Found March 29, 2013 on Bronx Pinstripes:
Pettitte_looks_for_406c
New York Yankees 4 — Washington Nationals 2   Andy Pettitte struck out six over six innings in today’s 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.   Robinson Cano is on top of his game as he got two hits, including a double, in today’s game. The Yankees got their offense started in the 4th inning on Kevin Youkilis’ sixth home run of the Spring to left field. Eduardo Nunez’s single of two hits brought in two runs. Then, Chris Stewart followed Nunez with a single to right field that created a bit of a jam for Stewart, caught between first and second base. Stewart likely expected Nunez to be sent home and this forced Nunez to attempt to score and succeed when the catcher, Kurt Suzuki, dropped the ball. The four-run 4th inning would be enough for the Yankees in today’s game. Travis Hafner got a hit in today’s game and Vernon Wells got two, including a double.   Andy Pettitte started in his last Spring game before his regular season start. In six innings, Pettitte struck out six and allowed just two runs, one unearned. A throwing error by Kevin Youkilis allowed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to reach second base in the 4th inning. Shortstop Ian Desmond would bring in Zimmerman on a single through to center field. Zimmerman would score one more time after reaching second in the 6th inning with a double. First baseman Adam LaRoche brought Zimmerman in with a single to center field. The ideal pitching situation was set into motion with Pettitte’s six sinnings. Joba Chamberlain would get the 7th inning and threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Setup man, David Robertson, got the 8th inning and was perfect, striking out one. Then, to an ovation by the Washington crowd for what could be their last time seeing him; Mariano Rivera took the mound for the 9th inning with a two-run lead and a save opportunity. With a strikeout and a pair of groundouts, Mariano Rivera sealed the door shut like he has done so many times before.   Win – Andy Pettitte Loss – Jordan Zimmermann Save – Mariano Rivera   Notables Yankees *Eduardo Nunez – 2 for 3, R, 2 RBI (7) *Kevin Youkilis – 1 for 2, R, Solo Home Run (6) in the 4th, RBI (14) Nationals *Ryan Zimmerman – 1 for 3, 2 R *Ian Desmond – 1 for 3, RBI (7)   Want to go to a Yankees game? Come here and get your tickets!
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

"To see the universe in a grain of sand/ And eternity in an hour:" My predictions for the 2013 Yankees

Print. This. Out.1. April is strong. The scrap heap Yankees are long on scrap and short on - well - "heap," finishing that wordplay, despite lack of meaning. Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells, Ben Francisco, Brennan Boesch and Cookie Rojas - (they coax him from retirement) - bring experienced professionalism and do something the team couldn't do last year: Hit with runners...

Andy Pettitte: 'I expect us to be in the World Series'

Many of the preseason projections have the New York Yankees missing the playoffs this season, but veteran starting pitcher Andy Pettitte believes otherwise.   "I don't let my mind go in that direction because I

Lawsuit against Yankees GM Cashman is dropped

The mother of a woman accused of stalking New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has abruptly dropped her lawsuit against him. The New York Post (http://bit.ly/11RiVwB ) reports that Caroline Meanwell filed documents in court Tuesday to drop the lawsuit. The suit had alleged that Cashman conspired with her daughter's former therapist and his legal team to trick Meanwell...

Spring Training Game 33 Lineup: 3/28/2013

Their bags are packed and ready to go, as today will be the final Grapefruit League game of the spring when the Yankees  take on the Pirates from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Following today’s game, the Yankees will head to Washington D.C., to play the Nationals in an exhibition game tomorrow. On Saturday, the team will travel up to the West Point Military Academy to...

A-Rod working out

Sure, Alex Rodriguez won't be in the Yankees lineup on Opening Day. Thanks to offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum, the 37-year-old slugger likely will be out until at least the All-Star break. But don't worry Yankee fans, A-Rod is working out and doing his best to be ready sooner than later. On Friday, Rodriguez posted pictures of him working out on Facebook with...

Yankees make Lyle Overbay their Man

AL BEast Notebook – March 28 The Yankees finished their Grapefruit League season today, losing 2-1 to the Pirates. After the game, Juan Rivera was released and according to ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews, Lyle Overbay will be the starting first baseman for Opening Day and for the next six weeks. Well, almost. Their first game is against lefty Jon Lester, so it is likely that...

Final exhibition game lineup: 3/30/13

Manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees will officially close Spring Training today, as they will play the Army Black Knights in an exhibition game from the West Point Military Academy. After an off day tomorrow, the Yankees will open  up the 2013 season at home against the Boston Red Sox. Here is the lineup for today’s game. New York Yankees Brett Gardner CF Ichiro Suzuki RF Robinson...

The New York Yankees ARE The Walking Dead

Derek Jeter broke his ankle in the ALDS last year. He still has not fully recovered. “The Captain” is among “The Walking Dead” who the Yankees currently have on the DL. Everyone is infected… Phil “Yooz” – Back “The Grandyman” – Arm A-Rod – Torn Labia Mark Tiexierierixa – Wrist “#1 in your heart, but #2 on your scorecard”, “The Captain” – Ankle...

Yankees Release Juan Rivera

Embracing a new role, Cano ready to go for Yankees

Robinson Cano turned the World Baseball Classic into a personal display. There was a backhanded grab and glove flip to start a double play against Venezuela. There was a home run he crushed off the second deck against Italy. And, in the end, there was an MVP award for helping the Dominican Republic win the international crown. ''He had a great series,'' Yankees...

Video: Joba Chamberlain signs autographs for Army cadets

Your browser does not support iframes.Army played host to the storied Yankees Saturday afternoon in what was essentially a final tuneup for New York before they open their regular season on Monday.All in all, it was a patriotic affair in West Point. The game combined America's national pastime and its bravest men and women, with arguably the greatest sports franchise in history...

Johan Santana, Alex Rodriguez Among Worst MLB Contracts Heading Into 2013 Season (Photos)

Baseball fans are witnessing a couple of contract humdingers as Opening Day approaches, with both the Mets and Yankees once again looking precarious thanks to some pricey contracts they handed out. For the Yankees, the culprit is of course Alex Rodriguez, who will make $29 million — more than the Houston Astros’ entire payroll — this season. That’s bad enough, but there...

Vernon Wells: A look back

January 21, 2011. For Angels fans, it is a day that shall live in infamy.   Less than a month into the new year, Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera found themselves bound for the great white north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile, in Anaheim, players and personnel awaited the arrival of the Angels' newest acquisition: Veteran outfielder Vernon Wells. A man that has had...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.