Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New York Yankees comeback falls just short to the Texas Rangers


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-6.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched awful.  The Yankees bullpen was good and Chase Headley had three hits and Aaron Judge had two hits to lead the offense. 

Pineda pitched four innings giving up six hits and seven runs.  He walked one and struck out four and lost his fourth game of the season.  Tyler Webb pitched an inning giving up two walks and he struck out one, Chad Green pitched two perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts. 

Nick Martinez pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Martinez won his third game of the season.  Ernesto Frieri pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jose Leclerc pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and Alex Claudio pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Keone Kela pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Matt Bush saved his ninth game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Aaron Hicks had a hit, Judge had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Gary Sanchez had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI, Headley had three hits and Tyler Austin had a hit.  Mason Williams had a hit, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI and Headley hit a double and Sanchez and Torreyes each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Headley was caught stealing. 

Delino DeShields had a hit and drew a walk, Shin-Soo Choo had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Elvis Andrus had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Adrian Beltre had a hit and two RBI, Roughned Odor had a hit and Jonathan Lucroy had a hit.  Drew Robinson had two hits and an RBI, DeShields and Robinson each hit a double and Beltre, Choo and Robinson each hit a homerun.  The Rangers were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Odor had a stolen base and Choo had an outfield assist. 

In the first Andrus hit an RBI single to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.  Beltre hit a two-run homerun to make it 3-0.  In the second Choo hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to 6-0.  In the fourth Robinson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 7-0.  In the fifth Judge hit an RBI single, Sanchez hit a three-run homerun and the lead was cut to 7-4.  In the seventh Torreyes hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-5 and Gregorius hit an RBI single to make it 7-6.  That was as close as the Yankees got as their comeback fell just short and they lost two out of three in the series. 

They will head to Chicago to begin a four game set on Monday night.   

New York Yankees get blown out by the Texas Rangers


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Texas Rangers on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-1.  Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched ok, Tyler Clippard had another rough outing out of the bullpen.  The Yankees offense only managed five hits. 

Cessa took his second loss of the season pitching five innings and giving up three hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out eight.  Jonathan Holder pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts, Tyler Webb pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout and Clippard pitched an inning giving up three hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout. 

Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Alex Claudio pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Keone Kela pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Mason Williams had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Didi Gregorius had a hit, Austin Romine had a hit and Judge hit a homerun.   The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Williams had two stolen bases. 

Delino DeShields had a hit and drew a walk, Shin-Soo Choo had a hit and two RBI and Elvis Andrus had two hits and two RBI.  Adrian Beltre had two hits and drew a walk, Carlos Gomez had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Robinson Chirinos had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Beltre, Choo and Andrus each hit a double and Gomez and Chirinos each hit a homerun.  The Rangers were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  DeShields and Gomez each had a stolen base. 

In the first Andrus hit an RBI single to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Gomez hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 3-0.  Judge hit a solo homerun in the sixth to cut the lead to 3-1.  Chirinos hit a solo homerun in the seventh to push the lead to 4-1.  In the ninth a wild pitch made it 5-1 and Choo hit a two-run double and Andrus an RBI double to give the Rangers a 8-1 lead which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

New York Yankees win on a walk-off hit in extra innings


The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1 in ten innings.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  The Yankees bullpen did their job and Brett Gardner and Gary Sanchez each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched eight innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out nine.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with two strikeouts, Chad Green pitched 1/3 of an inning and walked a batter and Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and won his second game of the season. 

Yu Darvish pitched seven innings giving up two hits and no runs with no walks and ten strikeouts.  Tanner Scheppers pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Bush pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two strikeouts and he blew his fourth save of the season and lost his third game of the season. 

Gardner had two hits and an RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and Sanchez had two hits.  Didi Gregorius had a hit, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI and Gardner hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Gregorius committed an error and Sanchez had a passed ball. 

Shin-Soo Choo drew a walk, Elvis Andrus had two hits and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits.  Mike Napoli drew three walks and the Rangers were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Andrus had a stolen base and was caught stealing. 

