The New York Yankees were playing the 2008 World Series champs, but the team's pitching did not step their game up. The Yankees lost to the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 8-3.
Here come my individual player performance grades:
Xavier Nady: B+
He went 1-for-2 with with an RBI. It looks as though Nady might win the right field position, according to Joe Girardi; that's great news for me, because I have Nady on one of my baseball fantasy teams.
Crap, I have another fantasy draft tonight and I don't feel like doing it. I have a headache.
Mark Teixeira: B
He got a hit and scored a run. Nothing shabby but nothing fancy about his line.
Jorge Posada: C+
I will take anything Posada will give when it comes to stats. He got on base once and scored a run. I look at him as a luxury because of all the big bats the Yankees have, especially when Alex Rodriguez comes back.
Chien-Ming Wang: C-
He was good at the start but ended up letting in three earned runs in five innings.
Brian Bruney: F
He's having a very bad spring. He gave up two earned runs in one inning and now has a 7.56 ERA. Yankee fans won't stand for this nonsense once the regular season starts.
Dan Giese: F
Another guy struggling in the preseason. He allowed three earned runs in one inning. Maybe he's meant to be a journeyman after all.
I'd also like to note that I for one would like to hear Girardi say he's giving the spot to Gardner in center field.
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