Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Washington Nationals

The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon.  The game took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 9-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he wasn’t great.  Chad Green pitched well for the Yankees.  Greg Bird and Billy McKinney each had two hits and Matt Holliday had two RBI to lead the offense. 

Pineda pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Pineda picked up his third win of the spring.  J.R. Graham pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a walk, Green pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts and Ben Heller pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk.  Jonathan Holder pitched two perfect innings. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and two RBI, Dustin Fowler had an RBI and Aaron Hicks had a hit.  Bird had two hits, Donovan Solano had a hit and Holliday had a hit and two RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and McKinney had two hits.  Austin Romine had a hit, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had a hit.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI, Gleyber Torres had a hit and two RBI and Refsnyder, Bird and Torres each hit a double.  Holliday hit a homerun and the Yankees were 6-15 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gardner and Frazier each had a stolen base. 

In the second Refsnyder hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second still Torreyes hit an RBI single, Gardner hit a two-run single and it was 4-0 Yankees.  In the bottom of the second Adam Eaton hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1 and Adam Lind hit a two-run double to cut it to 4-3.  In the fifth Holliday hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 6-3.  In the eighth Torres hit a two-run double making it 8-3 and Fowler hit a sac fly to complete the scoring at 9-3. 

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