Thursday, March 23, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Washington Nationals in pitching duel


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 1-0.  Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets only had four hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Gsellman pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and an unearned run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Gsellman lost his second game of the spring.  Josh Smoker pitched to two batters and retired them both, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Ty Kelly had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Xorge Carrillo had a hit and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Cabrera committed an error. 

In the third Anthony Rendon hit an RBI double to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead and that would be the only scoring in the game.   

New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays tie


The New York Yankees tied with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida and the final score was 5-5 in nine innings.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and pitched well and Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge and Ronald Torreyes each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with no walks and eight strikeouts.  J.R. Graham pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and J.P. Feyereisen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Colten Brewer pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jason Gurka pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had two hits, Dustin Fowler drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Clint Frazier had an RBI, Greg Bird had a hit and Ji-Man Choi drew a walk.  Chris Carter had a hit, Judge had two hits and an RBI and Torreyes had two hits and an RBI.  Pete Kozma drew a walk, Bird, Ellsbury, Hicks and Judge each hit a double.  Torreyes hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Fowler had two stolen bases and Wade had a stolen base.  Ellsbury and Torreyes were each caught stealing. 

In the second Jesus Sucre hit a sac fly to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Tim Beckham hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  Jake Bauers hit a two-run double to extend the lead to 4-0 and Patrick Leonard hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.  In the sixth Hicks hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1.  Judge hit an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game.  Torreyes hit a solo homerun to cut it to 5-3 in the seventh.  Frazier hit a sac fly still in the seventh and it was a 5-4 game.  The Yankees would tie the game in the ninth on a steal and throwing error.  The game would end in a 5-5 tie.   

New York Mets fall to the Miami Marlins in an offensive explosion


The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 15-9.  Steven Matz started and he wasn’t good.  Zach Wheeler wasn’t very good either.  Curtis Granderson led the offense with a couple of hits and five RBI. 

Matz pitched four innings giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and retired him, Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with only one being earned.  He walked one and struck out one, Wheeler took his second loss of the spring pitching three innings and giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and a strikeout and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs. 

Jose Reyes had a hit and a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Granderson had two hits and five RBI, Desmond Lindsay had a hit and Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI.  Jay Bruce had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Travis d’Arnaud had two hits and Cabrera, Walker and d’Arnaud each hit a double.  Granderson hit two homeruns and Bruce hit a homerun.  The Mets were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Bruce had a stolen base and Cabrera and Cespedes each committed an error.  Carrillo had a passed ball. 

In the first Justin Bour hit into a double play and a run scored giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI ground out to tie the game at one.  Granderson hit a two-run homerun to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.  In the second Matt den Dekker hit a two-run double to tie the game at three, Scott Copeland hit a sac bunt that gave the Marlins a 4-3 lead and J.T. Realmuto an RBI double giving them a 5-3 lead.  In the bottom of the second Granderson hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 5-4.  Walker hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 6-5 lead.  In the fifth Destin Hood reached on an error and the game was tied at six.  den Dekker hit a sac fly and the Marlins regained the lead at 7-6.  Ryan Jackson hit an RBI ground out to push the lead to 8-6 still in the fifth.  In the bottom of the fifth Bruce hit a solo homerun and the lead was cut to 8-7.  In the sixth Marcell Ozuna hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 9-7.  Granderson hit a two-run homerun in the sixth to tie the game at nine.  In the eighth Tyler Moore hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins back the lead at 10-9 and Ramon Cabrera hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 12-9.  In the ninth Moore hit a three-run homerun to make it a 15-9 game and that would be the final score. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida and the final score was 7-3.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Greg Bird led the offense with a couple of hits and five RBI. 

Tanaka pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out three and picked up his third win of the spring.  Jonathan Holder pitched to two batters and retired them both, Ernesto Frieri pitched an inning and struck out the side and Matt Marsh pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk.  Joe Mantiply pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Dustin Fowler had a hit, Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk and Bird had two hits and five RBI.  Starlin Castro had a hit and drew a walk, Chris Carter drew a walk and Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI.  Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI, Billy McKinney had a hit and Sanchez, McKinney and Tejada each hit a double.  Bird hit two homeruns and Headley hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the fourth Bird hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Bird hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the sixth Headley hit a solo homerun and the lead was pushed to 6-0.  Tejada hit an RBI double in the eighth and it was a 7-0 game.  In the bottom of the eighth Tyler Goeddel hit a sac fly and Daniel Nava hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 7-2.  In the ninth Pedro Florimon hit a sac fly to make it a 7-3 game and that would be the final score. 
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New York Yankees lose to the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 4-2.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well.  Starlin Castro had two hits and Matt Holliday had two RBI to lead the offense. 

Mitchell pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Tommy Layne pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout and Luis Cessa took the loss pitching two innings and giving up two hits and a run with two walks.  Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a couple of strikeouts. 

Gary Sanchez had a hit, Castro had two hits and Holliday had a hit and two RBI.  Donovan Solano drew a walk, Castro hit a double and Holliday hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Fowler had a stolen base. 

In the third Mike Miller hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead and Sam Travis hit an RBI single to make it 2-0.  In the bottom of the sixth Holliday hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at two.  In the seventh Travis hit an RBI ground out to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead and in the ninth Joseph Monge hit an RBI single to extend the Red Sox lead to 4-2 which would be the final score. 


 

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