Friday, May 22, 2015

The New York Mets are shutout and destroyed by the St. Louis Cardinals



The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-0.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and had another bad start.  The Mets bullpen pitched well and the offense was lead by Lucas Duda who had half of the teams hits. 

Colon pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 11 hits and nine runs with eight being earned, two walks and four strikeouts.  He earned his third loss of the season.  Jack Leathersich pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts, Sean Gilmartin pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Carlos Martinez won his fourth game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Randy Choate pitched 2/3 of an inning retiring both batters that he faced and Miguel Socolovich pitched two perfect innings. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Duda had two hits and Michael Cuddyer drew a walk.  Juan Lagares had a hit and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Campbell committed an error. 

Kolten Wong had three hits and two RBI, Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew a walk and Matt Holliday had three hits and an RBI.  Matt Adams had two hits and three RBI, Jhonny Peralta had a hit and an RBI and Yadier Molina drew a walk.  Jayson Heyward had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Grichuk had two hits and an RBI and Peralta and Grichuk each hit a double.  Grichuk hit a triple and Heyward and Adams each hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Molina committed an error. 

In the first Peralta hit an RBI double to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Heyward hit a solo homerun, Wong hit an RBI single and Holliday an RBI single to make it 4-0 Cardinals.  Adams hit a three run homerun and it was 7-0 Cardinals.  In the fifth Grichuk hit an RBI double to push the lead to 8-0.  Wong hit an RBI single to make it 9-0.  The two teams will complete their four game series on Thursday afternoon. 

The New York Yankees are swept in Washington and end miserable road trip



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 3-2.  Adam Warren started for the Yankees and pitched well, pitching into the seventh inning for the second straight game.  The Yankees offense for the third time on this trip scored two runs in the first and then didn't score again. 

Warren pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out four and took his third loss of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Esmil Rogers pitched an inning walking one and striking out two. 

Jordan Zimmerman won his fourth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Matt Grace pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout and Drew Storen earned his 12th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out two batters. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Chase Headley had a hit and Didi Gregorius had two hits.  Beltran hit a double and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Headley committed an error and McCann had a pickoff. 

Denard Span had two hits and an RBI, Ian Desmond had a hit and an RBI and Yunel Escobar drew a walk.  Ryan Zimmerman drew two walks, Tyler Moore had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Danny Espinosa had a hit.  Desmond and Moore each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Zimmerman had a stolen base and Span was picked off. 

In the first Beltran hit an RBI double and McCann hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  Desmond hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 2-1.  Moore hit a solo homerun in the fourth that tied the game at two.  In the seventh Span hit an RBI single to give the Nats a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees lost both games in Washington and were 2-7 on their road trip.  They had a three game lead in the division and are now tied for first with the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Yankees will have the day off on Thursday and then begin a three game series at home with the Texas Rangers. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The New York Yankees continue miserable road trip with another loss



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 8-6 in ten innings.  Nathan Eovaldi started and couldn't hold a four run lead.  The bullpen was pretty good but Miller did give up  his first earned runs of the year and took the loss.  Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew each had a couple of hits. 

Eovaldi pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Justin Wilson pitched to two batters and retired them both, David Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Chasen Shreve struck out the only batter that he faced, Dellin Betances pitched two innings walking one and striking out three and Miller took his first loss of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gio Gonzalez pitched five innings giving up six hits and six runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Blake Treinen pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Matt Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Aaron Barrett retired the only batter that he faced.  Drew Storen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Matt Grace earned his second win of the season pitching an inning giving up a walk and striking out two batters. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk and then left the game with an injury, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Chris Young had a hit and an RBI.  Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Jose Pirela had a hit.  Drew had two hits and two RBI, Headley hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Denard Span had a hit, Ian Desmond had two hits and two RBI and Yunel Escobar had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Bryce Harper had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and two RBI and Ramos had a hit adn an RBI.  Danny Espinosa drew a walk, Robinson had a hit and an RBI and Wilmer Difo had a hit.  Dan Uggla drew a walk, Clint Robinson hit a double, Desmond, Harper, Wilson Ramos and Zimmerman each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the first Desmond hit a solo homerun and Harper hit a solo homeruns to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Young hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1.  Headley hit an RBI double, Drew hit a two run single and it was 4-2 Yankees.  in the fifth Teixeira hit a two run homerun to make it 6-2 Yankees.  In the bottom of the fifth Robinson hit an RBI double , Desmond hit an RBI single and Escobar hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-5 Yankees.  In the sixth Ramos hit a solo homerun to tie the game at sixth and it would stay that way until the tenth when Zimmerman hit a two run walk-off homerun to give the Nationals a 8-6 victory. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday night and then the Yankees will be off on Thursday before returning home on Friday night vs. Texas Rangers.   

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New York Yankees at Washington Nationals



The New York Yankees will begin a brief two game series in Washington D.C. tonight.  The Nationals are one of the hottest teams in baseball playing up to their potential finally behind their star Bryce Harper.  The Nationals also have a very good pitching staff.  The Yankees have been slumping with all the road games and 30 games in 31 days finally hitting them.  They finally got a day off on Monday and I am sure they enjoyed it and will come out feeling refreshed and ready to go.  Here are the pitching matchups

Nathan Eovaldi vs. Gio Gonzalez.  Eovaldi has been pretty good this  year, giving the Yankees some hope for now and the future.  Eovaldi is still evolving as a pitcher as he is only 25 years old.  Eovaldi is 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA and Gonzalez is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA. 

On Wednesday night it will be Adam Warren vs. Jordan Zimmerman.  Warren is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and Zimmerman is 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA.  Warren is coming off of his longest start of his career.  The Yankees will then head home finally to take on the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals before heading west for the first time this season. 

In this series with Washington another thing to watch is the pitchers betting and Arod being the DH isn't going to play unless he pinch hits.  That is a big bat to take out of a slumping Yankees lineup.   

The New York Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in a long extra inning affair



The New York Mets defeated or should I say outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1 in 14 innings.  Matt Harvey made the start and pitched great, the bullpen gave up the lead in the ninth.  The offense didn't do too much.  Curtis Granderson had a couple of hits and everyone else had none or one. 

Harvey pitched eight innings giving up no runs on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched 2/3 of an inning walking two guys.  Alex Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out four and Carlos Torres earned his second win of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit with two strikeouts. 

John Lackey pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with no walks and six strikeouts.  Randy Choate pitched to one batter and struck him out, Mitch Harris pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and Kevin Siegrist pitched  an inning giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts.  Matt Belisle pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out three, Seth Maness pitched two innings giving up two hits and striking out one and Sam Tuivailala pitched giving up a run and two walks and took his first loss of the season.  Trevor Rosenthal pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk. 

Granderson had two hits, Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk and Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Michael Cuddyer had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Wilmer Flores had a hit.  John Mayberry Jr. had a hit and an RBI, Kevin Plawecki had a hit and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Granderson hit two doubles and the Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Campbell committed an error and Flores was picked off. 

Kolten Wong had a hit, Matt Holliday had a hit and Jhonny Peralta had a hit and drew two walks.  Matt Adams had two hits, Yadier Molina had three hits and drew a walk and Jason Heyward had a hit and an RBI.  Peralta, Holliday and Heyward each hit a double and the Cardinals were 0-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. 

In the fourth Duda hit an RBI single to make it 1-0 Mets.  In the ninth Heyward hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  The Mets won the game in the 14th on a Mayberry Jr. RBI walk-off single for the 2-1 win.  The two teams will play game two on Tuesday night. 
 

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