Thursday, April 18, 2019

New York Yankees sweep the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen pitched well and Clint Frazier led the offense with three hits. 

Happ pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Tommy Khanle picked up his first victory of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and striking out one, Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a strikeout and picked up his third save of the season. 

Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run which was unearned.  He walked one and struck out six.  Brandon Workman picked up his first loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and a strikeout, Ryan Brasier pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Heath Hembree pitched a perfect inning with a  strike out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and four RBI, Luke Voit had a hit and drew a walk and Frazier had three hits and an RBI.  Mike Tauchman drew a walk, Austin Romine drew a walk and Frazier and Voit each hit a double.  Gardner hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.   

Xander Bogaerts had a hit, J.D. Martinez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Steve Pearce had a hit.  Mitch Moreland had a hit and drew a walk, Rafael Devers had two hits and Christian Vasquez had a hit and two RBI.  Martinez and Vasquez each hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Devers had a stolen base and Nunez committed an error. 

In the first Martinez hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the second Vazquez hit a two-run homerun to push the Red Sox lead to 3-0.  In the fourth Frazier hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Gardner hit a grand-slam to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead and that would be the final score of the game. 

The Yankees swept the brief two-game series and will remain at home to take on the Kansas City Royals in the start of a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 


New York Yankees blow out the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-0.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and he pitched great.   Aaron Judge and Mike Tauchman each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Paxton pitched eight scoreless innings giving up two hits and a walk and he struck out 12.  Paxton won his second game of the season.  Joe Harvey pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Chris Sale took his fourth loss of the season and he pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Erasmo Ramirez pitched three innings giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout.   

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and an RBI, Judge had two hits and drew a walk and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI, Clint Frazier had a hit and an RBI and Gio Urshela had a hit.  Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk,Austin Romine had a hit and Tauchman had two hits and four RBI.  Tauchman, Urshela and Gardner each hit a double and Tauchman Frazier and Torres each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Judge had a stolen base. 

Mookie Betts drew a walk, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and J.D. Martinez had a hit.  Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit, Bradley and Bogaerts each hit a double and the Red Sox were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Leon committed an error. 

In the third LeMahieu hit an RBI single and Voit hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Yankees.  In the fourth Frazier hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 3-0.  Tauchman hit an RBI double and it was 4-0 Yankees.  In the sixth Tauchman hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the seventh Torres hit a solo homerun to make it a 8-0 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday night. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

New York Mets lose in Atlanta and split four-game series


The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.  The game took place at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 7-3.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch that well.  Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil each had two hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with four walks and nine strikeouts.  deGrom took his second loss of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts, Paul Sewald pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk. 

Julio Teheran pitched six innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Jesse Biddle pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jonny Venters pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and Luke Jackson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one.  A.J. Minter pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Nimmo had two hits, Pete Alonso had a hit and Robinson Cano had a hit.  Michael Conforto had a hit, Wilson Ramos had a hit and McNeil had two hits and drew a walk.  Amed Rosario had a hit and an RBI, J.D. Davis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Keon Broxton had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto and McNeil each hit a double.  Davis hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Ramos committed an error. 

Ozzie Albies had two hits, Josh Donaldson had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks and Freddie Freeman drew two walks.  Ronald Acuna Jr. had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Nick Markakis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Johan Camargo had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ender Inciarte had a hit, Tyler Flowers had a hit and Charlie Culberson had a hit and had two RBI.  Camargo hit a double and Albies hit a triple and Donaldson, Culberson and Markakis each hit a homerun.  The Braves were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Albies, Acuna Jr. and Inciarte each had a stolen base. 

In the second Davis hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Markakis hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the third Acuna hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Donaldson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 3-1.  In the sixth Culberson hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 5-1.  In the seventh Camargo hit an RBI double to make it a 6-1 lead.  In the eighth Rosario hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-2 and Broxton hit an RBI single to make it a 6-3 game.  In the eighth Donaldson hit an RBI single to make it a 7-3 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams split the four-game series and the Mets will head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies Monday night.   

Monday, April 15, 2019

New York Yankees can't win their first home series as they lose to the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well.  The Yankees bullpen pitched well and the offense only managed four hits. 

Tanaka pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one, Tommy Khanle pitched to two batters and got them both out, one on a strikeout.  Adam Ottavino pitched an inning with two walks and two strikeouts, Joe Harvey pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Chad Green pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Carlos Rodon pitched six innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Rodon won his second game of the season.  Jace Fry pitched to one batter and struck him out, Nate Jones pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Kelvin Herrera pitched an inning with a strikeout.  Alex Colome pitched an inning to earn his third save of the season. 

Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Gio Urshela had a hit, Mike Tauchman drew a walk and Voit hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Judge had an outfield assist. 

Leury Garcia had a hit, Yoan Moncada had three hits and drew a walk and Jose Abreu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso drew two walks, Eloy Jimenez drew two walks and Tim Anderson had a hit and four RBI.  James McCann had a hit, Yolmer Sanchez had two hits and Moncada, Sanchez and Abreu each hit a double.  Anderson hit a homerun and the White Sox were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Moncada, Garcia and McCann each had a stolen base and Abreu had two stolen bases.  Sanchez and Moncada were each caught stealing.  Anderson committed an error. 