In the ninth a passed ball allowed the Rangers to score a run and take a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth Gardner hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one and in the tenth Torreyes hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off win. 
The two teams will play game two of three o

Sunday, June 25, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers again


The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.  The game took place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 6-3.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  Curtis Granderson had two hits to lead the Mets offense. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up three hits and three runs with five walks and eight strikeouts.  Paul Sewald pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and lost his second game of the season, Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning with three walks and Fernando Salas pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched five innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Chris Hatcher pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk, Grant Dayton pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he had a strikeout and Pedro Baez pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and won his first game of the season.  Luis Avilan pitched to one batter and walked him and Kenley Jansen pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings. 

Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Jay Bruce drew a walk.  Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Jose Reyes had a hit.  Gavin Cecchini had a hit, Brandon Nimmo drew a walk and Granderson and Duda each hit a double.  Granderson and d’Arnaud each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Flores committed an error. 

Logan Forsythe had a hit and drew a walk, Chris Taylor drew a walk and Justin Turner had a hit and an RBI.  Cody Bellinger had a hit and drew a walk, Enrique Hernandez had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Baez had an RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Barnes had an RBI and drew three walks, Yasiel Puig drew a walk and Joc Pederson had two hits and an RBI.  Bellinger hit a double and Turner, Hernandez and Pederson each hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Barnes had two stolen bases and Bellinger had a stolen base.  Pederson was caught stealing and Bellinger committed an error.  Hernandez had an outfield assist. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Turner hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  Hernandez hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 3-1.  In the fourth d’Arnaud hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Duda hit an RBI double to tie the game at three.  In the seventh Pederson hit a solo homerun to give the Dodgers back the lead at 4-3.  Baez drew an RBI walk and it was 5-3.  Barnes drew an RBI walk to make it 6-3 and that was the final score of the game. 

New York Mets are defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers


The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 8-2.  Tyler Pill started for the Mets and didn’t pitch well.  Curtis Granderson had three hits to lead the offense. 

Pill pitched six innings giving up five hits and six runs with five of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out six and took his third loss of the season.  Neil Ramirez pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Rich Hill won his fourth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up four hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out eight.  Sergio Romo pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Grant Dayton pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Brandon Morrow pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.  Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Granderson had three hits and two RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk.  Jay Bruce drew two walks, Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and Gavin Cecchini had a hit.  Flores, Cespedes and Granderson each hit a double and Granderson hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  T. Rivera and Bruce each committed an error. 

Corey Seager had a hit and drew a walk, Cody Bellinger had a hit and Logan Forsythe had a hit and an RBI.  Yasmani Grandal had two hits and two RBI, Joc Pederson drew three walks and Yasiel Puig had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Hill had an RBI, Austin Barnes had a hit and an RBI and Bellinger and Forsythe each hit a double.  Puig hit a homerun and Grandal hit two homeruns.  The Dodgers were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Seager had a stolen base and Utley committed an error. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Hill hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Forsythe hit an RBI double to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead, Puig hit a three-run homerun to push the Dodgers lead to 5-1.  In the sixth Grandal hit a solo homerun and it was 6-1.  In the bottom of the eighth Grandal hit another solo homerun to make it 7-1.  Barnes hit an RBI single and it was 8-1 Dodgers.  In the ninth Granderson hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 8-2 and that was the final score. 


New York Yankees blow lead and lose to the Anaheim Angels


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 10-5.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well.  Chris Carter had two hits and Aaron Judge had three RBI to lead the offense. 

Severino pitched six innings giving up eight hits and six runs with five of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five and took his third loss of the season.  Chasen Shreve pitched to one batter and retired him, Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Domingo German pitched two innings giving up a hit and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out three. 

Jesse Chavez pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Yusmeiro Petit pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts and he won his second game of the season, Cam Bedrosian pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Keynana Middleton pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  David Hernandez pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Judge had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Matt Holliday drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Carter had two hits, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Carter hit a double and Judge hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Castro, Sanchez and German each committed an error. 

Cameron Maybin had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Kole Calhoun had two RBI and Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBI.  Yunel Escobar had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Luis Valbuena had a hit and an RBI and Andrelton Simmons had a hit and two RBI.  Eric Young Jr. had a hit and Cliff Pennington had three hits and drew a walk.  Escobar, Simmons and Pennington each hit a double.  Maybin hit a homerun and the Angels were 5-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Maybin had a stolen base. 

