Friday, October 21, 2022

Yankees lose a tight one in Game 2 of the ALCS


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS on Thursday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 3-2.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The bullpen pitched well and the offense didn’t produce much. 

Severino pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Severino took his first loss of the postseason.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk and Wandy Peralta pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits. 

Franmer Valdez won his first game of the postseason pitching seven innings and giving up four hits and two unearned runs.  He walked none and struck out nine.  Bryan Abreu pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and Ryan Pressly saved his third game of the postseason pitching an inning and giving up a walk and three strikeouts. 

Harrison Bader had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Anthony Rizzo had an RBI.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI, Josh Donaldson had a hit and drew a walk and Donaldson hit a double and the Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Peralta had a pickoff. 

Jeremy Pena had a hit, Yordan Alvarez had a hit and Alex Bregman had two hits and three RBI.  Kyle Tucker had a hit and drew a walk, Yuli Gurriel had two hits and Martin Maldonado had a hit and drew a walk.  Bregman hit a homerun and the Astros were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Alvarez was picked off first base and Valdez committed two errors. 

In the bottom of the third Bregman hit a three-run homerun giving the Astros a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth Rizzo hit an RBI groundout and Torres hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 3-2.  3-2 would be the final score of the game.  The two teams will have a travel day on Friday and then resume the series at Yankee Stadium on Saturday evening. 

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