In the first Voit hit an RBI double giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Judge hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fourth Anderson hit a grand-slam for the White Sox giving them a 4-2 lead.  In the fifth Abreu hit a sac fly to extend their lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score of the game. 

The Yankees lost two out of three and for the first time since the early 80s lost their first three series at home. 

The Yankees will be off on Monday and then begin a brief two-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

New York Yankees lose fourth straight in rain shortened game to the Chicago White Sox


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-6 in a rain shortened game.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch well and the bullpen continued to struggle.  DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Happ pitched four innings giving up nine hits and six runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Happ lost his second game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  Chad Green pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two this and two runs. 

Lucas Giolito pitched five innings giving up six hits and six runs with four earned.  He walked four and struck out six and won his second game of the season.  Jose Ruiz pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jace Fry pitched to one batter and got him out and Nate Jones earned his first save pitching to one batter and getting him out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge had an RBI and Luke Voit drew a walk.  Gleyber Torres drew a walk, LeMahieu had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Clint Frazier had a hit and drew a walk.  Urshela had two hits and an RBI and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI.  Urshela hit a double and Gardner hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Leury Garcia had two hits and two RBI, Tim Anderson had a hit and Jose Abreu had a hit and drew a walk.  Yonder Alonso had two hits and three RBI, Yoan Moncada had a hit and Eloy Jimenez had three hits and three RBI.  James McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Adam Engel had a hit and drew a walk.  Engel hit a double and Garcia hit two doubles.  Alonso and McCann each hit a homerun and Jimenez hit two homeruns.  The White Sox were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Anderson had a stolen base and committed an error and Garcia had an outfield assist. 

In the first Alonso hit an RBI single to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first LeMahieu hit a two-run single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the second Garcia hit a two-run double and the White Sox trailed 4-3.  Gardner hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth and the Yankees lead was pushed to 5-3.  In the fifth Alonso hit a two-run homerun and Jimenez hit a two-run homerun and suddenly it was 7-5 White Sox.  In the sixth Urshela hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-6.  In the seventh Jimenez hit a solo homerun and McCann hit a solo homerun to make it 9-6.  Play then stopped for the rain and they never came back to play as the game ended there. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 

New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves


The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.  The game took place at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 6-3.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched well.  The Mets bullpen pitched pretty well and Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Matz won his first game of the season.  Robert Gsellman pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts, Luis Avilan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and two strikeouts.  Edwin Diaz earned his fifth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and he struck out two. 

Kevin Gausman pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up four hits and runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Gausman took his first loss of the season.  Wes Parsons pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk, Jonny Venters pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Josh Tomlin pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.  Luke Jackson pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Alonso had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Michael Conforto drew two walks.  Wilson Ramos had a hit and drew two walks, Jeff McNeil had a hit and Rosario had two hits and four RBI.  Juan Lagares had a hit and drew a walk, Alonso and Rosario each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Broxton had a stolen base. 

Josh Donaldson had a hit, Freddie Freeman had a hit and Ronald Acuna Jr. had three hits and two RBI.  Dansby Swanson had a hit and drew a walk, Johan Camargo had a hit and an RBI and Tyler Flowers had two hits and drew a walk.  Matt Joyce drew a walk, Freeman and Donaldson each hit a double and Acuna hit a triple.  Camargo and Acuna Jr. each hit a homerun and the Braves were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Swanson had a stolen base. 

In the first Acuna hit an RBI triple to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the second Rosario hit a three-run homerun to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.  In the second Camargo hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Rosario hit an RBI single and it was 4-2 Mets.  In the seventh Alonso hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 6-2.  In the eighth Acuna hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-3 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

New York Yankees are swept away in Houston


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 8-6.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch very well.  Tommy Khanle wasn’t good out of the bullpen and DJ LeMahieu led the offense with three hits. 

Paxton lost his second game of the season pitching four innings giving up eight hits and five runs.  He walked three and struck out five.  Khanle pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and two runs, Joe Harvey pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in his major league debut.  Stephen Tarpley pitched to one batter and got him out and Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Colin McHugh pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and nine strikeouts.  McHugh won his second game of the season.  Chris Devenski pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one, Josh James pitched giving up two hits and four runs with two walks and Hector Rendon pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Ryan Pressly pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Luke Voit had a hit and two RBI.  Gleyber Torres had two hits, Greg Bird had a hit and drew two walks and LeMahieu had three hits and two RBI.  Clint Frazier had an RBI, Tyler Wade had a hit, LeMahieu and Torres each hit a double and Voit and Gardner each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Torres committed an error. 

George Springer had a hit and an RBI, Jose Altuve had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Michael Brantley had two hits and drew a walk.  Carlos Correa had three hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Yuri Gurriel had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Tyler White had a hit.  Aledmys Diaz had two hits, Max Stassi had a hit and Jake Marisnick had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Correa and Marisnick each hit a double.  Gurriel hit a triple and Correa hit a homerun.  Altuve hit two homeruns and the Astros were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Springer had a stolen base. 

