It was spring training in the Bronx for a night as the Yankees ran a “B” lineup out there and beat the hapless Royals 8-2.
Joe Girardi was smiling after the game as he recounted the first career home run for Ramiro Pena. The veterans in the dugout gave him the silent treatment at first before surrounding the rookie and slapping him on the back. The kid was awarded the championship belt afterward.
Chad Gaudin bolstered his case for a postseason nod by pitching well again. It was his first win as a starter since June 28. The Yankees are undefeated in his seven starts, however.
A few other notes for you:
Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera will get the day off tomorrow. The rest of the A lineup will return. … Jerry Hairston Jr. took balls off a tee today and will take BP tomorrow. … The game lasted only two hours and 32 minutes, albeit after a delay of nearly two hours.
Back at it tomorrow. I can’t believe we had nearly 900 comments on a meaningless, rain-delayed game. No Yankee fans are more loyal and dedicated to this team than the readers of this blog.