Spring Training Notes: 3/10/12

Michael Pineda during today's 8-3 win over the Braves

Good evening Yankees fans! The New York Yankees swept the Atlanta Braves in a 2  game series today, winning 8-4. Here are some notes from today.

— Eduardo Nunez felt pain in his hand while taking batting practice so he will be shut down for another couple of days.

— Joe Girardi plans on traveling to Fort Meyers to see Phil Hughes in his start instead of staying in Tampa to watch CC’s start. According to Girardi, he was pleased with Hughes’s last outing and doesn’t find Hughes’s last outing concerning.

— Here was what Mark Teixeira said about Michael Pineda today. “We don’t need him to be a 30-win All-Star. We need him to be Michael Pineda. Whatever he’s comfortable doing on the mound … it’s not like he came in here to be the savior of our rotation. We have a pretty good rotation.”

— Here was an interesting fact. For the past two days, the Yankees have been playing the Atlanta Braves. It turns out that the Atlanta Braves was the team that OF Brett Gardner followed ever since he was a kid. Must have been cool to be playing against one of your favorite teams.

— The Yankees will have a Split Squad tomorrow. The Yankees vs. Phillies game will be on YES Network and for those of you stuck at work, John Sterling & Suzyn Waldman will be on WCBS. The Yankees vs. Twins game will be on MLB Network.

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 10, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Just read this from ESPN-NewYork
    Pineda: ‘My V-lo is coming’
    March, 10, 2012
    MAR 10 5:00 PM ET

    By Andrew Marchand
    Michael Pineda knows his velocity it is not where it needs to be for the regular season, but he is not overly concerned. He feels as if he is going in the right direction and he will be ready when it matters.

    “My V-lo is coming right now,” Pineda said after his wild, 2-2/3 innings in which he gave up one-run, walked three and struck out one.

    Joe Girardi, who pulled Pineda before he got through the third, said that he liked what he saw of Pineda’s velocity, noting a reading of 94, which was up from the 92 that Pineda had in his first outing.

    It could be a sign of continued growth for a big, young starter as he readies himself for the entire season.

    “I will be ready when the season starts,” Pineda said….

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