Vidal Nuno started today’s game and was efficient and effective. He didn’t blow anyone away with fast pitches but he kept the Orioles from making good contact. He induced four ground balls and three fly balls in his start.
In four scoreless innings, Vidal Nuno allowed one hit while walking one and striking out three.
Like Nuno, Orioles starter Chris Tillman was effective until the sixth inning. First baseman Francisco Arcia hit a home run to start the sixth inning and give the Yankees the one-run lead. Reliever Danny Burawa was good this Spring but he made one bad pitch in today’s game. The bad pitch happened to be to the slugging first baseman Chris Davis, who put the 1-1 pitch over the left center wall.
Mark Montgomery got the ball in the seventh inning and gave up a leadoff double to the Yankee killer, Delmon Young. Pinch-runner Jemile Weeks would take over on the bases for Young and would steal third. Prospect second baseman Jonathan Schoop would get the run home on a sacrifice fly to center field and give the Orioles the lead.
In the eighth inning, the Yankees had a tremendous opportunity when the first batter walked and the batter to follow hit a double to put runners on second and third with no one out. The next three Yankees to follow would all go down on strikes and the optimal opportunity went to waste.
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