Michael Pineda struck out five in his first televised outing as the Yankees shutdown the Orioles 6-0 in game two of the split squad series.
Pineda went 2.2 IP, giving up no runs while striking out five and walking one but the outing wasn’t all smooth sailing. Pineda had little control of his fastball but used his breaking pitches to help him get through his start. The Yankees radar gun clocked Pineda’s fastball at 93 MPH.
Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran were the main source of Yankees offense; Gardner going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored and Beltran going 1 for 3 with an RBI, his first hit that was not a home run this Spring. Brian McCann and Alfonso also contributed in the fifth inning when McCann singled, went to second on an error and scored on Alfonso Soriano‘s RBI single. The Yankees are now 8-6-2 this Spring.
– Some of the Yankees are leaving Florida within the next hour to fly to Panama while David Phelps will stay in Tampa and make his next start tomorrow against the Minnesota Twins. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on MLB.TV.