The Yankees closed out the spring in style tonight with a 4-2 comeback win over the Florida Marlins. The Yanks finished spring with a 14-11 record, but that doesn't matter.
Phil Hughes got the start and pitched very well. Huhghes pitched five innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on just three hits and one walk, while striking out four. ... Billy Traber retired two of the three batters he faced, allowing the third hitter to hit a double. ... Mariano Rivera retired the only batter he faced. ... Kyle Farnsworth and Brian Bruney both struck out the two batters they faced. ... Joba Chamberlain also retired the only two batters he faced, striking out one of them. ... Ross Ohlendorf then came in and allowed the leadoff man to reach on a double, but then retired the next three he faced, two on strike outs, to close out the game. The Yankees pitchers struck out eleven for the game.
|IP||H|| R ||ER ||BB||SO||HR||ERA|
|Chamberlain (W, 2-0)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||4.66|
|Ohlendorf (S, 1)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||1.69|
Besides two singles by Jason Giambi (2-for-3), and a Melky Cabrera (2-for-3, HR, RBI) 5th inning home run the Yankee offense was held in check until the top of the 9th. With the Yankees down 2-1 and one out, Greg Porter walked and Cody Ransom singled. Chad Moeller was then up and on a 1-0 pitched hit one into the alley which turned into an inside-the-park home run.
Next up for the Yankees is Opening Day against the Blue Jays at The Stadium on Monday. Chien-Ming Wang gets the start for the Bombers, with Roy Halladay pitching for the Jays. The game's first pitch is at 1:05 p.m., and can be seen on YES and ESPN.