Monday, September 26, 2016

New York Yankees lose third straight game in Toronto



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 4-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead late.  Mark Teixeira led the offense with two hits. 

Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with no walks and two strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Tyler Clippard pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Clippard lost his sixth game of the season and blew his third save of the season. 

Marco Estrada pitched seven innings giving up four htis and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs and he blew his fourth save of the season but won his third game of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI and Teixeira had two hits.  Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk, Billy Butler had a hit and Chase Headley had a hit.  Mason Williams had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had an RBI and Teixeira and Gardner each hit a double.  Gregorius hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Young Jr. had a stolen base, Clippard committed an error and Sanchez had a passed ball. 

Devon Travis drew a walk, Josh Donaldson had a hit and drew two walks and Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI.  Jose Bautista had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and Michael Saunders had a hit.  Melvin Upton Jr. drew a walk, Kevin Pillar had a hit and Ezequiel Carrera had a hit and an RBI.  Donaldson hit a double, Bautista hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Donaldson and Pompey each had a stolen base. 

In the fourth Bautista hit a solo homerun to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh Gregorius hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the eighth Bautista hit an RBI single to give the Jays a 2-1 lead and in the ninth Williams hit an RBI single to tie the game at two and Torreyes hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth Carrera hit an RBI bunt single to tie the game at three and Encarnacion hit an RBI walk-off single to win the game 4-3 for the Jays. 

The Yankees have lost four games in a row overall and three straight to the Jays.  The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Monday night. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The New York Mets doubled up the Philadelphia Phillies



The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 10-5.  Gabriel Ynoa started for the Mets and he didn't pitch that well and the bullpen was ok.  Michael Conforto had a couple of hits and three RBI. 

Ynoa pitched two innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Logan Verrett pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, Josh Smoker won his third game of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he walked one.  Josh Edgin pitched giving up a hit and Hansel Robles pitched 2 2/3 innings striking out three. 

Jeremy Hellickson pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with three walks and a strikeout.  He lost his 10th game of the season.  Frank Hermann pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Colton Murray pitched an ininng giving up a hit and a run adn Patrick Schuster pitched giving up a hit and two runs with only one being earned.  He walked one and Severino Gonzalez pitched two innings with two strikeouts. 

Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Conforto had two hits and three RBI and Eric Campbell had a hit and an RBI.  Lucas Duda had a hit, TJ Rivera had an RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI.  Ty Kelly drew a walk, Rene Rivera had a hit and Conforto, d'Arnaud, Duda and Cespedes each hit a double.  Conforto hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Reynolds committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Roman Quinn had two hits and an RBI and Odubel Herrera had a hit and drew a walk.  Maikel Franco had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Howard drew a walk and Freddy Galvis had two hits.  Cody Asche had a hit and drew a walk, Darin Ruf had a hit and two RBI and Franco and Ruf each hit a homerun and the Phillies were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Herrera and Quinn each had a stolen base.  Quinn and Rupp each committed an error. 

In the second Hernandez hit an RBI single to make it 1-0 Phillies.  Quinn hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 Phillies.  In the bottom of the second d'Arnaud hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the third Franco hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 3-1.  Granderson hit an RBI single in the fifth and the lead was cut to 3-2.  Johnson hit a two run single to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.  Conforto hit a three run homerun and it was 7-3 Mets still in the fifth.  In the sixth Ruf hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 7-5.  In the seventh Lagares hit a sac bunt and a run scored making it an 8-5 game.  Campbell hit an RBI single to push the lead to 9-5 and TJ Rivera hit a sac fly to make it 10-5. 

 The two teams will play on Saturday night and then finish their series on Sunday afternoon. 

