Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Training Ends With A Win

oday was the last day of Spring Training, finally, and the Yankees went out the way then went in... with a win. The Yankees topped the Mets today by the score of 8-3 behind a solid outing from Freddy Garcia and the return of recently un-retired Andy Pettitte.

Freddy Garcia gave up a three run home run to Mets stand out Ike Davis in the third inning, the only runs that Garcia would allow on the day. Pitching 4.2 IP he allowed four hits, racked up four strike outs, and walked two batters. He will make his first start of the season next Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles as our 5th starter.

Andy Pettitte came into the game in the 6th inning to a standing ovation, which was a great gesture even if it was in George Steinbrenner Field. After allowing a single to the first batter he faced to Corey Vaughn, who was later caught stealing by Russell Martin, Andy retired his next two batters to pitch a quick and harmless scoreless frame.

Francisco Cervelli hit a two run home run today en route to the Yankees win. The Yankees will take the day tomorrow to have a work out day and will start their regular season on Friday, April 6th, at 3:10 pm ET against the Tampa Bay Rays down in Tampa St. Pete. CC Sabathia will be making his fourth start for the bombers on opening day and will face James Shields.

The quest for #28 begins now...

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