Sunday, March 17, 2013

The New York Yankees drop both ends of a split squad

The New York Yankees were defeated by the score of 7-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon. They lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday evening. David Phelps started the night game and felt like he had his best stuff of the spring, the results weren’t great though. Hiroki Kuroda pitched the day game and pitched six effective innings. The Yankees offense didn’t do much, Derek Jeter and Kevin Youkilis each had a hit in the day game. Eduardo Nunez had a hit and and a walk in the night game, they only managed three hits. 
Kuroda pitched six innings giving up four runs but only two were earned on six hits. He walked one and struck out two and he took the loss his second of the spring. Mariano Rivera pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one, David Aardsma pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Shawn Kelley pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs. Phelps pitched the night game going five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and six strikeouts. Preston Claiborne pitched a perfect inning, Tom Kahnle pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jeremy Bleich pitched to one batter and retired him. Jim Miller pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.

In the day game Jeter had a hit, Walter Ibarra had two hits and Youkilis had a hit. Luke Murton had a hit, Eduardo Sosa drew a walk and Brett Gardner had a hit. Ramon Flores and Chris Stewart each drew a walk and Gil Velazquez had a hit. Jeter and Youkilis each hit a double and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

In the night game they only managed three hits, Nunez had a hit and drew a walk and Matt Diaz and Dan Johnson each had a hit. The Yankees left three men on base, Mesa and Nix each committed an error. The Yankees record is now 8-14 on the spring and they will play Sunday afternoon at the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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