Friday, March 23, 2012

Yankees Win A Pair Today

The Yankees played a split squad pair of baseball games today in the Grapefruit League against the Minnesota Twins and the and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Today Hiroki Kuroda made the start against the Philadelphia Phillies and Vance Worley down at Bright House Field, home of the Phillies spring training facility. The Yankees jumped on Worley quickly as they put together four straight hits and three runs in the first inning. Kuroda had six hits and one run in 5.2 IP in a Yankees 5-3 win.

Ivan Nova started the other game today against the Minnesota Twins down at George Steinbrenner field against Twins lefty Francisco Liriano. Nova had his first four innings go better then he could have planned with four strike outs but allowed two runs in each of the 5th and 6th inning for the Twins to take the lead. Nova finished the day after pitching SEVEN innings with the four runs given up, no walks, and five strike outs. 

Derek Jeter returned from his calf injury to go 1-2 off Liriano with a single and a GIDP before being replaced by Ramiro Pena. The Yankees rallied for 5 runs in the 7th inning after Liriano completely shut them down and shut them out through his first five innings pitched. The Yankees ended up rallying and winning the game 6-4. 

Saturday at 1:05 the Yankees will travel to face the Detroit Tigers with Max Scherzer facing off against Freddy Garcia. This will be sweaty Freddy's first game started since he got hit in the hand with a comebacker and was forced to miss some time. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)