Sunday, March 4, 2012

New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in spring home opener

The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies today by the score of 7-4 in Tampa, Florida.  Freddy Garcia was the starting pitcher and pitched two innings giving up two runs on four hits.  He struck out two batters.  The only other two regular pitchers for the Yankees were Cory Wade and Boone Logan.  Logan pitched an inning giving up one hit and striking out two batters.  Wade gave up two hits in one inning and a run and strikeout. 

The offensive star was Alex Rodriguez who had three hits.  He hit a solo homerun, a single and an RBI double.  Robinson Cano and Andruw Jones were the only regulars with a hit.  Jose Gil had a hit, RBI and a walk.  Francisco Cervelli had a walk and an RBI.  J.R. Murphy had a hit and an RBI, Chris Dickerson had a walk and Zoila Almonte had another hit.  Almonte has been impressive so far in the three games.  Jayson Nix had a hit and an RBI. 

The Yankees and Phillies will play once again on Monday afternoon.  Michael Pineda will see his first action of the spring. 

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