Thursday, April 27, 2017

New York Yankees ride the baby bombers to victory in Boston


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 3-1.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  Aaron Judge led the offense with a two run homerun and Greg Bird had an RBI hit. 

Severino pitched seven shutout innings.  He gave up three hits and two walks and struck out six.  Severino won his second game of the season.  Delllin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman picked up his fifth save of the season but it wasn’t easy.  He pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts. 

Rick Porcello started for the Red Sox and he pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out nine and picked up his third loss of the season.  Robbie Ross Jr. pitched to one batter and walked him, Joe Kelly pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and Robby Scott pitched an inning walking one and striking out one. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk and Matt Holliday drew two walks.  Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Greg Bird had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit, Headley hit a double and Judge hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Headley had a stolen base. 

Andrew Benintendi drew a walk, Mookie Betts had two hits and Mitch Moreland drew a walk. Chris Young had an RBI, Hanley Ramirez had a hit and drew a walk and Jackie Bradley Jr. drew a walk.  Marco Hernandez had a hit, Betts hit a double and the Red Sox were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Bogaerts and Leon each committed an error. 

In the second Judge hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Bird hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0.  In the ninth Young hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the second and final game of the series on Thursday night.  Masahiro Tanaka goes up against Chris Sale in a matchup of aces. 


New York Mets are swept by the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-3.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  Michael Conforto had three hits to lead the offense. 

Wheeler pitched seven innings giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He lost his second game of the season.  Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Max Scherzer won his third game of the season pitching eight innings and giving up five hits and three runs.  He walked one and struck out nine.  Oliver Perez gave up a hit to the only batter he faced and Koda Glover pitched an inning with a strikeout and picked up his second save of the season. 

Conforto had three hits and an RBI, Jay Bruce had a hit and Neil Walker had a hit two RBI and drew a walk.  Jose Reyes had a hit, Conforto and Walker each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Adam Eaton drew a walk, Trea Turner had a hit and Bryce Harper had two hits.  Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and four RBI and Murphy and Zimmerman each hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. 

In the first Murphy hit a grand-slam to give the Nationals a 4-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Conforto hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the third Walker hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the eighth Zimmerman hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 6-3 and that would be the final score. 

The Mets got swept in the three game series and will open a three game series with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.   

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New York Yankees fall short in Pittsburgh


The New York Yankees lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 2-1.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched well and Jacoby Ellsbury led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Montgomery lost his first game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Bryan Mitchell pitched two innings giving up a hit and two walks with two strikeouts. 

Ivan Nova pitched seven innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Nova picked up his second win of the season.  Daniel Hudson pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Tony Watson pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout.  Watson picked up his sixth save of the season. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Matt Holliday drew a walk and Ronald Torreyes had a hit.  Montgomery drew a walk, Chris Carter had a hit and Ellsbury hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Jordy Mercer drew a walk, Josh Harrison had two hits and Andrew McCutchen had a hit and drew a walk.  Gregory Polanco had two hits and an RBI, David Freese had an RBI and Phil Gosselin had a hit.  John Jaso drew a walk, Chris Stewart had two hits and Josh Bell drew a walk.  Polanco hit a double, Stewart hit a triple and the Pirates were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Harrison committed an error. 

In the first Freese hit a sacrifice fly to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  In the third Polanco hit an RBI double to push the lead to 2-0.  In the seventh Ellsbury hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1 and that would be the final score.  The Yankees had their chances in the last couple of innings but couldn’t get the job done.  They will now head to Boston to start a three game series on Tuesday night.    

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Nationals as their offense goes silent


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  His control was off as he walked a ton of guys and gave up a bunch of hits.  The bullpen was good and the offense only managed two hits. 

deGrom pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs.  He walked six and struck out ten and took his first loss of the season.  Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Hansel Robles pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts and Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gio Gonzalez won his second game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up two hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out six.  Blake Treinen pitched to two batters and retired them both, Enny Romero pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Koda Glover pitched to one batter and retired him and earned his first save of the season. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.  Jay Bruce drew a walk, Jose Reyes drew a walk and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Blevins committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Adam Eaton had two hits and drew a walk, Trea Turner had two hits and an RBI and Bryce Harper drew three walks.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits and Anthony Rendon drew two walks.  Matt Wieters had a hit and an RBI, Eaton and Turner each hit a double and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. 

