Sunday, March 2, 2008

Spring Training Game 2:Yankees(Wang)vs Phillies(Eaton)

The most important thing is our bombers going through another day without injury.

Shelley Duncan displayed his impressive righthanded power and a nice scoop at first base. For me, the most impressive thing is his energy. He shows me that when he ran hard for his double and somehow avoid that tag.

Couple of lefty relieves, Billy Traber and Heath Phillips pitched well as well. Keep eyes on them. I expect Girardi will give them more chances to face power left-hand hitters in the future.

Couple of righty relieves, Chris Britton and Jonathan Albaladejo shows ability throw strikes.

I don't know Jesus Montero can stay as a catcher or not, but he certainly can hit without a doubt by hitting that opposite field homer.

Chris Woodward had a good day offensively and defensively. This will give Girardi another option except Nick Green if he wants one more infielder replacement.

Morgan Ensberg had a bad day when he strikeouts two times.

Ranser also had a rough day, but got out of trouble without too many damage. To be fair, I think his command was off, especially when you consider he faced Phillies starting lineup.

Wang pitched two scoreless innings, but I think his location was off. According to several beat reporters' blog, Wang was trying changeup. Wang also told Taiwanese media few days ago, new pitching coach suggested him to bring back his splitter which he saw Wang using that pitch well when he was in the minor league.

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