The New York Yankees are blown out in Toronto


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 9-0.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well, the bullpen wasn't good.  Gary Sanchez had two hits, the team only managed one other hit. 
Mitchell pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two and took his second loss of the season.  Blake Parker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two walks, James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Ben Heller pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 
Francisco Liriano pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He earned his eighth win of the season.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning with a walk, Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Danny Barnes pitched an inning striking out one. 
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Sanchez had two hits and Billy Butler drew a walk.  Didi Gregorius drew a walk, Aaron Hicks drew a walk and Sanchez hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Butler and McCann each committed an error. 
Devon Travis had two hits, Josh Donaldson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Jose Bautista had a hit and two RBI, Russell Martin had a hit and drew two walks and Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and four RBI.  Michael Saunders drew a walk, Melvin Upton Jr. had a hit and Kevin Pillar had two hits.  Ezequiel Carrera had two hits, Bautista and Travis each hit a double and Donaldson hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Pillar was caught stealing and Tulowitzki committed an error. 
In the first Tulowitzki hit a two run single to give the Jays a 2-0 lead.  In the second Encarnacion drew an RBI walk to push the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Bautista hit a two run double and it was 5-0 Jays.  Tulowitzki hit a two run single to extend the lead to 7-0.  In the eighth Donaldson hit a two run homerun and the lead grew to 9-0 which would be the final score. 
The Yankees have now lost two straight and are seeing their playoff hopes go down the drain. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

The New York Mets win a wild one against the Philadelphia Phillies



The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-8 in 11 innings.  Seth Lugo started for the Mets and he pitched ok, the bullpen had some good and some bad.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes each had three hits. 

Lugo pitched five innings giving up four hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Sean Gilmartin pitched to two batters and retired them both, Erik Goeddel pitched to one batter and retired him and Fernando Salas pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Addison Reed pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk, Hansel Robles pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out two, Josh Edgin pitched 1/3 of an inning with a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Jim Henderson won his second game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and he had a walk. 

Adam Morgan pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Luis Garcia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Michael Mariot pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Frank Hermann pitched to one batter and retired him.  Joely Rodriguez pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Jeanmar Gomez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and Hector Neris pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one and struck out two.  Severino Gonzalez pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Edubray Ramos pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and he lost his third game of the season and blew his second save of the season. 

Jose Reyes had two hits and two RBI with a walk, Cabrera had three hits and three RBI and Cespedes had three hits and two RBI.  TJ Rivera had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Brandon Nimmo had a hit.  Ty Kelly drew a walk, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Cespedes hit a double.  Granderson, Reyes and Cabrera each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Cesar Hernandez had two hits and drew three walks, Roman Quinn had an RBI and A.J. Ellis had a hit and an RBI.  Odubel Herrera had a hit, Maikel Franco had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk and Ryan Howard had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Cameron Rupp had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Aaron Altherr drew a walk.  Galvis hit a double, Hernandez hit a triple and Howard, Rupp and Franco each hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Hernandez committed an error. 

In the second Granderson hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Quinn hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fifth Howard hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two.  In the fifth Rupp hit a solo homerun giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth the Mets tied it on a Cespedes RBI single.  Cespedes hit an RBI double in the seventh to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.  In the eighth Franco hit a three run homerun giving the Phillies back the lead at 6-4.  Reyes hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at six.  In the 11th Ellis hit an RBI single giving the Phillies a 7-6 lead.  Franco drew an RBI walk to make it 8-6.  In the bottom of the 11th Cabrera hit a walk-off three run homerun to give the Mets a 9-8 win. 

The Mets and Phillies will play game two on Friday night. 

The New York Yankees are shutout as they fail to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 2-0.  Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched well and Luis Severino pitched well again out of the pen.  Billy Butler, Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks each had two hits but no one had an extra base hit. 

Cessa pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He lost his third game of the season.  Severino pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. 

Blake Snell won his sixth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up five hits and no runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Chase Whitley pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with no walks and three strikeouts and Alex Colome pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and recorded his 35th save of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and Gary Sanchez drew two walks.  Butler had two hits, Mark Teixeria drew a walk and Gregorius had two hits.  Hicks had two hits and the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Sanchez had a pickoff. 

Logan Forsythe had a hit, Kevin Kiermaier had three hits and Brad Miller had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Corey Dickerson had a hit and an RBI, Curt Casali had a hit and Richie Shaffer drew a walk.  Casali hit a double, Dickerson hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-4 with four men left on base.  Kiermaier was caught stealing and Casali was picked off.  Forsythe committed an error and Casali had a passed ball. 

In the first Miller hit an RBI single to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Dickerson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  2-0 would be the final score. 

The Yankees won two out of three and will head to Toronto to start a four game series on Friday night.  It will be the last road series of the year as the Yankees will then come back home for their final six games of the season. 
 

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