In the first Maybin hit a solo homerun giving the Angels a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Castro hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the second Gardner hit into an RBI ground out to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  Judge hit a three-run homerun in the second and the lead was extended to 5-1.  In the third Pujols hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-2 and Escobar hit an RBI single to make it 5-3.  In the sixth Valbuena hit an RBI single to make it 5-4.  In the seventh Calhoun hit a sac fly to tie the game at five.  Pujols hit an RBI single and Simmons hit a two-run double and it was 8-5 Angels.  In the eighth a throwing error by the pitcher allowed a run to score and Calhoun hit a sac fly to extend the Angels lead to 10-5 and that would be the final score. 


Friday, June 23, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Angels to end losing streak


The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-4.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Austin Romine had three hits and Matt Holliday and Gary Sanchez each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  He won his fifth game of the season.  Chad Green pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he had two strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Tyler Clippard gave up two hits and two runs without recording an out.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Ricky Nolasco pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with five walks and five strikeouts.  He lost his ninth game of the season.  Mike Morin pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a strikeout and Jose Alvarez pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner drew two walks, Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Aaron Judge had a hit.  Holliday had a hit and an RBI, Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI and Sanchez had two hits.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and two RBI, Chase Headley had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Romine had three hits and two RBI.  Romine and Holliday each hit a double and Gregorius and Holliday each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hicks was caught stealing and Holliday committed an error. 

Cameron Maybin drew two walks, Andrelton Simmons had three hits and Martin Maldonado had three hits and four RBI.  C.J. Cron drew a walk, Danny Espinosa had a hit and Maldonado hit a double and a homerun.  Simmons hit a double and the Angels were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Simmons had a stolen base and Maldonado was caught stealing. 

In the second Gregorius hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Maldonado hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at two.  In the fifth Holliday hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Romine hit a two-run double and Hicks an RBI infield single to extend the Yankees lead to 6-2.  In the seventh Castro and Headley each hit an RBI single to push the lead to 8-2.  In the ninth Maldonado hit a two-run homerun to make it a 8-4 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Thursday night. 


Thursday, June 22, 2017


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he struggled early but battled through it.  The Yankees bullpen blew another game especially Tyler Clippard.  The Yankees offense only had four hits. 

Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Chasen Shreve pitched to one batter and struck him out, Clippard lost his fourth game of the season and pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs and Jonathan Holder pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 

Parker Bridwell pitched five innings giving up two hits and wo runs with five walks and three strikeouts.  Blake Parker pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and he won his third game of the season.  Cam Bedrosian pitched pitched an inning witih two strikeouts, Keynan Middleton pitched an inning with a hit and had two strikeouts and David Hernandez pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Aaron Hicks drew two walks, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI, Matt Holliday had a hit and drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Gary Sanchez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had an RBI and drew a walk and Holliday hit a double.  Judge and Sanchez each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Carter committed an error. 

Cameron Maybin had three hits and two RBI, Kole Calhoun had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Albert Pujols had two hits and an RBI.  Yunel Escobar had two hits and an RBI, Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBI, Martin Maldonado had two hits and Danny Espinosa had a hit and an RBI.  Maybin, Espinosa, Calhoun and Maldonado each hit a double.  Escobar hit a triple and Maybin and Valbuena each hit a homerun.  The Angels were 6-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the first Pujols hit an RBI single to give the Angels a 1-0 lead.  In the second Espinosa hit an RBI double to increase the lead to 2-0.  Calhoun hit an RBI single and it was 3-0 Angels.  In the fourth Headley hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Judge hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2 and in the sixth Sanchez hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three.  In the seventh Maybin hit a solo homerun to give the Angels a 4-3 lead and Escobar hit an RBI triple to push the lead to 5-3.  Valbuena hit an RBI single and the lead was increased to 6-3.  In the eighth Maybin hit an RBI single to make it 7-3 and in the ninth Valbuena hit a solo homerun to make it 8-3 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Wednesday night. 

The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a high scoring game


The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.  The game took place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 10-6.  Zach Wheeler started and he didn’t pitch well.  Jose Reyes led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Wheeler pitched two innings giving up eight hits and seven runs.  He walked none and struck out two and lost his fifth game of the season.  Rafael Montero pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts, Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and retired him and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up four hits and two runs with three strikeouts.  Neil Ramirez pitched an inning giving up two hits and he walked one with two strikeouts. 

Clayton Kershaw won his tenth game of the season and pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and six runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Grant Dayton pitched 2/3 of an inning with a walk and Chris Hatcher pitched two innings giving up two hits and two walks with three strikeouts. 

Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Jay Bruce had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and drew two walks.  Reyes had two hits and three RBI, Gavin Cecchini had a hit and two RBI and Brandon Nimmo had a hit.  Matt Reynolds had a hit, Curtis Granderson drew a walk and Reyes hit two homeruns.  Bruce and Cecchini hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Chase Utley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Corey Seager had two hits and Justin Turner had four hits, four RBI and drew a walk.  Cody Bellinger had three hits and four RBI, Chris Taylor had two hits and an RBI and Joc Pederson had a hit and drew a walk.  Yasmani Grandal had a hit, Kershaw had a hit and Franklin Gutierrez had a hit.  Utley hit a double, Bellinger hit two homeruns and Turner and Taylor also hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were 4-12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Taylor had a stolen base. 

In the first Turner hit an RBI single to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.  Bellinger hit a three-run homerun to push the lead to 4-0.  In the second Turner hit a two-run homerun to make it 6-0.  Bellinger hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the third Reyes hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-1.  In the fourth Bruce hit a solo homerun to make it 7-2 Dodgers.  In the fifth Cecchini hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-4.  In the sixth Turner hit an RBI single to make it 8-4.  In the seventh Reyes hit a two-run homerun cutting the lead to 8-6.  Taylor hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it 9-6 and Utley hit an RBI single to push the lead to 10-6 and that would be the final score. 
The two teams will play game two of th

The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals to salvage a game


The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched well.  T.J. Rivera had four hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched eight innings and gave up three hits and a run which was unearned.  He walked two and struck out six and won his sixth game of the season.  Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Joe Ross pitched six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with two of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out four and lost his third game of the season.  Matt Grace pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Jacob Turner pitched an inning with a walk. 

Michael Conforto had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Jay Bruce drew a walk and Lucas Duda had two hits and drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, T. Rivera had four hits and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and deGrom had a hit and an RBI.  T. Rivera hit a double and Duda hit a double.  deGrom hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Conforto had a stolen base and Flores committed an error.  d’Arnaud had a passed ball. 

Trea Turner had a hit and drew a walk, Bryce Harper had a hit and drew a walk and Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit, Stephen Drew had a hit and Murphy hit a double and the Nationals were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Turner had four stolen bases and Wieters commited an error and Taylor had an outfield assist. 

In the first Zimmerman hit a sac fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the third deGrom hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the fourth d’Arnaud hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead, Conforto hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-1.  In the sixth Conforto hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 4-1.  In the seventh Granderson hit an RBI single to make it a 5-1 game and that was the final score. 




Monday, June 19, 2017

New York Yankees are swept in Oakland


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 4-3.  Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch great, the bullpen was good.  Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Cessa pitched four innings and gave up five hits and four runs.  He walked one and struck out four and took his first loss of the season.  Chad Green pitched two innings and gave up two hits and he struck out two, Tyler Clippard pitched an inning with a walk and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jharel Cotton pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  He won his fourth game of the season.  Daniel Coulombe pitched to two batters and retired them both, one of them was a strikeout, Ryan Madson pitched a perfect inning and Sean Doolittle saved his third game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Gardner had two hits, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI.  Gregorius had two hits and an RBI, Chris Carter drew a walk and Gardner hit a double and Holliday and Gregorius each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Headley was caught stealing. 

Matt Joyce had two hits and drew a walk, Chad Pinder had a hit and two RBI and Jed Lowrie drew a walk.  Khris Davis had two hits and two RBI, Jaycob Brugman had a hit and Josh Phegley had a hit.  Joyce, Pinder and Davis each hit a double and Davis hit a homerun.  The Athletics were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Brugman was caught stealing, Pinder committed an error. 

In the second Holliday hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Judge hit an RBI single to push their lead to 2-0.  In the third PInder hit a two-run double to tie the game at two.  Davis hit a two-run homerun and it was 4-2 Athletics.  In the fourth Gregorius hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3 and that would be the final score. 
The Yankees were swept all four games in Oakland and have lost six games in a row.  They will have the day off Monday before opening a three game set at home against the Anaheim

New York Mets lose to the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-4.  Seth Lugo started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  Yoenis Cespedes had four hits and Jay Bruce had three hits to lead the offense. 

Lugo pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five and lost his first game of the season.  Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk. 

