Spring Training Game Eight: Phillies 10, Yankees 5

So the Yankees lost again.

They had 12 hits, 12 strike outs, walked three times and hit two home runs. Oh and they made four more errors – none were credited to Eduardo Nunez.

Hiroki Kuroda was victimized by that shoddy defense. He gave up four runs in two innings but only one was earned. He gave three hits, one walk and struck out two batters.

Ronnier Mustelier and Melky Mesa each hit a home run for the Yankees and Francisco Cervelli and Juan Rivera each hit a double.

For the Phillies, they scored their 10 runs – only four of them were earned – without the aid of the long ball. They were helped out by the Yankees’ defense.

Sorry I don’t have more to write about. This game wasn’t that entertaining.

The Yankees take on the Tigers tomorrow at 1:00 p.m at Steinbrenner Field.

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4 thoughts on “Spring Training Game Eight: Phillies 10, Yankees 5

  1. Stacey — some notes as I was watching the game (alternating on mute, depending on conf. calls).

    1) The early-defense looks HORRIBLE. This includes Youk and Cano, who both made terrible errors today right?, as well as Nunez.

    2) However, and Brien is about to become apoplectic: Cervelli is really impressing. Legging out a deep infield single, making a good bunt/throw-out play, making a really nice delayed strike-em-out/throw-em-out DP. He's really busting his ass to get that C spot.

    3) Halladay looks fixed. That could be trouble, yikes. He looked to have really good late movement and "okay" command while not losing much velo from last year. Granted, that was all eye-test and not with stats, so I may be wrong, lol…

    • They didn't credit Nunez with an error on that play (up the middle and off his glove) even though he probably should have gotten one.

      Cervelli is actually looking really good behind the plate. Looks like the work he did on his throwing had paid off so far.

      And it's a good thing Halladay is in the NL East. Let the Mets, Braves, Nats and Marlins deal with him all year.

  2. Cervelli is certainly trying to make the Yankees stand up and take notice. He's doing his best to lay claim to the starting catching position. I wish him the best.