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. 

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