Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Yankees Spring Training: Game 4

The Good:

Brett Gardner showed off his speed with an RBI triple that gave the Yankees an early lead (albeit for a short time). Michael Pineda made his first appearance in pinstripes (or, to be accurate, the navy blue batting practice jerseys). He looked good over two full innings, striking out two and mixing in his change-up with great success. As Brian Cashman pointed out this winter, the only thing keeping Pineda from being a solid number two starter is his below-average change-up. So the fact that he is progressing so nicely with that pitch is very encouraging.

The Bad:

Eduardo Nunez left the game after being hit on his right hand with a pitch. Nunez went for x-rays which fortunately came back negative. Right now the diagnosis is a contusion, which isn’t fun, but Nuney dodged a bullet with all those tiny bones in the back of a hand that could be easily broken.

The Ugly:

The 6th inning. Oy. Adam Miller had a really long 1/3 of an inning, allowing 5 runs and ending the day with a whopping 135.00 ERA. Certainly a day that Miller will want to forget, but hey, everybody has those days sometimes.

Boxscore

NYY Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .167
   Almonte, Z, LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
Granderson, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
   Mesa, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200
   Curtis, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Ibanez, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .167
   Maxwell, J, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Chavez, Er, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200
   Laird, PR-1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Martin, C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Molina, C 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000
Nunez, E, SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
   Pena, R, PR-SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Hall, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 .200
   Vazquez, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Nix, J, 2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400
   Joseph, C, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Total 33 3 10 2 1 6 15 .303
NYY Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pineda 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Robertson 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Cabral 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Burawa 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Miller (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 2 5 5 3 0 0 135.00
Cedeno 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 1 27.00
Pope 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Total 8.0 10 9 9 5 5 1 9.00

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