Friday, March 2, 2012

Spring Training Day 13

Sorry for the late status update but we had a family emergency... one trip to the emergency room later and The Greedy Pinstripes are back in business, and so are the New York Yankees. Today they played an exhibition game against the University of South Florida Bulls. In typical, and hopefully a foreshadow of the 2012 season, Yankee fashion the bats came to play and the pitching was solid en route to an 11-0 win. Before we pencil our names in as 2012 World Series Champs lets remember that this was in fact a college team, our regular lineup was batting to begin the game, and this team had lost 3 games in a row.

Adam Warren started the game and eventually got the win with 2 shut out innings. Brett Marshall followed him with another stellar two innings of shut out baseball followed by Dan Burawa, Juan Cedeno, Graham Stoneburner, Ryan Pope, and Kevin Whelan all putting in a shutout inning each. Curtis Granderson was 1-1 with an rbi single, knocking in the captain to score the first run. Eduardo Nunez had a 2 out triple for his only hit, Gardner had a hit and a walk, Ramiro Pena went 2-2, Alex Rodriguez went 1-2, Zoilo Almonte went 2-2,  Colin Curtis and Doug Bernier also had a couple hits each, and the captain was held hitless.

Overall it was a great game because the Yankees won, first and foremost, while getting everyone they wanted in the game and everyone stayed healthy. The first Grapefruit League game is tomorrow against the Phillies with Ivan Nova on the bump for the Yanks. Cano will not be in the game, as planned, because the Yankees do not want to rush him back from his grandmothers funeral and such. Cano plans to be in his first game on Sunday afternoon.

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