Monday, March 23, 2015

The New York Yankees lose a close one to the Washington Nationals

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon by the score of 7-6.  The game took place at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida.  Bryan Mitchell made the start and was shaky, Jacob Lindgren pitched well.  Chris Young hit a couple of homeruns and Brian McCann had a homerun. 

Mitchell pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs.  He walked three and struck out two, Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Jose Ramirez pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run and striking out three and Kyle Davies pitched two innings giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Davies took the loss, his first of the spring and Lindgren pitched a perfect inning. 

Brett Gardner had an RBI, Young had two hits and three RBI and McCann had a hit and two RBI.  Garrett Jones had a hit, John Ryan Murphy had two hits and Brendan Ryan drew a walk.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Tyler Austin drew a walk and Rob Refsnyder had two hits and drew a walk.  Refsnyder hit a double, Young hit two homeruns and McCann hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Nick Noonan, McCann and Francisco Arcia each committed an error.

In the third Gardner hit an RBI groundout giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  McCann hit a two run homerun and it was 3-0 Yankees.  In the fourth Fister hit a two run single to cut the lead to 3-2 Yankees.  Desmond hit a two run double to make it a 4-3 Nationals lead.  In the fifth Young hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four.  In the sixth Young hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.  An error scored a run in the seven to cut the lead to 6-5 and Jose Lobaton hit a two run double to give the Nationals a 7-6 lead.  The Yankees will play the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday night.  Esmil Rogers makes the start, may be his last start before the fifth starter officially is named. 

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