Yanks open exhibition schedule, crush USF 11-0


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.


  1. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    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!

  2. Nick says:

    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 :(

  3. TQStormrider6 says:

    No mercy. I love it!

  4. Yank The Frank says:

    Today South Florida, tomorrow the world !

  5. Short Porch says:

    162 – 0

    You heard it here first!

  6. Johnny says:

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

  7. Manny's BanWagon says:

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

  8. jack knife says:

    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

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