Monday, March 5, 2012

The New York Yankees lose their first spring game

The New York Yankees lose their first spring game today.  They lost 9-3 in Clearwater to the Philadelphia Phillies.  Michael Pineda made his first start for the Yankees and was impressive.  He pitched two scoreless innings giving up one hit and striking out two batters.  Dave Robertson was the only other regular pitcher to get into the game.  He struggled a little bit giving up a hit, run and a walk in one inning of work.  Cesar Cabral pitched an inning giving up a hit.  Daniel Burawa pitched an inning giving up two hits, Adam Miller did the most damage getting a blown save and a loss.  He gave up two htis, five runs and three walks in 1/3 of an inning.  Juan Cedeno was not good either giving up three hits and three runs in one inning.  He walked one and struck out one.  Ryan Pope pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up no runs and no hits.  He struck out two batters. 

The offense was led by Gustavo Molina.  Molina had two hits.  Eric Chavez, Nick Swisher, Brett Gardner, Zoila Almonte continued his perfect spring with a hit and an RBI.  He is hitting 1000 so far, I believe it is only four at bats maybe five but still.  Colin Curtis, Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena each had a hit.  Nunez was hit on the hand and went back to Tampa for X-rays.  The X-rays came back negative and he is just day-to-day with a contusion.  Jayson Nix had a hit and an RBI. 

The Yankees will play the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow afternoon away.  The starting infielders should be playing in this game. 

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