Stephen Strasburg pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts and he won his eighth game of the season.  Blake Treinen pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Matt Grace pitched to one batter and retired him and Joe Blanton pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs.  Enny Romero pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out one and earned his second save of the season. 

Michael Conforto had a hit, Cespedes had four hits and an RBI and Bruce had three hits.  Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda drew a walk and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit.  Jose Reyes had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Cespedes hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Flores committed an error. 

Trea Turner had two hits and an RBI, Anthony Rendon had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Bryce Harper had a hit.  Daniel Murphy had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Adam Lind had a hit and two RBI and Jose Lobaton had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Strasburg had a hit, Murphy and Rendon hit a double.  Turner, Lobaton and Lind each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Turner was caught stealing and Treinen committed an error. 

In the first Turner hit a solo homerun to give the Nats a 1-0 lead.  In the second Lobaton hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  Murphy hit an RBI double in the third to extend the lead to 3-0.  Turner reached on a throwing error and a run scored to make it 4-0 in the fourth.  Flores hit into a double play and a run scored in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the bottom of the sixth Flores hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 4-2.  Lind hit a two-run homerun in the eighth to extend the lead to 6-2 and in the bottom of the eighth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-3.  Reyes hit an RBI single and it was 6-4.  In the ninth Rendon hit an RBI double to make it 7-4 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Sunday with the Mets trying to even the series. 

New York Mets are slugged by the Washington Nationals


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 7-2.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and four runs.  He walked none and struck out four and took his first loss of the season.  Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout and Neil Ramirez pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a walk. 

Max Scherzer pitched eight innings giving up four hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out ten and won his eighth game of the season.  Sean Kelley pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run. 

Michael Conforto drew a walk, Bruce had two hits and an RBI and Lucas Duda drew a walk.  Reyes had two hits and an RBI, Matz had a hit and Reyes and Bruce each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Cespedes committed two errors. 

Trea Turner had a hit, Ryan Raburn had a hit and Bryce Harper had three hits and an RBI.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and an RBI, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew two walks and Anthony Rendon had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Matt Wieters had a hit and an RBI, Michael Taylor had two hits and an RBI and Adam Lind drew a walk.  Turner, Murphy and Harper each hit a double and Wieters, Taylor and Rendon each hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 5-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Taylor had a stolen base. 

In the third Wieters hit a solo homerun to give the Nats a 1-0 lead.  Taylor hit a solo homerun and it was 2-0.  In the sixth Rendon hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 4-0 Nationals.  In the eighth Reyes hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the ninth Harper hit an RBI single and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 6-1 Nationals.  Rendon drew an RBI walk to make it 7-1 and in the bottom of the ninth Bruce hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-2 and that would be the final score. 


Yankees lose third straight game to the Oakland A's


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 5-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started and he didn’t pitch well.  Domingo German pitched well out of the bullpen and Ronald Torreyes had two hits to lead the offense. 
Tanaka pitched four innings giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  He lost his seventh game of the season.  German pitched four innings giving up four hits and no runs with three walks and six strikeouts. 

Jesse Hahn pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs.  He walked three and struck out six and won his third game of the season.  Liam Hendriks pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Josh Smith pitched a perfect inning and Ryan Madson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Sean Doolittle saved his second game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out the side. 

Brett Gardner had an RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley drew a walk and Aaron Judge drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Torreyes had two hits and Mason Williams had a hit.  Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI, The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Matt Joyce had three hits, an RBI and drew two walks, Adam Rosales had a hit and an RBI and Jed Lowrie had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso had a hit, Ryan Healy had three hits and two RBI and Matt Chapman had two hits.  Jaycob Brugman had a hit and drew a walk, Chapman and Joyce each hit a double and Joyce hit a homerun and Healy hit two homeruns.  The A’s were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Rosales committed an error. 

In the first Joyce hit a solo homerun giving the A’s a 1-0 lead.  In the second Romine hit an RBI single and Gardner hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the bottom of the second Healy hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two.  In the fourth Healy hit another solo homerun to give the A’s a 3-2 lead.  Rosales hit an RBI single and Lowrie hit an RBI single and it was 5-2 A’s and that would be the final score. 

The Yankee and A’s will play the final game of their four-game series on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees will try and salvage one game. 


Sunday, June 18, 2017

New York Yankees blow lead to A's and lose fourth straight game


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.  The game took place at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 7-6.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and had a bad second inning but otherwise he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen once again wasn’t very good and the offense got two hits from Aaron Judge, Starlin Castro and Ronald Torreyes. 

