Saturday, March 19, 2016

New York Yankees get blown out by the Baltimore Orioles as CC struggles

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 11-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he struggled.  Didi Gregorius had a couple of RBI to lead the offense which didn't do much themselves. 

Sabathia pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs with four of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out one.  Andrew Miller pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out a batter, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Luis Cessa pitched two innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  James Pazos pitched a perfect inning and Nick Rumbelow pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Brian McCann had a hit, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Chris Gittens drew a walk.  Dustin Ackley had a hit, Jonathan Diaz drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had a hit.  Gregorius had a hit and two RBI, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and Ackley hit a double and Hicks hit a triple.  The Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Refsnyder committed an error and Hicks had an outfield assist. 

In the first Manny Machado hit an RBI double giving the Orioles a 1-0 lead.  Mark Trumbo hit a three run homerun and it was 4-0 in the first.  In the bottom of the second Gregorius hit a two run single to cut the lead to 4-2.  Machado hit a two run single in the fourth to push the lead to 6-2 Orioles.  Trumbo hit an RBI single to make it 7-2.  In the sixth Machado hit an RBI single making it an 8-2 game and in the seventh Dariel Alvarez hit an RBI single making it 9-2 Orioles.  A wild pitch made it 10-2 and in the ninth Ryan Flaherty hit an RBI double to finish the scoring off at 11-2 Orioles. 

The Yankees are now 6-9 on the spring and will take on the Atlanta Braves at home in Tampa on Saturday afternoon.  Michael Pineda will make the start as he looks to continues his strong spring. 

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