Saturday, April 20, 2019

New York Mets get crushed by the St. Louis Cardinals


The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.  The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 10-2.  Chris Flexen made his season debut for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  The bullpen didn’t pitch well either and the offense only managed four hits. 

Flexen pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with five being earned.  He walked four and lost his first game of the season.  Luis Avilan pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts, Jacob Rhame pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run. 

Miles Mikolas pitched eight innings giving up four hits and two runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Mikolas won his second game of the season.  Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Robinson Cano had a hit and Jeff McNeil had a hit and drew a walk.  Amed Rosario had a hit and an RBI, J.D. Davis had an RBI, Flexen had a hit and Rosario hit a triple.  The Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Ramos had a passed ball. 

Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew two walks, Paul Goldschmidt had a hit and an RBI and Paul DeJong had two hits and an RBI.  Marcell Ozuna drew three walks, Jose Martinez had three hits and three RBI and Jose Molina had two hits and two RBI.  Kolten Wong drew two walks, Mikolas had a hit and two RBI and Martinez hit a double.  DeJong hit two doubles and Goldschmidt hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Ozuna had a stolen base. 

In the second a passed ball gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  Mikolas hit a two-run single to push the Cardinals lead to 3-0.  In the third Martinez hit an RBI single to make it a 4-0 game.  Molina hit a sac fly and it was 5-0.  In the bottom of the fifth Molina hit an RBI single to extend the Cardinals lead to 6-0.  In the bottom of the sixth DeJong hit an RBI double and Martinez hit a two-run double and it was a 9-0 game.  In the seventh Rosario hit an RBI triple to cut the lead to 9-1 and Davis hit an RBI ground out making it a 9-2 game.  In the eighth Goldschmidt hit a solo homerun and it was 10-2 which would be the final score of the game. 

The Mets will try and salvage the final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.   

New York Yankees win second in a row over the Kansas City Royals


The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched very well.  Clint Frazier led the offense with three hits. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up four hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Heath Fillmyer pitched four innings giving up seven hits and six runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Fillmyer lost his first game of the season.  Glenn Sparkman pitched three innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Jake Newberry pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had two hits and an RBI and Luke Voit had a hit.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI, Frazier had three hits and two RBI and Mike Ford drew two walks.  Gio Urshela had three hits, Austin Romine had two hits and an RBI and Mike Tauchman had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Romine, Frazier and Urshela each hit a double and LeMahieu, Tauchman and Frazier each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

Whit Merrifield had a hit and an RBI, Adalberto Mondesi drew a walk and Hunter Dozier had a hit and drew two walks.  Chris Owings had a hit and an RBI,Jorge Soler drew a walk and Lucas Duda had two hits.  Billy Hamilton had a hit, Dozier hit a double and Hamilton hit a triple.  Owings, Merrifield each hit a homerun.  The Royals were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the first Judge hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Frazier hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 2-0.  In the fourth Tauchman hit a three-run homerun to make it a 5-0 game.  LeMahieu hit a homerun making it a 6-0 game.  In the sixth Merrifield hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-1.  In the bottom of the sixth Torres and Frazier each hit an RBI single to extend the Yankees lead to 8-1.  In the seventh Romine hit an RBI single and it was 9-1 Yankees.  In the ninth Owings hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 9-2 and that would be the final score. 

The teams will play the fourth and final game on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees have won two out of three so far and four of their last five games. 


New York Mets hold off the St. Louis Cardinals


The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.  The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 5-4.  Jason Vargas started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Robinson Cano led the offense with three hits and Pete Alonso, J.D. Davis and Juan Lagares each had two hits. 

Vargas pitched four innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts.  Seth Lugo won his first game of the season pitching two innings giving up four hits and two runs and three strikeouts.  Jeurys Familia pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and an unearned run, Justin Wilson pitched giving up a hit and a walk and Robert Gsellman pitched 2/3 of an inning.  Edwin Diaz pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and saved his seventh game of the season. 

Adam Wainwright pitched three innings giving up eight hits and four runs with three being earned.  He walked three and struck out three and lost his second game of the season.  Giovanny Gallegos pitched an inning with a walk and two strikeouts, Ryan Helsley pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Dominic Leone pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Tyler Webb pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, John Brebbia pitched to one batter and got him out and John Gant pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Alonso had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Cano had three hits and an RBI and Michael Conforto drew three walks.  Wilson Ramos had a hit and two RBI, Davis had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Amed Rosario had a hit.  Lagares had two hits, Cano hit two doubles and hit a double.  Alonso hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.  Rosario and Davis each committed an error. 

