Yanks open exhibition schedule, crush USF 11-0

No-hitters in Yankee history
Open Thread: 3/2 Camp Notes

The Yankees played their first real live baseball game of 2012 today, beating the University of South Florida by the score of 11-0. Curtis Granderson opened the scoring with an RBI single in his only at-bat while Alex Rodriguez (1-for-2) and Eduardo Nunez (1-for-1 with a triple) were the only other starters with hits. Ramiro Pena and Zoilo Almonte made a run at the Big East Player of the Year Award by both going 2-for-2; Pena with a triple, a stolen base, and three runs scored while Almonte tripled and drove in four. Colin Curtis and Doug Bernier also had a pair of knocks.

On the mound, Adam Warren and Brett Marshall each allowed one hit in their two innings of work. Dan Burawa, Juan Cedeno, Graham Stoneburner, Ryan Pope, and Kevin Whelan all chipped in scoreless innings. Yankees’ hurlers struck out ten and didn’t allow a single walk or extra-base hit. Here’s the box score for your amusement. The official Grapefruit League schedule kicks off tomorrow against the Phillies.

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No-hitters in Yankee history
Open Thread: 3/2 Camp Notes
  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Well since this game was a little meaningless ;) I think I feel even worse now that the Yanks aren’t just paying AJ to pitch for another team, they’re paying him to sit … Ugh!

  • Nick

    Off topic, but did anyone see that Montero took back to back foul tips off his mask/head. Had to leave the game. He hit a bomb off Grant Balfour earlier in the game though. I miss Jesus :(

    • The Guns of Navarone

      They said he was fine… chatting it up in the dugout afterwards.

      He also hit a 2-run bomb off Grant Balfour. #missingJesus

    • Peter R

      He will hit many a’bomb…..(sigh). Hopefully Pineda will strike out 12 in 2 innings on Monday to make you feel better.

    • pat

      He also dropped a pop up.

      • Havok9120

        Shhhhhhh. You’re ruining the narrative and the reminiscing of His Epicness.

  • TQStormrider6

    No mercy. I love it!

  • Yank The Frank

    Today South Florida, tomorrow the world !

  • Short Porch

    162 – 0

    You heard it here first!

    • Stratman9652

      Won’t allow a run all year either. 162 perfect games.

      • Preston

        We’re also going to score 11 runs per game!

    • Jesse

      Would only happen if George were here.

  • http://www.thisyearcollection.org Johnny

    No better name in the Yankees farm system than Stoneburner, yes?

    • Troll Killer

      According to Chad Jennings, Exicardo Cayones is winning.

      • Havok9120

        I give Stoneburner the the leg up because its the Americanized version of Steinbrenner, a fact I find pretty darn cool.

  • DM
  • Manny’s BanWagon

    By playing USF, the Yankees must be preparing to face the Mets in inter league play.

  • jack knife

    why the hell is marshall at big league camp what a joke with the numbers he put up last year geez must be a money thing again