BOX SCORE Yankees 8 Marlins 3
Ground outs-fly outs:Wright 3-5, Bergman 1-0, Mendoza 2-0, Myers 0-2, Cox 0-1, Villone 3-0 Batters faced:Wright 15, Bergman, D 5, Mendoza 4, Myers 3, Cox 6, Villone 6
Jaret Wright was serviceable — dare I say promising? — over 4 innings.
Ramiro Mendoza relieved me.
Mike Myers was 1-2-3
Cox did well though it felt like more than one inning.
More of TODAY to come: Sabathia, McCarthy, Cotts, Jenks
YESTERDAY to come
Tanyon Sturtze (R-RP) is struggling with mechanics. He has had a sore shoulder since the end of last season, and he started Spring Training exercises slowly and gingerly. Essentially, he is overcompensating for his weakened shoulder, throwing too hard at the expense of control. According Mark Feinsand’s article of Thursday, March 16, "He has been flying open with his front shoulder, which affects his location, and manager Joe Torre has said on more than one occasion that it looks like Sturtze is trying to throw the ball through the back wall." hat concerns me about this is that he has fallen into that mental trap in the past, overthrowing the plate even when he was, apparently, not hurt.
Keep an eye on these guys, if you like:
A’s: Loaiza, Street Reds: Claussen, Harang, Womack Diamondbacks: Clark Boston: R. Seanez, Mota (+ Foulke no less!) (Wells says he commits) Beckett, Lowell Padres: Peavy, Estes, Greene Tigers: Rogers, Maroth, Robertson, Bonderman, Seay, Inge, Leyland Cleveland: Sabathia Rockies: Fogg Orioles: Benson (Bottalico, Yates), Duquette, Mazzone Mets: Trachsel, Heilman (+obvious Billy Wagner), Keppinger Angels: Figgins Cardinals: David Eckstein Cubs: Eyre, Jacque Jones Brewers: Capuano Tampa Bay: Marlins: Girardi Pirates: Zach Duke, Ty Wigginton Phillies: Rowand (great fielder, does not hit under pressure, though) Dodgers: Sele White Sox: McCarthy Rangers: Benoit, Eaton, Dellucci, Durazo Royals: Runelvys Hernandez, McEwing Astros: Taveras Yankees: Chacon, Small, Wang, Proctor (as a starter), Sturtze, Mendoza, Ron Guidry (Hughes, Cox)