Monday, April 29, 2013

The New York Yankees are blown out by the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros by the score of 9-1 on Monday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Andy Pettitte started and pitched bad, his worst game in years. The Yankees offense didn’t do much at all. The one bright spot for them was Vidal Nuno making his major league debut. 
Pettitte pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits and seven runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Pettitte took his second loss of the season. Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Nuno pitched three scoreless innings giving up four hits and he struck out two.

Brett Gardner had two hits, Robinson Cano had two hits and Vernon Wells had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Brennan Boesch drew two walks, Lyle Overbay had a hit and Eduardo Nunez had a hit. The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Nunez committed an error and Gardner had an outfield assist.

Lucas Harrell pitched 6 1/3 innings picking up his third win of the season. He gave up one run on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Travis Blackley pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and Rhiner Cruz pitched a perfect inning.

Jose Altuve had two hits, Brandon Barnes had three hits and three RBI and Brandon Laird had two hits. Chris Carter had two hits, Carlos Pena had two hits and an RBI and Ronny Cedeno had a hit and drew a walk. Carlos Corporan had four hits and four RBI, Matt Dominguez drew a walk and Robbie Grossman had a hit. Corporan, Altuve, Barnes, Cedeno each hit a double. Pena hit a triple and Corporan hit a homerun, the Astros were 6-14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Barnes had a stolen base.

The Astros took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Pena hit an RBI single and Corporan hit a two run double. In the fourth Barnes hit a two run double and it was 5-0 Astros. In the fifth Carter scored on a wild pitch, Corporan hit a two run homerun and Barnes hit an RBI single to make it 9-0 Astros. The Yankees scored their only run and the last run of the game in the sixth. Wells hit an RBI single.

The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end. The Yankees record fell to 15-10 and the Astros record improved to 8-18. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night.

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