Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The New York Yankees fail to put a strangle hold on the series as the Baltimore Orioles take game two

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 3-2 on Monday night. The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and pitched well. The Yankees offense did not deliver and that is why they lost this game. As they have done so much in the regular season, they stranded a ton of runners and couldn’t get the big hit when they needed it. Chen started for the Orioles and pitched very well, their bullpen was outstanding in this game. Chris Davis led the Orioles offense. 
Pettitte pitched 7+innings giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. He suffered the loss and is now 19-11 career in the postseason. Dave Robertson pitched an inning striking out one. Chen won the first playoff game of his career pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with only one of them being earned. He walked one and struck out three. Darren O’Day pitched to one batter and struck him out, Brian Matusz pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two and Jim Johnson bounced back from a tough night with a perfect inning. Johnson picked up the save and struck out one.

Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and made an incredible move to score in the first inning and Alex Rodriguez had a hit. Robinson Cano had a hit, an RBI an drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had two hits and Russell Martin drew a walk. Curtis Granderson had a hit, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and Cano and Nunez each hit a double. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Suzuki had a stolen base, Jeter and Teixeira each committed an error.

Nate McClouth had a hit, J.J. Hardy drew a walk and Chris Davis had two hits and two RBI. Adam Jones had a hit, Matt Wieters had a hit and Mark Reynolds had a hit and an RBI. Robert Andino had a hit and Wieters hit a double. The Orioles were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Reynolds and Hardy each committed an error.

In the first the Yankees came out strong again. Cano hit an RBI double to give them a 1-0 lead. It could of an should have been worse but Rodriguez hit into a line drive double play otherwise it could have been first and third no outs and one run already in. Davis hit a two run single in the third to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead. Reynolds hit an RBI single in the sixth to give the Orioles a 3-1 advantage. In the seventh Jeter hit an RBI single to make it 3-2. That would be the final score as the Yankees couldn’t do anymore off of the Baltimore bullpen.

The best of five series is now tied at one game a piece. The series now shifts to New York where they will play the next three games. If either team wins the next two in a row it will be over and a fifth game won’t be needed. The next game is Wednesday night at 7:37PM.

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