Yanks wins second exhibition game

The Yankees beat the rays, 5-1, in today’s game.

OFFENSE
Jorge Posada homered in the third and hit an RBI double in the fifth to plate Xavier Nady. Later, in the seventh, Shelley Duncan showed that he was alive still has some power, hitting a 3-run homer to cap off the win.

PITCHING
Phil Hughes and Phil Coke pitched 2 scoreless innings a piece — you can see more detailed info, here. Yankee pitching was strong today, giving up only 1 ER (surrendered by J.B. Cox).

3 thoughts on “Yanks wins second exhibition game

  1. Steve

    I think the pitching has been great. Even the ones that have been a little wild have been able to manage their damage — Hughes and Cox today — Veras yesterday. And you have to expect a little wildness this time of the year.

    I suppose this is the time when pitchers are “just trying to get their work in.” But the ability to manage damage is a good thing that we have not always seen from Yankee pitchers, particularly the bullpen. Too often it has seemed in the past that the pitcher gives up a walk, or hits a batter, and all of a sudden there’s three runs on the board.

  2. Chris H.

    I agree. I mean, I’m not going to judge a pitcher’s ability based on what he’s doing during exhibition games — not yet anyway — however, we have a solider relief corps, with a tremendous amount of talent. There’s a reason to be excited about our pitching in 2009.

  3. Moshe Mandel

    How good was Melancon? Quite the awesomeness.

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