Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New York Yankees win third straight to open spring

The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida and the final score was 8-3.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen mostly pitched well and Aaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka led the offense. 

Montgomery pitched two innings giving up a hit an no runs with a couple of strikeouts and picked up the win.  Justus Sheffield pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts, Wade LeBlanc pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with a couple of strikeouts and Cale Coshow pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one.  Raynel Espinal pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two and Gio Gallegos pitched an inning with a walk and he struck out the side. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Greg Bird had a hit.  Hicks had two hits, Higashioka had three hits and Daniel Espinosa had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Jace Peterson drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI and Abiatal Avelino had a hit.  Jeff Hendrix had a hit and two RBI and Rashad Crawford had an RBI.  Torres, Espinosa, Hicks, Torreyes and Higashioka each hit a double.  The Yankees were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hendrix had a stolen base and Robinson had an outfield assist.  LeBlanc had a pickoff. 

In the first Espinosa hit a three-run double to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth Torreyes hit a sac fly to increase the Yankees lead to 4-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Odubel Herrera hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 4-1.  Maikel Franco hit a two-run homerun and it was a 4-3 game.  In the sixth Hendrix reached on a fielding error and two runs scored to push the lead to 6-3 Yankees.  In the eighth Hendrix hit an RBI single and Crawford hit a sac fly to make it a 8-3 game and that would be the final sore.  The Yankees have started the spring with three straight wins. 

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