Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The New York Yankees lose their second straight game in Anaheim

The New York Yankees lost to the Anaheim Angels by the score of 5-1. The game was in Anaheim, California. The Yankees have had their problems over the years in Anaheim although they were 3-3 there last year. The Yankees had won five in a row coming into this series but have now lost two in a row, the Angels have won eight games in a row. Andy Pettitte made the start for the Yankees and pitched ok. Alex Rodriguez had three hits to lead the Yankees offense. Dan Haren started for the Angels and pitched well. The Angels offense was spread out nicely with everyone but one hitter having at least a hit. 
Pettitte pitched seven innings giving up five runs on nine hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out three and suffered his second loss of the season. Cody Eppley pitched an inning giving up two hits with a strikeout. Haren earned his third win of the season pitching seven innings giving up eight hits and a run with seven strikeouts. Scott Downs pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Ernesto Frieri pitched an inning giving up two walks and a hit batter with two strikeouts.

Derek Jeter had two hits and drew a walk, Rodriguez had three hits and Mark Teixeira had a hit. Raul Ibanez had a hit, Nick Swisher had a hit and an RBI and Russell Martin had a hit and drew a walk. Ibanez had a double and the Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and they left 12 men on base.

Mike Trout had a hit and an RBI, Maizur Izturis had a hit and Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBI. Mark Trumbo had two hits and an RBI, Howie Kendrick had a hit and an RBI and Torii Hunter had a hit. Erick Aybar had two hits and Peter Bourjos had a hit. Trout had a triple, Pujols and Trumbo each hit a homerun. The Angels were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and they left six men on base. Trumbo had a stolen base and Izturis committed an error.

In the third Trout hit an RBI triple and Pujols hit a two run homerun to make it 3-0 Angels. Swisher hit an RBI single in the fourth to make it 3-1. In the sixth Trumbo hit a solo homerun making it 4-1 and Kendrick made it 5-1 with a RBI single in the eighth inning. The Yankees loaded the bases in the ninth but couldn’t score and the game ended 5-1.

The Yankees have now lost two in a row and their record is 26-23. The Angels have won eight in a row and improved their record to 26-25. The two teams will complete their three game series on Wednesday night. The Angels have won the series and will now try and sweep it, the Yankees will look to salvage the final game and head off to Detroit.

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