Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New York Mets fall to the Atlanta Braves



The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 5-2.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen did not pitch very well.  Wilmer Flores had two hits to lead the offense. 

Colon pitched seven innings and giving up six hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.  He lost his fourth game of the season.  Antonio Bastardo pitched without getting an out, he gave up two hits and three runs with a walk and Logan Verrett pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Bud Norris won his third game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up four hits and no runs with no walks and eight strikeouts.  Jim Johnson pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Alexi Ogando pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs and Arodys Vizcaino pitched to one batter and struck him out.  He earned his tenth save of the season. 

Kelly Johnson had a hit, Mark Reynolds had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI.  Neil Walker had a hit, James Loney had a hit and Flores had two hits and an RBI.  Rene Rivera had a hit, Reynolds and Walker hit a double.  The Mets were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Johnson had a stolen base and Loney committed an error. 

Jace Peterson had two hits, Ender Inciarte had a hit and Freddie Freeman had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Nick Markakis had two hits and an RBI, Adonis Garcia had a hit and three RBI and Jeff Francoeur had a hit.  Emilio Bonifacio drew a walk, Markakis, Freeman and Francoeur hit a double and Freeman and Garcia hit a homerun.  The Braves were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Inciarte had a stolen base and committed an error. 

In the first Freeman hit a solo homerun to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the eighth Markakis hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  Garcia hit a three run homerun in the eighth to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the ninth Cespedes hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 5-1 and Flores hit an RBI single to make it 5-2 but that would be the final score. 

The teams split the four game series and the Mets will head to Washington for a big three game series on Monday night.   

Monday, June 27, 2016

New York Yankees fail to sweep the Minnesota Twins



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium and the final score was 7-1.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch that well.  The Yankees offense only managed a couple of hits. 

Eovaldi pitched six innings giving up six hits and five runs with three walks and four strikeouts and he took his fifth loss of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk, Richard Bleier struck out the only batter that he faced and Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Tyler Duffey pitched eight innings giving up two hits and a run with eight strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Brandon Kintzler pitched a perfect inning. 

Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Hicks hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left one man on base. 

Eduardo Nunez had two hits and an RBI, Robbie Grossman drew two walks and Joe Mauer drew a walk.  Brian Dozier had two hits and two RBI, Trevor Plouffe had a hit and an RBI and Max Kepler had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Juan Centeno had a hit and an RBI, Danny Santana had a hit and an RBI and Santana, Dozier, Plouffe, Kepler, Nunez and Centeno each hit a homerun.  The Twins left three men on base.  Nunez was caught stealing. 

In the third Santana hit a solo homerun to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Dozier hit a two run homerun to make it 3-0, Plouffe hit a solo homerun and Kepler hit a solo homerun and it was 5-0 Twins.  In the seventh Nunez hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 6-0.  In the eighth the Yankees got on the board with a solo homerun by Teixeira to cut the lead to 6-1.  In the ninth Centeno hit a solo homerun to make it 7-1 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees won the first two games of the series and lost the last one.  They will open a big four game series with the AL leading Texas Rangers on Monday night. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New York Yankees win a close one with the Minnesota Twins



The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and pitched very well and the bullpen dominated once again as the big three were used for their third straight day.  Brett Gardner had three hits to lead the offense and Carlos Beltran had two . 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and earned his fifth win of the season and Aroldis Chapman earned his 15th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Ervin Santana pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Taylor Rogers pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Ryan Pressly pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout and he lost his fourth game of the season. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Gardner had three hits and Beltran had two hits and an RBI.  Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Brian McCann had two hits and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had an RBI, Didi Gregorius had a hit and the Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. 

Joe Mauer had a hit, Brian Dozier had a hit and an RBI and Max Kepler drew a walk.  Kurt Suzuki had a hit, Dozier hit a homerun and the Twins left three men on base.  Escobar committed an error  and Grossman had an outfield assist. 

In the second Dozier hit a solo homerun giving the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Beltran hit an RBI single to tie the game at one and in the eighth Castro reached on a force attempt and got an RBI to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will go for the three game sweep on Sunday afternoon.  They will then remain at home to close out the home stand with the Texas Rangers for three. 

New York Yankees defeat the Minnesota Twins again



The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3.  Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched ok and the bullpen was great.  Alex Rodriguez had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up three runs on seven hits and he walked two and struck out seven.  Tanaka picked up his fifth win of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman saved his 14th game of the season pitching a perfect inning and striking out the side. 

Tommy Milone lost his second game of the season pitching 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out one.  Neil Ramirez pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Ryan Pressly pitched an inning with a strikeout and Buddy Boshers pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts. 

Rob Refsnyder had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Beltran had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Austin Romine had an RBI and Beltran hit a double.  Hicks hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Eduardo Nunez had a hit and two RBI, Joe Mauer drew a walk and Brian Dozier had two hits.  Eduardo Escobar had a hit, Byung Ho Park drew a walk and Kurt Suzuki had two hits.  Byron Buxton had a hit and an RBI, Dozier, Buxton and Suzuki each hit a double.  The Twins were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Escobar, Grossman and Mauer each committed an error. 

In the third Nunez hit a two run single to give the Twins a 2-0 lead.  In the third Beltran hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  Rodriguez hit an RBI single in the third to tie the game at two.  In the fourth Buxton hit an RBI groundout to give the Twins back the lead at 3-2.  Romine hit a sac fly in the bottom of the third and the game was tied at three.  In the fourth Refsnyder hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead and in the eighth Hicks hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 5-3 which would be the final score. 

The Yankees will try to sweep the three game series on Sunday afternoon.  They will then remain home to play three games against the AL best Texas Rangers.   

The New York Mets win their second straight game in Atlanta



The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.  The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 1-0 Mets.  The game also lasted 11 innings and Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched great.  The bullpen was good and Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and Kelly Johnson had the only RBI to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched eight innings giving up seven hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out six.  Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit ,Addison Reed pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts and he earned his second win of the season and Jeurys Familia saved his 26th game of the season and pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one. 

Julio Teheran pitched eight innings giving up five hits and no runs with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Arodys Vizcaino pitched an inning giving up a hit, Jim Johnson pitched an inning giving up a hit and Dario Alvarez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and he picked up his first win of the season.  Chris Withrow pitched 2/3 of an inning and walked a batter. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Cespedes had two hits and drew a walk.  James Loney had a hit, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit.  Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Johnson hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base. 

Jace Peterson had a hit, Ender Inciarte had two hits and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had a hit and drew a walk.  Nick Markakis had two hits, Tyler Flowers had a hit and Teheran had two hits.  The Braves were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Inciarte had a stolen base and an outfield assist. 

In the 11th inning Johnson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead and that would be the only run of the game as the Mets held on for the 1-0 victory.

The Mets have won two straight games and will finish the series with the Braves on Sunday afternoon.   
 

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