Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New York Yankees get trounced by the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday afternoon.  The game took place at LeCom Park in Bradenton, Florida and the final score was 13-1.  Bryan Mitchell made the start for the Yankees and didn’t pitch too well.  The Yankees offense only managed five hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Mitchell pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with no walks and two strikeouts.  He took the loss.  J.P. Feyereisen pitched 2/3 of an inning walking two and striking out one, Jordan Montgomery pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and Jon Niese pitched a perfect inning.  Evan Rutckyj pitched without recording an out and he gave up three hits and six runs with four of them being earned and he walked two.  J.R. Graham pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts and Joe Mantiply pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had an RBI, Tyler Wade had a hit and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit.  Hicks hit a double and the Yankees were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Andujar committed two errors. 

In the second Austin Meadows hit a two-run double to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.  Barrett Barnes hit an RBI ground out and it was now 3-0 Pirates.  In the third Ellsbury reached on an error and a run scored to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the third Jordy Mercer hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-1.  In the fifth Erich Weiss hit an RBI double, Elias Diaz hit an RBI double and it was 6-1 Pirates.  In the seventh Eury Perez reached on a force attempt error and a run scored to make it a 7-1 game.  Kevin Newman drew an RBI walk, Casey Hughston hit a three-run double and Joey Terdoslavich hit an RBI double and it was 12-1 Pirates.  Weiss hit an RBI single to finish the scoring at 13-1. 

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