## Friday, February 19, 2021

### Pitchers and Catchers

## Friday, October 2, 2020

### New York Yankees outlast Cleveland Indians in wild and crazy game

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series on Wednesday night. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 10-9. It was a wild and crazy game and the win gave the Yankees the series and now they move on to the ALDS in San Diego. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch great but was also affected by a long rain delay to start the game and then starting the game and stopping in the first inning for another rain delay. The offense was led by Gio Urshela who had a couple of hits and four RBI.

Tanaka pitched four innings giving up five hits and six runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Chad Green pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three strikeouts, Zack Britton pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two runs and two walks with a strikeout and Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks. Aroldis Chapman earned his first win of the postseason pitching two innings and giving up a hit and he struck out four.

Carlos Carrasco pitched three innings giving up two hits and four runs with three walks and six strikeouts. James Karinchak pitched getting no outs and giving up a hit and a run with two walks, Phil Maton pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and Triston McKenzie pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Nick Wittgren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out three, Brad Hand lost his first game of the postseason and first blown save. He pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Cal Quantrill pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one.

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge drew two walks and Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk. Luke Voit had a hit and drew two walks, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks and Urshela had two hits and four RBI. Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew two walks, Brett Gardner drew two walks and Gary Sanchez had a hit and three RBI. Voit hit a double, Hicks hit a triple and Stanton, Urshela and Sanchez each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Sanchez had a passed ball.

Francisco Lindor had a hit and drew a walk, Cesar Hernandez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Jose Ramirez had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Carlos Santana drew a walk, Franmil Reyes drew two walks and Josh Naylor had a hit and two RBI. Jordan Luplow had a hit and two RBI, Roberto Perez had two hits and an RBI and Delino DeShields had a hit and drew a walk. Hernandez, Naylor, Lindor and Luplow each hit a double. Ramirez hit two doubles and the Indians were 6-15 with runners in scoring position and left 8 men on base. Ramirez and DeShields each committed an error.

In the first Ramirez hit an RBI double, Naylor hit a two-run double and Perez hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 4-0 lead. In the second Stanton hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 4-1. In the fourth Urshela hit a grand slam to make it a 5-4 game in favor of the Yankees. In the fifth Stanton hit a sac fly extending the lead to 6-4. In the bottom of the fifth Ramirez hit a two-run double to tie the game at six. In the sixth Sanchez hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees back the lead at 8-6. In the bottom of the seventh Luplow hit a two-run double to tie the score at eight. In the bottom of the eighth Hernandez hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 9-8 lead. In the ninth Sanchez hit a sac fly to tie the game at nine and LeMahieu hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 10-9 lead and that would be the final score. The Yankees won the series and will head to San Diego to start the ALDS on Monday.

### New York Yankees take Game 1 in dominating fashion from the Cleveland Indians

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series on Tuesday night. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 12-3. Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and he pitched well. The Yankees offense was led by Gleyber Torres who had four hits and Brett Gardner who had three hits.

Cole pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and 13 strikeouts. Cole earned his first win of the postseason. Luis Cessa pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.

Shane Bieber pitched for the Indians and he took his first loss of the postseason. He pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. Phil Maton pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up no hits or runs with a strikeout, Adam Cimber pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and Cam Hill pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts. Oliver Perez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.

DJ LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and two RBI and Aaron Hicks drew two walks. Luke Voit had two hits and an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and an RBI, Gio Urshela had a hit and an RBI and Torres had four hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Gardner had three hits and three RBI and Kyle Higashioka had a hit. Voit and Gardner each hit a double. Judge, Torres, Gardner and Stanton each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, Jose Ramirez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Josh Naylor had four hits and an RBI. Tyler Naquin had a hit and an RBI, Delino DeShields had a hit and Naylor hit two doubles. Ramirez also hit a double and Naylor hit a homerun. The Indians were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

In the first Judge hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the third Voit hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 3-0. In the bottom of the third Ramirez hit an RBI double cutting the lead to 3-1. In the fourth Gardner hit an RBI double to make it a 4-1 game. LeMahieu hit an RBI single and the lead was pushed to 5-1. In the bottom of the fourth Naylor cut the lead to 5-2 with a solo homerun. In the fifth Torres hit a two-run homerun and the lead was 7-2. Urshela hit a sac fly in the seventh to make it 8-2 and then Torres hit an RBI single and Gardner hit a two-run homerun and it was 11-2. The Yankees added another run in the ninth on a Stanton solo homerun making it 12-2. Naquin hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to cut the lead to 12-3 and that was the final score.

