S.T. game 3: Pineda good, Almonte stays hot in 9-3 Yanks’ loss..

This is why you don’t pay to much attention to wins and losses in spring training.

Adam Miller and Joel Cedeno gave up 8 runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Yanks lost to the Phils 9-3 today.

“Who?”, you may ask. Precisely. Miller won 15 games between high A and AA back for Cleveland in 2006. He missed most of 2008, all of 2009 and 2010 and didn’t do too well in his comeback year last year. Cedeno was in independent ball and didn’t put up good numbers there in 2011. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if both are flat out released and not even sent to the minors.

So take that with a grain of salt. Those two gave up 8 runs.

As for Pineda, 30 pitches, 19 strikes. 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K, and yes, he mixed in some of those changes he is working on.

David Robertson gave up a run in the third. With two out, he walked Jimmy Rollins (who had 2 hits, a walk, and 2 SB). Rollins stole second and third, and then Polanco (2 hits, rbi) singled him in for a 1-0 Phils lead.

Cesar Cabral pitched the fourth. 1 IP 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K, 1 HBP.

In the fifth, a walk to Martin, who stole second. Nunez HBP (appears to be just bruised, he has been taken for precautionary X-rays). A couple flyouts plated the run. SF by Jayson Nix. Ramiro Pena was a CS.

The Yanks took the lead in the sixth when Gardner tripled and scored on an E-4 on the play.

Dan Burawa pitched a scoreless inning in the fifth, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks or K.

Then Miller and Cedeno let it get away.

Miller 1/3 IP (and that was Gus Molina chalking up a CS, he didn’t retire anyone on his own), 5 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 0 K and a HBP. Just flat out ugly.

Cedeno 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and a K.

Ryan Pope finished up, 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H 0 walk and 2 K.

In the seventh, Chavez and Gus Molina (2 for 2 with that CS) singled, and with two out, a single by Nix loaded the bases. Zoilo Almonte came through again with an RBI single. Almonte, 22 and ticketed for AA, is now 5 for 5 this spring with 6 RBI. He’s a switch-hitter who hit .276-15-77 with 18 sb between high A and AA last year.

Update: Nunez is ok. X-Rays negative, just a bruise. CC and Hughes will go 2 each tomorrow.


2 responses to “S.T. game 3: Pineda good, Almonte stays hot in 9-3 Yanks’ loss..

  1. RobertGKramer@AOL.Com

    Taken separately, Almonte’s number at High A were great but fizzled at AA. I hope he fares much better in his second crack at Trenton!

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