Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New York Yankees lose under the lights to the Houston Astros

New York Yankees lose under the lights

The New York Yankees lost to the Houston Astros on Monday night by the score of 4-3. Hiroki Kuroda made his second start and pitched pretty well. He wasn’t so happy with himself though. The Yankees only had five hits. Nick Swisher had an RBI triple.

Kuroda pitched three innings giving up two hits, no runs, two walks and two strikeouts. He said after the game he didn’t have his best stuff and wasn’t so happy. Rafael Soriano struggled a little bit for the first time this spring. Soriano pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and one run with a strikeout, Juan Cedeno pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up one hit and Cesar Cabral pitched one inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout.

Derek Jeter and Ramiro Pena each drew a walk. Robinson Cano had a hit, Melky Mesa had a walk and Swisher had a hit and an RBI. Jose Gil, Dewayne Wise and JR Murphy each had a hit. Murphy and Brandon Laird each had an RBI. Swisher had a triple. The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Wise had a stolen base and Garner had an outfield assist.

The Yankees will play under the lights once again on Tuesday night.  They will face the Boston Red Sox.  Ivan Nova will make his third start and try to get his control under control.  Nova has pitched ok but his control has been a problem for the first couple of starts.  Girardi will start evaluating guys now after their third starts, so this is important for Nova to show some improvement. 

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