Yankees' Spring Training: Grading the Fourth ST Game

Sean SerritellaCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2009

The New York Yankees lost to the Minnesota Twins by a score of 7-3. I'm not grading the younger players because, like some baseball fans have said on this site and the bleacher report, you can't grade many of the younger players who will not be on the opening day roster.

A+ Jose Veras

Jose Veras only pitched one inning, but he made the most of it. He gave up no runs, no hits, and struck out two batters. Veras will be a big part of the Yankees' bull pen this year.

A Kei Igawa

Kei Igawa pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while striking out one batter. Good performance from him.

A - Derek Jeter

Jeter went 1 for 2 with on run scored and one RBI. That's pretty good

B+ Mark Teixeira

Teixeira went 1 for 4 with one run scored and a strikeout. He gets a little higher grade because he caught a bunt attempt for an out.

B Shelley Duncan

Duncan went 2 for 3 with one run scored. He had a good performance.

C Melky Cabrera

The only way it seems for Melky to get a hit is to bunt. He went 1 for 3 with a strikeout.

D Joba Chamberlain

I was listening to the first inning of the game on the radio with my father in his car. While we were driving to Tony's Hot Dogs In The Park in Newark NJ, my father told me that Joba is just trying to work on his fastball and get his legs underneath him.

He's right, and that's why I'm giving Joba a D. He gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits in one inning.(It was really a F performance, shhh)

F Dan Giese

Dan gave up four earned runs on four hits while walking one in two innings of work. He also gave up a home run. That warrants an F grade.

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