In the first Gardner hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Gurriel hit a two-run triple to give the Astros a 2-1 lead.  In the third Correa hit an RBI double and it was 3-1 Astros.  In the fourth LeMahieu hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the bottom of the fifth Altuve hit a solo homerun pushing their lead to 4-2.  Correa hit a two-run homerun and it was 6-2.  Marisnick hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 7-2.  In the eighth Voit hit a two-run homerun cutting the lead to 7-4.  LeMahieu hit an RBI double and Frazier hit a sac fly cutting the lead to 7-6.  In the eighth Springer hit an RBI single to make it 8-6 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees were swept in the three-game series and will have a day off on Thursday before beginning a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at home on Friday night. 

New York Mets outlast the Minnesota Twins


The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-6.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched well, his final line doesn’t indicate how well he pitched.  The Mets bullpen was not good and Jeff McNeil led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up five hits and four runs with no walks and seven strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Edwin Diaz pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts. 

Jake Odorizzi pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with four walks and three strikeouts.  Odorizzi lost his second game of the season.  Andrew Vaszuez pitched giving up three runs and two walks without recording an out, Trevor Hildenberger pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Martin Perez pitched two innings giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Trevor May pitched an inning with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Brandon Nimmo had a hit and an RBI, Pete Alonso had an RBI and drew two walks and Robinson Cano had an RBI and drew two walks.  Michael Conforto had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Wilson Ramos had a hit and two RBI and McNeil had two hits and an RBI.  Amed Rosario drew two walks, J.D. Davis drew a walk and Syndergaard drew a walk.  Juan Lagares drew a walk and the Mets were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Lagares had a stolen base and Ramos had a passed ball. 

Max Kepler had two hits and an RBI, Jorge Polanco drew a walk and Mitch Garver had two hits and an RBI.  Jonathan Schoop had three hits and an RBI, Byron Buxton had a hit and an RBI and Jake Cave had a hit and an RBI.  Schoop and Kepler each hit a double and Buxton hit a triple.  Garver hit a homerun and the Twins were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the third Kepler hit an RBI single to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth a hit-by-pitch tied the game at one.  Alonso drew an RBI walk, Cano drew an RBI walk and Conforto drew an RBI walk.  Ramos hit a two-run single and it was 6-1 Mets.  In the seventh Conforto hit a two-run single to push the lead to 8-1 Mets.  McNeil hit an RBI single and it was 9-1 Mets.  In the eighth Schoop hit an RBI double, Buxton hit an RBI triple and Cave hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 9-4.  Willians Astudillo hit into a double play and a run scored to make it a 9-5 game.  In the ninth Garver hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 9-6. 

The Mets will head to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New York Yankees get doubled up by the Houston Astros


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 6-3.  Jonathan Loaisiga started for the Yankees and was ok, the bullpen struggled.  Gary Sanchez led the offense with a couple of hits and RBI. 

Loaisiga pitched three innings giving up four hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Stephen Tarpley pitched an inning giving up a hit, Luis Cessa pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts and Jonathan Holder pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.  Chad Green lost his second game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with two walks and Tommy Khanle pitched to two batters and struck them both out. 

Gerrit Cole pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Hector Rondon pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two and picked up his first win of the season.  Roberto Osuna earned his fourth save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Sanchez had two hits and two RBI, Gio Urshela drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit.  Sanchez hit a double and Voit hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Gardner committed an error and Romine had a passed ball. 

George Springer had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Jose Altuve had two hits and two RBI and Alex Bregman had a hit and drew a walk.  Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI, Carlos Correa drew a walk and Yuri Gurriel had a hit and an RBI.  Josh Reddick had two hits, Robinson Chirinos had a hit and drew a walk.  Tony Kemp drew a walk, Brantley had two doubles and Springer and Bregman each hit a double.  Altuve hit a homerun and the Astros were 3-15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Correa and Bregman had a stolen base. 

In the first Voit hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Gurriel hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the third Altuve hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 2-1 lead.  In the sixth Sanchez hit a two-run double to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the seventh Brantley hit an RBI double tying the game at three.  In the eighth Springer hit a two-run double to give the Astros a 5-3 lead and Altuve hit a sac fly making it a 6-3 game and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series with the Yankees trying to avoid the sweep on Wednesday night. 


New York Mets lose to the Minnesota Twins in slugfest


The New York Mets were defeated by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 14-8.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  Amed Rosario led the offense with three hits and three other guys had two hits each. 

deGrom pitched four innings giving up eight hits and six runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  deGrom took his first loss of the season.  Seth Lugo pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a  strikeout, Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Robert Gsellman pitched an inning giving up two hits and three unearned runs with a strikeout.  Jason Vargas pitched an inning giving up four hits and four runs with a strikeout. 

Kyle Gibson pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Trevor Hildenberger pitched to one batter and got him out and earned his second win of the season.  Trevor May pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Adalberto Mejia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Blake Parker pitched 2/3 of an inning.  Ryne Harper pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Chase De Jong pitched an inning giving up three hits and four runs with three walks. 

