Not so long ago, Alfredo Aceves was making noise as a legitimate dark horse candidate in the fifth starter competition. After allowing six runs through two-plus innings this afternoon, his spring ERA has ballooned to 6.06.
“I thought (Sergio) Mitre threw the ball pretty good,” Joe Girardi said. “Ace was up a little bit, missed some spots. Obviously there are some emotions that they’ve had to deal with today and those are understandable, but Serge threw the ball pretty good.”
Mitre was good. He allowed one run, two hits and walked a batter through his two innings of work, but the run came on a seeing-eye single that would have been a double play had Robinson Cano not been on his way to cover second base with a runner moving from first.
CC Sabathia also had an ugly line in a Triple-A game: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HP, 2 HR -– 88 pitches, 58 strikes. The good news is Sabathia threw an additional 12 pitches in the bullpen, so his pitch count got up to an even 100.
Some good pitching lines to look at:
Boone Logan: One hitless, walkless inning.
Dave Robertson: One scoreless inning, one strikeout, one walk.
Chan Ho Park: Two scoreless innings, two strikeouts, no walks.
“Chan-Ho has pitched exceptionally this spring,” Girardi said. “Whether he’s sunk it, he’s cut it, he’s thrown his curveball and change. He’s thrown all of his pitches and thrown the ball very well for us.”
That’s another Associated Press photo.