Todays game was in Kissimme, against the Astros. The Yankees won 7-6. Here are some notable performances: Hitting: Melky had a good day (2 for 3 with a double, walk and 2 runs) as did his buddy Robinson Cano (3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a run). Shelley Duncan continued his hot hitting, going 2 for 4 with a double. Morgan Ensberg also went 2 for 4 with a double. One player I was really happy with was Francisco Cervelli, who threw out two runners attempting to steal, and showed patience at the plate, going 1 for 1 with two walks. Pitching: Moose got roughed up a bit, but I wouldn't start worrying yet. Jeff Karstens pitched well, allowing no runs in three innings of work, giving up two hits and striking out two. Edwar Ramirez allowed an unearned run while striking out one in an inning of work. Steven Jackson pitched a perfect inning. Dan McCutchen pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out a batter. Mark Melancon got the save, pitching a perfect ninth, while getting two groundball outs.
I just want to say one thing about yesterdays spring training game. I was very impressed with Jason Lane who started in left field. His first at-bat he homered to left. In total he went 2 for 3 and had one RBI. I liked his performance.
YANKEES Damon LF Cabrera CF Cano 2B Duncan DH Ensberg 1B Betemit 3B Lane RF Cervelli C Woodward SS
Pitching Mussina (2-3 innings) Karstens Jackson McCutchen Ramirez Melancon
HOUSTON Michael Bourn CF Kaz Matsui 2B Lance Berkman 1B Carlos Lee DH Miguel Tejada SS Hunter Pence RF Ty Wigginton 3B Jose Cruz Jr. LF Humberto Quintero C Wandy Rodriguez LHP
Also pitching: LHP Mark McLemore RHP Oscar Villarreal RHP Brian Moehler RHP Mike DeJean