Catastrophic ninth sends Yankees to 7-4 loss vs. Astros


The Yankees fought to keep the game tied at four, but a rough night for David Robertson sent the Yankees to a series opening 7-4 loss against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees were able to take a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run home run by Brian McCann. The Yankees were later able to tie the game at four on a two-run double by Martin Prado in the sixth.

Chris Capuano started the game for the Yankees and gave up four runs (two inherited runs were given up by Adam Warren) on eight hits while striking out eight. Warren followed Capuano and on paper he didn’t give up any runs on one hit. Shawn Kelley had a scoreless seventh and Dellin Betances had a scoreless eighth. Now, here’s where things get messy: David Robertson came in during a non-save situation and gave up three runs on two hits while only recording one out. Rich Hill came into the game and was able to mop up, recording the last two outs of the ninth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will come back tomorrow night and will try to even the series against the Astros. Michael Pineda will pitch for the Yankees and Scott Feldman will pitch for the Astros. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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One Response to Catastrophic ninth sends Yankees to 7-4 loss vs. Astros

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    Seems like if it's not one thing it's another. Last night the normally solid closer imploded, and by then the offense had expended itself for the night.

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