Brandon Nimmo had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Pete Alonso had two hits and three RBI and Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk.  Michael Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks, J.D. Davis had a hit and drew two walks and Jeff McNeil had an RBI and drew a walk.  Rosario had three hits and an RBI, Travis d’Arnaud had an RBI and Conforto, Nimmo and Rosario each hit a double.  Conforto and Nimmo each hit a homerun and Alonso hit two homeruns.  The Mets were 2-14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Alonso committed an error. 

Max Kepler had a hit and an RBI, Jorge Polanco had three hits and two RBI and Willians Astudillo had a hit.  Eddie Rosario had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Mitch Garver had four hits and two RBI and Marwin Gonzalez drew a walk.  Jason Castro had a hit and an RBI, Jonathan Schoop had two hits and four RBI and Byron Buxton had two hits.  C.J. Cron had a hit, Rosario hit a double and Buxton hit two doubles.  Polanco hit a triple and Rosario, Polanco each hit a homerun.  Schoop and Garver each hit two homeruns.  The Twins were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Buxton had a stolen base and Kepler was caught stealing.  Garver had a passed ball. 

In the second Garver hit a solo homerun to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the second Rosario hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the third a wild pitch and a Rosario hit a two-run homerun giving the Twins a 4-1 lead.  Garver hit a solo homerun making it 5-1.  In the bottom of the third Nimmo hit a solo homerun, Conforto hit a solo homerun and the lead was cut to 5-3.  In the fourth Kepler hit an RBI single to push the lead to 6-3.  In the sixth Schoop hit a solo homerun extending the lead to 7-3.  In the seventh Alonso hit a solo homerun and it was 7-4.  In the eighth a fielding error pushed it to 8-4 and a Polanco two-run homerun made it 10-4.  In the ninth Castro hit an RBI single, Schoop hit a three-run homerun making it a 14-4 game.  In the bottom of the ninth Alonso hit a two-run homerun cutting the lead to 14-6.  McNeil had an RBI walk and d’Arnaud hit an RBI ground out and the final score was 14-8. 

New York Mets lose a slugfest to the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Sunday.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 12-9.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  The Mets bullpen wasn’t very good either.  Jeff McNeil, Peter Alonso and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the Mets offense. 

Wheeler pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and seven runs with seven walks and two strikeouts.  Wheeler took his first loss of the season.  Tim Peterson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and two runs with five walks and two strikeouts, Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a strikeout and Robert Gsellman pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Seth Lugo pitched an inning with three strikeouts. 

Max Scherzer pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Scherzer won his first game of the season.  Matt Grace pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, Trevor Rosenthal pitched to one batter and walked him and Wander Suero pitched an inning with two strikeouts.  Joe Ross pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with a walk and Sean Doolittle pitched to two batters and retired them both.  He had a strikeout. 

McNeil had two hits and an RBI, Alonso had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk and Conforto had two hits and three RBI.  Wilson Ramos had a hit and an RBI, J.D. Davis had a hit and Luis Guillorme had a hit and drew a walk.  Amed Rosario had a hit, Brandon Nimmo had a hit and an RBI and Conforto, Alonso and Nimmo each hit a double.  Conforto and Alonso each hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-14 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ramos committed an error. 

Adam Eaton had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Howie Kendrick had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Anthony Rendon had a hit, three RBI and drew two walks.  Juan Soto drew two walks, Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Kurt Suzuki had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Wilmer Difo drew two walks, Scherzer had a hit and an RBI and Victor Robles had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Eaton hit a double and Rendon hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Robles had a stolen base and Eaton committed an error. 

In the second Scherzer hit an RBI single to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  Robles hit an RBI single, Eaton hit a two-run double and Kendrick hit a sac fly pushing the lead to 5-0.  In the second Ramos hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-1.  In the fifth Suzuki had an RBI walk and a wild pitch made it a 7-1 game.  In the sixth Zimmerman had an RBI walk, Suzuki hit an RBI single and it was 9-1 Nationals.  In the seventh Rendon hit a three-run homerun extending the lead to 12-1.  In the bottom of the seventh Nimmo hit an RBI double, McNeil hit an RBI single and Alonso hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 12-6.  In the ninth Conforto hit a three-run homerun cutting the lead to 12-9 and that would be the final score. 

The Mets will have the day off on Monday and being a brief two-game series with the Minnesota Twins at home on Tuesday night. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The New York Yankees lose a tough one in Houston


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Monday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 4-3.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well, the bullpen didn’t pitch well.  Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier led the offense with two hits each. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and three strikeouts.  Zack Britton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and Adam Ottavino lost his first game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up two hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. 

Justin Verlander pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Will Harris pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and won his first game of the season and Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning and picked up his third save of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Judge had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI.  Gary Sanchez had a hit, DJ LeMahieu had a hit and Frazier had two hits and an RBI.  Gio Urshela drew a walk, LeMahieu hit a double and Judge hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base. 

