Sunday, September 2, 2012

The New York Yankees drop the rubber game to the Baltimore Orioles

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 8-3 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched well for five innings and then lost it in the sixth. The Yankees bullpen wasn’t very good and their offense was led by Chris Dickerson. Chris Tillman started for the Orioles and left with tightness in his elbow, their bullpen pitched well. Mark Reynolds led the Orioles offense. 
Hughes pitched five+ innings giving up eighth hits and five runs with a walk and six strikeouts. Hughes lost his 12th game of the season, Cody Eppley pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and drew a walk and Clay Rapada struck out the only guy that he faced. Joba Chamberlain pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, two runs and a walk and Justin Thomas struck out the only batter that he faced. Derek Lowe didn’t record an out and gave up a hit, a run and a walk. Boone Logan gave up a hit without recording an out and Cory Wade pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings. Tillman pitched three innings giving up two hits, two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Randy Wolf won his fourth game of the season pitching 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Luis Ayala pitched an inning giving up a hit. Brian Matusz pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and Darren O’Day pitched one inning giving up a walk.

Derek Jeter drew a walk, Nick Swisher had a hit and an RBI and Robinson Cano had a hit. Eric Chavez had a hit, Russell Martin drew two walks and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit. Dickerson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Jayson Nix had a hit. Nix hit a double and Dickerson hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Nick Markakis had three hits and two RBI, Nate McClouth had a hit and drew a walk and Adam Jones had a hit. Matt Wieters had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Reynolds had three hits and four RBI and Chris Davis had a hit and drew a walk and Manny Machado had two hits. Robert Andino had an RBI and drew a walk. Reynolds hit two homeruns and the Orioles were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base.

In the second Dickerson hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Reynolds hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 2-1. Swisher hit an RBI single in the fifth to make it 3-1. In the sixth Wieters hit an RBI single and Reynolds hit a three run homerun to make it 5-3 Orioles. In the eight the Orioles tacked on, Andino walked and a run scored and Markakis hit a two run single to make it 8-3 which was the final score.

The Yankees lost two out of three in the series. The Yankees record dropped to 76-57 and the Orioles record improved to 74-59. The Orioles are now only two games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East. The Yankees begin a ten game road trip on Monday afternoon in Tampa.

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