Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The New York Yankees lose to the Texas Rangers as the offense falters again

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Texas Rangers on Monday night.  The game took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and the final score was 4-2.  David Phelps started for the Yankees and he had one bad inning.  The Yankees offense was led by two Brett Gardner homeruns and three hits by Derek Jeter.

Phelps pitched six innings giving up eight hits and four runs with one walk and three strikeouts.  Phelps lost his fifth game of the season.  Shawn Kelley pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and Matt Thornton pitched 1/3 of an inning picking up a strikeout. 

Yu Darvish won his 10th game of the season by pitching seven innings and giving up nine hits and two runs.  He walked one and struck out eight.  Neal Cotts pitched an inning and gave up two hits and Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect inning to pick up his second save of the season. 

Gardner had three hits and two RBI, Jeter had three hits and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had two hits.  Chase Headley had a hit, Francisco Cervelli had a hit and Mark Teixeira had a pinch hit.  Jeter hit a double and Gardner hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Jeter had a stolen base and McCann committed an error. 

Shin-Soo Choo had a hit, Elvis Andrus had a hit and an RBI and Alex Rios had two hits.  Adrian Beltre had a hit and an RBI, Jim Adduci drew a walk and J.P. Arencibia had a hit and two RBI.  Chris Gimenez had a hit and drew a walk and Rougned Odor had a hit.  Choo and Beltre each hit a double and the Rangers were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.   

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the third on a Gardner solo homerun.  In the fifth they took a 2-0 lead on a Gardner solo homerun.  The Rangers scored all four of their runs in the bottom of the fifth.  Andrus hit an RBI single, Beltre hit an RBI single and Arencibia hit a two run single.  The final score was 4-2 Texas. 

The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night. 

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