Grading the Yankees' Sixth Spring Training Game

Sean SerritellaCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2009

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros finished today’s game in a tie by a score of 5-5. Here are today’s grades:


A+ Melky Cabrera

It looks as though Cabrera isn’t giving away that center field position quite yet! He went 2-3 with one run scored and two RBI’s.


A+ Angel Berroa

Berroa had a nice game going 2-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.


B+ Chien-Ming Wang

Nice debut from Wang. I decided to give him a B+ and not an A because he only pitched two innings. He gave up no runs and gave up only two hits. Nice.


C Nick Swisher

Swisher went hit-less, but he did walk and score a run.


D Brett Tomko

Tomko pitched two innings, walked one batter, and gave up an earned run. He did have two strikeouts, however. It might be more of a C- grade, but letting in a run in two innings does not translate into a good era.


F George Kontos

So he won’t be on the opening day roster this year. So what? He did pitch and he needs to be graded. He gave up three earned runs on three hits in .1 innings. He only got one out. That’s worthy of an F grade.


Player of the Game: Cabrera. He came into this game with only one hit (I’m pretty sure about it), and he needed some badly because Gardner has been winning the spring training battle for center field.

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