Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yanks Send Bucs To Fifth Straight Loss 4-2

Well, at least the pitching was OK, even if the results were the same.

Kevin Correia tossed six innings, giving up three runs on five hits, and he struck out five and walked two while throwing 92 pitches. At least he's stretched out for the season. The line wasn't as bad as it looks; he surrendered a two-out, two-run blast to A-Rod in the opening frame.

The Pirates got a run back in the second when Jason Jaramillo doubled in Pedro to make it 2-1.

From there, the Yankees went ahead 3-1 in the fourth on a Chris Dickerson single that brought home Nick Swisher. Neil Walker cut the gap to one again in the top of the fifth with a sacrifice fly to tally Jose Tabata, who had tripled in front of him.

After Jose Veras pitched a clean seventh, Mike Crotta gave up his first earned run of the spring in the eighth on a single, sac bunt, and two-out knock.

The Bucs had ten hits, but stranded eight and were 0-for-5 RISP.

The Pirates play their final home Grapefruit League game at 1:05PM, hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field, with Paul Maholm taking on David Price.

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