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The Phils lost their second spring training game, losing once more to the Yanks, 7.4. The Phils started the game off by taking the lead in the first inning as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a two-run home run, his second home run of the spring, scoring Scott Podsednik, who had earlier singled, then stole second base, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead. The Yankees got a run back in their half of the first as, with two men out, Alex Rodriguez hits a solo home run, his first home run of the spring, making it a 2-1 Phils’ lead. The Yanks then tied the game up at two-all in the third as, with the bases loaded, via singles by Robinson Cano and Rodriguez, with Cano stopping at second base, a 6-5 force out by Mark Teixeira, wiping out Cano at third, because the ball that had originally headed towards left field had been blown back by the wind to drop in front of shortstop Freddy Galvis, with Rodriguez stopping at second base on the play and Texieira reaching fir...

Alex Rodriguez: The Leader?

From Tim Brown:On the morning of the first game they’d play since Game 5, the night the New York Yankees all went home for the winter, Alex Rodriguez stood before them and, according to witnesses, gave the sort of speech that wouldn’t have been possible five years ago. Somebody else would have told the Yankees it was time to commit in body and soul to the next eight months...

Keep on Eye on Cesar Cabral for 25th Spot

The Yankees 25-man roster is virtually set after just one spring training game. Assuming everyone stays healthy, there are 11 “locks” on the pitching staff and 13 “locks” on the positional side. That leaves one roster spot open, will it be a twelfth pitcher, DH-type or additional middle-infield depth? One name to keep an eye out for is Cesar Cabral. Selected in the December...

Yankees and a $189 Million Payroll? Piece of Cake

This past week, New York Yankees General Partner Hal Steinbrenner announced that for the 2014 season, the Yankees would have a payroll of $189 million.  This dollar amount will be $21 million less than the current $210 million and would bring the Yankees under the Major League Baseball luxury tax threshold.  How will they do it?  It is really not that hard when you look at the...

Yankees Spring Training Game 2: A-Rod’s Ready

Philadelphia Phillies 4 — New York Yankees 7 The Yankees maintain their winning ways in Spring Training with a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the home opener of George M. Steinbrenner Field.   Alex Rodriguez looks like he’s ready for the season too. After a 2 for 2 outing by Curtis Granderson in [...]

New York Yankees Defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-5, in First of Three Consecutive Meetings

The New York Yankees took the first game in this three game set, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-5, at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. Ivan Nova started for New York and went two innings, giving up two runs, a home run and two strikeouts. Philadelphia had Cole Hamels on the mound and he went two innings, gave up one run and three hits with neither pitcher figuring...

Spring Training Game 1: Baseball is Back!

Spring Training for the Yankees officially began in today’s day game win vs. the Philadelphia Phillies with a score of 8-5. Curtis Granderson looked more than ready for the regular season to start as he went perfect with the bat, going 2 for 2 with a double in the 1st inning and a home run [...]

2012 Preview: Key Factors

The Major League Baseball Spring Training scene is finally abuzz. After 2+ months of a quiet and dormant off-season, (besides the Pineda/Campos-Montero/Noesi trade and the Kuroda signing), we fans finally have something to get excited about. Baseball is back. The feeling of baseball returning after a cold winter just gets better and better every year. The return of baseball also...

Spring Officially Kicks off with 3-Straight Phillies-Yankees Games

In the 1st of 3 games against the Yankees to start Spring Training, the Phillies dropped the game by a score of 8-5. Cole Hamels started the game and tossed 2 innings, allowing 1 run. The Yankees and their fans were salivating as Hamels pitched because Hamels could be a free agent after this year. Hopefully, the Phillies will handle that issue before it comes down to a financial...

Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Recap

Billy the Philly Fan and Steve from My Two Cents discuss the 2012 grapefruit league opener between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees.   Bookmark It Hide Sites $$('div.d32189').each( function(e) { e.visualEffect('slide_up',{duration:0.5}) });
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