The Yankees beat the Twins 5-1 this afternoon. Counting the games against Team USA and Team Canada, the pinstripes are 8-10-1 this spring. The Yankees have won three straight and five of six.
The good news today: Jorge Posada caught four innings and said his right shoulder felt fine. He’ll rest tomorrow, catch Tuesday, rest Wednesday and catch Thursday.
Joe Girardi said he thought today’s game was the best he has seen his team look so far. Here is the manager’s postgame interview:
CC Sabathia’s 5-year-old son, Carsten Charles III, was in the clubhouse. He was dressed head-to-toe in a Yankees uniform.
Meanwhile, once he got done pitching, Andy Pettitte had his crew on a back field working out. Josh (14), Jared (10) and Luke (3) were getting after it. Even Luke had spikes on.
“It’s like Andy was running a clinic,” Sabathia said.