George Springer drew a walk, Jose Altuve had a hit and an RBI and Alex Bregman had a hit and drew two walks.  Michael Brantley had a hit, Carlos Correa had two hits and an RBI and Tyler White drew a walk.  Robinson Chirinos had two hits and two RBI including two doubles.  Altuve hit a homerun and the Astros were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the third Voit hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Altuve hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Judge hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the sixth Frazier hit an RBI single and it was 3-1 Yankees.  In the seventh Chirinos hit a two-run double to tie the score at three.  In the eighth Correa hit an RBI infield single to give the Astros a 4-3 lead and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of their three-game series on Tuesday night. 


The New York Yankees sweep the Baltimore Orioles


The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 15-3.  Domingo German started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Gary Sanchez hit three homeruns to lead the offense. 

German won his second game of the season and he pitched six innings giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Stephen Tarpley pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Luis Cessa pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

David Hess pitched five innings giving up five hits and four runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Hess took his first loss of the season.  Mike Wright pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and a strikeout, Dan Straily pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up five hits and five runs with two walks and Hanser Alberto pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew three walks, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Mike Tauchmann drew a walk.  Luke Voit had a hit and drew a walk, Sanchez had three hits and six RBI and Gleyber Torres had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  DJ LeMahieu had a hit and an RBI, Tyler Wade drew a walk and Clint Frazier had four hits and four RBI.  Gio Urshela had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Austin Romine had a hit and two RBI and LeMahieu, Urshela, Torres and Gardner each hit a double.  Romine and Torres each hit a homerun.  Sanchez hit three homeruns and Frazier hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Urshela committed an error and Romine had a passed ball. 

Jonathan Villar had two hits, Trey Mancini drew a walk and Rio Ruiz drew a walk.  Renato Nunez had a hit, Jesus Sucre drew a walk and Alberto had two hits and an RBI.  Villar hit a double and the Orioles were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sucre had a passed ball.  

In the second Torres hit a solo homerun and Frazier hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the third Sanchez hit a two-run homerun to push the Yankees lead to 4-0.  In the sixth Frazier hit an RBI single and it was 5-0 Yankees.  In the seventh Sanchez hit a two-run homerun to extend the Yankees lead to 7-0.  LeMahieu hit an RBI double and Urshela hit an RBI single making it a 9-0 game.  In the bottom of the seventh a passed ball gave the Orioles a run, a wild pitch scored a second run and a Alberto RBI single cut the lead to 9-3.  In the eighth Sanchez hit a two-run homerun making it 11-3.  In the ninth Frazier hit a two-run homerun pushing the lead to 13-3 and the final blow would come in the ninth on a Romine two-run homerun to make it 15-3.  15-3 would be the final score as the Yankees swept the three-game series. 

The Yankees will head to Houston for a three-game series beginning on Monday night. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles behind the long ball


The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Saturday night.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 6-4.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he pitched ok, Jonathan Holder struggled but the rest of the pen was good.  Aaron Judge hit two homeruns and DJ LeMahieu had three hits to lead the offense. 

Happ pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Holder pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, Adam Ottavino pitched 1 2/3 innings with a walk and a strike out and he won his first game of the season and Chad Green pitched to one batter and got him out.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and picked up his second save of the season.

Dylan Bundy pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  John Means pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Nate Karns pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and Paul Fry pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up no hits or runs and striking out one.  Miguel Castro pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts and he took his first loss of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Judge had two hits and three RBI and Luke Voit had a hit and drew a walk.  Greg Bird had a hit, Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew two walks and LeMahieu had three hits.  Mike Tauchman had a hit, Clint Frazier had a hit and three RBI and Tauchman and Gardner each hit a double.  Frazier hit a homerun and Judge hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez was picked off and LeMahieu and Happ each committed an error. 

Jonathan Villar had a hit, Joey Rickard drew a walk and Chris Davis had an RBI.  Trey Mancini had two hits and an RBI, Renato Nunez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Rio Ruiz had an RBI.  Jesus Sucre had a hit, Dwight Smith Jr. had a hit and Hanser Alberto had a hit and drew a walk.  Cedric Mullins had a hit, Alberto hit a double and Mancini hit a double.  Mancini hit a homerun and the Orioles were 1-14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Villar had a stolen base and Smith Jr. had an outfield assist. 

In the first Judge hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Mancini hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the third Judge hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  In the fifth Nunez hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 3-2.  In the seventh Davis reached on a fielder’s choice and a run scored to tie the game at three.  Ruiz hit a sac fly and the Orioles grabbed a 4-3 lead.  In the eighth Frazier hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. 


Friday, April 5, 2019

New York Mets get shutout by the Washington Nationals in home opener


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-0.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched well, Seth Lugo was not good out of the bullpen.  Wilson Ramos had two hits to lead the Mets offense, the rest of the team only managed two hits. 

Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning with a walk and struck out the side and Lugo pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs.  Tim Peterson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a walk. 

