4 Phillies Errors Helps Yankees Cap 7-4 Win

Alex Rodriguez trotting around the diamond after hitting a HR off Roy Halladay

Coming into today’s game, fans were interested to see how Alex Rodriguez would adapt to the plate. The last time Alex Rodriguez faced a major league team, he made the final out of the 2011 ALDS which ended the Yankees 2011 season. There was no turning back from today’s game. Alex Rodriguez knew this was it.

After the Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, Rodriguez connected on the first pitch from Roy Halladay to cut the Yankees deficit to 2-1. Rodriguez went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 run scored on a breezy 65 degree weather day where the ball was flying out of the park.

Freddy Garcia got off to a slow start, giving up a 2 run homer to Hunter Pence. Pence also hit a 2 run homer off of Ivan Nova in yesterday’s game. Garcia was able to tame the Phillies in his second inning of work before handing the ball to the bullpen.

Yesterday the Yankees Achillies heel was errors (even though they won the game). Today was the Phillies turn for errors. There were 4 errors in the game, including a ball that should have been a fly out for Mark Teixeira & a Corban Joseph fly ball that Dominic Brown dropped out of his glove.

WHAT’S NEXT: Michael Pineda will make his Yankees debut in Clearwater tomorrow in the series finale vs. the Phillies. Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson & Nick Swisher are slated to be in the starting lineup while David Robertson will make the trip to Clearwater and is slated to pitch.

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on March 4, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Should be good to see Pineda make his first start with the team. I wonder who they are going to let catch him?

  2. Rumor is they are thinking of coaxing Posada out of retirement to be Pineda’s personal catcher….. Similar to the way Jose Molina caught AJ Burnett exclusively.

  3. Fish and all what are you looking from Pineda tomorrow?

  4. We know he’ll be working on the changeup and I wouldn’t be surprised if he only threw FBs and Change Ups tomorrow.

    This early in camp you just want to see good mechanics, free and easy arm action and a feel for the change up Can’t expect to see 97 or great command this early but will be fun to watch. Is it on TV tmrw? What time?

  5. By the way, did anyone see the video of AJ breaking his orbital bone? They have a close-up shot of it happening…..pretty nasty.

  6. Okay guys! I edited the Spring Training schedule (the one that’s under ‘Resources’) and I added what channel the games will be on. If it’s blank, then it’s not a televised game. Here you go:

    https://yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com/resources/2012-st-schedule/ 🙂

    • Good work Delia. Very good to know I can go there and find where all the games will be. During the season its easy but ST games are at all different times and on diff channels and what not.

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