Tuesday, September 27, 2016


New York Yankees win a thrilling game in Toronto

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 7-5.  Luis Severino started in place of injured starter Masahiro Tanaka and was ejected in the second inning.  The Yankees pitching for the most part was pretty good.  Brett Gardner had three hits, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira each had two hits. 

Severino pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeouts.  Jonathan Holder pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk, James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Kirby Yates pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out three.  Richard Bleier pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Adam Warren pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and he won his seventh game of the season and Dellin Betances pitched giving up two runs with only one being earned and he walked two.  Tommy Layne earned his first save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk. 

J.A. Happ pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out two.  Joe Biagini pitched to one batter and retired him, Brett Cecil pitched to one batter and retired him and Jason Grilli blew his fourth save of the season and lost his sixth game of the season.   Grilli gave up four hits and four runs in 1/3 of an inning and Danny Barnes pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Gardner had three hits and drew a walk, Ellsbury had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Gary Sanchez had two RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit, Teixeira had two hits and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Aaron Hicks had a hit, two RBI and Donovan Solano had a hit.  Gardner and Solano each hit a double and Teixeira and Hicks each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Betances committed an error. 

Darwin Barney drew a walk, Josh Donaldson drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Jose Bautista had a hit and drew a walk, Dioner Navarro had a hit and an RBI and Russell Martin had an RBI and drew two walks.  Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and an RBI, Michael Saunders had a hit and an RBI and Justin Smoak drew a walk.  Kevin Pillar had a hit, Tulowitzki hit a double and the Jays were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Martin and Pillar each committed an error. 

In the first Sanchez hit an RBI ground out to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Martin drew an RBI walk to tie the game at one.  In the third Tulowitzki hit an RBI double to give the Jays a 2-1 lead.  In the third Saunders hit an RBI single to push the Jays lead to 3-1.  In the eighth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2.  Teixeira hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three in the ninth and Hicks hit a two run homerun to make it a 5-3 game.  Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Sanchez a sac fly to push the lead to 7-3 in the ninth.  In the bottom of the ninth Encarnacion drew an RBI walk and Navarro hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-5 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees finished their final road trip of the season.  They lost three out of four in Toronto and went 3-8 on their 11 game road trip.  They now come home to finish out their final six games of the season.  They aren't mathematically eliminated but they realistically don't have a chance.  They have made it this far though with no one expecting that. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

New York Mets completely run over the Philadelphia Phillies



The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 17-0.  Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well and the bullpen finished it off without a hit allowed.  Jose Reyes had four RBI, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, TJ Rivera and Rene Rivera each had two hits. 

Gsellman pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Fernando Salas pitched an inning striking out the side and Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning. 

Jake Thompson pitched four innings giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and a strikeout.  He lost his sixth game of the season.  Phil Klein pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with two walks, Colton Murray pitched two innings giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts and Frank Herrmann pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Patrick Schuster pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and five runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Luis Garcia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Reyes had a hit and four RBI with two walks, Cabrera had two hits and four RBI and Eric Campbell had a hit and two RBI.  Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk, Ty Kelly drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Michael Conforto had a hit and two RBI, Bruce had two hits and TJ Rivera had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  James Loney had a hit, Rene Rivera had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Gsellman had a hit.  Bruce, Reyes and Conforto each hit a double.  Gradnerson and Cabrera each hit a homerun and the Mets were 7-17 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Bruce committed an error and Rene Rivera had a passed ball. 

In the second Loney grounded into a double play and the Mets took a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Granderson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  Reyes walks to push it to 3-0, in the fifth T.J. Rivera hit an RBI single and it was 4-0 Mets.  R. Rivera was hit by a pitch still in the fifth to make it 5-0 and a wild pitch made it 6-0.  In the seventh Reyes drew an RBI walk to extend the Mets lead to 7-0 and Cabrera hit a grand slam still in the seventh and it was 11-0 Mets.  In the eighth Reyes hit a two run double to make it 13-0 and Campbell hit a two run single and it was 15-0.  Conforto hit a two run double in the eighth to finish the scoring at 17-0. 

The Mets will head to Miami to take on the Marlins on Monday night in the first game since Jose Fernandez death for the Marlins. 

New York Yankees lose third straight game in Toronto



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 4-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead late.  Mark Teixeira led the offense with two hits. 

Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with no walks and two strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Tyler Clippard pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Clippard lost his sixth game of the season and blew his third save of the season. 

