Yesterday afternoon the Yankees took on the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, FL and came out victorious by a score of 2-1. A.J. Burnett started the game for the Yankees and pitched magnificently. He allowed one run in the 3rd inning while throwing a total of 6 2/3 quality innings. He gave up a total of 3 hits in those frames, including 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Dave Robertson followed Burnett to close out the 7th inning with 1 walk and no hits. Chan Ho Park pitched the 8th inning surrendering 1 hit, and Joba Chamberlain closed the game by allowing 2 hits, with 1 strikeout. In total, Yankees pitchers on the day allowed 6 hits, 1 run, and struck out 3 Tigers.
Two bright spots for the Yankees offense came from ex-Tigers named Curtis Granderson who doubled down the left field line off a LEFTY, as well as Marcus Thames who hit a solo home run off Nate Robertson in the 4th inning.
The Yankees and Tigers will meet again later today at George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa at 1:05pm. Max Scherzer of the Tigers will take on Andy Pettitte. Two star relievers are due to make appearances for both teams: Joel Zumaya and Mariano Rivera.
Ladies and Gentleman — we are officially ONE WEEK from opening night of the MLB season! Let’s go Yankees!
To read a recap of yesterday’s 2-1 Yankees win, check out the following link: Burnett stretches out as Yanks beat Tigers