Friday, May 4, 2012

The Yankees continue their struggles in Kansas City

The New York Yankees lost to the Kansas City Royals by the score of 4-3 on Thursday night. The story though isn’t the game but the loss of future Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera. Rivera before the game shagging fly balls as he always does tore his ACL. He is out for the season and now the question is will he be gone for good?? We will have to wait and see what happens from here. David Phelps made his first major league start and was ok but he didn’t last long because of the pitch count. The bullpen did pretty well in their four innings. The Yankees offense struggled again especially with runners in scoring position. 
Phelps pitched four innings giving up two runs on six hits. He didn’t walk a batter and he struck out five. Clay Rapada pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a run with a strikeout, D.J. Mitchell pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and one run with a walk and Boone Logan pitched a perfect inning. Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless inning giving up a hit. Danny Duffy picked up the win pitching 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts. He is now 2-2 on the season. The Royals bullpen gave up one run in 3 2/3 innings. They gave up seven hits and a walk without striking out a batter.

Derek Jeter had four hits, Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk and Mark Teixeira had a hit and two RBI. Alex Rodriguez had a hit and drew two walks, Robinson Cano had a hit and Andruw Jones had three hits. Eduardo Nunez had an RBI and Russell Martin had two hits. Jeter and Teixeira each had a double. The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Nunez was caught stealing and Phelps committed an error.

Tyler Dyson had two hits for the Royals. Billy Butler had a hit, Eric Hosmer had two hits and an RBI and Jeff Francoeur had a hit and drew a walk. Mike Moustakas had two hits and three RBI and Chris Getz had a hit. Getz and Francoeur each had a double. Moustakas hit a homerun. The Royals were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Francoeur was caught stealing.

In the second inning Moustakas hit a solo homerun to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. The Yankees tied the game in the third on an RBI double by Teixeira. In the bottom of the third the Royals regained the lead. Hosmer hit an RBI single to make it 2-1. In the fifth Moustakas got the big hit of the game as he hit a two run single making it 4-1 Royals. Nunez hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-2. In the seventh Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly for the last run making it 4-3 which would be the final score. The Yankees in the ninth had a Jeter single and a Granderson walk but then Teixeira hit into a double play and Rodriguez hit a slow grounder to third that the third baseman just got him on to end the game. If he was safe it would have been a tie game.

The Yankees have now lost three games in a row and are 13-12 on the season. The Royals won their first game at home of the season. They are now 1-10 there and have a record of 8-16. The two teams will play game two of their four game series on Friday night.

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