Monday, April 27, 2015

The New York Yankees take the Subway Series with a 6-4 victory



The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Sunday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-4.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and struggled and Jon Niese for the Mets and he struggled.  The bullpens were pretty good.  Alex Rodriguez had a couple of hits including a homerun for the Yankees.  Daniel Murphy led the Mets offense with a couple of hits and RBI. 

Eovaldi pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with six strikeouts.  Chasen Shreve earned his first win pitching 2/3 of an inning walking one, Chris Martin pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings and Justin Wilson retired the only batter that he faced.  Dellin Betances pitched an inning striking out three and Andrew Miller earned his seventh save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Niese lost his first game of the season pitching five innings and giving up eight hits and six runs with four of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out three.  Erik Goeddel pitched two innings giving up a hit and struck out three and Alex Torres pitched an inning striking out one. 

Brett Gardner had two hits and an RBI, Chris Young had a hit and an RBI and Rodriguez had two hits and two RBI.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and John Ryan Murphy had two hits.  Gregorio Petit had a hit and an RBI, Murphy, Petit, Gardner, Rodriguez and Headley each hit a double.  Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Drew and Headley each committed an error and Beltran had an outfield assist. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Juan Lagares had two hits and Lucas Duda had a hit.  Michael Cuddyer had a hit and an RBI, Murphy had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk including two doubles.  Cuddyer hit a double and Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Campbell, Cuddyer, Murphy and Flores each hit an error. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun and Murphy hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the second Petit hit an RBI double, Gardner hit an RBI double, Young hit an RBI single and Rodriguez hit an RBI double.  The Yankees had a 5-2 lead.  In the third Cuddyer hit an RBI double and Murphy hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-4.  In the fifth Rodriguez grounded into a force out and a run scored to make it 6-4.  6-4 would be the final score as the Yankees bullpen nailed down the win. 

The Yankees took the series two out of three.  The Yankees have now won three straight series and are 8-2 in their last ten games.  The Yankees will take on the Tampa Bay Rays in three games beginning Monday night at Yankee Stadium.   

The New York Mets even the Subway Series behind a dominant Matt Harvey


The New York Mets even the Subway Series behind a dominant Matt Harvey

The New York Mets defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and struggled and Matt Harvey for the Mets and he was great.  The Yankees bullpen was pretty good.  Juan Lagares led the Mets with four hits and Mark Teixeira led the Yankees with three hits. 

Sabathia pitched five innings giving up nine hits and seven runs.  He walked none and struck out two and took his fourth loss of the season.  Esmil Rogers pitched three innings giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts and Chris Martin pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Harvey won his fourth game of the season pitching 8 2/3 innings and giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Carlos Torres pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Teixeira had three hits and an RBI and Brian McCann drew a walk.  Stephen Drew had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Drew hit a double.  Teixeira hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gregorius committed an error. 

Granderson had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI and Michael Cuddyer had a hit.  Eric Campbell had a hit and an RBI, Lagares had four hits and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had two hits and an RBI.  Kevin Plawecki had two hits and three RBI, Lagares hit a triple and Duda, Plawecki and Campbell each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Duda hit a solo homerun in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Ellsbury hit into a double play but a run scored to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Lagares hit an RBI triple, Flores hit an RBI single and Plawecki hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 5-1 lead.  In the sixth Campbell hit a solo homerun and a wild pitch scored another run.  The Mets had a 7-1 lead.  In the seventh Teixeira hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-2.  Plawecki hit an RBI single in the eighth to make it 8-2 and that was the final score.  The Yankees and Mets split the first two games of the Subway Series and will play the rubber game on Sunday night.  It will be Nathan Eovaldi against Jon Niese.   

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The New York Mets extend win streak to 11 games


The New York Mets end a long homestand with a perfect record and extend streak to 11 games

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-3.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well, the bullpen was great and Daniel Murphy had a couple of hits and four RBI to lead the offense. 

Colon won his fourth game of the season by pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and three runs.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out five.  Buddy Carlyle pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Alex Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning walking one and striking out two.  Familia picked up his eighth save of the season. 

