Brett Gardner continued his hot spring with 2 hits and 2 SB, Ivan Nova had a sharp debut and Chris Stewart homered as the Yanks beat the Tigers 10-3 today in their spring training game. It snapped a 7-game spring training losing streak for the Yanks.
If Gardner takes what he’s done so far into the regular season, he’ll be a sparkplug. He’s hit in every game he’s played in so far. Ichiro was 0 for 3 today but he’s had a good spring so far too.
Prospects Tyler Austin was 1 for 1 with 2 rbi, Corban Joseph was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI, and Luke Murton had a hit and an RBI.
Robbie Cano also added a hit and an RBI.
Nova threw two scoreless innings, David Aardsma gave up a run in his inning as did Clay Rapada. After Shawn Kelley’s scoreless inning, Mark Montgomery gave up a run in his inning of work. Matt Daley, Francisco Rondon and Jim Miller finished up, all with a scoreless inning of work.
Nova pounded the strike zone, throwing 22 of his 27 pitches for strikes.
The Lower Hudson Journal reports that the first cuts have been made:
· RHP Corey Black · RHP Matt Daley · RHP Nick Goody · RHP Shane Greene · RHP Bryan Mitchell · RHP Zach Nuding · RHP Mike O’Brien · RHP Ryan Pope · 1B Kyle Roller
Players are now leaving teams for the WBC, so the next few weeks could get funky.