Thursday, August 21, 2014

The New York Mets start off a west coast swing with a loss



The New York Mets were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.  The game took place at O co Coliseum and the final score was 6-2.  Dillon Gee started and didn't pitch too well and the offense was led by Eric Campbell who had two hits. 

Gee pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Gee lost his sixth game of the season.  Josh Edgin pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk. 

Scott Kazmir pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run with three walks and six strikeouts.  Kazmir won his 14th game of the season.  Ryan Cook pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Eric O'Flaherty pitched to one batter and struck him out and Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Sean Doolittle pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side. 

Juan Lagares drew a walk, Curtis Granderson drew two walks and David Wright had a hit.  Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI, Campbell had two hits and Wilmer Flores had a hit.  Ruben Tejada had a hit, Anthony Recker had a hit and an RBI and Flores and Recker each hit a double.  d'Arnaud hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Coco Crisp had two hits and three RBI, John Jaso had a hit and Johnny Gomes drew a walk.  Stephen Vogt had two hits, Derek Norris had two hits and drew a walk and Josh Reddick had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Alberto Callaspo had two hits and an RBI and Eric Sogard drew a walk.  Norris hit a double, Crisp hit a triple and Reddick hit a homerun.  The A's were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the fourth d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  The A's answered right back in the bottom of the fourth.  Callaspo hit a sacrifice fly and Crisp hit a three run triple to give the A's a 4-1 lead.  Recker hit an RBI double in the seventh to make it a 4-2 game. Reddick hit a two run homerun in the eighth and it was 6-2 A's.  6-2 was the final score and the two teams will play the second and final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon.   

The New York Yankees lose second straight to the Houston Astros



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Michael Pineda started and pitched well, the bullpen struggled and the offense didn't do much again. 

Pineda pitched 6+ innings giving up two runs on four hits.  He walked one and struck out three.  David Huff lost his first game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Esmil Rogers pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts and Chase Whitley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Scott Feldman won his seventh game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Kevin Chapman pitched to one batter and struck him out, Josh Fields pitched an inning giving up a hit and Jose Veras pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Derek Jeter had two hits and drew a walk and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI.  Chase Headley had two hits, Stephen Drew had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had two hits.  Suzuki hit a double and Drew hit a homerun, the Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base.  Jeter had a stolen base, Ellsbury had two stolen bases and Suzuki had a stolen base.  Headley was caught stealing. 

Robbie Grossman had two hits and two RBI, Jose Altuve had  a hit and an RBI and Dexter Fowler had a hit and an RBI.  Jason Castro drew a walk, Jon Singleton drew a walk and Gonzalez had a hit.  Matt Dominguez had two hits, Marisnick had two hits and an RBI and Fowler hit a double.  The Astros were 5-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Castro had a passed ball. 

Fowler hit an RBI double in the fourth to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.  The Yankees tied the game at one in the bottom of the inning on a Drew solo homerun.  The Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on an Ellsbury RBI single.  The Astros grabbed the lead for good in the seventh inning.  Marisnick hit an RBI single, Grossman hit a two run single and Altuve hit an RBI single to give the Astros a 5-2 lead and that would be the final score.  The Yankees had plenty of chances including in the bottom of the ninth but they couldn't capitalize.  The Yankees will try and avoid the three game sweep tomorrow afternoon. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The New York Yankees lose to the Houston Astros



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-4.  Chris Capuano started and pitched ok, the bullpen wasn't very good.  Martin Prado and Jacoby Ellsbury each had three hits to lead the offense. 

Capuano pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Adam Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and struck out one, Shawn Kelley pitched an inning striking out two and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two.  David Robertson lost his fourth game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with two walks and Rich Hill pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. 

Brett Oberholtzer pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Sipp pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out one, Josh Fields earned his third win of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and striking out one and Chad Qualls saved his 14th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had three hits, Mark Teixeira had a hit and Carlos Beltran drew a walk.  Prado had three hits and two RBI, Brian McCann had a hit and two RBI and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit.  Prado hit a double and McCann hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base and Suzuki had an error.

Robbie Grossman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Jose Altuve had a hit and drew two walks and Chris Carter had a hit and three RBI.  Dexter Fowler had two hits and drew a walk, Jason Castro had two hits and an RBI and Matt Dominguez had a hit.  Jon Singleton had two hits and drew a walk, Gregorius Petit had two hits and Marwin Gonzalez had a hit and two RBI.  Petit hit two doubles, Fowler hit a triple and Carter hit a homerun.  The Astros were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Grossman and Castro each had a stolen base and Castro committed an error. 

McCann hit a two run homerun in the fourth to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the fifth Grossman hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the sixth Castro hit an RBI groundout to tie the game at two and Gonzalez hit a two run single to give the Astros a 4-2 lead. The Yankees tied the game in the sixth on a two run double from Prado.  In the ninth Carter hit a three run homerun to give the Astros a 7-4 lead and that was the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Wednesday night.   

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York Mets fall flat in matinee loss to the Chicago Cubs



The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs on Monday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1 Cubs.  Carlos Torres pitched well in a spot start, the bullpen wasn't so good.  The Mets offense again only had four hits. 

Torres pitched five innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out six.  Dana Eveland pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and he struck out one, Buddy Carlyle took the loss his first of the season.  Carlyle pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts, Vic Black pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs. 

Kyle Kendricks pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out three and earned his fifth win of the season.  Ramirez pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Hector Rondon earned his 18th save of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and striking out two. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Matt den Dekker had a hit and drew a walk, Murphy hit a double and Duda hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  den Dekker was caught stealing and d'Arnaud had a passed ball. 

Arismendy Alcantara drew a walk, Javier Baez had a hit and two RBI and Anthony Rizzo had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit and drew a walk, Luis Valbuena had three hits and an RBI and Justin Ruggiano had a hit.  Castillo drew a walk, Ryan Sweeney had a hit and Rizzo hit a double and a homerun.  Baez also hit a homerun and the Cubs were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

Duda hit a solo homerun in the fourth to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Valbuena hit an RBI single in the sixth to tie the game at one.  Rizzo hit a solo homerun in the eighth to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead and in the ninth Baez hit a two run homerun to make it 4-1 and that would be the final score.  The Mets split the four game series and now head to Oakland to take on the A's on Tuesday night. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

The New York Mets lose a close one to the Chicago Cubs



The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1 Cubs.  Rafael Montero started for the Mets and pitched well and Ruben Tejada had two of the teams four hits. 

Montero pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out six.  Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Carlos Torres pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Jennry Mejia lost his sixth game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings giving up two hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out nine .  Pedro Strop pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run with a strikeout and Hector Rendon picked up his 17th save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk and Matt den Dekker drew a walk.  Tejada had two hits and the Mets were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  den Dekker had a stolen base.

Chris Coughlan had a hit, Javier Baez drew two walks and Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI.  Luis Valbuena had a hit and an RBI, Arismendy Alcantara had a hit and Ryan Sweeney had two hits.  Ruggiano drew a walk, Castro hit a homerun and the Cubs were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Coughlan was caught stealing, Rizzo committed an error and Baker had a passed ball. 

In the fourth Valbuena hit an RBI single to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  Granderson hit an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game at one.  The Cubs would take a 2-1 lead in the ninth on a Castro Solo homerun.  The final score was 2-1 Cubs.  The Mets took two out of the first three in the series and will play the final game on Monday afternoon. 
 

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