Monday, June 19, 2017

New York Yankees are swept in Oakland

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 4-3.  Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch great, the bullpen was good.  Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Cessa pitched four innings and gave up five hits and four runs.  He walked one and struck out four and took his first loss of the season.  Chad Green pitched two innings and gave up two hits and he struck out two, Tyler Clippard pitched an inning with a walk and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jharel Cotton pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  He won his fourth game of the season.  Daniel Coulombe pitched to two batters and retired them both, one of them was a strikeout, Ryan Madson pitched a perfect inning and Sean Doolittle saved his third game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Gardner had two hits, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI.  Gregorius had two hits and an RBI, Chris Carter drew a walk and Gardner hit a double and Holliday and Gregorius each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Headley was caught stealing. 

Matt Joyce had two hits and drew a walk, Chad Pinder had a hit and two RBI and Jed Lowrie drew a walk.  Khris Davis had two hits and two RBI, Jaycob Brugman had a hit and Josh Phegley had a hit.  Joyce, Pinder and Davis each hit a double and Davis hit a homerun.  The Athletics were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Brugman was caught stealing, Pinder committed an error. 

In the second Holliday hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Judge hit an RBI single to push their lead to 2-0.  In the third PInder hit a two-run double to tie the game at two.  Davis hit a two-run homerun and it was 4-2 Athletics.  In the fourth Gregorius hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3 and that would be the final score. 
The Yankees were swept all four games in Oakland and have lost six games in a row.  They will have the day off Monday before opening a three game set at home against the Anaheim

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