Yanks Beat Twins 5-1

Andy Pettite was sharp, the offensive contributions were diverse,and Posada was back behind the plate for the first time this Spring as the Yanks bested the Twins 5-1.  Posada went 2-2 with a double, scoring twice.  Melky had a good game, doubling, working a walk, and scoring a run.  Swisher doubled and scored, hopefully working out of his Spring funk.  Berroa doubled and drove in two.  Ramiro Pena went 2-3 with an RBI.  Not to be overlooked, Matsui showed some speed in beating out a DP ball, scoring Posada and the game’s first run on the force.  That’s a good sign, along with Jorge’s catching.

The arms again were excellent, starting with Pettite’s terrific start.  He allowed just two hits and no walks, fanning one and getting five ground-ball outs–a very good sign for him.  Coke gave up the only run the Yanks allowed in the sixth, but on the whole was sharp, allowing three hits and a walk in three innings, fanning two.  Veras, Claggett, and Jackson combined for three scoreless innings to end the game, giving up just two hits combined and striking out two.

Joba gets the start tomorrow at 1:15 ET against Philly. Keep the good starts rolling, kid–and stay focused after the talking-to from Posada.

Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. All I can say is….”Hip Hip, Jorge!”

  2. Indeed, Jane. Jorge is absolutely central to the Yanks’ success. It would be an enormous lift for the team, both on the field and in the locker room, to have him catching 110-120 games. It would also keep Molina fresher.

    The Yankees need Jorge this year, no two ways about it.

  3. i listened to the game today. glad that joba got his act together quickly after a 4 pitch walk. i guess there were hits by everyone–i think even jose had an RBI single!

  4. Glad you did, Mike. I listened to a few innings while working from home and playing with my son. Joba was quite good, and you’re right that he settled in after the four-pitch walk to start the game. What a hit parade. Good to see–and that it didn’t take lots of homers.

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