Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York Yankees lose third in a row as their sloppy play continues

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-4.  Adam Warren started and pitched pretty well.  The bullpen didn't pitch great but they were tired from the marathon game and the defense didn't help at all with four unearned runs.  Chris Young hit a three run homerun to power the offense. 

Warren pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out one and took his first loss of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a run and a walk with a strikeout, Chris Martin pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs and Matt Tracy pitched two innings giving up two hits and three unearned runs.  He walked two and struck out one. 

Joe Kelly won his first game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up a hit and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Alexi Ogando pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a strikeout, Anthony Varvaro pitched to one batter and struck him out and Robbie Ross Jr. pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Young had a hit and three RBI and Alex Rodriguez had a hit.  Garrett Jones had a hit and drew a walk, John Ryan Murphy drew a walk and Didi Gregorious had an RBI.  Gregorio Petit had a hit, Jones hit a double and Young hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Rodriguez, Murphy and Headley each committed an error and Murphy had a passed ball. 

Brock Holt had four hits and three RBI, Dustin Pedroia had a hit and two RBI and Mike Napoli drew a walk.  Pablo Sandoval had a hit, Allen Craig drew a walk and Daniel Nava had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Xander Bogaerts had a hit, Ryan Hanigan had an RBI and drew two walks and Nava, Pedroia and Holt each hit a double.  The Red Sox were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Bogaerts  and Napoli each had a stolen base. 

In the second Nava hit an RBI double to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  Gregorius hit a sacrifice fly in the second to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Nava hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.  In the seventh Hanigan reached on a fielder's choice with a run scoring and Pedroia hit a two run double to make it 5-1.  Holt hit a three run double in the eighth to make it 8-1 Red Sox.  Young hit a three run homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 8-4 and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of their three game series on Sunday night.  Masahiro Tanaka will go up against Clay Bucholz. 

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