Cano not in lineup today. He did extra hitting work with Kevin Long on back field. Hitting power to right field–a Yankee Stadium swing?
Cloudy and muggy here in Tampa today. Dad getting a sandwich for us to share. We have a half hour still until baseball. Mom teaching aqua.
Starting pitchers today. Sabathia for #Yankees, Charlie Morton for Pirates. Still looking for Pittsburgh’s lineup.
Sabathia’s first pitch slider for a strike. Third pitch, meatball down the middle, hit up the middle for a leadoff single.
Ronnie CedeÃ±o now doubles. Men on 2nd and 3rd and no out. Is Sabathia working on something? Fastball location not where he wants it.
Lastings Milledge hits an RBI single, and then Garrett Jones cleans up in the fourth spot with a three run homer. Tra la spring training…
Wow, fearless. Sabathia snares soft liner right at him as the broken bat flew right at him. Then a pop up. But then another double.
8 Pirates batted. Four runs on five hits. Now Yankees coming to bat. Jeter, Johnson, Posada, Arod.
No, it doesn’t get old. The world series trophy is on display until the fifth inning. Dad and I may run down and get pictures.
Nick Johnson homers to right center. Second one this spring! Welcome back, Nick.
Posada singles, Arod walks. Here comes Granderson with one out.
Granderson caught looking. Up to Swisher to cash them in.
Swishalicious! RBI single plates posada.
Winn flies out. But we got two runs back. Sabathia back on hill.
Nice easy grounder to third gets Jaramillo. Then goes full count on McCutchen, but gets grounder to Jeter. CedeÃ±o strikes out! 1-2-3.
Up for the Yankees, Cuban defector Juan Miranda. To be followed by Kevin Russo, Jeter, Johnson. Miranda robbed on liner to first!!
Both Russo and Jeter chased high fast balls from Morton. Russo struck out and Jeter hit a comebacker. Hmph. Sabathia out for the third.
Sabathia strikes out Milledge, now faces Jones, who homered in the first.
Jones hits a pop fly that falls in front of Winn and gets a double out of it. Scores quickly on an Andy LaRoche single up the middle.
Sabathia done. Walked clement. Now in Dustin Moseley.
Moseley strikes out Crosby and gets Young on liner to center. Coming up for nyy, Johnson, Posada, Arod.
Nick Johnson goes yard again! But that’s all we get. Moseley greeted by leadoff single in the fourth, now facing McCutchen again.
RT @BryanHoch Yankees have traded RHP Edwar Ramirez to the Rangers for cash considerations.
Pirates tack on another run. Two out, man on 2nd, Moseley facing Garrett jones who is having a big day… But Jorge catches runner napping!
New pitcher for Pitt. Lefty Brian Burres. Swisher. Walks.
Two walks to start inning. Then had Miranda down 0-2, worked to full count, then got him to chase some junk. One out, Russo up.
Burres walks Russo. Meeting on the mound before facing Jeter with bases loaded. Burres really doesn’t like facing right handers.
Burres goes 2-0 on Jeter. Not close. Jeter then chops ball to third gets one run in. Jon Weber pinch hits for Johnson, plates two! Double.
So Jorge bats with go ahead run on second. 6-6 game. Burres still on mound.
Posada RBI single takes lead, knocks Burres from game. Had full count, Burres didn’t want to walk him in front of Arod, got good pitch.
Ronald Oviedo’s first pitch to Arod almost went to the screen. Second one Arod fouled into the coaches and Nick Swisher, who ran into dugout
New Yankees pitcher, Royce Ring. Also Brandon Laird now at 3rd, Eduardo Nunez at ss. Unless like yesterday the announcer is wrong.
Ring gets a quick 1-2-3!
Granderson greets Pitt pitcher DJ Carrasco with a triple. Swisher up.
Swisher mad at himself. Struck out on sucker pitch. Now Winn.
Winn strikes out too. Ugh. And Miranda broke his bat on ground out. Granderson stranded.
Romulo sanchez looks built like Albaladejo but he pitched better. Another 1-2-3 and the yanks are back at bat trying to add to lead.
Sanchez strikes out former Yank prospect Jose Tabata, walks Argentis Diaz and leaves game. Lefty Boone Logan now pitching.
Logan gets a nice 4-6-3 double play. Still 7-6 Yanks. Montero now up to bat. Hyped and touted. Flies to right on first pitch.
Donnie Veal sits the yanks down 1-2-3. Seven innings in the books and my battery is getting low.
Tie game. Bobby Crosby Rbi double off Logan. Men on 2nd and 3rd one out.
Fielders choice brings in 8th pirate run. Logan gets next man on liner, gives way to new pitcher Hector Noesi. 8-7 pirates. 2 outs.
Noesi has really high leg kick. Gets lots of foul balls.
To the ninth. Two walks in 8th came to nothing. 8-7 Pitt still.
Sigh. Bleich now pitching. Error kept inning alive. Pirates batted around. Now 12-7 pirates going into bottom of the ninth.
Pirates won. Arrrr.
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