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Live-blogging the Phillies-Yanks game

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 02, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Welcome to Legends Field. There’s not a cloud in the sky, it’s 76 degrees and it’ll be Andy Pettitte against Cole Hamels.

George Steinbrenner, who has been around a lot this spring, is watching the game from outside his suite. Big Stein looks pretty good.

1:16 and we’re underway. Jimmy Rollins pops to second on the second pitch.

Here’s the Philly lineup:
Rollins 6
Werth 8
Utley 4
Burrell 7
Feliz 5
Pascucci DH
Taguchi 9
King 3
Coste 2

Werth walks on a full-count fastball that was up.

This game is on YES and WCBS, by the way. But feel free to chime in here if you’re watching from home.

Utley 6-4-3. Just what Pettitte wanted.

MIDDLE OF THE FIRST
Another big crowd here at soon-to-be-Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees are in their pinstripes and the Phillies in their BP jerseys, which look like softball uniforms.

I hear from sources that Anthony McCarron of The Daily News is live-blogging this game as well. Two things on that: McCarron is just showing off for his wife and adorable daughter, who are down in Florida with him. Plus the bum is about to leave on a 10-day vacation. What kind of baseball writer gets a vacation in March?

As for the bottom of the first:

Damon: grounds to second
Jeter: flies to left
Abreu: singles to right and steals second
A-Rod: walks
Giambi: A bomb to right field deep into the new patio deck. 3-0 Yankees.
Posada: grounds to third

TOP OF THE FIRST
Burrell: Grounds to second.
Feliz: Singles then is picked off by Pettitte. Giambi chased him down.
Pascucci: Strikes out looking.

That should be it for Andy Pettitte: 2 1 0 0 1 1

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Cano: Grounds to second
Lane: Homer to left. 4-0 Yankees.
Cabrera: Walks
Damon: K
Jeter: K

TOP OF THE THIRD
Steven White now pitching for the Yankees

So Taguchi, Brennan King and Chris Coste had singles to cut the lead the lead to 4-1. White then got Rollins to ground into a 4-6-3 double play. Werth then flew to center.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Fabio “I’m not Fidel” Castro pitching for the Phillies.

Abreu: hard single into right
A-Rod: Fly to center
Giambi: ropes an opposite-field double to the gap in left. Abreu scores. 5-1 Yankees.
Posada: Flies to left
Cano: Strikes out.

TOP OF THE FOURTH

Utley: Singles
Burrell: walks
Feliz: Fielder’s choice to short, Burrell out at second, Utley to third.
Pascucci: Walks to load the bases.
Taguchi: Grounds over the third-base bag. Nice play by A-Rod to throw the runner out at first as a run scores.
King: Sharp grounder that eats up A-Rod and goes into left as two runs score.

5-4 Yankees. Steven White is finished and Scott Patterson is coming in to pitch.

Clubhouse time. Pettitte is available. We’ve played 4 and the Yankees lead 6-4.

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