Thursday, March 8, 2012

NYY ST Game 5: 3/7

- Hiroki Kuroda looked sharp in his first inning, then got hit around a little after that. There is really very little to see when a vet like that takes the mound for his first spring start. As long as he doesn't get hurt he is your #2 starter.

- I thought Adam Warren looked pretty good. He doesn't get a lot of prospect attention but all he has done since being drafted by the Yankees is win, be consistent and move up the minor league ladder. I have no doubt he will be starting for the Yankees at some point this year.

-Clay Rapada pitched another hitless 1.1 innings with 2 Ks. I think he has a good shot at being the second lefty out of the pen in that last spot. Of course if that happens the Yankees will probably immediately resign him for the 4 million/year they gave Damaso Marte and Pedro Feliciano, at which point he will blow out his shoulder.

- I didn't get to watch the whole game but I did see the Joe Girardi in game interview. He mentioned Zoilo Almonte as a young player he is excited about.

- Teixeira didn't play (Swisher at first) but Girardi said its a regular day off and its not related to him jamming his thumb in Tuesdays game.

- Andruw Jones gave Hiroki Kuroda #18 for free. He didn't even get Kuroda to set up a college fund for one of his kids like Andrew McCutchen got from AJ Burnett.

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