Monday, March 30, 2009
The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays today by a score of 3-1. The Yankees including the Team USA and Canada games are now 20-12-1, they have now won 6 straight and 15 of their last 17. This doesn't mean much as it is spring training and it doesn't count, the thing that does mean something though is that their pitching has been there pretty much day in and day out. The Yankees have the pitching all around this year and when you get good pitching you always have a chance to win and that is why they have been winning all these games even though its spring training. Andy Pettitte got the start today going 6 1/3 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 0 walks and 7 strikeouts. The other thing I have been noticing about the Yankee pitching is they haven't walked too many and they do strike out a lot of guys. Damaso Marte pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and thats all. Jose Veras pitched an inning giving up a hit and thats all and Edwar Ramirez finished it off pitching an inning with 0 hits, 0 runs and 1 strikeout. Andy Pettitte was thrilled with what he did today and said his shoulder has been doing great, no trouble at all. If you count the two minor league games Pettitte has pitched 22 innings this spring and allowed 3 runs with 18 hits and 20 strikeouts. The offense was led by Mark Teixera who had 2 rbi going 2-3 with a walk, he also made a diving stop in the field, this is going to be a huge difference this year with him, the Big G was just a statue and he is going to make that whole infield so much better. Drek Jeter was 1-2 with a walk, Melky Cabrera was 1-2. Johnny Damon had 2 walks and Jose Molina was 1-4. Mariano Rivera will pitch in a minor league game tomorrow then one of the Cubs games, he does not need to pitch back to back days before the season Joe Girardi said today. The Yankees will finish up their grapefruit league schedule with a game tomorrow at Cincinatti and then home wednesday against the Phillies, they will head to NY Wednesday evening and have a workout at the new stadium on Thursday. They play the first 2 games at the New Stadium on Friday night at 7:00pm and Saturday at 1:00pm.