Severino pitched six innings giving up four hits and four runs with four walks and six strikeouts.  Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jonathan Holder pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and he took his first loss of the season and blew his second save of the season. 

Sean Manaea pitched six innings giving up eight hits and five runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Josh Smith pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Daniel Coulombe pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout and he earned his first win of the season and Santiago Casilla pitched an inning with a walk and he struck out the side and earned his 11th save of the season. 

Rob Refsnyder had a hit, Judge had two hits, three RBI and drew two walks and Matt Holliday drew two walks.  Castro had two hits and an RBI, Chris Carter had a hit and an RBI and Chase Headley had a hit.  Torreyes had two hits, Mason Williams had a hit and an RBI and Torreyes hit a double and Judge hit a triple and a homerun.  Carter also hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-8 with seven runners left on base. 

Matt Joyce had two hits and drew a walk, Chad Pinder had a hit and two RBI and Khris Davis drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso drew two walks, Ryan Healy had a hit and Steven Vogt had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Matt Chapman had a hit and three RBI, Jaycob Brugman had a hit and an RBI and Rajai Davis drew a walk.  Vogt and Healy each hit a double and the A’s were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Vogt had a passed ball. 

In the second Vogt hit an RBI double to give the A’s a 1-0 lead.  Chapman hit an RBI ground out to extend the lead to 2-0.  Brugman hit an RBI single to make it 3-0 and Pinder hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0.  In the third Judge hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the fifth Williams hit an RBI single to tie the game at four.  In the sixth Carter hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead and in the seventh increased it to 6-4 on a Castro RBI single.  In the seventh Pinder hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 6-5.  In the eighth Chapman hit a two-run single to give Oakland a 7-6 lead and that would be the final score. 
The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday afternoon.

New York Yankees drop a back and forth affair in Oakland


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.  The game took place at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 8-7 in ten innings.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched ok, the bullpen wasn’t very good.  Starlin Castro and Gary Sanchez had three hits each to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs.  He walked one and struck out five.  Chad Green pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Tyler Clippard pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Dellin Betances pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks with three strikeouts.  Giovanny Gallegos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and he took his first loss of the season and first blown save of the season. 

Sonny Gray started for the A’s and he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Ryan Madson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and John Axford pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.  Daniel Coulombe pitched to two batters and retired them both, Santiago Casilla pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Liam Hendricks pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a  walk and two strikeouts and he won his third game of the season. 

Brett Gardner had two hits, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk.  Castro had three hits and an RBI, Sanchez had three hits, two RBI and drew two walks and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Chase Headley had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Chris Carter had two hits and two RBI and Austin Romine had a hit.  Gardner, Sanchez and Castro each hit a double and Carter hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 6-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base.  Castro, Sanchez and Refsndyer each had a stolen base. 

Rajai Davis had a hit, Chad Pinder had three hits and an RBI and Jed Lowrie had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Khris Davis had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Yonder Alonso had two hits and an RBI and Ryan Healy had a hit.  Matt Chapman drew two walks, Josh Phegley had a hit and Steven Vogt drew a walk.  Adam Rosales had a hit and two RBI, Matt Joyce had a hit and an RBI and Phegley, Rosales and Pinder each hit a double.  Lowries hit a triple and a homerun and Alonso also hit a homerun.  The A’s were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. 

In the first Lowrie hit a solo homerun to give the A’s a 1-0 lead.  In the second Rosales hit a two-run double to push the lead to 3-0.  In the sixth Headley hit a two-run single cutting the lead to 3-2.  Carter hit an RBI single to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the sixth Alonso hit a solo homerun to give the A’s a 4-3 lead.  In the seventh Sanchez hit an RBI double to tie the game at four.  In the bottom of the seventh Pinder hit an RBI single to give Oakland back the lead at 5-4, in the eighth Carter hit a solo homerun to tie the game at five and in the bottom of the eighth Joyce grounded into a force out to give Oakland back the lead at 6-5.  In the ninth Sanchez hit an RBI single to tie the game at six and in the tenth Castro hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 7-6 lead.  In the bottom of the tenth Davis hit a two-run walk-off single to give Oakland a 8-7 victory. 

The Yankees have lost three games in a row and will play game two of the four game set with Oakland on Friday night. 
 

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