The New York Yankees were defeated by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-4. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and he pitched poorly. The Yankees bullpen was pretty good and the offense had two hits each from Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius and Rob Refsnyder.
Nova pitched four innings giving up eight hits and six runs with five of them being earned. he walked two and struck out one and took his fifth loss of the season. Nick Goody pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with four strikeouts, Richard Bleier pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out two and Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out three. Anthony Swarzak pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.
Chad Bettis won his sixth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up eight hits and four runs with two of them being earned. He walked one and struck out eight. Gonzalez Germen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk, Boone Logan pitched to one batter striking him out and Jason Motte pitched an inning striking out two. Carlos Estevez pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Gardner had two hits and drew two walks, Beltran had two hits and Alex Rodriguez had an RBI. Brian McCann had a hit, Starlin Castro had a hit and Gregorius had two hits and an RBI. Refsnyder had two hits, Gregorius and Refsnyder each hit a double and Gregorius hit a triple. The Yankees were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Beltran and Refsnyder each committed an error.
Charlie Blackmon had two hits and two RBI, D.J. LeMahieu had three hits and Nolan Arenado had three hits and three RBI. Carlos Gonzalez had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Trevor Story had a hit and drew a walk and Daniel Descalso had a hit. Mark Reynolds had a hit and two RBI, Ryan Raburn had a hit and Gonzalez, Reynolds and Story each hit a double. Blackmon hit two homeruns and the Rockies were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. LeMahieu, Story and Gonzalez each had a stolen base and Bettis and LeMahieu each committed an error. Raburn had an outfield assist.
In the first Blackmon hit a solo homerun to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead. In the first Gonzalez hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0. Reynolds grounded into a force out to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead. Rodriguez grounded into a double play in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 3-1. In the second Arenado hit a sac fly to make it 4-1 Rockies. Hicks reached on an error in the second to cut the lead to 4-2. In the fourth Blackmon hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 5-2. In the fifth Reynolds hit an RBI double to make it 6-2. Rodriguez hit a sac fly to make it 6-3 Rockies. In the sixth Arenado hit a two run homerun and it made it an 8-3 game. Gregorius hit an RBI triple in the sixth to cut the lead to 8-4 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday afternoon. The Rockies have taken three straight this year, the first two in Colorado and they will play the fourth and final game of the season on Wednesday.