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.
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 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.
|Almonte, Z, LF||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||1.000|
|Maxwell, J, PH-DH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Chavez, Er, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.200|
|Nunez, E, SS||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Pena, R, PR-SS||2||0||1||0||0||1||2||.250|
|Nix, J, 2B||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||.400|
|Joseph, C, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Miller (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)||0.1||2||5||5||3||0||0||135.00|