Friday, March 20, 2015

New York Yankees lose under the lights to the Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.  The final score was 7-3 and the game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  Esmil Rogers started and wasn't very good, Chase Headley hit a homerun and Stephen Drew had an RBI double to lead the offense. 

Rogers pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  David Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and striking out a batter, Tyler Webb pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Nick Goody took the loss pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up two hits and a run, he struck out two.  Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He struck out two batters. 

Didi Gregorius had a hit, Drew had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI.  Headley had a hit and an RBI, Drew hit a double and Headley hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Pirela committed an error. 

In the first Ryan Howard hit an RBI single giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  In the second Cody Asche hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0 Phillies.  In the bottom of the second Headley hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the third Carlos Ruiz hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-1 Phillies.  In the bottom of the third Drew hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth the Yankees tied the game on a Beltran RBI single.  In the eighth inning Darin Ruf hit a solo homerun giving the Phillies a 4-3 lead and they wouldn't relinquish it.  Jordan Danks hit an RBI double and Andres Blanco reached on a fielding error to score a run and then Chris Nelson hit an RBI single to make it 7-3 all in the ninth inning.  7-3 was the final score. 

The Yankees will travel to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon. 

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