Sunday, March 8, 2015

New York Yankees rally to win at Houston

The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros by the score of 9-4 on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place in Kissimmee, Florida.  Scott Baker started the game and was roughed up and only lasted one inning.  The bullpen guys did a pretty good job.  The Yankees offense was led once again by the young guys.  Greg Bird, Ramon Flores and Jake Cave each hit a homerun, Jose Pirela had an RBI triple and Rob Refsnyder had a couple of RBI. 

Baker pitched an inning giving up three runs on six hits.  He walked none and struck out two.  Danny Burawa pitched one inning walking two and striking out one, Jose De Paula pitched two innings giving up one hit and striking out one and Nick Rumbelow pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.  Tyler Webb pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two, Kyle Davies pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Caleb Cotham pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out one, he earned the win.  Zach Nuding pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Nick Noonan had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Pirela had a hit and an RBI.  Stephen Drew worked a walk, Refsnyder had a hit and two RBI and Mark Teixeira had a hit. Bird had a hit an two RBI, Austin Romine drew a walk and John Ryan Murphy had a hit.  Kyle Roller drew a walk, Tyler Wade had a hit and Aaron Judge drew a walk.  Flores had a hit and an RBI, Jonathan Galvez had a hit and Cave had two hits and an RBI.  Noonan hit a double, Pirela hit a triple and Flores, Cave and Bird each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  The Yankees next game will be on Sunday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field against the Washington Nationals. 

In the first the Astros took a 3-0 lead.  Chris Carter had a two run double and Luis Valbuena hit an RBI single.  In the sixth Flores hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1 Astros.  In the bottom of the sixth the Astros got the run right back on a Jason Castro RBI double.  The Yankees scored in the eighth on a Cave solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-2 and then Pirela hit an RBI triple to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the ninth the Yankees scored six times to take a 9-4 lead and that was the final score.  Noonan had an RBI walk, Refsnyder had a two run single, a balk scored another run and Bird hit a two run homerun to finish the scoring. 

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