Spring Training Roundup – March 3
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox renewed their rivalry for the first time in the 2013 calendar year by facing each other in a spring contest on Sunday afternoon. News from before the game surely warmed the hearts of Yankee faithful, as Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte each pitched in a simulated game. Rivera threw 21 pitches, while Pettitte hurled 34.
The Yankees took home the victory in Sunday’s action against Boston, 5-2. Adam Warren was once again impressive for New York, as he allowed just one run on one hit over three innings of work. After two starts this spring, Warren has gone five innings with just the one run allowed. Other past Scranton/Wilkes-Barre players to pitch in today’s game include Chase Whitley, who tossed a scoreless seventh inning. Preston Claiborne also appeared to get the first out of the eighth inning.
Offensively, big time prospect Tyler Austin continues to open eyes in camp, after homering yesterday, Austin added another hit to raise his spring batting average to .571. Corban Joseph followed up a strong Saturday performance with another hit and run scored on Sunday.
The Yankees will have Monday off from competitive action, and will play the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday under the lights, first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.