Spring Training Roundup – March 7
The New York Yankee offense came alive this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals, but a ninth inning rally by the Cards stole the victory in Grapefruit League action. The Cardinals scored five runs in the final three innings, including two in the ninth, to take the win. The New York offense was able to smash out 11 hits, and score six runs.
11 different Yankee hitters recorded hits, including doubles by Chris Stewart, Addison Maruszak, and J.R. Murphy. Catching prospect Austin Romine came off the bench for an RBI base-hit. Ichiro Suzuki continued his hot hitting with a single of his own, he’s now hitting .412 for the spring.
Ivan Nova was sharp in his second outing of the spring. He went three innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out two Cardinal batters. Brett Marshall, the Yankees’ sixth best prospect as rated by Baseball America, entered the game in the fourth and was solid for his first three innings of work. Before the seventh, Marshall had allowed just one run on two hits, but Daniel Descalso hit a two-run home run off of him in the seventh to tie the game.
The Yankees will now match up with the Miami Marlins in more Grapefruit League action on Friday. First pitch in Florida is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Adam Warren, who has been dominant in his first two outings, will get the start for New York.