Friday, March 7, 2014

Pineda dominates as Yankees beat Tigers on a walk-off balk, 3-2

Hiroki Kuroda threw a scoreless 2.2 innings and David Robertson put up another zero in the fourth tonight as the Yankees beat the Tigers at Steinbrenner Field, 3-2. After those two left this one, the man of the night, Michael Pineda, finally came in, throwing an absolutely dominant 2 innings in which he gave up just 1 hit (a single) and impressively struck out 4.

Anyway, the Yanks three runs in this W came on a two-run home run from Carlos Beltran (his second homer of the spring; scoring on the play was Derek Jeter, who singled for 1 of his two hits on the night) and a strange, happening-with-a-man-on-third balk in the bottom of the ninth. So yea, the Yankees won this game. It wasn't the prettiest victory I've ever seen, but hey, I'll take it.


  1. Only in spring training do you see a walk off balk.... lol.

  2. I must admit, I had never seen a walk-off balk...if I did, it wasn't memorable!


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