The Yankees lost to the Pirates 6-5 today in Bradenton.
The Yankees had a lead and the bullpen imploded in the bottom of the seventh and gave up four runs after the Yankees took a 5-2 lead in the top of the inning. Oh well. At least Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann had nice debuts. McCann drove Ellsbury in for the first run of the day – Ellsbury walked twice and had an infield single – and Yangervis Solarte (oh oh) hit a two-run home run in the second inning.
Tony Sanchez hit a tying three-run homer against Chase Whitley and Chris McGuiness hit the go-ahead single that drove in former-Yankee Chris Dickerson who I didn’t realize was with the Pirates. Nor did I remember that Edinson Volquez is with them as well.