Monday, July 23, 2012

The Yankees lose on a walkoff in Oakland and get swept

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics by the score of 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. The game wasn’t just a loss it was an extra inning loss. The game took place at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. CC Sabathia started and pitched ok but not great. The Yankees bullpen did blow the game. Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira led the Yankees offense. Bartolo Colon started for the A’s and wasn’t great but he wasn’t terrible. The A’s bullpen was very good and their offense was led by Coco Crisp and Seth Smith. 
Sabathia pitched seven innings giving up three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out six. Dave Robertson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Rafael Soriano blew the save pitching an inning and giving up a run on two hits and he struck out two. David Phelps pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings and struck out three, Clay Rapada faced two batters retiring them both, one on a strikeout and Cody Eppley took the loss his second of the season. Eppley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run. Colon pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five. Jordan Noberto pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk and striking out three, Grant Balfour pitched one inning giving up two hits and striking out two and Jerry Blevins won his third game of the season. Blevins pitched two innings walking one and striking out two batters.

Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Teixeira had two hits and an RBI and Cano had two hits. Alex Rodriguez had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Raul Ibanez had a hit and Eric Chavez had a hit and drew a walk. DeWayne Wise and Chris Stewart each had a hit and Rodriguez hit a double. Granderson hit a homerun, the Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base. Nix Committed an error and Sabathia had a pickoff.

Jonny Gomes had a hit, Crisp had two hits and an RBI and Josh Reddick had a hit and drew a walk. Chris Carter had a hit, Brandon Inge had a hit and two RBI and Smith had two hits and an RBI. Eric Sogard had a hit, Kurt Suzuki had a hit and an RBI and Derek Norris had a hit. Reddick hit a double, Inge, Suzuki and Smith each hit a homerun. The Athletics were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Crisp had a stolen base and Inge was caught stealing. Reddick committed an error.

In the third Teixeira had an RBI single and Rodriguez hit a two run double to make it 3-0 Yankees. In the fourth Granderson hit a solo homerun to make it a 4-0 Yankees lead. Inge and Suzuki each had a solo homerun in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-2. In the sixth Inge grounded out and a run scored to make it a 4-3 game. In the ninth Smith hit a homerun to tie the game at four. In the 12th inning Crisp had an RBI single which made it 5-4 Oakland and gave them the win.

The Yankees lost all four games in Oakland to get swept. The loss gave the Yankees a record of 57-38 and the Athletics record improved to 51-44. The Yankees will head to Seattle to begin a three game series on Monday night.

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