In the fourth Wieters hit an RBI single to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Turner hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 2-0 and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.  In the sixth Cabrera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates with a late onslaught


The New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 11-5.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched ok, the bullpen was pretty much outstanding.  Ronald Torreyes led the offense with four hits but Starlin Castro and Chris Carter each hit huge homeruns. 

Pineda pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Jonathan Holder pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, Tyler Clippard pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Dellin Betances picked up his second win of the season pitching to two batters and retired them both.  Bryan Mitchell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and he struck out one. 

Jameson Taillon pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs.  He walked three and struck out four.  Juan Nicasio pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Wade LeBlanc pitched to one batter and retired him and Felipe Rivero took his first loss of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and four unearned runs with a strikeout.  Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew two walks and Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI.  Castro had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had two hits and an RBI and Austin Romine had two hits.  Torreyes had four hits and two RBI, Carter had a hit and three RBI and Judge, Torreyes, Hicks and Headley each hit a double.  Castro, Carter and Judge each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hicks had a stolen base. 

Adam Frazier had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Bell had a hit and drew a walk and Andrew McCutchen had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks.  David Freese had a hit and an RBI, Francisco Cervelli had a hit and Jordy Mercer had a hit and an RBI.  Taillon had a hit, Cervelli hit a double and McCutchen and Freese each hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  McCutchen had a stolen base, Frazier and McCutchen each committed an error. 

McCutchen hit a solo homerun in the first to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Freese hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth McCutchen hit a sac fly and it was 3-0 Pirates.  Castro hit a three-run homerun in the sixth to tie the game at three.  Torreyes hit a two-run double and the Yankees had a 5-3 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Mercer hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-4.  Frazier hit an RBI single to tie the game at five.  In the eighth Carter hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees an 8-5 lead, a wild pitch made it 9-5 and Headley hit an RBI double to make it a 10-5 game.  Judge hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it an 11-5 game and that would be the final score.   

The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees will have off on Monday and then head to Boston for a three game series beginning on Tuesday night. 

New York Mets are defeated by the Washington Nationals in extra innings


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3 in 11 innings.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson led the offense with two hits each. 

Harvey pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out two.  Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning and Josh Smoker took his first loss of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and he struck out two. 

Tanner Roark pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Oliver Perez pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two, Joe Blanton pitched an inning with two walks and Enny Romero pitched a perfect inning and picked up his first win.  Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his third save of the season. 

Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Granderson had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Rene Rivera drew a walk and T.J. Rivera had a hit.  Zach Wheeler had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Wheeler hit a double and Conforto and Granderson each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Wilmer Difo drew a walk, Bryce Harper had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy drew a walk.  Anthony Rendon had a hit and drew two walks, Trea Turner had an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Heisey had a hit.  Jose Lobaton had a hit and an RBI, Harper hit a double and a homerun and Lobaton hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Difo was caught stealing and Lobaton committed an error.  Harper had an outfield assist. 

In the first Harper hit a two-run homerun to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Conforto hit a solo shot to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fourth Granderson hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  In the fifth Lobaton hit a solo homerun and the Nats had a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Granderson hit a solo homerun and the game was tied at three.  In the 11th Turner drew an RBI walk and the Nationals took a 4-3 lead which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New York Yankees lose a sloppy game in PittsburghNe


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.  The game took place at PNC Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 6-3.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and didn’t pitch very well, he didn’t have any of his pitches but he grinded it out.  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Starlin Castro two to lead the offense. 

Sabathia lost his first game of the season pitching five innings and giving up seven hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out three.  Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two unearned runs and he walked one with three strikeouts, Tommy Layne gave up a walk and Jonathan Holder pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a hit and struck out one.  Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Tyler Glasnow pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five.  Juan Nicasio won his first game of the season pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings and striking out two, Felipe Rivero pitched a perfect inning and Daniel Hudson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Tony Watson picked up his fifth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Castro had two hits.  Ellsbury had three hits and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Headley hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Ellsbury had two stolen bases and Hicks had a stolen base.  Castro committed an error. 

Jordy Mercer had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Harrison had two hits and Andrew McCutchen had a hit.  Gregory Polanco drew two walks, David Freese had two hits and two RBI and Jose Osuna had a hit and drew a walk.  Josh Bell had a hit and two RBI, Osuna hit a triple and Mercer and Bell each hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Osuna, Harrison and Freese each committed an error. 

