Monday, October 14, 2019

New York Yankees drop Game 2 in extra innings to even the ALCS


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Sunday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 3-2 in 11 innings.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and didn’t have his control and didn’t last long.  The Yankees bullpen pitched well and Aaron Judge produced the only runs with a two run homerun. 

James Paxton pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and three strikeouts.  Chad Green pitched two innings giving up two strikeouts, Adam Ottavino pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Tommy Khanle pitched 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts.  Zack Britton pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and three strikeouts and CC Sabathia faced one batter and got him out.  Jonathan Loaisiga gave up two walks without recording an out and J.A. Happ took the loss pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Justin Verlander pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Will Harris pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two, Roberto Osuna pitched 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Joe Smith pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk.  Ryan Pressly pitched giving up a hit and not recording an out and Josh James won the game pitching to one batter and striking him out. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Gleyber Torres had a hit.  Edwin Encarnacion drew a walk, Brett Gardner had two hits and Cameron Maybin had a hit and drew a walk.  Judge hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

George Springer had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Michael Brantley had a hit and Jose Altuve had two hits and drew a walk.  Alex Bregman had a hit and drew two walks, Yordan Alvarez drew a walk and Carlos Correa had two hits and two RBI.  Aledmys Diaz drew a walk, Correa hit a double and Springer and Correa each hit a homerun.  The Astros were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. 

In the second Correa hit an RBI double to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Judge hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Springer hit a solo homerun tying the game at two.  In the 11th inning Correa hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 3-2 walk-off win.  The series is tied 1-1 and will head to the Bronx for the next three games beginning on Tuesday afternoon.   

New York Yankees take Game 1 of ALCS at the Houston Astros


The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday night in Game 1 of the ALCS.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 7-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched brilliantly.  The Yankees bullpen finished the job and the offense was led by Gleyber Torres who had five RBI. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up one hit and no runs.  He walked one and struck out four and picked up the victory.  Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up two hits and no runs, Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and Jonathan Loaisiga pitched a perfect inning. 

Zack Greinke pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs.  He walked none and struck out six and took the loss.  Ryan Pressly pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and two runs with a strikeout, Josh James pitched 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts and Bryan Abreu pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks.  Hector Rondon pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

DJ LeMahieu had two hits and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had two hits and Torres had three hits and five RBI.  Edwin Encarnacion drew a walk, Giancarlo Stanton had two hits and an RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Gio Urshela had two hits and an RBI, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Torres hit a double.  Torres, Stanton and Urshela each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Judge had a stolen base and an outfield assist. 

Michael Brantley had a hit, Jose Altuve had a hit and Alex Bregman drew a walk.  Yuli Gurriel drew a walk, Kyle Tucker had a hit and the Astros were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Springer committed an error. 

In the fourth Torres hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and in the sixth a Torres solo homerun pushed the lead to 2-0.  Stanton hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Torres hit a two-run single and the lead was pushed to 5-0.  In the ninth Urshela hit a solo homerun and Torres hit an RBI ground out to make it 7-0 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have a 1-0 series lead and the two teams will play game two on Sunday night. 


Saturday, October 12, 2019

New York Yankees complete ALDS Sweep of the Minnesota Twins


The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of the ALDS.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 5-1.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen pitched well and Gleyber Torres had three hits to lead the offense. 

Severino pitched four innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Tommy Khanle pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Adam Ottavino gave up a walk to the only batter he faced and Chad Green earned the victory pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one.  Zack Britton pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run and Aroldis Chapman earned the saved pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. 

Jake Odorizzi lost the game pitching five innings and giving up two runs and he struck out five.  Taylor Rogers pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts, Sergio Romo pitched 1 1/3 inings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and Trevor May pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and Cameron Maybin had a hit and an RBI.  Torres had three hits and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBI.  Gio Urshela had a hit which was a double and Torres hit two doubles.  Torres and Maybin each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Torres had a stolen base. 

Max Kepler drew a walk, Jorge Polanco had a hit and Nelson Cruz drew a walk.  Eddie Rosario had three hits and an RBI, Mitch Garver drew a walk and Luis Arraez had two hits.  Marwin Gonzalez had a hit, Jake Cave had a hit and C.J. Cron had a hit and drew a walk.  Rosario and Arraez each hit a double and Rosario hit a homerun.  The Twins were 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Garver committed an error. 

