Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dodgers Shutout Yankees in Game 2
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

June 19, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees Game 2 Recap

Final Score: Dodgers 6 Yankees 0

After winning Game 1 of the day/night doubleheader the New York Yankees were shutout by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 by a score of 6-0. The Yankees are now (39-32) on the season, and still 3.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox for the AL East lead.

Yankees Starter Phil Hughes was not good at all on Wednesday night, and got his sixth loss of the season for the poor performance. The Dodgers wasted little time getting to Hughes, as a five-hit first inning resulted in two Dodgers runs, as Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez both had RBI base hits in the first. In the third inning the Dodgers would get their third run of the game with an Andre Either RBI double, which scored Gonzalez. The Dodgers would break the game open in the fifth inning, as another RBI base hit by Ramirez, and then a sac-fly by Jerry Hairston Jr gave Los Angeles a 5-0 lead. Hughes finished up going six innings allowing five runs on 10 hits, and now has an ERA over five.

Adam Warren would pitch the final three innings of the game for the Yankees, and did a pretty good job besides the first batter he faced Yasiel Puig taking him deep for his fifth homerun of the season, and the Dodgers final run of the game. Puig had an impressive debut in the Bronx, as in the two games he went four for nine, with a homerun,a double, a stolen base, and four runs scored.

Chris Capuano was spectacular in the Bronx, as he picked up his second win of the season. Capuano went six scoreless innings only allowing three hits to Jayson Nix, Robinson Cano, and Lyle Overbay. The Yankees offense didn’t see a base runner from the fourth inning after a Cano base hit until the ninth inning when Nix got hit by a pitch. It was the sixth time this season that the Yankees have been shutout.

Next up for the Yankees will be a big series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays, who are 2.5 games behind the Yankees for third place in the AL East. Fridays pitching match-up will feature two lefties, as Andy Pettitte (5-4, 3.95) will be facing Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12).

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