Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Training 3/21/12

Phil Hughes may have cemented what we all expected him to have, the 5th spot in the starting rotation, today with a very solid 5 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. He gave up two runs on a Matt "Babe Ruth Of The Grapefruit League 2012" Joyce in the campaign along with three hits and one walk in route to a Yankees 5-2 victory.  Hughes threw 73 pitches with 50 of them being strikes and you do not want to put much stock into spring training games but Hughes was pounding the strike zone all day long with numbers like that.

The game was tied at two runs a piece heading into the ninth inning when Cole Gardner lead off with a ground rule double to right center field. Jorge Vazquez proceeded to move the runner along on a routine sacrifice fly out and finally Justin Maxwell knocked him in with a bloop double to right field. Gustavo Molina came in and hit a two run home run to open the flood gates and the Yankees win by that final score of 5-2.

Up next for the Yanks, with the regular season drawing closer and closer, is the rival Boston Red Sox. David Phelps will get the nod down in Jet Blue Park down in Fort Myers FL and will face Aaron Cook. The game is scheduled for 7:05 ET and will be on MLB TV.

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