In the first Mercer hit a solo homerun and Freese hit an RBI single to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.  In the second Bell hit a two-run homerun to push the Pirates lead to 4-0.  Headley hit an RBI double in the third aided by an error to make it 4-1.  In the fifth Bird reached on a fielding error and two runs scored to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the seventh McCutchen reached on a fielding error and a run scored to make it 5-3 and then Freese had an RBI single to make it 6-3 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon and then finish their series on Sunday afternoon. 

New York Mets are defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-4.   Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched ok.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up five runs but only three were earned.  He gave up seven hits and he walked none and struck out ten.  Syndergaard lost his first game of the season.  Fernando Salas pitched giving up three hits and a run without recording an out, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning walking two and striking out two. 

Aaron Nola pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with four walks and two strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Joely Rodriguez pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts, Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out one and Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning and picked up his first save of the season. 

Cabrera had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Jay Bruce drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Conforto had two hits and Jose Reyes had a hit.  Syndergaard drew a walk, Rene Rivera had a hit and an RBI and Walker hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Reyes had a stolen base and Bruce, Cabrera and Lagares each committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez drew a walk, Daniel Nava had a hit and Maikel Franco had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Aaron Altherr had two hits and an RBI, Tommy Joseph had three hits and an RBI and Freddy Galvis had a hit.  Andrew Knapp had a hit and an RBI, Joseph, Knapp and Franco each hit a double and Franco hit a homerun.  Altherr and Herrera each had a stolen base.  Altherr had an outfield assist. 

In the second Joseph hit an RBI double to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  Galvis hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 and Knapp hit an RBI double to make it 3-0 Phillies.  In the second Rivera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the third Franco hit an RBI double to increase the lead to 4-1 and Altherr hit an RBI groundout and it was 5-1 Phillies.  In the third Walker hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 5-4.  Franco hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 6-4 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play on Friday night and then Saturday late afternoon. 


Thursday, April 20, 2017

New York Yankees get back to their winning ways


The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-1.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Chase Headley, Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Starlin Castro each hit a homerun to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Bryan Mitchell pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings and Tommy Layne pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one. 

Dylan Covey lost his first game of the season pitching five innings and giving up ten hits and eight runs.  He walked two and struck out one.  Zach Putnam pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Tommy Kahnle pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and Michael Ynoa pitched giving up a hit and a run with a walk and didn’t record an out.  Dan Jennings pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Headley had a hit and two RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit and drew a walk.  Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Castro had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Hicks had a hit and an RBI.  Judge had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Greg Bird had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI and Gardner and Bird each hit a double.  The Yankees were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Tim Anderson had a hit, Melky Cabrera had a hit and Jose Abreu had three hits and an RBI.  Avisail Garcia drew two walks, Yolmer Sanchez had a hit and Abreu hit two doubles.  Anderson and Sanchez also each hit a double.  The White Sox were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Garcia committed an error. 

In the first Headley hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the second Romine hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.  Torreyes hit an RBI ground out to make it a 4-0 game.  In the fourth Abreu hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the fifth Castro hit a three-run homerun to make it a 7-1 game and Judge hit a solo homerun extending the lead to 8-1.  In the eighth Hicks hit a solo homerun and the score was 9-1 which was the final score. 

The Yankees finished their home stand at 8-1 and will have off on Thursday.  They will begin a three game set in Pittsburgh on Friday  night. 

New York Mets lose fourth in a row as they fall to the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-2.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good and bad.  Rafael Montero did not pitch well.  The offense only managed four hits. 

Wheeler pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout, Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up an unearned run and a walk.  Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Montero lost his second game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  Sean Gilmartin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. 

Zach Eflin pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  Joely Rodriguez pitched a perfect inning, Edubray Ramos pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out three and Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.  Luis Garcia won his first game of the season pitching an inning and walking one and Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning with a walk. 

Michael Conforto drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk.  Jay Bruce had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda drew two walks and Jose Reyes had a hit.  Juan Lagares had a hit, Reyes hit a double and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Walker, Reyes and Lagares each committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez had two hits, Daniel Nava had a hit and two RBI and Odubel Herrera had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Maikel Franco drew a walk, Michael Saunders had two hits and Tommy Joseph had a hit and drew a walk.  Cameron Rupp had an RBI and drew a walk, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Andres Blanco had a hit and an RBI.  Aaron Altherr had a hit and an RBI, Blanco hit a double and Herrera hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.  Hernandez had a stolen base. 

