The minor league spring scheduled kicked off yesterday, with Triple-A Scranton falling 6-2 to the Pirates’ Triple-A squad on the road. Ian Kennedy got the start, allowing two runs in four innings thanks to a couple of defensive miscues behind him. Chad Jennings spoke to manager Dave Miley after the game, who said he was happy with Kennedy’s performance. There’s no box score available for the game, but Jennings was able to confirm that Eric Duncan, Chris Malec, Colin Curtis, Kevin Russo and Edwar Gonzalez played in the game, while Eric Wordekemper, Grant Duff and Kevin Whelan pitched out of the bullpen. The minor league season begins on April 9th, three days after the Yanks’ season.