Monday, June 19, 2017

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. 

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