In the first Herrera hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Burce hit an RBI single and a wild pitch scored another run to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  IN the eighth Blanco hit an RBI double to tie the game at two.  In the tenth Rupp hit a sac fly and Altherr hit an RBI single giving the Phillies a 4-2 lead and Nava hit a two-run single to push the lead to 6-2 and that would be the final score. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New York Yankees eight game win streak is snapped in loss to the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The offense couldn’t do much of anything. 

Severino pitched eight innings and gave up three hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked none and struck out ten.  Severino lost his first game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Miguel Gonzalez won his second game of the season pitching 8 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  David Robertson saved his fourth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and he struck out one. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Romine had a hit, Chase Headley had a pinch hit and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Pete Kozma committed a very costly error turning an easy double play into a jam which led to a three-run homerun that put the game out of reach. 

Tim Anderson had a hit, Avisail Garcia had a hit and three RBI and Leury Garcia had a hit and an RBI.  L. Garcia and A. Garcia each hit a homerun and the White Sox were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left none on base.  Anderson committed an error. 

In the third L. Garcia hit a solo homerun giving the White Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh A. Garcia hit a three-run homerun to push the lead to 4-0.  In the ninth Castro drew an RBI walk to cut the lead to 4-1 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees eight game win streak was snapped and this was their first home loss of the season.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night.  Masahiro Tanaka will make the start for the Yankees. 


Monday, April 17, 2017

New York Yankees win eighth straight as they defeat the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-4.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Starlin Castro had three hits and Aaron Judge and Matt Holliday each hit a homerun. 

Montgomery pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season and his career.  Adam Warren pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman saved his fourth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. 

Derek Holland pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and seven runs with six of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out four and lost his second game of the season.  Anthony Swarzak pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts and Michael Ynoa pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Holliday had a hit and three RBI and Castro had three hits.  Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge had two hits and three RBI and Austin Romine drew a walk.  Pete Kozma had a hit, Castro hit two doubles and Headley hit a double.  Holliday and Judge each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Romine had a passed ball. 

Tyler Saladino had a hit and drew two walks, Tim Anderson had a hit and Melky Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk.  Avisail Garcia had a hit, Matt Davidson had a hit and Yolmer Sanchez had three hits and three RBI.  Kevan Smith had a hit and an RBI, Leury Garcia had a hit and Smith hit a double and Sanchez hit a homerun.  The White Sox were 2-7 with runners in scoring position an dleft six men on base.  Anderson and Cabrera each committed an error. 

In the third Holliday hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  Headley hit an RBI double and Judge hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the fifth Judge hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 7-0.  In the seventh Sanchez hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-3 and in the ninth Smith hit an RBI double to make it a 7-4 game and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won eight straight games and are 7-0 at home to start the season for the first time since 1998.  The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night, Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees opposite Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. 

New York Mets lose third straight game to the Miami Marlins


The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 4-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets offense only managed five hits. 

Harvey pitched six innings giving up seven hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five.  Josh Smoker pitched an inning with a strikeout, Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a hit and Addison Reed lost his first game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout. 

Dan Straily pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up no hits or runs with five walks and five strikeouts.  Jarlin Garcia pitched to two batters and he struck one out, Kyle Barraclough pitched a perfect inning and Brad Ziegler pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one.  Davis Phelps pitched an inning giving up three hits and wo runs with one of them being earned.  He struck out two and he won his second game of the season and blew his third save of the season. 

Neil Walker had a hit and drew three walks, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit.  Jose Reyes drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and two RBI.  The Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Harvey committed an error and Cespedes had an outfield assist. 

Dee Gordon had three hits, J.T. Realmuto had two hits and Christian Yelich had a hit and an RBI.  Giancarlo Stanton drew a walk, Justin Bour drew a walk and Marcell Ozuna had three hits and an RBI.  Miguel Rojas had a hit, J.T. Riddle had a hit and two RBI and Ozuna and Rojas hit a double.  Riddle hit a homerun and the Marlins were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Stanton committed an error. 

In the first Yelich hit an RBI ground out to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Ozuna hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the ninth Cabrera hit a two-run single to tie the game at two and Riddle hit a two-run walk-off homerun to give the Marlins the victory. 

The Mets after winning a 16 inning game have lost three straight to the Marlins.  The Mets will be off on Monday and then begin a three game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at home.   

New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals to sweep the series


The New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Greg Bird led the offense with three hits. 

Pineda pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Pineda won his second game of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Bryan Mitchell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Adam Wainright started for the Cardinals and pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out four and lost his third game of the season.  Matt Bowman pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one, Kevin Siegrist pitched an inning walking two and Miguel Socolovich pitched giving up three hits and five runs with two walks.  Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning. 

