Sunday, March 29, 2009
Yankees Recap and Notes
The New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates today in a wild game by the score of 9-8. AJ Burnett got the start and just didn't have it at all for the first time this spring. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits, 7 runs, 6 of them were earned, 3 walks and 1k. He gave up 3 homeruns. He said after the game that his mechanics were just messed up all day. He said he was messed up and that his arm feels fine. Damaso Marte pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up 2 hits and 1 run. Mariano Rivera pitched an inning, he gave up a leadoff single then proceeded to strike out the side. He is the man, greatest closer of all time. Phil Coke was outstanding pitching 2 innings giving up 1 hit, 0 runs, 4 strikeouts. Jose Veras closed it out with a scoreless inning giving up 2 hits. Johnny Damon led the offensive attack going 3-4 with a rbi, Derek Jeter was 1-3 with a rbi. Nick Swisher was 1-3 with 2 rbi and 2 walks, Hideki Matsui was 1-3 with a rbi and walk. Robinson Cano was 1-4 with a 2 run homerun, thats 2 days in a row he has hit a homerun, he is playing very well this spring. I am expecting a huge year out of Robbie Cano and so are the Yankees. Xavier Nady who has seemed to play very well since getting named the RF was 2-3 with a walk, Ramiro Pena was 1-3 with a walk. Brett Gardner was 2-3. The Yankees got Ivan Nova back, he was a rule 5 pick for Padres, they assigned him to AA-Trenton. Jorge Posada said before the game it was so windy yesterday that Wang got blown off the mound a couple of times and he wasn't kidding. He was basically saying yo can't take anything from Wangs performance yesterday due to the weather. Derek Jeter laughed at his bruised pinky being on the back page of the newspaper, he said " I didn't even realize I was hurt." Derek Jeter would say that no matter what unless he just can't get on the field because its a major thing. The Yankees will take on Toronto tomorrow in Dunedin with Andy Pettitte getting the start.