New York Yankees 7 vs. Philadelphia Phillies 3
- Ivan Nova vs. Joe Blanton
- Jesus Montero looked strong at the plate as well as behind it in his spring debut.
- Dellin Betances looked absolutely filthy popping the glove at 95 MPH. 6 foot 8, 95 MPH fastball and only 22 years old.
- Dom Brown is struggling hard early on. 0 for 3 today with 3 Ks. His competition, Ben Francisco, went 2 for 4 including a 2 run HR.
New York Mets(SS) 5 vs. Atlanta Braves 4
- Chris Young vs. Rodrigo Lopez
- Daniel Murphy was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. He should end up as the Mets starter at 2B on Opening Day.
- Chris Young was solid with 2 IP, 0 R, and 2 Ks. Ollie Perez…not so much. 2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 ER.
Pittsburgh Pirates 10 vs. Tampa Bay Rays 3
- Kevin Correia vs. James Shields
- Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, 3 Runs score and a long ball. He is poised for a huge year out of the 3 hole in Pittsburgh.
- Garrett Jones was also 3 for 3 as he continues to make his case for the full time RF job in Pitt.
- Desmond Jennings stays hitless early in the Spring.
Detroit Tigers 1 vs. Toronto Blue Jays 0
- Brad Penny vs. Mark Rzepczynski
- Great display by Tiger’s pitchers. Penny 2 scoreless IP, Scherzer 2 scoreless IP, Zumaya, Benoit, Valverde, Ni, and Villareal all threw a scoreless inning each.
- Top Blue Jays prospect Brett Lawrie was hitless in his first Spring Training game.
- Rzepczynski looking good early for the Blue Jays 4th starting spot. 2 scoreless with 2 strikeouts.
LA Dodgers 5 vs. LA Angels 0
- John Ely vs. Scott Kazmir
- Matt Kemp was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. He will be looking to bounce back big this year.
- Possibly the top prospect in the game, Mike Trout of the Angels, collected his first Spring Training hit today.
- LA Angels catchers struggled at the plate again today. This will be a running theme all year.
Cincinnati Reds 7 vs. Cleveland Indians 6
- Matt Maloney vs. Josh Tomlin
- Jonny Gomes knocked in a run as he tries to retain his starting left field job. Fred Lewis, Todd Frazier, and Jeremy Hermida are outside shots for the job. Each collected a hit.
- Josh Tomlin and Chris Perez combined for 3 scoreless innings. They should win the 5th starting job and closers post respectively for the Tribe.
- RHP Alex White, one of Cleveland’s top pitching prospects, struggled by surrendering 2 runs in the 9th. He blew the save.
KC Royals 4 vs. Texas Rangers 2
- Kyle Davies vs. CJ Wilson
- The entire Royals outfield is up for grabs. Melky Cabrera was 2 for 3, Jeff Francoeur was 1 for 2 with a home run and Alex Gordon was 0 for 1. Underdogs Mitch Maier and Lorenzo Cain were both hitless.
- Dave Bush did not show great command walking 2 in a lone inning. He is battling for the 5th starters job in Texas.
Oakland A’s 15 vs. Chicago Cubs 7
- Trevor Cahill vs. Carlos Zambrano
- Trevor Cahill got tagged for 4 runs in 1/3 IP. His low BAbip can not be maintained. This does not bode well for him in 2011.
- Carlos Zambrano worked 2 solid scoreless inning for the Cubbies. Matt Garza in his Cubs spring debut gave up 5 runs over 2 innings. Wouldn’t be alarmed yet as the NL should only make a lifelong AL East pitcher better.
Seattle Mariners 13 vs. San Diego Padres 12
- Erik Bedard vs. Tim Stauffer
- Bedard started and worked a scoreless inning, striking out 2. Finally the year he stays healthy and makes the Seattle rotation?
- Adam Kennedy got off to a good start going 2 for 3. Mariners top prospect Dustin Ackley went hitless, he is a little ways away from being a big league talent at this point.
- Local talent Brad Brach, a top reliever in the Padres system, blew the save by giving up 2 runs in the 9th.
Arizons Diamondbacks 4 vs. San Francisco Giants 3
- Ian Kennedy vs. Matt Cain
- Kennedy and Daniel Hudson each threw 2 innings allowing 2 runs and 1 run respectively. These two will be at the top of Arizona’s rotation.
- NL ROY winner, Buster Posey, got off on the right foot going 2 for 3.
- Pablo ‘The Kung Fu Panda’ Sandoval, homered for the 2nd straight day.
Minnesota Twins 8 vs. Boston Red Sox 4
- Carl Pavano vs. Josh Beckett
- New Japanese signing for the Twins, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, collected his first hit in the stats in this game.
- Lars Anderson went deep for Boston. Still a long shot to make the Red Sox roster as they are pretty well set at first base.