Thursday, August 4, 2016

New York Yankees beat the New York Mets in a very spirited game

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-5.  Chad Green started and he didn't pitch very well for the Yankees but Luis Severino was great in relief.  Mark Teixeira had a homerun and was involved in a couple of other heated plays such as getting plunked and the benches clearing and then Hansel Robles thinking he was stealing signs.  Rob Refsnyder had two hits and Gary Sanchez his first major league hit.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and didn't pitch very well. 

Green pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs with four walks and two strikeouts.  Severino pitched 4 1/3 innings and earned his first victory of the season.  He gave up a hit and an unearned run and walked one and struck out five.  Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Matz lost his eighth game of the season pitching six innings giving up six hits and six runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout, Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and walked him and Erik Goeddel pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up no hits or runs and he struck out a batter. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Refsnyder had two hits and an RBI and Teixeira had a hit, three RBI and drew two walks.  Chase Headley had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Sanchez had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Headley, Gregorius and Hicks each hit a double.  Teixeira hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Ellsbury and Headley each committed an error. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit an RBI and drew three walks, Neil Walker had four hits and an RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Jay Bruce drew a walk, James Loney had two hits and two RBI and Michael Conforto drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson had a hit, Rene Rivera had a hit and an RBI, Johnson hit a double.  Granderson and Walker each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Flores committed an error. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun and Loney hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Headley hit a two run double and Gregorius hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  Rivera hit an RBI single in the second to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the second Teixeira hit a three run homerun that gave the Yankees a 6-3 lead.  Loney hit an RBI groundout in the seventh to cut the lead to 6-4.  Refsnyder hit a sac fly to make it 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh.  Castro hit an RBI single int he seventh to push the lead to 8-4 and Gregorius had an RBI walk to make it 9-4.  Walker hit a solo homerun in the ninth to cut the lead to 9-5 and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play their final game of the four in a row on Thursday night.  The Yankees have won two of the three games in this series. 

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