In the second Torres hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Gardner hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the seventh Gregorius hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.  Rosario hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the ninth Maybin hit a solo homerun and Gregorius hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees swept the ALDS best of five series with three straight victories and they move on to the ALCS.  They will await their opponent as the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays continue to battle.  The series will begin Saturday. 


Monday, October 7, 2019

New York Yankees take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Minnesota Twins


The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched very well.  The Yankees bullpen also did a good job and Aaron Judge, Edwin Encarnacion, Didi Gregorius and Gio Urshela each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched five innings giving up a run on three hits.  He walked one and struck out seven and earned the win.  Tommy Khanle pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Tyler Lyons pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts. 

Randy Dobnak pitched two innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks.  Dobnak took the loss.  Tyler Duffey pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout, Devin Smeltzer pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two hits and three walks with four strikeouts and Cody Stashak  pitched 2/3 of an inning  giving up a hit and a walk.  Trevor May pitched to one batter and retired him, Sergio Romo pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Zack Littell pitched to one batter and retired him. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and drew a walk, Judge had two hits and drew two walks and Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Encarnacion had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI and drew a walk and Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI.  Gary Sanchez drew a walk, Gregorius had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk.  Urshela had two hits, LeMahieu hit a double and Gregorius hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. 

Nelson Cruz had a hit and drew a walk, Eddie Rosario had a hit and Mitch Garver had two hits and an RBI.  Luis Arraez had two hits and an RBI, Arraez hit two doubles and the Twins were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first Encarnacion hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Stanton hit a sac fly to push the lead to 2-0.  Torres hit an RBI single and Gregorius hit a grand-slam and the lead was up to 7-0.  Gardner hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 8-0.  In the fourth Garver hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 8-1.  In the ninth Arraez hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 8-2 but that would be the final score.  The Yankees took a 2-0 series lead and head to Minnesota for Game 3 on Monday night with a chance to close out the series and move on to the ALCS. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

New York Yankees take Game 1 of ALDS


The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 10-4.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen did their job and DJ LeMahieu led the offense with three hits and four RBI. 

Paxton pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Adam Ottavino pitched to one batter and walked him, Tommy Khanle earned the win pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Chad Green pitched 2/3 of an inning.  Zack Britton pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout, J.A. Happ pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one. 

Jose Berrios pitched four innings giving up four hits and three runs with one being earned.  He walked three and struck out six.  Zack Littell pitched giving up two runs and a walk, Tyler Duffey pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Cody Stashak pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs.  Kyle Gibson pitched an inning giving up a hit and three runs with three walks and a strikeout and Brusdar Graterol pitched an inning striking out two. 

LeMahieu had three hits and four RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew two walks and Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI.  Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton drew three walks and Gleyber Torres had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Gary Sanchez drew a walk, Didi Gregorius drew a walk and Encarnacion hit two doubles and Torres and LeMahieu each hit a double.  LeMahieu and Gardner each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Maybin had two stolen bases and Torres had a stolen base.  LeMahieu committed an error and Sanchez had a passed ball. 

Jorge Polanco had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Nelson Cruz had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Miguel Sano had a hit and an RBI.  Max Kepler drew two walks, Marwin Gonzalez had two hits and Luis Arraez had a hit.  Gonzalez and Arraez each hit a double.  Polanco, Cruz and Sano each hit a homerun and the Twins were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Polanco had a stolen base and Cron committed an error. 

In the first Polanco hit a solo homerun to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the third Cruz hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  In the third Encarnacion hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  Torres grounded into a forceout but an error allowed two runs to score and give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the fifth Polanco hit an RBI single to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the fifth Torres hit a two-run double to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead.  In the sixth Sano hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 5-4.  In the bottom of the sixth LeMahieu hit a solo homerun and Gardner hit a solo homerun extending the Yankees lead to 7-4.  In the bottom of the seventh LeMahieu hit a three-run double and it was 10-4 Yankees which would be the final score.  The Yankees take a 1-0 series lead and Game 2 will be played on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium before switching to Minnesota for the next couple of games beginning on Monday night. 
 

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