Yankees limp home after rough week on the road

It was a long week for the New York Yankees as they hoped to find some more success on their ten game road trip.The week started off with the team heading over the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays for a three game series. The two teams faced off nearly a week before. The series resulted in the Yankees only taking one of three in New York.Game one of this series, was a 4-2 loss. Blue Jays starter, Marco Estrada, threw eight shutout innings, giving up only three hits. As for the Yankees, Ivan Nova, would give up four runs through six innings. As for the offense, despite a two-run home run from Brian McCann it was non existent.The next game, contained another matchup between C.C. Sabathia and J.A. Happ. Last time these two pitchers faced, they both went for seven innings combining for only five hits. This time around, Sabathia gave up two runs on five hits, and Happ gave up one run on four hits. The game could have been tied at one after seven innings but, a three run inning off of Dellin Betances got rid of all of those hopes. The Yankees lost this one by a score of 4-1.Game three, the pitching didn’t have it. Masahiro Tanaka would only give up two runs through six, but relievers Kirby Yates, and Nick Goody would allow five runs in the seventh. On the other side, Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez threw for 6 ⅔ shutout innings earning the win. Tanaka would earn his first loss of the season as the Yankees lost 7-0.After getting swept by the Blue Jays, the Yankees flew over to Comerica Park to make up a game originally cancelled on April 10th due to a rain delay. The matchup was Michael Pineda and Matt Boyd. Luckily for the Yankees, Michael Pineda surprised the fans by not blowing the game. He would only give up one run through 5 ⅔. It was enough for the “Three Headed Monster” to do their thing and finish off the game. The Yankees got their first win of the week, winning 5-4.The Yankees then flew over to Baltimore to take on the Orioles. Game one was a 6-5 loss. Starting pitching on both sides was medicore as Nathan Eovaldi as well as Orioles starter, Chris Tillman gave up five runs in less than six innings. Unfortunately, for the Yankees, they blew a three run lead not only through Nathan Eovaldi, but with Dellin Betances as well. It wasn’t a good week for Betances as the run he gave up this game was only one of six in just this week. However, everything seemed to click for the Yankees for the next game. The offense got themselves sixteen total hits, and were able to take out opposing starter Tyler Wilson pretty early on. The pitching was good as well as Ivan Nova was dominant up until the seventh inning. The Yankees almost blew a seven run lead that inning, as the Orioles would hit three home runs. The Yankees dodged a bullet however, when Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman were able to hang on. The Yankees won by a score 8-6.The final game this week, was a pretty wild one. C.C. Sabathia was able to get himself five scoreless innings and the team was up 1-0 until the eighth. Then it started raining. The game was postponed and immediately after the Yankees would blow the lead. A three run single off the bat of Matt Wieters, shifted the momentum and the Yankees ended up losing 3-1.Batter of the Week: Alex RodriguezGM – 5AVG – .381AB – 21H – 8HR – 1RBI – 3Pitcher of the Week: C.C. SabathiaGM – 2IP – 11.0ER – 2SO – 9The Bombers are back home this week, hoping to turn it around after going 2-5. They will be hosting a four game series against the Los Angeles Angels, as well as a three game series against the Detroit Tigers.Pitching Matchups vs. Los AngelesGame #1:Masahiro Tanaka (3-1) vs. Matt Shoemaker (3-6)Game #2:Michael Pineda (2-6) vs. David Huff (0-0)Game #3:Nathan Eovaldi (6-2) vs. Jered Weaver (5-4)Game #4:Ivan Nova (4-3) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (2-3)Pitching Matchups vs. DetroitGame #1:C.C. Sabathia (3-4) vs. Mike Pelfrey (1-5)Game #2:Masahiro Tanaka (3-1) vs. Justin Verlander (5-5)Game #3:Michael Pineda (2-6) vs. Michael Fulmer (6-1)NY Yankees weekly report by David Bieber for FingerLakes1.com

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