## Monday, September 21, 2020

### New York Yankees win streak hits nine with win over the Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The game took place at Fenway

Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 6-5 in 12 innings. Jordan Montgomery started for

the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well although he wasn't helped by his defense. The Yankees bullpen

pitched well and Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez led the offense with two hits each.

Montgomery pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Luis Cessa pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout, Adam

Ottavino pitched an inning giving up a hit and Zack Britton pitched a perfect inning with two

strikeouts. Chad Green pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Aroldis Chapman

pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and Jonathan Loaisiga won his third game of

the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and an unearned run. He walked one and struck out

one.

Martin Perez started for the Red Sox and he pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with a

Darwinzon Hernandez pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a

strikeout, Marcus Walden pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Ryan Brasier pitched an inning

giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. Matt Barnes pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run

with a strikeout and Ryan Weber pitched three innings giving up three hits and two unearned runs

with three strikeouts. Weber took his third loss of the season.

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Giancarlo Stanton had a

hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Hicks had

two hits. Gio Urshela had a hit and drew a walk, Sanchez had two hits and three RBI and Clint Frazier

had a hit. Sanchez, Stanton and LeMahieu each hit a double and Sanchez hit a homerun. The Yankees

were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Montgomery, Torres and Wade

each committed an error.

Alex Verdugo had a hit, Tzu-Wei Lin drew a walk and Rafael Devers drew a walk. Xander Bogaerts

had two hits and drew a walk, Christian Vazquez had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Jackie

Bradley Jr. had a hit and drew a walk. Christian Arroyo had three hits and four RBI, Vazquez hit two

doubles and Arroyo hit a homerun. The Red Sox were 3-22 with runners in scoring position and left

15 men on base. Vazquez had two stolen bases, Bradley Jr. and Martinez each stole a base and

Bogaerts had two stolen bases.

In the fourth Arroyo hit a three-run homerun to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. In the fifth Vazquez hit an

RBI double to push the lead to 4-0. In the seventh Sanchez hit a two-run double to cut the lead to 4-2.

In the eighth Stanton hit an RBI double to make it a 4-3 game and in the ninth Sanchez hit a solo

homerun tying the game at four. In the 11th Voit hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 5-4 lead but in

the bottom of the 11th Arroyo hit an RBI single to tie the game at five. In the 12th LeMahieu hit an RBI

double to give the Yankees a 6-5 lead and that would be the final score. The two teams will play game

two of three on Saturday night.

## Tuesday, September 15, 2020

### Yankees win on a walk-off in ten innings over the Orioles

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The game took place at

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1 in ten innings. Jordan Montgomery

started for the Yankees and he pitched great and the bullpen was excellent. The Yankees offense only

managed five hits.

Montgomery pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and an unearned run. He walked one and struck

out nine. Chad Green pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout, Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up a

hit and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Jonathan Holder won his third

game of the season pitching a perfect inning.

Dean Kremer pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run. He walked three and struck out

seven. Dillon Tate pitched 2/3 of inning, Tanner Scott pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a walk

and Cesar Valdez pitched three innings giving up a hit and he struck out one. Hunter Harvey pitched

1/3 of an inning giving up an unearned run.

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, Luke Voit had an RBI and Aaron Hicks drew two walks. Clint Frazier had a

hit and an RBI, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Brett Gardner had a hit. Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew

a walk, Mike Ford drew a walk and LeMahieu and Sanchez each hit a double. Frazier hit a triple and

the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Montgomery, Gardner

and LeMahieu each committed an error.

Hanser Alberto had a hit, Jose Iglesias had a hit and Ryan Mountcastle had two hits, an RBI and drew

a walk. Mountcastle hit a double and the Orioles were 1-8 with runners in scoring and left seven men

on base.

In the first Frazier hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Mountcastle hit an RBI

single to tie the game at one. In the tenth Voit hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to give the Yankees a 2-1

victory.