Sunday, July 5, 2015

The New York Mets lose a one run game to the Los Angeles Dodgers



The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.  The game took place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 4-3.  Matt Harvey started and didn't have a great outing, the bullpen was pretty good.  Wilmer Flores had three hits to lead the offense. 

Harvey pitched five innings giving up seven hits and three runs with five walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his sixth game of the season.  Alex Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk, Carlos Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out a batter and Sean Gilmartin pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Zach Greinke won his seventh game of the season pitching seven innings giving up four hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out four.  Yimi Garcia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Adam Liberatore pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Pedro Baez pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.  J.P. Howell picked up his first save of the season striking out the only batter that he faced. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI.  Flores had three hits and an RBI, Kevin Plawecki had two hits and Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Plawecki and Duda each hit a double and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Cecilliani had a stolen base and Lagares was caught stealing. 

Joc Pederson drew a walk, Howie Kendrick had two hits and Adrian Gonzalez had a hit and an RBI.  Yasmani Grandal had two hits and drew a walk, Yasiel Puig had a hit and drew a walk and Andre Ethier had a hit and drew two walks.  Alberto Callaspo had two hits and two RBI.  Jimmy Rollins had an RBI and drew a walk, Greinke had a hit and Puig and Grandal each hit a double.  Gonzalez had a homerun and the Dodgers were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Kendrick had a stolen base. 

In the second Rollins hit an RBI groundout to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Gonzalez hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0.  Callaspo hit an RBI single and it was 3-0 Dodgers.  In the seventh Callaspo hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0.  In the eighth Duda hit an RBI double, Flores hit an RBI single and in the ninth Lagares hit a sac fly to make it 4-3 but that would be the final score. 

The New York Mets squeak by the Los Angeles Dodgers



The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.  The game took place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 2-1.  Noah Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts.  Hansel Robles pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout to earn his 22nd save of the season. 

Clayton Kershaw pitched seve innings giving up five hits and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.   Pedro Baez pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Kenley Jansen lost his first game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run with no walks and two strikeouts. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, John Mayberry Jr. had a hit and drew a walk and Lucas Duda had a hit.  Wilmer Flores had three hits and an RBI, Kevin Plawecki had an RBI and Ruben Tejada had two hits.  Mayberry Jr. and Duda each hit a double and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Justin Turner had a hit and drew a walk, Adrian Gonzalez had a hit adn an RBI and Andre Ethier had a hit.  Yasmani Grandal drew a walk, Turner hti a double and Gonzalez hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Kendrick had a stolen base. 

In the second Gonzalez hit a solo homerun giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Flores hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the ninth Plawecki hti a sac fly to win the game 2-1. 

The Yankees win another walk-off thriller over the Tampa Bay Rays



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Michael Pineda made the start and was dominating.  The Yankees offense had six hits but no player had more than one hit. 

Pineda pitched seven innings giving up five hits and no runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Justin Wilson struck out the only two batters that he faced and Dellin Betances blew his second save of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings.  He gave up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts and he picked up his fifth win of the season. 

Nathan Karns pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and ten strikeouts.  Brandon Gomes pitched a perfect inning and Brad Boxberger lost his fourth game of the season giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and he didn't record an out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI.  Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Garrett Jones had a hit and Chris Young drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and Stephen Drew had a walk.  Jones and Teixeira each hit a double and the Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Gregorius had a stolen base and Drew was caught stealing. 

Evan Longoria had a hit, James Loney had two hits and Steven Souza Jr. had two hits and two RBI.  Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Kevin Kiermaier drew a walk and Curt Casali had a hit.  Cabrera and Casali each hit a double, Souza Jr. hit a homerun and the Rays were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Boxberger committed an error. 

