Pineda looks strong as Yankees and Tigers tie at 1 in 10 innings

The Opening Day lineup (minus Nick Swisher) took the field at George M. Steinbrenner Field as Michael Pineda took the mound. It wasn’t only a big day for Pineda, but it was a big day for David Robertson who returned after 2 and a half week since bruising his foot in a freak accident at his home.

Pineda looked strong as the game went on, going 5 innings with 1 run on 5 hits with 2 BB and 4 K’s.  Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless inning, but gave up a hit, Rafael Soriano had a scoreless inning, David Robertson had a scoreless inning with 1 hit, Manny Delcarmen had a perfect inning and Clay Rapada as well had a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.

The only offense for the Yankees came from Derek Jeter in the 1st inning on a lead-off homer. The Yankees had runners on almost all afternoon but the Yankees had trouble hitting with RISP.

Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the ribs during the 7th inning and was immediately taken out. Rodriguez is expected to be fine and tests will be done in the meantime.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees have an off-day tomorrow so there will be no baseball, but Phil Hughes will get his work in by pitching in the Minor League camp. The Yankees return to prime time on Tuesday as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game will be on YES Network and first pitch will be at 7:05pm.

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 25, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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