New York Yankies vs. Philadelphia Phillies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Spring Training is already underway, and every MLB team is looking to see how prospects and veterans are shaping up as we get closer and closer to the regular season.
Let's take a look and see who was able to perform and who still needs work.
The Good: Zoilo Almonte, Gustavo Molina, Jayson Nix
I'm sure by now you've read about Zoilo Almonte, the switch-hitting outfield propsect. Well, Almonte, had another hit, making him a perfect 4-for-4 in Spring Training so far. He hit an RBI single, with Brandon Larid reaching home and loading the bases.
Jayson Nix had a hit and an RBI in the game as well, scoring Russell Martin on a sacrifice fly to center field. While he didn't get the hit on the score, it's always good to see the team score in any way possible.
Gustavo Molina also had a very good day in his first Spring Training game of the year. Replacing Russell Martin at catcher, he recorded two hits in the game.
The Bad: Raul Ibanez
Raul Ibanez couldn't mange to hit in three at-bats against his former team. He also had two strikeouts. He was then replaced by Justin Maxwell.
Interesting to see, especially after he performed that RBI double in Saturday's game. He just looked lost out there against the Phillies' pitching. Hopefully, it's just him still getting used to playing with the Yankees.
The Ugly: Juan Cedeno, Adam Miller
The last time Juan Cedeno played in the majors in America was in a Spring Training game in 2007 with the Kansas City Royals. After yesterday's performance, I'm not sure he'll get another shot. He lasted just one inning in relief, giving up three hits and three runs, including a home run to Michael Martinez.
Adam Miller was even worse. He also hasn't pitched in the majors since Spring Training 2007 (he was with the Cleveland Indians). He lasted just one-third of an inning, giving up five runs on two hits, and allowing Ty Wigginton to score after hitting Kevin Frandsen with a pitch.