Yanks open exhibition schedule, crush USF 11-0By
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.