Marco Estrada pitched seven innings giving up four htis and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs and he blew his fourth save of the season but won his third game of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI and Teixeira had two hits.  Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk, Billy Butler had a hit and Chase Headley had a hit.  Mason Williams had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had an RBI and Teixeira and Gardner each hit a double.  Gregorius hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Young Jr. had a stolen base, Clippard committed an error and Sanchez had a passed ball. 

Devon Travis drew a walk, Josh Donaldson had a hit and drew two walks and Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI.  Jose Bautista had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and Michael Saunders had a hit.  Melvin Upton Jr. drew a walk, Kevin Pillar had a hit and Ezequiel Carrera had a hit and an RBI.  Donaldson hit a double, Bautista hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Donaldson and Pompey each had a stolen base. 

In the fourth Bautista hit a solo homerun to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh Gregorius hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the eighth Bautista hit an RBI single to give the Jays a 2-1 lead and in the ninth Williams hit an RBI single to tie the game at two and Torreyes hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth Carrera hit an RBI bunt single to tie the game at three and Encarnacion hit an RBI walk-off single to win the game 4-3 for the Jays. 

The Yankees have lost four games in a row overall and three straight to the Jays.  The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Monday night. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The New York Mets doubled up the Philadelphia Phillies



The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 10-5.  Gabriel Ynoa started for the Mets and he didn't pitch that well and the bullpen was ok.  Michael Conforto had a couple of hits and three RBI. 

Ynoa pitched two innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Logan Verrett pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, Josh Smoker won his third game of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he walked one.  Josh Edgin pitched giving up a hit and Hansel Robles pitched 2 2/3 innings striking out three. 

Jeremy Hellickson pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with three walks and a strikeout.  He lost his 10th game of the season.  Frank Hermann pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Colton Murray pitched an ininng giving up a hit and a run adn Patrick Schuster pitched giving up a hit and two runs with only one being earned.  He walked one and Severino Gonzalez pitched two innings with two strikeouts. 

Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Conforto had two hits and three RBI and Eric Campbell had a hit and an RBI.  Lucas Duda had a hit, TJ Rivera had an RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI.  Ty Kelly drew a walk, Rene Rivera had a hit and Conforto, d'Arnaud, Duda and Cespedes each hit a double.  Conforto hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Reynolds committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Roman Quinn had two hits and an RBI and Odubel Herrera had a hit and drew a walk.  Maikel Franco had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Howard drew a walk and Freddy Galvis had two hits.  Cody Asche had a hit and drew a walk, Darin Ruf had a hit and two RBI and Franco and Ruf each hit a homerun and the Phillies were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Herrera and Quinn each had a stolen base.  Quinn and Rupp each committed an error. 

In the second Hernandez hit an RBI single to make it 1-0 Phillies.  Quinn hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 Phillies.  In the bottom of the second d'Arnaud hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the third Franco hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 3-1.  Granderson hit an RBI single in the fifth and the lead was cut to 3-2.  Johnson hit a two run single to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.  Conforto hit a three run homerun and it was 7-3 Mets still in the fifth.  In the sixth Ruf hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 7-5.  In the seventh Lagares hit a sac bunt and a run scored making it an 8-5 game.  Campbell hit an RBI single to push the lead to 9-5 and TJ Rivera hit a sac fly to make it 10-5. 

 The two teams will play on Saturday night and then finish their series on Sunday afternoon. 

The New York Yankees are blown out in Toronto


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 9-0.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well, the bullpen wasn't good.  Gary Sanchez had two hits, the team only managed one other hit. 
Mitchell pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two and took his second loss of the season.  Blake Parker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two walks, James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Ben Heller pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 
Francisco Liriano pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He earned his eighth win of the season.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning with a walk, Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Danny Barnes pitched an inning striking out one. 
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Sanchez had two hits and Billy Butler drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius drew a walk, Aaron Hicks drew a walk and Sanchez hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Butler and McCann each committed an error. 
Devon Travis had two hits, Josh Donaldson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Jose Bautista had a hit and two RBI, Russell Martin had a hit and drew two walks and Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and four RBI.  Michael Saunders drew a walk, Melvin Upton Jr. had a hit and Kevin Pillar had two hits.  Ezequiel Carrera had two hits, Bautista and Travis each hit a double and Donaldson hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Pillar was caught stealing and Tulowitzki committed an error. 
In the first Tulowitzki hit a two run single to give the Jays a 2-0 lead.  In the second Encarnacion drew an RBI walk to push the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Bautista hit a two run double and it was 5-0 Jays.  Tulowitzki hit a two run single to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the eighth Donaldson hit a two run homerun and the lead grew to 9-0 which would be the final score. 
The Yankees have now lost two straight and are seeing their playoff hopes go down the drain. 
 

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