Thursday, March 02, 2006

Spring Training Kicks Off

Phillies- 6, Yankees- 3

W- Floyd
L- Myers
S- Gearys

NY Yankee Starting Line-up:

CF- Damon, 2-3 ( 2B, 1B)
SS- Jeter, 1-3 (1B)
DH- Sheffield, 0-2 (BB)
3B- Rodriguez, 0-3
1B- Giambi, 1-2 (1B)
RF- Williams, 1-2 ( 1B, RBI)
C- Posada, 0-1 ( sac fly)
2B- Cano, 1-3 ( 1B, RBI)
LF- Reese, 1-3 (1B)

Position Players:

1B- Phillips, 2-2 ( HR, 1B)
C- Stinnet, 0-1 ( HBP)
2B- Cairo, 0-1

Notable Minor Leaguers:

Thompson, 1-2 (1B)
Prieto, 2-2 ( 2 1B)

NY Pitchers:

Chacon: H, BB, 2IP
Henn: 2H, 2R, K, 2IP
Small: 2H, 2IP
Myers: 4H, 3R, IP
Cox: R, IP
Smith: 2K, IP

Yankees' Spring Training kicked off on a beautiful day, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Chacon, the NY starter, pitched two solid innings, giving up only one hit. Damon made his Yankee Spring Training debut by rocketing a double down the left field line to start off the game ( he later singled). In the bottom of the second, Bernie Williams and Robinson Cano both had RBI singles, which gave the Yanks a 2-0 lead. And then Sean Henn came out to pitch..... ( he pitched two games for the Yankees last year) Henn gave up a 2-run homer to Phillies' DH Pat Burrel. Fortunately, Aaron Small came out and pitched two clean innings... By the sixth inning, most of the major league Yankees were finished for the day, and the rookies ( and position/bench players) began playing. Andy Phillips ( who will be splitting duties with Giambi at first base) hit the first pitch he saw out of the ballpark. The Yankees led 3 to 2. But Joe Torre called on Mike Myers to start an the seventh... Myers is more of a spot reliever, coming into the game to face one player. He pitches brilliantly against lefties, who bat .185 against him, but terrible against right-handers, who bat over .350 against him. You catch my drift.... Myers was rocked by the Philles, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. J. Brent Cox ( from single A) pitched the eigth inning, allowing a home run off the bat of Phillies' rookie, Chris Coste. The Phillies led 6 to 3. Matt Smith finished the game for the Yankees, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Notes: Chacon and Small were very good... Just as they were last year.

Sheffield wasn't at his best... with a sore arm...

Matsui didn't play, because he was sore... But he says it is nothing serious...

And Myers.... must only pitch against left-handers!

Mets- 12, Cardinals 7

W- Wylie
L- Suppan

NY Met's Xavier Nady (HR)

STL Cardinal's Molina (HR) and Pujols (HR)


  • Everyone needs to look out for Nady...I say he has a great year!

    By Blogger Matt A., at 8:30 AM  

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