Monday, April 4, 2016

New York Yankees lose final spring game in Miami

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 2-1.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Jacoby Ellsbury led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Severino pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with only one of the runs being earned.  He walked one and he struck out six.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning walking two batters and striking out one, Andrew Miller pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Kirby Yates pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out a batter.  Johnny Barbato pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one. 

Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner drew a walk and Dustin Ackley had a hit.  Pete Kozma had a hit and Ellsbury hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Didi Gregorius committed an error. 

In the first Ellsbury led off the game with a homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Giancarlo Stanton hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the third Stanton hit an RBI single to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees are scheduled to open the season on Monday afternoon against the Houston Astros with Tuesday afternoon being the makeup date.  Masahiro Tanaka will face off against Dallas Keuchel.  It will be the same two teams and same two pitchers facing off as it was in the wild card game in October at Yankee Stadium. 

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