Ivan Nova pitched three shutout innings, giving up no hits, in the Yanks 4-2 win over Washington today. It was the Yanks’ fourth straight spring training win.
Nova threw strikes on 31 of his 35 pitches, and struck out four.
David Robertson followed with his first action of the spring. He hit a batter, got a DP and got an out.
Shawn Kelley and Dan Burawa each gave up a run in one inning of work.
Robert Coello, Yoshinori Tateyama and Jim Miller each pitched a scoreless inning.
Kelly Johnson and Corban Joseph had RBIs. Derek Jeter is still without a hit this spring. He went 0 for 3 and made an error.
Francisco Cervelli and Zoilo Almonte had two hits each.
Joe Namath threw out the first ball and served as Yanks’ “co-manager” for the day.
The Orioles signed Johan Santana to a minor-league deal.
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I know that Tim the Wizard is a Jets fan, but I don’t know how far back he goes.
I remember when I wasn’t quite 11. Colts-Jets in the fall of 1972. The Jets won 44-34. Namath threw for 496 yards and Unitas (in what was probably one of the last, if not THE last great games of his career) threw for over 300 himself. Namath to Rich Caster killed the Colts. An aerial show.
I bring that up because this Steelers fan checked his cell phone internet during his break at work and saw that the Steelers beat the Pack 37-36. After a season seemingly full of last-second losses for the defending (and soon to be eliminated) champs, it’s nice to win one at the end for a change, as Big Ben threw the winning TD pass with just 3 seconds left. A killer for GB was a missed FG earlier in the game. Only 33 yards or so.
But the big story was the passing yardage. If I read it correctly, Rodgers threw for 383 yards. Big Ben threw for 503. Yup. 503. The record is 554 by Norm Van Brocklin for the Rams in 1951 (the only year the Rams won the title while in LA).
In baseball news, I see that the Cereal Boy, Coco Crisp (gotta love that name) is A’s bound. I see talk that the Yanks may want to try to match any offer for Wang. A final say, so to speak.
Now this is interesting. You have a young Cuban defector with a superb fastball but who is raw. You would expect the usual suspects to put in the high bid for him: Yanks, Boston, etc. So who puts in a five year $13M offer? The Marlins. Yup, the same team that built two WS champions only to gut the team immediately afterward both times. According to MLB.com, the Red Sox apparently put in an offer of 15.5 M.
I’d like to take a quick moment to wish all readers the best of holiday seasons and a great 2010. I don’t know how much I’ll be updating this over the next week or so. I have family coming in from the West coast. Three of the four members of the family I haven’t seen since Sept. 2006 (sis, bro-in-law and nephew) and the fourth member, my niece, I get to see for the very first time. Needless to say, I can’t wait and my time will be spent as much as possible with them while they are here.