Saturday, July 21, 2018

New York Yankees hang on for win over the New York Mets

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-6.  Sonny Gray started for the Yankees and he pitched well and Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar each had three hits to lead the offense. 

Gray pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out six and won his seventh game of the season.  David Robertson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Aroldis Chapman was awful trying to close out the game, he gave up a hit and three runs with three walks and didn’t record an out.  Chasen Shreve recorded his first save of the season and he pitched a perfect inning. 

Steven Matz lost his eighth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up nine hits and five runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Tim Peterson pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run and he struck out one and Anthony Swarzak pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Aaron Hicks drew a walk, Judge had three hits and an RBI and Giancarlo Stanton had a hit.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI, Andujar had three hits and an RBI and Greg Bird had two hits and two RBI.  Brandon Drury had a hit, Austin Romine had a hit and two RBI and Andujar hit two doubles.  Bird and Judge hit a double and Gregorius hit a triple.  Judge hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Robertson committed an error. 

Brandon Nimmo had an RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Michael Conforto had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Jose Bautista drew two walks, Kevin Plawecki drew a walk and Amed Rosario had three hits and an RBI.  Ty Kelly drew a walk, Jose Reyes had an RBI and drew a walk and Conforto hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Rosario had a stolen base and Nimmo committed an error. 

In the second Conforto hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Gregorius hit an RBI triple to tie the game at one.  Andujar hit an RBI double, Bird hit an RBI double and Romine hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 Yankees.  In the sixth Rosario hit an RBI single and Robertson committed a throwing error to allow a run to score cutting it to 4-3.  In the bottom of the sixth Bird hit an RBI single to push the lead to 5-3.  In the seventh Judge hit a solo homerun and it was 6-3 Yankees.  In the eighth Romine hit an RBI ground out to increase the lead to 7-3.  In the ninth Reyes drew an RBI walk, Nimmo was hit by a pitch and a run scored an Mesoraco hit into a double play and a run scored cutting the lead to 7-6.  The game would end with the Yankees winning 7-6. 

The two teams will play the rubber game of the three-game series on Sunday night.  Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets with Masahiro Tanaka going for the Yankees. 

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