Thursday, April 18, 2019

New York Yankees sweep the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen pitched well and Clint Frazier led the offense with three hits. 

Happ pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Tommy Khanle picked up his first victory of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and striking out one, Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a strikeout and picked up his third save of the season. 

Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run which was unearned.  He walked one and struck out six.  Brandon Workman picked up his first loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and a strikeout, Ryan Brasier pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Heath Hembree pitched a perfect inning with a  strike out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and four RBI, Luke Voit had a hit and drew a walk and Frazier had three hits and an RBI.  Mike Tauchman drew a walk, Austin Romine drew a walk and Frazier and Voit each hit a double.  Gardner hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.   

Xander Bogaerts had a hit, J.D. Martinez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Steve Pearce had a hit.  Mitch Moreland had a hit and drew a walk, Rafael Devers had two hits and Christian Vasquez had a hit and two RBI.  Martinez and Vasquez each hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Devers had a stolen base and Nunez committed an error. 

In the first Martinez hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the second Vazquez hit a two-run homerun to push the Red Sox lead to 3-0.  In the fourth Frazier hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Gardner hit a grand-slam to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead and that would be the final score of the game. 

The Yankees swept the brief two-game series and will remain at home to take on the Kansas City Royals in the start of a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 


New York Yankees blow out the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-0.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and he pitched great.   Aaron Judge and Mike Tauchman each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Paxton pitched eight scoreless innings giving up two hits and a walk and he struck out 12.  Paxton won his second game of the season.  Joe Harvey pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Chris Sale took his fourth loss of the season and he pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Erasmo Ramirez pitched three innings giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout.   

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and an RBI, Judge had two hits and drew a walk and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI, Clint Frazier had a hit and an RBI and Gio Urshela had a hit.  Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk,Austin Romine had a hit and Tauchman had two hits and four RBI.  Tauchman, Urshela and Gardner each hit a double and Tauchman Frazier and Torres each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Judge had a stolen base. 

Mookie Betts drew a walk, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and J.D. Martinez had a hit.  Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit, Bradley and Bogaerts each hit a double and the Red Sox were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Leon committed an error. 

In the third LeMahieu hit an RBI single and Voit hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Yankees.  In the fourth Frazier hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 3-0.  Tauchman hit an RBI double and it was 4-0 Yankees.  In the sixth Tauchman hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the seventh Torres hit a solo homerun to make it a 8-0 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday night. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New York Mets lose in Atlanta and split four-game series


The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.  The game took place at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 7-3.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch that well.  Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil each had two hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with four walks and nine strikeouts.  deGrom took his second loss of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts, Paul Sewald pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk. 

Julio Teheran pitched six innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Jesse Biddle pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jonny Venters pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and Luke Jackson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one.  A.J. Minter pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Nimmo had two hits, Pete Alonso had a hit and Robinson Cano had a hit.  Michael Conforto had a hit, Wilson Ramos had a hit and McNeil had two hits and drew a walk.  Amed Rosario had a hit and an RBI, J.D. Davis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Keon Broxton had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto and McNeil each hit a double.  Davis hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Ramos committed an error. 

Ozzie Albies had two hits, Josh Donaldson had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks and Freddie Freeman drew two walks.  Ronald Acuna Jr. had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Nick Markakis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Johan Camargo had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ender Inciarte had a hit, Tyler Flowers had a hit and Charlie Culberson had a hit and had two RBI.  Camargo hit a double and Albies hit a triple and Donaldson, Culberson and Markakis each hit a homerun.  The Braves were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Albies, Acuna Jr. and Inciarte each had a stolen base. 

In the second Davis hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Markakis hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the third Acuna hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Donaldson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 3-1.  In the sixth Culberson hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 5-1.  In the seventh Camargo hit an RBI double to make it a 6-1 lead.  In the eighth Rosario hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-2 and Broxton hit an RBI single to make it a 6-3 game.  In the eighth Donaldson hit an RBI single to make it a 7-3 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams split the four-game series and the Mets will head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies Monday night.   

Monday, April 15, 2019

New York Yankees can't win their first home series as they lose to the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well.  The Yankees bullpen pitched well and the offense only managed four hits. 

Tanaka pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one, Tommy Khanle pitched to two batters and got them both out, one on a strikeout.  Adam Ottavino pitched an inning with two walks and two strikeouts, Joe Harvey pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Chad Green pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Carlos Rodon pitched six innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Rodon won his second game of the season.  Jace Fry pitched to one batter and struck him out, Nate Jones pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Kelvin Herrera pitched an inning with a strikeout.  Alex Colome pitched an inning to earn his third save of the season. 

Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Gio Urshela had a hit, Mike Tauchman drew a walk and Voit hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Judge had an outfield assist. 

Leury Garcia had a hit, Yoan Moncada had three hits and drew a walk and Jose Abreu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso drew two walks, Eloy Jimenez drew two walks and Tim Anderson had a hit and four RBI.  James McCann had a hit, Yolmer Sanchez had two hits and Moncada, Sanchez and Abreu each hit a double.  Anderson hit a homerun and the White Sox were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Moncada, Garcia and McCann each had a stolen base and Abreu had two stolen bases.  Sanchez and Moncada were each caught stealing.  Anderson committed an error. 

In the first Voit hit an RBI double giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Judge hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fourth Anderson hit a grand-slam for the White Sox giving them a 4-2 lead.  In the fifth Abreu hit a sac fly to extend their lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score of the game. 

The Yankees lost two out of three and for the first time since the early 80s lost their first three series at home. 

The Yankees will be off on Monday and then begin a brief two-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

New York Yankees lose fourth straight in rain shortened game to the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-6 in a rain shortened game.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well and the bullpen continued to struggle.  DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Happ pitched four innings giving up nine hits and six runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Happ lost his second game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  Chad Green pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two this and two runs. 

Lucas Giolito pitched five innings giving up six hits and six runs with four earned.  He walked four and struck out six and won his second game of the season.  Jose Ruiz pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jace Fry pitched to one batter and got him out and Nate Jones earned his first save pitching to one batter and getting him out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge had an RBI and Luke Voit drew a walk.  Gleyber Torres drew a walk, LeMahieu had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Clint Frazier had a hit and drew a walk.  Urshela had two hits and an RBI and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI.  Urshela hit a double and Gardner hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Leury Garcia had two hits and two RBI, Tim Anderson had a hit and Jose Abreu had a hit and drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso had two hits and three RBI, Yoan Moncada had a hit and Eloy Jimenez had three hits and three RBI.  James McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Adam Engel had a hit and drew a walk.  Engel hit a double and Garcia hit two doubles.  Alonso and McCann each hit a homerun and Jimenez hit two homeruns.  The White Sox were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Anderson had a stolen base and committed an error and Garcia had an outfield assist. 

In the first Alonso hit an RBI single to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first LeMahieu hit a two-run single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the second Garcia hit a two-run double and the White Sox trailed 4-3.  Gardner hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth and the Yankees lead was pushed to 5-3.  In the fifth Alonso hit a two-run homerun and Jimenez hit a two-run homerun and suddenly it was 7-5 White Sox.  In the sixth Urshela hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-6.  In the seventh Jimenez hit a solo homerun and McCann hit a solo homerun to make it 9-6.  Play then stopped for the rain and they never came back to play as the game ended there. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 
 

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