The Yankees are swinging the heavy lumber in Tampa this afternoon, now leading the Phillies 11-0 after six innings. An important day for Nick Swisher, who came into the game below the Mendoza line (.200 average). Before leaving for a pinch-runner in the sixth, Swisher collected three hits and three RBI.
Eduardo Nunez has 3 hits, Xavier Nady, and Cody Ransom have a pair of hits each. Angel Berroa went 1-3.
UPDATE - 5:00 EDT
The Yankees polished off the Phillies, 12-0, for their fourth straight victory. After the impressive three innings thrown by Joba Chamberlain, Brian Bruney, Kei Igawa (3 IP), Jonathan Albaladejo, and David Robertson blanked the Phils over the final six innings.
Perhaps this is the year the Yankees finally move Igawa. He's thrown nine scoreless innings this spring, and has allowed just five hits and two walks. He's also struck out nine batters.
The Yankees totaled 20 hits in the game, with 13 different batters collecting at least one base hit.