Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New York Yankees fail to sweep the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-4.  J.A. Happ started for the Yankees and he pitched very poorly.  DJ LeMahieu led their offense with three hits. 

Happ pitched four innings giving up 11 hits and eight runs with two strikeouts.  Happ lost his fourth game of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched four innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts and David Hale pitched an inning walking one and striking out one. 

Justin Verlander pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  Verlander won his 10th game of the season.  Chris Devenski pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

LeMahieu had three hits and three RBI, Aaron Judge had an RBI and Luke Voit drew a walk.  Gary Sanchez had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk.  LeMahieu hit a triple and a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI, Alex Bregman drew a walk and Michael Brantley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Yordan Alvarez had two hits and two RBI, Yuri Gurriel had two hits and an RBI and Robinson Chirinos had a hit.  Josh Reddick had two hits, Tyler White had a hit and four RBI and Jake Marisnick had two hits.  Altuve hit a double and a homerun and White, Alvarez and Gurriel each hit a homerun.  The Astros were 3-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the first Altuve hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.  In the third Brantley hit an RBI single and it was 2-0 Astros.  In the fourth White hit a grand slam to push the Astros lead to 6-0.  In the fifth Alvarez hit a two-run homerun and it was 8-0 Astros.  Gurriel hit a solo homerun and the Astros led 9-0.  In the bottom of the fifth LeMahieu hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 9-3.  In the eighth Judge hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 9-4 and that was the final score. 

The Yankees won three out of four in the series and will remain home to take on the Blue Jays for three on Monday night.   

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