Good morning, readers!
I’m freshly recovered from an intense weekend where the high school where I teach and coach the Academic Bowl team at swept all the games and won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships for the second straight year. We’re going to the National Championships the last weekend of April!
So, thanks for bearing with Trevor and me and our lack of posting last weekend.
Spring Training Game #20 The Yankees played their twentieth spring training game yesterday, thumping the Phillies, 12-0 in Tampa. Cody Ransom walked and later scored on a throwing error in the third inning. Jose Molina drove in a run later in the frame. Nick Swisher drilled a two-run single in the fourth, bringing home Eduardo Nunez, Brett Gardner and — after Swisher was hung up between first and second bases — Ransom with the Yankees’ fifth run. Gardner added an RBI triple in a six-run sixth.
Joba Chamberlain worked three scoreless innings, scattering two hits. Chamberlain walked one (the first batter!) and struck out three, hitting a batter and throwing 48 pitches (27 strikes). Brian Bruney had a shaky fourth, walking two and allowing a double but no runs. Kei Igawa hurled two more scoreless innings, running his spring streak to 11 frames (wow).
The Yankees are now 9-8-1 (not including the pair of games against WBC teams). They host the Pirates tonight at 7:15pm. CC Sabathia gets the start.
Players Sent to the Farm Yesterday Juan Miranda was reassigned to minor league camp. Here are the players who have been optioned or reassigned thus far…
|3/15||Juan Miranda||1B||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/15||Ian Kennedy||RHP||Optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre|
|3/15||Christian Garcia||RHP||Optioned to Double-A Trenton|
|3/15||Kevin Russo||2B||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/15||Jesus Montero||C||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/15||Mark Melancon||RHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/15||Kyle Anson||C||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/9||J.B. Cox||RHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/9||George Kontos||RHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/9||Kanekoa Texeira||RHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/9||Andrew Brackman||RHP||Optioned to Single-A Charleston|
|3/9||Erik Hacker||RHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|
|3/9||Wilkin De La Rosa||LHP||Reassigned to Minor League camp|