By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
September 29th, 2013
New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 5 Astros 1
The New York Yankees were able to finish up their 2013 season in Houston with a win over the horrible Astros, as they completed the sweep in extra innings on Sunday. The win means the Yankees finish the 2013 season with a (85-77), which is pretty good considering all the injuries this season.
David Huff got the start for the Yankees, and despite pitching pretty well didn’t factor in the decision. Huff would only allow one run in the first inning, as Matt Dominguez had a RBI single to score Jonathan Villar. Huff went five innings allowing just the one run on three hits, and had seven strikeouts.
Astros Starter Erik Bedard was extremely good against the Yankees lineup, but didn’t get the win due to his bullpen letting him down. Bedard went seven shutout innings allowing zero runs, and only three hits, while striking out nine batters.
In the eighth inning the Yankees would finally get on the scoreboard, as after an Eduardo Nunez double , Curtis Granderson singled him home off of Kevin Chapman.
Some of the Yankees young arms looked pretty good on Sunday, as Brett Marshall, Dellin Betances, and Matt Daley combined to pitch 6.1 innings, while striking out nine batters. Daley would pick up his first win of the season.
In the 14th inning, the Yankees would break the 1-1 tie, and run away with the game. Mark Reynolds would hit the eventually game-winning home run off of Lucas Harrell, which was the 21st of the season for Reynolds. Eduardo Nunez would tack on some insurance runs with a two-run double that scored Brendan Ryan and Zoilo Almonte. After Harrell was pulled for Jorge De Leon, J.R. Murphy would knock in Nunez with a single.
Next up for the Yankees will be surely be a ton of change, as there are so many uncertainties from top to bottom on the roster, and also who will be managing the team, with Joe Girardi's uncertainty whether or not he will be sitting on the bench.