Sunday, September 14, 2014

The New York Mets finally win a home game against the Washington Nationals



The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 4-3.  Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and the bullpen was good.  Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares each had two hits. 

Gee pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out four and earned his seventh win of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out one, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up a hit and walking one with two strikeouts.  Mejia saved his 26th game of the season. 

Gio Gonzalez lost his 10th game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up six hits and four runs with three of them earned.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Aaron Barrett pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning striking out the side. 

Young Jr. had two hits, Lagares had two hits and an RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk.  Travis d'arnaud had a hit and two RBI, Curtis Granderson had a hit and d'Arnaud, Granderson and Lagares each hit a double.  The Mets were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Lagares had a stolen base and committed an error.  d'Arnaud committed an error. 

Denard Span had two hits, Anthony Rendon had three hits and an RBI and Adam LaRoche had a hit, an RBI and drew four walks.  Ian Desmond had a hit, Bryce Harper had a hit and Wilton Ramos had a hit and an RBI.  Nate Schierholtz had two hits, Rendon hit a double and a homerun and the Nationals were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Desmond and Span each had a stolen base.  Ramos committed an error and Harper had an outfield assist. 

In the first d'Arnaud hit a three run double to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.  In the third LaRoche hit an RBI single and Ramos hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2.  Rendon hit a solo homerun in the fourth, it was overturned on a replay review.  Lagares hit an RBI double in the fifth to make it 4-3 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play on Saturday afternoon.   

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The New York Yankees bounce back from a tough day with a win



The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 3-2.  Shane Greene started and pitched well and the bullpen held on for the win.  The offense had one big inning, Brian McCann homered and Chris Young stole home. 

Greene pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs.  He walked one and struck out nine and earned his fifth win of the season.  Esmil Rogers pitched an inning walking one and striking out one, Josh Outman retired the only two batters that he faced and Shawn Kelley pitched an inning giving up a hit.  David Robertson pitched an inning giving up a hit and earning his 36th save of the season. 

Miguel Gonzalez pitched six innings giving up three hits and three runs with three walks and a strikeout.  He lost his eighth game of the season.  Ryan Webb pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, T.J. McFarland pitched an inning giving up a hit and drawing a walk and Evan Meek pitched an inning walking one batter. 

Derek Jeter drew a walk, Brett Gardner drew a walk and Martin Prado had a hit.  McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira drew two walks and Young had a hit.  Antoan Richardson had a hit and an RBI, Young hit a double and McCann hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Young and Richardson each had a stolen base. 

Nick Markakis had two hits, Adam Jones had two hits and Nelson Cruz had a hit and an RBI.  Steve Pearce had two hits and an RBI, Jimmy Paredes had two hits and Ryan Flaherty drew two walks.  Jones, Paredes and Pearce each hit a double and Pearce hit a homerun.  The Orioles were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base and Paredes had a stolen base. 

In the second McCann hit a solo homerun and Richardson hit an RBI single and Young stole home to make it 3-0 Yankees.  Cruz hit an RBI single in the third to cut the lead to 3-1.  The Orioles made it 3-2 in the sixth on a Pearce solo homerun.  3-2 was the final score and the rubber game will be played on Sunday night.   

The New York Yankees are swept in a doubleheader



The New York Yankees lost twice to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.  The games took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final scores were 2-1 in 11 innings and 5-0.  Brandon McCarthy started game one and pitched great and the bullpen was good but Adam Warren blew the save.  In game two Bryan Mitchell made his first start of the season and pitched pretty well.  The bullpen was ok but David Phelps struggled with control in his return from injury.  The offense scored only one run in 20 innings of baseball. 

McCarthy pitched seven shutout innings only giving up four hits.  He walked none and struck out six.  Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings walking two batters and striking out two batters, David Robertson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out two and Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up one hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Warren lost his sixth game of the season and blew his third save of the season.  In the second game Mitchell pitched five innings giving up six hits and two runs.  He walked two and struck out two and took his first loss of the season.  Josh Outman pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Phelps pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with three walks and a strikeout and Rich Hill retired the only batter that he faced.  Chaz Roe pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts. 