Aaron Hicks had two hits, two RBI and a walk, Starlin Castro had two hits and Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk.  Chase Headley had two hits and drew two walks, Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Bird had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Romine had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and two RBI and Bird, Romine and Torreyes each hit a double and Judge hit a triple.  Bird and Hicks each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Hicks and Ellsbury were caught stealing and Ellsbury was picked off.  Torreyes committed an error. 

Dexter Fowler had a hit, Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew a walk and Stephen Piscotty had a hit and drew a walk.  Yadier Molina had a hit and an RBI, Eric Fryer had a hit and Jedd Gyorko had a hit and drew a walk.  Randal Grichuk had a hit and drew a walk, Greg Garcia had two hits and an RBI and Fryer hit a double and Molina hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Molina had a passed ball.  Siegrist had a pickoff. 

In the second Garcia hit an RBI single to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Judge hit an RBI triple to tie the game at one.  Bird hit a two-run homerun in the second to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  In the fifth Hicks hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-1.  In the seventh Molina hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-2.  In the eighth Romine hit a two-run double to make it 6-2.  Torryeyes hit a two-run double and Hicks hit a sac fly and it was 9-2 Yankees.  In the ninth Grichuk reached on a force attempt and an error to cut the lead to 9-3 and that was the final score. 

The Yankees swept the three game series for the second straight series.  They have won seven straight games and the first six home games of the season. 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in an odd game


The New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched great, the offense was led by Jacoby Ellsbury who had two hits. 

Sabathia pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up a run on three hits.  He walked one and struck out six and earned his second win of the season.  Adam Warren pitched to two batters and struck out one and Tyler Clippard earned his first save of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman were both not available in this game. 

Carlos Martinez lost his second game of the season pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked eight and struck out 11.  Brett Cecil pitched to two batters and struck them both out, Miguel Socolovich pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jonathan Broxton pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew two walks, Aaron Hicks had an RBI and drew two walks and Chris Carter had a hit and an RBI.  Ellsbury had two hits, Starlin Castro drew a walk and Chase Headley drew two walks.  Greg Bird drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and it was a double.  The Yankees were 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.  Ellsbury and Headley each had a stolen base. 

Matt Carpenter had a hit, Stephen Piscotty had a hit and an RBI and Jose Martinez had a hit.  Matt Adams had a hit, Jhonny Peralta drew a walk and Greg Garcia drew a walk.  Jedd Gyorko had a hit and an RBI, Gyorko hit a homerun and Piscotty hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  J. Martinez and C. Martinez each committed an error and Molina had a passed ball. 

In the first a wild pitch made it 1-0 Yankees.  In the sixth Hicks reached on a fielder’s choice and it was 2-0 Yankees.  Carter hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.  In the eighth Gyorko hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1 and Piscotty hit a solo homerun in the ninth to cut the lead to 3-2. 
The Yankees have taken the first two games of the series and will look for the sweep on Sunday night.  Michael Pineda will make the start against Adam Wainwright. 

New York Mets are walked off by the Miami Marlins


The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Friday night.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Lucas Duda and Rene Rivera each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked none and struck out four.  Rafael Montero pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a couple of hits and a walk with a strikeout, Jerry Blevins pitched 2/3 of an inning and Josh Edgin lost his first game of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Edinson Volquez pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs.  He walked four and struck out five.  Dustin McGowan pitched to one batter and retired him,  Jarlin Garcia pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Kyle Barraclough pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout.  David Phelps pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and A.J. Ramos earned his first win of the season pitching an inning with a walk. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Jay Bruce had a hit and drew a walk and Duda had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks.  Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI, Jose Reyes had a hit and drew two walks and Syndergaard drew a walk.  R. Rivera had two hits, Duda hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Cabrera committed an error and Conforto had an outfield assist. 

Dee Gordon had three hits and an RBI, J.T. Realmuto had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Christian Yelich had an RBI.  Marcell Ozuna had a hit, Justin Bour had a hit and Miguel Rojas had three hits and drew a walk.  Tyler Moore had a hit, Realmuto hit a double and the Marlins were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gordon had a stolen base. 

In the first Yelich hit a sac fly to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.  In the third Conforto hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Duda hit a solo homerun and it was 2-1 Mets.  Gordon hit an RBI single to tie the game at two in the fifth.  In the ninth Realmuto hit an RBI walk-off double to give the Marlins the 3-2 win. 

The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday night.  The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon. 
 

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