Saturday, March 18, 2006

Matsui Powers Yanks to Eighth Spring Training Victory

Game date- 3/18/06

Yankees- 8, Marlins- 3

W- Wright (1-1)
L-Moehler (0-2)

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Reese, 2-4 (2 1B, BB, 2R)
2B- Cano, 1-1 ( 1B)
LF- Matsui, 1-3 ( R, sacfly, 4 RBI, 3runHR)
RF- Sheffield, 0-3
DH- Giambi, 0-3 (BB)
1B- Phillips, 0-4
C- Nieves, 1-3 ( 1B, R)
3B- Vechionacci, 0-1
SS- Escalona, 0-1 ( HBP, 2BB, 2R)

Other Yankee Batters:

2B- Howard, 2-4 ( 1B, 3B, 2R, 4RBI)
LF- Cabrera, 1-1 ( 1B)
RF- Jones, 1-2 ( 2B)
DH- Johnson, 0-1
1B- Cairo, 0-1
C- Parrish, 0-1
3B- Duncan, 0-1

Yankee Pitching:

Wright- 3H, R, 4K, 4IP
Bergman- H, 2R, 2K, IP
Mendoza- H, K, IP
Myers- K, IP
Cox- 3H, 2K, IP
Villone- 3H, R, IP


Yankee second-baseman, Robinson Cano, was hit by a wild throw as he ran down the baseline. He immediately left the game, but was not seriously hurt.

Wright was incredible. Everything he threw looked perfect...

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Bernie Williams, and Johnny Damon rejoin the team tomorrow.

Yankee Record- 8 wins, 11 losses


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