pitcher. 

Taillon pitched five innings giving up four hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out four and lost his fifth game of the season.  Greg Weissert pitched a perfect inning, Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and Ron Marinaccio pitched an inning with a walk and three strikeouts. 

Brandon Woodruff won his 11th game of the season pitching eight inning and giving up five hits and a run with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Devin Williams pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and saved his 13th game of the season. 

Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Josh Donaldson had a hit and an RBI.  Oswald Peraza had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Torres and Judge each hit a double.  Donaldson hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Peraza and Hicks each had a stolen base. 

Christian Yelich had two hits and an RBI, Willy Adames had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Hunter Renfroe drew a walk.  Luis Urias drew a walk, Victor Caratini drew a walk and Garrett Mitchell had a hit.  Yelich hit a double and Adames hit a homerun.  The Brewers were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Adames had a stolen base and he committed an error. 

In the bottom of the third Adames hit a three-run homerun to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth Donaldson hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the fifth Yelich hit an RBI double extending the lead to 4-1.  4-1 would be the final score and the Yankees will try to salvage the final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.   

 

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