Julio Teheran pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and four runs with five walks and five strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Ian Thomas pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two walks and striking out one, Sugar Ray Marimon pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and Luis Avilan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs.  Brandon Cunniff pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew three walks.  Michael Cuddyer had an RBI and drew two walks, Murphy had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk and Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Murphy hit a double and the Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base and Flores was picked off. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Nick Markakis had two hits and Freddie Freeman had a hit.  A.J. Pierzynski had two hits, Andrelton Simmons had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Jace Peterson had an RBI.  Simmons hit a double and Markakis hit a double.  The Braves were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Pierzynski was caught stealing and Teheran had a pickoff. 

In the bottom of the first Murphy hit a three run double to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.  In the second Simmons hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1 and in the fourth Simmons hit an RBI single to cut it to 3-2.  Peterson hit a sac fly to tie the game at three in the fourth.  Campbell had an RBI walk in the fifth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead and in the seventh they scored their last two runs to make it 6-3 which would be the final score.  Cuddyer hit an RBI forceout and Murphy hit an RBI single. 

The Mets completed their ten game homestand with a perfect 10-0 record and tied the franchise record for most wins in a row at 11.  They will now head to the Bronx to face their crosstown rivals the New  York Yankees on Friday night and then play again Saturday afternoon and Sunday night.   

The New York Yankees finish long road trip with a victory in Detroit



The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 2-1.  The Yankees capped off a very good 7-3, 10 game road trip and will now head home to face their crosstown rivals the New York Mets.  Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched very well and the bullpen was great.  There wasn't much offense but Jacoby Ellsbury led the charge, getting on base three times and scoring the winning run. 

Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up one run on three hits.  He walked two and struck out six.  Justin Wilson faced one batter and retired him, Dellin Betances picked up his third win of the season pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller picked up his sixth save of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Anibel Sanchez pitched well for 6 1/3 innings, he gave up a hit and a run with four walks and eight strikeouts.  Tom Gorzelanny took the loss pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Brian McCann had an RBI.  chase Headley drew a walk, Chris Young had a hit and Gregori Petit had a hit.  Stephen Drew had a walk, Didi Gregorius had a walk and Ellsbury hit a double.  Petit hit a double and the Yankees were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gregorius and Ellsbury had a stolen base. 

Anthony Gose had a hit, Miguel Cabrera drew a walk and Victor Martinez had an RBI.  J.D. Martinez had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk.  Gose hit a double and J.D. Martinez hit two doubles.  The Tigers were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the first V. Martinez hit a sac fly to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth a balk scored Ellsbury and tied the game at one.  In the eighth McCann hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and that was the final score. 

The Yankees took three of four in the series and the last three in a row.  They are now 9-7 on the season and will head home to face the New York Mets.  The Yankees completed their longest road trip of the season, they will have one more that is just as long in length but none that will be longer. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New York Mets winning streak extends to ten games



The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Dillon Gee started and pitched ok and the bullpen was good.  Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores each had two hits. 

Gee pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Sean Gilmartin pitched 2/3 of an inning walking two batters, Buddy Carlyle pitched to one batter and retired him and picked up his first win of the season and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning with a strikeout and picked up his seventh save of the season. 

Eric Stults pitched six innings giving up four hits nad one run with five strikeouts.  Cody Martin pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Jim Johnson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with three walks and Brandon Cunniff pitched 1/3 of an inning. 

John Mayberry Jr. had a hit, Curtis Granderson drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Duda had two hits and an RBI, Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk, Kevin Plawecki drew a walk and Flores had two hits and two RBI.  Campbell hit a double and Mayberry hit a triple.  Flores hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Alberto Callaspo had a hit and an RBI and Nick Markakis had a hit.  Freddie Freeman drew a walk, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and drew a walk, Kelly Johnson had a hit and Andrelton Simmons had a hit and an RBI.  Jace Peterson drew a walk, Pierzynski hit a double, Young Jr. hit a triple and the Braves were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Peterson committed an error. 

In the second Simmons hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Flores hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  The Braves took the lead back in the fifth on a Callaspo sac fly to make it a 2-1 game.  The Mets tied the game in the seventh on a Flores solo homerun and then took the lead in the eighth for good on a Duda RBI single which made it 3-2 and that was the final score. 

The Mets will go for the three game sweep and the homestand sweep on Thursday afternoon.   
 

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