Sunday, September 22, 2013

The New York Yankees fail to sweep the San Francisco Giants on MO day

The New York Yankees fail to sweep the San Francisco Giants on MO day

The San Francisco Giants defeated the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon. The final score was 2-1 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. It was a very special day as it was Mariano Rivera day, the team held a very special pregame ceremony for the greatest closer of all-time. Andy Pettitte started for the last time at Yankee stadium in his career as he is also retiring.

Pettitte was great pitching seven innings and giving up two hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out six and lost his 11th game. David Robertson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Rivera pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one.

Ichiro Suzuki drew a walk, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and Robinson Cano had three hits. Alfonso Soriano drew a walk, Eduardo Nunez had two hits and Mark Reynolds had a hit and an RBI. Brendan Ryan had two hits, Ryan and Cano each hit a double and Reynolds hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Suzuki was caught stealing and Cano committed an error.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and a run. He walked two and struck out seven. Javier Lopez pitched 2/3 of an inning and striking out two and picking up his fourth win, Santiago Casilla pitched an inning giving up three hits and striking out one and Sergio Romo pitched an inning striking out one.

Juan Perez had a hit, Pablo Sandoval had a hit and drew a walk and Tony Abreu had a hit and an RBI. Ehire Adrianza had a hit and an RBI, Sandoval and Abreu each hit a double and Adrianza hit a homerun. The Giants were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Sanchez had a passed ball and Perez had an outfield assist.

In the third Reynolds hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Adrianza hit a solo homerun in the sixth. It tied the game at one. Abreu hit an RBI double in the eighth to give the Giants a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the eighth the Yankees had second and third and none out. They didn’t score as they had two runners thrown out at home.

The Yankees failed to sweep the three game series and dropped their record to 82-74. The Giants record improved to 72-84. The Yankees postseason hopes basically ended with this game and next Sunday will be the final game of Rivera and Pettitte career. The Yankees will be a much different team next year and it will be a very interesting off-season.

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