Monday, March 7, 2016

The New York Yankees are shutout by the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees lost to the Houston Astros on Monday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 1-0.  Michael Pineda made his spring debut and pitched well and Luis Severino who came out of the bullpen pitched well in his second spring appearance.  Brian McCann had a couple of hits to lead the offense. 

Pineda pitched two innings giving up two hits and he struck out three, Severino pitched three innings giving up two hits and he struck out three.  Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and he struck out one, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and he struck out two and Vinnie Pestano pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Jacob Lindgren pitched a perfect inning. 

Lane Adams had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Chris Parmelee had a hit.  McCann had two hits, Tyler Wade had a hit and Chris Denorfia drew a walk.  Jonathan Diaz had a hit, Beltran and Parmelee each hit a double and the Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Adams had a stolen base.  In the seventh Andrew Aplin hit an RBI double to give the Astros a 1-0 lead and that score would hold up.  The Yankees fell to 2-4 in the grapefruit league and will play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida on Tuesday afternoon.   

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