Mike Mussina got the start for the Yanks, and did not pitch well. Moose gave up five runs on five hits and one walk in 5.1 IP. Mussina also gave up two home runs to Mike Jacobs. Not the best way to end the spring for Mike Mussina, hopefully it's not a sign of things to come. ... Latroy Hawkins continued his very good spring, throwing .2 of a inning and only allowing one hit. ... Johnathan Albaladejo pitched a scoreless inning, he allowed one hit and struck out one. He will start the season in Scranton ... Edwar Ramirez, who will also start the year in AAA, also threw a scoreless inning.
|Mussina (L, 0-1)||5.1||5||5||5||1||2||2||6.00|
Offensively the Yanks were led by Alex Rodriguez who went 2-for-3 with a HR, a double, and two RBI. Derek Jeter (2-for-4, RBI, R), Johnny Damon (2-for-3, R) and Jason Giambi (2-for-4) also had two hits each. Shelley Duncan (1-for-3) and Jorge Posada (1-for-3) also had singles.
|AB|| R ||H||RBI||BB||SO||LOB||AVG|
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||3||1||2||2||1||1||1||.452|
|Castro, B, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
a-Walked for Duncan in the 8th.
1-Ran for Rodriguez, A in the 7th. 2-Ran for Giambi in the 7th.
2B: Damon 2 (7, Miller, A, Miller, A), Jeter (5, Miller, A), Rodriguez, A (5, Miller, A).
HR: Rodriguez, A (4, 5th inning off Miller, A, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 4; Jeter 3; Rodriguez, A 6; Giambi 2; Posada; Duncan.
RBI: Jeter (2), Rodriguez, A 2 (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Posada; Jeter 2; Duncan; Cano; Betemit.
Team LOB: 11.
Next up for the Yanks is the final game of the spring training schedule, another matchup tomorrow against the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Phil Hughes gets the start for the Yanks, and will go up against Marlins prospect Chris Volstad. First pitch is set for 6:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on MLB.TV