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Friday, March 14, 2008

Hughes struggles against Reds

The game wasn't on television, so I'll just jump right into the notable performances of the afternoon.

Phil Hughes
gave up his first hits of the spring, nine to be exact, against the Cincinnati Reds in Friday's 7-7 tie. In 2 2-3 innings, Hughes also gave up four runs and struck out two batters.

Jonathan Albaladejo struck out two batters in 1 1-3 innings. Heath Phillips struggled again, giving up two more runs in 1-3 of an inning. Edwar Ramirez struck out four batters in 1 2-3 scoreless innings.

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the first inning. It was his third homer of the spring. He finished the day going 1-3.

Derek Jeter went 2-3 with a double. Johnny Damon, starting in center, went 1-4 with his fifth double of the spring. Brett Gardner stole two bases, giving him five for the spring. He certainly has to be opening up eyes with his speed.

The Yankees have a split-squad day tomorrow. Kei Igawa will face Jeff Niemann of the Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa. Shelley Duncan will be a part of the group facing the Rays. The other group of Yankees will travel to Lakeland, Fla. to face the Tigers. Joba Chamberlain will match up against 2006 American League Rookie of the Year Justin Verlander.


Andrew V. said...

Hughes sucks.

Trade him.

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