OK, it wasn’t an official perfect game but AJ Burnett tossed three perfect innings. He threw 45 pitches with 30 going for strikes as the Yanks bested the Phightin’ Phils 7-1 in a split squad game this afternoon. He got five ground outs, three fly balls and a K.
Joba and Pedro Feliciano added a perfect inning each before Hector Noesi gave up three hits, including a solo homer, over the sixth and seventh. Mark Prior and Luis Ayala threw a one-hit inning each to close out the game.
Grandy went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and Eddie Nunez jacked a three-run bomb. Eric Chavez finished 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI (he’s now 8-for-17 this spring), and Posada was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Meattray kept the stellar pitching going in the nightcap, as he threw three scoreless innings and gave up three hits with three strikeouts against the Orioles. He tossed 47 pitches with 32 going for strikes.
Notes and quotes:
- Colin Curtis is going to be “out a while” with a shoulder injury.
- Brackman, who is out of the mix for a rotation spot, will make his spring debut tomorrow.
- Our old friend Nick Johnson signed with the Indians today.
I was in control of my delivery and not thinking about it at that same time. That’s good.
I felt great. I didn’t even throw any of my secondary pitches. I felt good with my heater, pitched off of that the whole inning and then threw one change-up to Jimmy Rollins. I have to just pitch off my heater.