Matt Carpenter had two hits, Paul Goldschmidt had a hit and PaulMarcell Ozuna drew a walk, Jose Martinez had three hits and an RBI and Jose Molina had a hit.  Dustin Fowler had two hits and drew two walks, Kolten Wong drew a walk and Lane Thomas had a hit and two RBI.  Carpenter, Molina and Fowler each hit a double and Thomas and Martinez each hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 m3n on base.  DeJong had a stolen base and Martinez and DeJong each committed an error. 

In the first Ramos hit an RBI single, Davis hit an RBI double and the Mets had a 2-0 lead.  In the second Cano hit an RBI single to push the Mets lead to 3-0.  In the fourth Ramos hit an RBI ground out to extend the Mets lead to 4-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Martinez hit a solo homerun and the lead was cut to 4-1.  In the sixth Alonso hit a solo homerun to make it a 5-1 game.  In the bottom of the sixth Thomas hit a two-run homerun after an umpire review and the lead was cut to 5-3.  In the eighth Fowler hit an RBI single to make it a 5-4 game.  That would be the final score of the game. 

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

New York Yankees defeat the Kansas City Royals


The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen did their job and Tyler Wade had two hits and Brett Gardner had two RBI to lead the offense. 

Sabathia pitched five innings giving up three hits and an unearned run.  He walked four and struck out five and won his first game of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts, Adam Ottavino pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and Tommy Kahnle pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout.  Zack Britton pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Jakob Junis pitched 5 1/3 in3nings giving up six hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  walked two and struck out two and lost his second game of the season.  Jake Diekman pitched 2/3 of an inning, Brad Boxberger pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with three walks and Jake Newberry pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Gardner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Luke Voit had a hit and drew two walks.  Gleyber Torres had a hit, DJ LeMahieu had an RBI and Clint Frazier drew a walk.  Mike Tauchman had a hit and an RBI, Kyle Higashioka had a hit and Wade had two hits.  Higashioka and Judge each hit a double and Tauchman and Gardner each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Sabathia, Torres and Voit each committed an error.  Frazier had an outfield assist. 

Billy Hamilton drew two walks, Adalberto Mondesi had a hit and an RBI and Hunter had a hit and drew a walk.  Alex Gordon had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Jorge Soler had a hit and Martin Maldonado drew a walk.  Terrance Gore had a hit and drew a walk.  Gordon and Dozier each hit a double and the Royals were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Mondesi had a stolen base and Hamilton had two stolen bases and was caught stealing once.  Merrifield and Dozier each committed an error and Maldonado had a passed ball. 

In the third Mondesi hit an RBI single to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.  In the third Gardner hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Tauchman hit a solo homerun to push their lead to 3-1.   In the sixth Gordon hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2 and in the bottom of the sixth LeMahieu hit a sac fly to extend the Yankees lead to 4-2.  Frazier had an RBI walk and it was 5-2 Yankees.  In the seventh Wade hit an RBI bunt single and it was 6-2 Yankees and that would be the final score. 

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




New York Yankees are defeated by the Kansas City Royals


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-1.  Domingo German started for the Yankees and he had a quality start.  The Yankees bullpen did not pitch well and the offense only produced four hits. 

German pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with no walks and nine strikeouts.  German lost his first game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout, Zack Britton pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout and Chad Green pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two.  Joe Harvey pitched an inning giving up a run and a walk with a strikeout. 

Homer Bailey won his second game of the season pitching six innings and giving up three hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts.  Richard Lovelady pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one and Ian Kennedy pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. 

Aaron Judge had a hit, Luke Voit had a hit and drew a walk and Gleyber Torres had an RBI.  Clint Frazier had two hits, Mike Ford drew a walk and Tyler Wade drew a walk.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Whit Merrifield had a hit and an RBI, Adalberto Mondesi had two hits and two RBI and Alex Gordon had a hit and an RBI.  Ryan O’Hearn had two hits and an RBI, Jorge Soler had two hits and an RBI and Martin Maldonado had a hit.  Billy Hamilton had two hits and drew a walk.  Gordon, Merrifield and Mondesi each hit a double.  Soler and O’Hearn each hit a homerun and the Royals were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Hamilton had a stolen base and Soler committed an error. 

In the first Gordon hit an RBI double to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Torres hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the second Soler hit a solo homerun to give the Royals a 2-1 lead and in the fourth O’Hearn hit a solo homerun pushing the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Merrifield hit an RBI double and Mondesi hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 5-1.  In the ninth Mondesi hit a sac fly to make it 6-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night.   
 

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