The Yankees had their first spring training game yesterday, besting the Pittsburgh Pirates with a walk-off 3-run homerun by Colin Curtis. Among the other highlights were a combined 6 scoreless innings by a trio of 5th starter hopefuls, Gaudin, Mitre, and Aceves. Royce Ring pitched 1.1 innings with 2 strikeouts after Albaladejo gave up 3 runs without recording an out.
"It was a great game." Explained Ring. "I was all like 'fwoooosh!'" He said describing the sound his fastball made.
Ring was not the only one excited to be back in baseball mode.
"You should have seen it!" Explained a visibly excited Nick Johnson. "That ball came into my wheel house and I was all like 'Bladow!' for a double. It was great!"
"Man I was so happy to get back to playing baseball." Said Mark Teixeira. "After waiting a few months I finally got two at bats. I savored each one. I wasn't even interested in getting a hit, I just liked hearing the ball be all like 'fwoooosh!'."
The Yankees had a great start to spring training, and today they will continue their schedule. We're starting to see something that looks like baseball!
Spring Training Games Without Injury: 1