Stephen Strasburg pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and nine strikeouts.  Strasburg won his first game of the season.  Matt Grace to one batter and struck him out, Justin Miller pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and Tony Sipp pitched to one batter and struck him out.  Sean Doolittle pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Robinson Cano drew a walk and Ramos had two hits.  Jeff McNeil had a hit, Amed Rosario had a hit and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Adam Eaton drew a walk, Anthony Rendon had a hit and Juan Soto had a hit and drew a walk.  Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI and drew a walk, Yan Gomes had a hit and Wilmer Difo had a hit and two RBI.  Victor Robles had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Rendon hit a double, Robles hit a homerun and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Eaton had a stolen base and Strasburg and Rendon each committed an error. 

In the second Difo hit a sac bunt to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Robles hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  In the ninth Zimmerman hit a sac fly, Difo hit an RBI single and the lead was 4-0 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will be off on Monday and resume their service on Saturday afternoon.  

New York Yankees double up the Baltimore Orioles


The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 8-4.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and after a rough start he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen pitched great and Gleyber Torres led the offense with four hits and four RBI. 

Paxton pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  Paxton picked up his first win of the season.  Tommy Khanle pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up no runs and no hits with a walk and a strikeout, Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Alex Cobb pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Mike Wright pitched giving up four hits and three runs and he took his first loss of the season, John Means pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and Mychal Givens pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Miguel Castro pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run. 

Brett Gardner had two hits and drew a walk, Luke Voit had a hit and three RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI.  Greg Bird had a hit and drew two walks, DJ LeMahieu had a hit and Torres had four hits and four RBI.  Clint Frazier had a hit, Tyler Wade had a hit and Torres hit a double.  Sanchez and Voit each hit a homerun and Torres hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Judge was caught stealing and Sanchez was picked off. 

Jonathan Villar had two hits and an RBI, Dwight Smith Jr. had a hit and Trey Mancini drew a walk.  Renato Nunez had two hits and an RBI, Rio Ruiz had a hit and drew a walk and Drew Jackson drew a walk.  Joey Rickard had two hits, Hanser Alberto had a hit and Jesus Sucre drew a walk.  Richie Martin had a hit, Smith hit a double and Villar hit a homerun.  The Orioles were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Ruiz was picked off and Givens had a pickoff. 

In the first Villar hit a solo homerun, a balk scored a run and a wild pitch scored another run to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead.  In the third Torres hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Nunez hit an RBI single to push the Orioles lead to 4-1.  In the sixth Sanchez hit a solo homerun and Torres hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead.  In the ninth Voit hit a three-run homerun pushing the Yankees lead to 8-4 and that would be the final score. 

The teams will be off on Friday and resume their series on Saturday night. 




Thursday, April 4, 2019

New York Mets defeat the Miami Marlins to earn three game sweep


The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 6-4.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he was brilliant.  The Mets bullpen struggled and Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and 14 strikeouts.  deGrom earned his second victory of the season.  Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with two walks, Robert Gsellman pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Edwin Diaz earned his third save of the season pitching to one batter and getting him out. 

Trevor Richards pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and seven strikeouts and took his first loss of the season.  Nick Anderson pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Austin Brice pitched two innings giving up three hits and two unearned runs with a strikeout. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Alonso had two hits and an RBI and Robinson Cano had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto had two hits and drew a walk, Keon Broxton had a hit and Amed Rosario had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Dominick Smith had ah it, an RBI, deGrom had a hit and an RBI and Wilson Ramos had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto, Alonso and Cano each hit a double, Rosario hit a triple and deGrom hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Curtis Granderson drew two walks, Brian Anderson had a hit and Neil Walker drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Martin Prado had a hit and an RBI and Brinson had a hit and an RBI.  Rosell Herrera had two hits and an RBI, Miguel Rojas had a hit and an RBI and Herrera hit two doubles and Prado hit a double.  The Marlins were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Rojas committed an error. 

In the second Rosario hit an RBI triple giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the t hird deGrom hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  Alonso hit an RBI double and it was 3-0 Mets.  In the seventh Cano hit an RBI double increasing the lead to 4-0.  In the eighth Smith hit an RBI single, Ramos hit an RBI single and it was 6-0 Mets.  In the ninth Prado hit an RBI double, Brinson had an RBI ground out, Herrera hit an RBI double and Rojas an RBI single cutting the lead to 6-4 but that would be the final score.  The Mets swept the three-game series and will now head home for their home opener on Thursday afternoon vs. the Washington Nationals. 

New York Mets hang on to defeat the Miami Marlins


The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 6-5.  Jason Vargas started for the Mets an he pitched pretty well.  Wilson Ramos and Dominic Smith each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Vargas pitched five innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Vargas earned his first win of the season.  Robert Gsellman pitched an inning giving up two hits and no runs with a couple of strikeouts, Seth Lugo pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and Justin Wilson earned his first save of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Jose Urena pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Urena took his second loss of the season.  Tyler Kinley pitched an inning with two walks, Wei-Yin Chen pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts and Tayron Guerrero pitched a perfect inning.  Austin Brice pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brandon Nimmo had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Jeff McNeil had a hit and Robinson Cano had a hit.  Michael Conforto had a hit and drew a walk, Wilson Ramos had two hits and an RBI and Dominic Smith had two hits and an RBI.  Amed Rosario had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had an RBI and drew a walk and J.D. Davis drew a walk.  Rosario hit a double and the Mets were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Rosario had a stolen base.  Cano committed an error. 