Bud Norris earned his 13th win of the season in the second game.  He pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out ten.  Tommy Hunter pitched an inning giving up a hit and Brian Matusz pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.  In the first game Kevin Gausman pitched seven innings giving up seven hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out seven.  Andrew Miller pitched an inning and struck out the side, Darren O'Day pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Zach Britton pitched an inning walking one and striking out one.  Brad Brach won his seventh game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run. 

In the first game the Orioles only managed five hits but won with two runs in the 11th.  The Yankees only run came on a Chris Young homerun in the 11th.  They were one out away from winning when the game winning two run single was hit by Jimmy Paredes.  In game two the Yankees only managed four hits.  Nelson Cruz had two hits and Delmon Young had two RBI for the Orioles. 

In the fourth Ryan Flaherty hit an RBI double and Alejandro De Aza hit an RBI triple to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh Young hit an two run single to increase the lead to 4-0.  The Orioles would add one more run in the eighth on a De Aza RBI triple.  The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday afternoon. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

The New York Yankees win in dramatic fashion to take the series from the Tampa Bay Rays



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-4.  Michael Pineda started and was ok, the bullpen was good and Chris Young led the offense. 

Pineda pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up ten hits and four runs with no walks and two strikeouts.  Rich Hill pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and two strikeouts, Roe walked his only batter and Josh Outman retired the only batter that he faced.  Shawn Kelley won his third game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning. 

Alex Cobb pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Brad Boxberger pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Jake McGee pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a strikeout and he blew his third save and lost his second game of the season. 

Brian McCann drew a walk, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit.  Young had two hits and three RBI and Martin Prado had a hit and two RBI.  Young and Suzuki each hit a double and Prado and Young each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  McCann had a passed ball and Suzuki had an outfield assist. 

David DeJesus had two hits, James Loney had a hit and Wil Myers had two hits and drew a walk.  Matt Joyce had two hits, Yunel Escobar had three hits, four RBI and drew a walk and DeJesus hit a double.  Escobar hit a homerun and the Rays were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Kiermaier and Loney each committed an error. 

In the fourth Escobar hit a three run homerun to give the Rays a 3-0 lead.  Escobar hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it 4-0.  The Yankees broke up a no hitter in the eighth  inning on a Young double and then Prado hit a two run homerun to make it 4-2.  In the ninth Young hit a three run walk-off homerun to give the Yankees an improbable 5-4 win.  They took two out of three in the series and now head to Baltimore for a four game series on Friday.  They will play a day/night doubleheader on Friday. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New York Yankees even their series with the Tampa Bay Rays



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-5.  Chris Capuano started and was terrible, the bullpen was great and the offense exploded.  Chris Young led the team with three hits and Brian McCann and Chase Headley each had two hits. 

Capuano pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Chase Whitley pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Preston Claiborne won his third game of the season pitching two hits and he struck out one and Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits.  Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and struck out one and Esmil Rogers pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run. 

Jake Odorizzi lost his 12th game of the season pitching 4 1/3 innings giving up five hits and six runs.  He walked three and struck out two.  Jeff Beliveau pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and struck out one, Steve Geltz pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts and Joel Peralta pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs.  Kirby Yates pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, McCann had two hits and three RBI and Mark Teixeira had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Headley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and an RBI and Young had three hits and two RBI.  Suzuki and Young each hit a double, Teixeira hit a triple and McCann and Young each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Ellsbury and Headley each had a stolen base.  McCann had a passed ball. 

Ben Zobrist had a hit, Guyer had a hit and Evan Longoria had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Wil Myers had two hits and an RBI, James Loney had two hits and drew a walk and Yunel Escobar had two hits and an RBI.  Logan Forsythe had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Hanigan had an RBI and Sean Rodriguez had a hit.  Myers, Escobar, Rodriguez and Loney each hit a double.  Longoria hit a homerun and the Rays were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Hanigan committed an error. 

In the first Myers hit an RBI double, Escobar hit an RBI single, Forsythe hit an RBI single and Hanigan hit a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.  In the bottom of the first McCann hit a solo homerun to make it 4-1.  In the third McCann hit a two run single to make it a 4-3 game.  In the fourth Young hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four.  In the fifth Teixeira hit an RBI triple and Headley hit an RBI single to make it a 6-4.  Suzuki and Young each hit an RBI double to make it 8-4.  Longoria hit a solo homerun to make it 8-5 in the ninth and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game on Thursday night. 
 

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