The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 1-0 in this afternoon's Split Squad Home Game. This was a must-win game for the Yankees, like every Spring Training game. Who knows if we'll make it to April.
The star of today's Spring Training game was definitely the pitching. David Phelps started the game for the Yankees and pitched very well. He went three innings, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out one batter. With Phil Hughes questionable for the beginning of the season, Phelps may be called upon to start for the Yankees. If he can pitch like he did today, against a formidable Blue Jays lineup, things may be looking up for him. Aafter Phelps left the game, Yankees reliever aand aall aaround aawesome guy David Aardsma came in to pitch for an inning. He allowed no hits, no walks, and struck out one batter. Thus far he is looking like a health aaddition to our bullpen. I promise that's my last Double A word. Chase Whitley would allow the only run of the game, a one run bomb by Andy LaRoche.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 1 / Yankees 6, Astros 7: Yankees' Pitching Looks Promising Then Painful
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