Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rodriguez, Matsui, and Garcia go yard as the Yanks beat the Astros

Game date- 3/23/06

Astros- 1, Yankees- 8

W- Proctor (1-0)
L- Hernandez (0-1)

Yankee Starting Lineup:

DH- Damon, 1-4 (1B)
SS- Jeter, 0-3
RF- Sheffield, 2-3 ( 2B, 1B, R)
3B- Rodriguez, 2-3 ( 1B, 2RBI, R, 2run-HR)
1B- Giambi, 0-3
LF- Matsui, 2-3 ( 1B, R, 2RBI, soloHR)
CF- Williams, 1-2 ( 1B, R)
2B- Cano, 0-2
C- Nieves, 0-3 (RBI, SB)

Other Yankee Batters:

SS- Escalona, 1-1 (1B, R)
RF- Garcia, 1-1 ( 2R, 3RBI, 3run-HR)
3B- Johnson, 0-1
1B- Phillips, 0-1
LF- Reese, 0-1
CF- Crosby, 0-2
2B- Cairo, 0-2

Yankee Pitching:

Proctor- 2H, BB, 4K, 4IP
Bean- K, IP
Rivera- IP
Myers- BB, IP
Sturtze- 2H, BB, R, IP
Farnsworth- 2K, IP


Scott Proctor was brilliant in his four innings of work allowing only two hits and one walk.

Alex Rodriguez had his first spring training hit, a two-run home run off Hernandez in the fourth inning. Matsui picked up his third home run...

Posada was not in the lineup (broken nose).

Yankee record- 11 wins, 12 losses


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