Miguel Rojas had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk and Brian Anderson had two hits and an RBI.  Starlin Castro had three hits and an RBI, Martin Prado had two hits and drew a walk and JT Riddle had a hit and an RBI.  Lewis Brinson had three hits and an RBI, Peter O’Brien had a hit and an RBI and Neil Walker had a hit.  Chad Wallach had a hit, Prado, Anderson, Granderson and Brinson each hit a double.  Castro hit a homerun and the Marlins were 4-18 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base.  Alfaro committed an error. 

In the first Ramos hit an RBI single, Smith hit an RBI single and Rosario hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.  Lagares reached on a fielder’s choice and a run scored to push the lead to 5-0.  In the bottom of the first Anderson hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1.  In the fifth Castro hit a solo homerun making it 5-2.  In the seventh Nimmo was hit by a pitch and a run scored to extend the Marlins lead to 6-2.  In the bottom of the seventh Brinson hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-3.  O’Brien hit an RBI single to make it a 6-4 game and in the eighth Riddle hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 6-5 and that would be the final score. 




Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New York Yankees offense silent again as they fall just short of the Detroit Tigers


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Jonathan Loaisiga started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen pitched well also.  The Yankees offense was silent again as they couldn’t manage much of anything. 

Loaisiga pitched four innings giving up a hit and a run with three walks and four strikeouts.  Jonathan Holder pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Chad Green took his first loss of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Zack Britton pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Matthew Boyd started for the Tigers and he pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with three walks and 13 strikeouts.  Buck Farmer pitched to two batters and struck them both out and earned his first win of the season.  Joe Jimenez pitched an inning with a walk and two strikeouts and Shane Greene pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his fourth save of the season. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Luke Voit drew a walk.  Gary Sanchez drew a walk, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Greg Bird had a hit.  Clint Frazier had a hit and drew a walk, LeMahieu hit a double and the Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Judge had a stolen base and Gardner was caught stealing.  Sanchez committed an error. 

Josh Harrison had a hit, Nick Castellanos drew a walk and Niko Goodrum had a hit and drew a walk.  Jeimer Candelario drew a walk, Christin Stewart had an RBI and Gordon Beckham had a hit and an RBI.  Goodrum hit a double and Beckham hit a homerun.  The Tigers were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Castellanos and Candelario each had a stolen base.  Cabrera committed an error. 

In the third Judge hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Stewart hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  In the eighth Beckham hit a solo homerun to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will now head to Baltimore with a 2-4 record and a lot of injuries.  The injuries have piled up and they really need to start to get some players back now. 

New York Yankees lose a close one in the ninth as bats continue to be cold


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-1.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Aroldis Chapman didn’t pitch very well and the offense didn’t do much of anything. 

Tanaka pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and a run with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Adam Ottavino pitched 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts and Chapman pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Chapman took his first loss of the season. 

Jordan Zimmerman pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts.  Daniel Stumpf pitched to one batter and struck him out, Joe Jimenenz pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Shane Greene earned his third save of the season pitching a perfect inning. 

Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk, DJ LeMahieu had two hits and Mike Tauchman had a hit.  Clint Frazier had an RBI, Tyler Wade had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit.  Tachman hit a double and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Wade had a stolen base. 

Josh Harrison had a hit, Nick Castellanos had two hits and Miguel Cabrera had a hit.  Jeimer Candelario had two hits, John Hicks had two hits and an RBI and Niko Goodrum drew a walk.  Dustin Peterson had a hit and an RBI, Grayson Greiner had a hit and Jordy Mercer had a hit and an RBI.  Hicks, Greiner, Peterson each hit a double and Candelario hit two doubles.  The Tigers were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the second Frazier hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Hicks hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the ninth Peterson hit an RBI double and Mercer hit an RBI single to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead and that would be the final score of the game. 

The two teams have split the first two games and the rubber game will be on Wednesday afternoon. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

New York Mets fail to sweep the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 6-5.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch great.  Peter Alonso, Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto and Keon Broxton each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Wheeler pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Robert Gsellman pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Luis Avilan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Tim Peterson pitched to one batter and got him out.  Justin Wilson took his first loss of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts.   

Patrick Corbin started for the Nationals and pitched six innings giving up seven hits and two runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Justin Miller pitched an inning with two strikeouts, Tony Sipp pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and Trevor Rosenthal pitched giving up a hit and a run without recording an out.  Sean Doolittle earned his first win of the season after blowing his first save of the season.  He pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out two. 

Brandon Nimmo had a hit, Alonso had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Cano had two hits.  J.D. Davis had a hit, Conforto had two hits and Amed Rosario had a hit and an RBI.  Broxton had two hits and drew a walk, Wilson Ramos had a hit and an RBI and Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Alonso and Davis each hit a double and the Mets were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Broxton had two stolen bases and Nido committed an error. 

