Thursday, May 19, 2016

The New York Yankees salvage the final game in Arizona

The New York Yankees defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona and the final score was 4-2.  Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched brilliantly.  The Yankees went to their big three in the bullpen and it worked to nail down the victory.  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and two walks and Brett Gardner had two hits and two RBI. 

Eovaldi pitched six innings giving up one hit and one run.  He had no walks and five strikeouts and won his fourth game of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up two walks and he struck out two, Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with three strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman struck out one and earned his fourth save of the season. 

Shelby Miller lost his fifth game of the season pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Andrew Chafin pitched to one batter and got him out, Jake Barrett pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out three and Zac Curtis pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out one.  Evan Marshall pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and had a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had three hits, an RBI and drew two walks, Gardner had two hits, two RBI and Carlos Beltran had a hit.  Brian McCann had a hit and drew two walks, Starlin Castro had a hit and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Chase Headley had two hits, Ellsbury and McCann each hit a double and Gardner hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. 

Jean Segura had a hit, Phil Gosselin drew a walk and Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI and drew a walk.  Chris Owings had a hit and an RBI, Segura hit a double and Owings hit a homerun and the Diamondbacks were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. 

In the first Gardner hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Goldschmidt hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the sixth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it a 3-1 game.  In the eighth Owings hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2 and in the ninth a wild pitch made it 4-2 which was the final score. 

The Yankees lost two out of three but salvaged the final game of the series.  The Yankees will head to Oakland to start a four game series on Thursday night.   

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