Bryan Hoch gives us a good recap of what happened during the first day of live batting practice today.
The Yankees got through their first day of live hitting and pitching drills without incident. Joba Chamberlain was the guy getting the loudest cheers from the fans and he looked OK, but it's so hard to tell since the hitters know what's coming and spit on most of the pitches.Good to see that Chamberlain was happy with his new pitch. If it is anywhere near as good as his slider and fastball, that is good news for Yankee fans. It is also good to see that Mussina has been performing well so far. Reading his quotes, he seems upbeat and confident.
Chamberlain actually said that his changeup was his best pitch today -- that's good news for people wanting to see him evolve a deeper repertoire for the third and fourth times around the order. Mike Mussina was able to locate his pitches down, and Joe Girardi complimented Sean Henn's session. He also called Steven Jackson's sinker "exciting."
Hoch continues, saying that prospect Jesus Montero hit Chien-Ming Wang relatively hard, taking him to the opposite field warning track.
In other news, in a move that he will likely end up regretting, Phil Hughes posted his email address on his blog.
There was also a George Steinbrenner sighting.
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