Adam Eaton had three hits, Trea Turner had two hits and four RBI and Anthony Rendon had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, Yan Gomes had a hit and Victor Robles had two hits and an RBI.  Gomes hit a double and Robles hit two doubles.  Turner hit two homeruns and the Nationals were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Turner had a stolen base. 

In the third Alonso hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the third Turner hit a three-run homerun to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead.  In the fifth Rendon hit an RBI single to push the Nationals lead to 4-1.  In the sixth Rosario hit into a double play and a run scored cutting the lead to 4-2.  In the bottom of the sixth Robles hit an RBI double and it was 5-2 Nationals.  In the eighth Rosario hit an RBI single and it was 5-3.  Ramos hit an RBI single and Lagares hit an RBI single and the game was tied at five.  In the bottom of the ninth Turner hit his second homerun of the game, this a walk-off solo homerun to give the Nationals a 6-5 victory. 

The Mets won two out of three in the series and will now head to Miami to take on the Marlins on Monday night. 

New York Yankees lose rubber game to the Baltimore Orioles


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday evening.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-5.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch very well.  Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu led the offense with two hits each. 

Happ pitched four innings giving up five hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Happ took the loss, his first of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with only one being earned.  He walked two and struck out five, Stephen Tarpley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Tommy Khanle pitched an inning with three walks and two strikeouts. 

Dylan Bundy pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits and three runs with five walks and seven strikeouts.  John Means pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and five strikeouts.  Means earned the win, Mychal Givens pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and a strikeout and Paul Fry pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and two RBI and Giancarlo Stanton drew three walks.  Luke Voit had a hit, Miguel Andujar had a hit and Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI.  Greg Bird drew two walks, Torres had two hits and LeMahieu had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks.  Torres hit a double and Sanchez hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base.  Sanchez committed an error. 

Jonathan Villar had a hit and drew a walk, Dwight Smith Jr. had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Trey Mancini had two hits and an RBI.  Renato Nunez had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Rio Ruiz drew a walk and Joey Rickard had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Chris Davis drew a walk and Richie Martin drew a walk.  Smith hit a double and Rickard, Nunez and Mancini each hit a homerun.  The Orioles were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Villar had a stolen base and Givens committed an error. 

In the first Nunez hit a three-run homerun giving the Orioles a 3-0 lead.  In the third Mancini hit a solo homerun pushing the lead to 4-0.  In the fourth Gardner drew an RBI walk and Judge hit a two-run single to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the fifth Smith hit an RBI single and the Orioles lead was 5-3.  In the seventh Sanchez hit a solo homerun to get the Yankees back to within one run, but that was as close as they would come.  In the eighth Rickard hit a two-run homerun pushing the Orioles lead to 7-4 and in the bottom of the ninth the Yankees would threaten but fall short.  LeMahieu hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 7-5 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees lost two out of three to the awful Orioles to open the season and now will stay home and take on the Detroit Tigers in a three-game series beginning on Monday night. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

New York Mets defeat the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 11-8.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  Jeff McNeil had four hits and Peter Alonso had three hits to lead the Mets offense. 

Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs with seven strikeouts.  Justin Wilson earned his first victory of the season pitching a perfect inning, Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Seth Lugo pitched an inning giving up a hit and four unearned runs.  He walked two and struck out two.  Edwin Diaz earned his second save of the season pitching to one batter and getting him out. 

Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Tony Sipp pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Trevor Rosenthal pitched giving up three hits and four runs with a walk and he took the loss.  Kyle Barraclough pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Matt Grace pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Wander Suero pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Alonso had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Michael Conforto had two hits.  Wilson Ramos had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, McNeil had four hits and two RBI and Amed Rosario had a hit and drew a walk.  J.D. Davis had a hit and two RBI, Syndergaard drew a walk and Dominick Smith had a hit and two RBI.  Ramos, and McNeil each hit a double and Alonso hit two doubles.  McNeil hit a triple and the Mets were 7-17 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Cano and Davis each committed an error.  Syndergaard had a pickoff. 

Trea Turner had a hit and drew a walk, Anthony Rendon had two hits and an RBI and Juan Soto had three hits and two RBI.  Ryan Ziimmerman had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Kurt Suzuki had an RBI and Andrew Stevenson drew a walk.  Victor Robles had two hits and an RBI, Turner, Soto, Zimmerman and Rendon each hit a double.  Robles hit a homerun and the Nationals were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Soto had a stolen base and Robles was picked off. 

In the first Ramos hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  McNeil hit an RBI triple to make it 3-0.  In the bottom of the first Soto hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the second Alonso hit an RBI double to push the Mets lead to 4-1.  In the third Robles hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 4-2.  Soto hit an RBI single making it 4-3.  In the sixth Suzuki hit a sac fly to tie the game at four.  In the eighth Davis hit a two-run single, a balk scored a run and Alonso hit a two-run double to make it 8-4 Mets.  In the  ninth inning McNeil hit an RBI double and Smith hit an RBI single to extend the Mets lead to 11-4.  In the bottom of the ninth Rendon was hit by a pitch and Zimmerman hit a three-run double to cut the lead to 11-8 and that would be the final score. 
 

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