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.    

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