Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yanks Drop Second Straight to Twins

The Yankees pitching let them down for the second straight day and it resulted in their second straight loss to the Twins, 7-3. Joba Chamberlain got off to a rough start in his spring debut, allowing two runs on three hits in the first inning.

Joba's spot on the team is pretty secure though. The same can't be said for Dan Giese, who is a competing for one of the open spots in the bullpen. It's a day Giese will have to wash from his memory after allowing four runs, including a home run to Carlos Gomez, in two innings of work.

The Yankees bats went to sleep after the second inning. Sac flies by Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, plus an unearned run, had tied the game at three apiece after just two innings. But the Yankees managed just seven hits on the day, two of them by Shelley Duncan.

Brian Buscher put the Twins ahead for good with a 2-run double in the third and Delmon Young enjoyed a three hit day.

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Jose Molina went 0-2, stranding 3 runners, but threw out two would be base stealers.

Former Yankees prospect Jason Jones, selected in the Rule V draft, threw two scoreless innings against his old organization.

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