Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain made their spring debuts on Friday, and it was Hughes who won Round One of the rotation competition. Chamberlain, though, could be given a mulligan for his not-so-pretty inning and a third.
In the game, Curtis Granderson went hitless, but he did have two good at-bats against left-handed pitchers, which is exactly what he needs this spring. The notebook also has items on Nick Johnson, A.J. Burnett, Kevin Russo and another spring loss.
From the news section of The Journal News comes word of an independent league team coming to Rockland County.