Yankees' Spring Training Game 19: All Passing Grades

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Yankees' Spring Training Game 19: All Passing Grades

The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins by a score of 5-1. The Yankee pitchers had another strong performance.

 

A+—Andy Pettitte

I think that Andy Pettitte is going to be washed up in 2009, especially since he stopped taking steroids. I thought that steroids were making him the pitcher he was, but I could be wrong this year. Andy pitched a great game, giving up no runs on two hits in three innings of work.

 

A+—Jorge Posada

It doesn't get better than going 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

 

B—Melky Cabrera

I'm actually rooting against Cabrera in winning the center field position because I want a stolen base guy to be in the lineup every day, which is Brett Gardner. Melky had a good day, going 1-for-2 with two runs scored

 

B- Phil Coke

Not a bad line. He gave up one earned run in three innings while giving up three hits.

 

C+—Mark Teixeira

He went hitless in two at-bats but drove in a run. I'm hoping to draft Mark in my fantasy baseball draft tonight.

 

C-—Hideki Matsui

He went hitless in three at-bats but drove in a run with a force play and nice hustle to first base. It's great that Matsui hustles because it shows the younger players how to play the game.

 

Player Of The Game: Andy Pettitte

I'm not expecting anything out of Pettitte this year because of his admitted steroid use. I think steroid users who usually stop taking steroids become bad baseball players. This is why I was surprised when Andy threw three scoreless innings.

 

This article was also featured at http://www.yankeesdaily.com

Follow New York Yankees from B/R on Facebook

Follow New York Yankees from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

New York Yankees

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.