This was the first New York Yankees game of the year that I watched on TV. The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 5-1. The Yankees got a great pitching performance from some of their young hurlers.
A+ Jorge Posada
He went 2 for 2 with one run scored and two RBI along with a home run. He also had a RBI double. That’s an A+ performance.
A+ Phil Coke
Coke pitched two scoreless innings, giving up only one hit. He had a strikeout and walked none.
A- Shelley Duncan
Duncan had one at-bat and made the most of it, belting a three-run home run.
B+ Phil Hughes
He hit two batters, but pitched two scoreless innings while striking out two.
C+ Brett Gardner
Gardner went 0 for 2 while throwing out a runner at second base.
D Derek Jeter
Jeter went 0 for 3, and his average after two spring training games is .167.
F J.B. Cox
Cox pitched one inning and gave up one earned run on three hits.
End thoughts: The Yankees have a great young bullpen that they will need to count on this year.