In the first Rodriguez hit an RBI single and Teixeira hit a sac fly to make it 2-0 Yankees.  In the ninth Souza Jr.  hit a two run homerun to tie the game at two.  In the bottom of the ninth Flores hit a sac bunt and the pitcher Boxberger had a throwing error and the winning run scored.  The Yankees won the game 3-2 and for the second straight game won on a walk-off.  It was their third straight victory overall.  The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Yankees win a wild one in extra innings over the Tampa Bay Rays



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-5 in 12 innings.  Masahiro Tanaka started and after getting off to a bad start pitched well.  Mark Teixeira had four RBI and Brian McCann hit a walk-off homerun. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Chris Capuano pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two, Nick Rumbelow pitched a perfect inning and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out both batters, Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and  a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Chasen Shreve won his sixth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with two walks. 

Chri s Archer pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and eight strikeouts.  Jake McGee pitched to one batter and struck him out, Kevin Jepsen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout and Brandon Gomes pitched an inning walking two batters.  Xavier Cedeno pitched to two batters and retired them both and Brad Boxberger pitched an inning walking one and striking out one.  Steve Geltz pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Geltz lost his fourth game of the season. 

Brett Gardner drew two walks, Chase Headley had two hits and Alex rodriguez had two hits and drew three walks.  Teixeira had two hits and four RBI with a walk, McCann had a hit and three RBI with a walk and Garrett Jones drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius had two hits and drew a walk.  Gregorius hti a double, Teixeira and McCann each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner and Young each had an outfield assist. 

Grady Sizemore had three hits, Stephen Souza Jr. drew a walk and Butler drew a walk.  Evan Longoria had two hits and an RBI, James Loney had a hit and an RBI and Logan Forsythe drew a walk.  David DeJesus had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk and Kevin Kiermaier had two hits and an RBI.  Rene Rivera had two hits and two RBI, Sizemore and Longoria each hit a double and Kiermaier hit a triple.  The Rays were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Kiermaier had a stolen base and Loney and Sizemore were each caught stealing. 

In the first Longoria hit an RBI double and Loney hit a sac fly to make it 2-0 Rays.  In the fifth Rivera hit a sac fly to increase the Rays lead to 3-0.  The Yankees got on the board in the eighth on a three run homerun by Teixeira to tie the game.  In the 12th Kiermaier and Rivera each hit an RBI single to make it 5-3 Rays.  The Yankees in the bottom of the 12th got an RBI single by Teixeira to trim the lead to 5-4 and then McCann hit a walk-off three run homerun to give the Yankees a 7-5 win. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.  The Yankees will have their ace Michael Pineda on the hill. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The New York Yankees salvage final game of road trip in Anaheim



The New York Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California and the final score was 6-1.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and was good and the bullpen was really good.  Chase Headley led the offense with three hits and Chris Young and Didi Gregorius each had a couple of hits. 

Eovaldi pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with three walks and three strikeouts.  He earned his eighth win of the season.  Chasen Shreve pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with a strikeout, Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Dellin Betances earned his seventh save of the season.  Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings walking two batters and striking out two. 

Matt Shoemaker pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Shoemaker lost his seventh game of the season.  Cesar Ramos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Jose Alvarez pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a walk with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Headley had three hits and an RBI and Alex Rodriguez had a hit.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Brian McCann had a hit and Garrett Jones had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Young had two hits, Gregorius had two hits and an RBI and Stephen Drew had a hit.  Young and Drew each hit a double and Jones hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. 

Johnny Giavotella had two hits, Mike Trout had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Albert Pujols drew two walks.  Erick Aybar drew a walk, David Freese had a hit and Matt Joyce had a hit.  Chris Iannetta had a hit and drew a walk, Trout hit a homerun and the Angels were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Aybar had a stolen base. 

In the third Headley had an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Jones hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0 Yankees.  In the eighth Gregorius had an RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.  The Angels got on the board in the bottom of the eighth with a Trout solo homerun to make it 3-1. 

The Yankees salvaged the last game of the three game series.  They will be off on Thursday before beginning a six game homestand on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.   
 

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