Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CC has rough Day

The New York Yankees lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 12-7 this afternoon in Tampa. CC Sabathia got the start for the Yankees and he was not sharp at all. He pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up 7 hits, 5 runs and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts. Royce Ring pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Romulo Sanchez pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings giving up a walk and he had 2 strikeouts. Boone Logan had been pitching exceptionally well until today. He gave up 2 hits and 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings. He also had a walk and a strikeout. Hector Noesi who is a minor league prospect got hit hard giving up 3 hits and 4 runs, 3 of them were earned in 1 inning. Nick Johnson led the offensive attack with a pair of homeruns, maybe he is settling into that DH role. I think if he can stay healthy he is going to have a good year. He is a on base machine and I think he will try to pull the ball more and will hit more homeruns. I can see him hitting 25 homeruns this year. Jon Weber was 2-3 with 2 rbi. He is a guy I had never even heard of until the Yankees picked him up and he is having a unbelievable spring hitting over 700. He has basically no chance of making the Yankees but maybe someone else will want him and make a trade or he will provide good depth in the minor leagues. Jorge Posada went 2-2 with a rbi and a walk. Curtis Granderson was 1-3 and Nick Swisher was 1-2 with a rbi. Swisher leads the team in rbi. He also had a walk. The Yankees are now 3-5 in the exhibition season. They will take on the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. It will be a interesting day with Johnny Damon facing his old team the Yankees and Curtis Granderson facing his old team the Tigers. I am sure there will be interviews with Damon and Granderson, so I expect to have a lot tomorrow morning and afternoon.

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