It started out well enough for Adam Warren last night. He struck out the first MLB batter he faced in DeAza, and then got Kevin Youlikis to pop out in foul territory. But it all went downhill from there. He walked...
The game began well for the bombers, as Warren, making his Major League debut, battled through a tough first inning that included an unlucky walk and a good hit, by throwing pitches down and on the corners. Despite the walk and the hit, things didn’t look bad for Warren, as he was spotting his pitches well, and had flashed a pretty good looking curve.
Things only got better for the Yanks, as White Sox starter Jose Quintana quickly allowed a two-run bomb to Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the first. Andruw Jones followed with a long double to center that scored Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher, putting the bombers up by four after one. If Warren could manage to keep the White Sox in check, then the Yanks looked set to coast to an easy victory.
Warren, with his excited looking parents gazing in anticipation*, didn’t manage to keep a stronger-than-expected Sox lineup in check. He immediately gave up a towering home run to AJ Pierzynski to begin the second inning, and followed that up with three straight hits–two singles, and a two-run double by Gordon Beckham, who would come in to score on Kevin Youkilis’ RBI groundout.…
Branyan went 2-3 with two runs scored, a homer nad three RBIs. Ramiro Pena was the only batter to go hitless, while the rest of the lineup each picked up a hit. Dickerson went 1-3 with three runs scored and two walks. Nelson Figueroa threw five innings and gave up two runs on three hits, three walks and four Ks.
Trenton lost to New Britain 8-4:
Trenton scored first, as David Adams singled in Jose Pirela in the first. New Britain tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning and took a one run lead in the second. Adams homered in the third, but the Rock Cats put together a great rally in the bottom of the inning. Doubles from Estarlin De Los Santos and James Beresford helped New Britain take a 7-2 edge. Addison Maruszak hit a two run homer in the fourth, but that was all the offense the Thunder had in them, taking an 8-4 loss.…
|Chicago White Sox||New York Yankees|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF||Derek Jeter, SS|
|Kevin Youkilis, 3B||Curtis Granderson, CF|
|Adam Dunn, DH||Mark Teixeira, 1B|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||Alex Rodriguez, 3B|
|Alex Rios, RF||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|A.J. Pierzynski, C||Nick Swisher, RF|
|Dayan Viciedo, LF||Andruw Jones, DH|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||Jayson Nix, LF|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||Chris Stewart, C|
|Jose Quintana, SP||Adam Warren, SP|
With CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the DL and David Phelps still getting stretched out in the minors, 24 year-old righty Adam Warren will be making his major league debut tonight against the White Sox. Drafted in the 4th round as a senior from baseball powerhouse UNC, Warren has steadily progressed through the Yankee...
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