Guthrie struggles, B-Rob breaks through
Jeremy Guthrie yielded a
three-run homer, four walks and hit Mark Teixeira with a pitch (causing him to
exit the game) all in the first two innings. He also hit Francisco Cervelli in the right
arm to open the fourth. Guthrie exited after five, allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits with four walks and two hit batters. He struck out seven.
Brian Roberts connected for his
first hit this spring, sending a 1-1 pitch from Yankees starter Javier Vazquez to
the right field wall on a hop. Starting
in just his second game, Roberts was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts prior to the
third-inning double. He’s been slowed this spring by a herniated disc in his
lower back and the hope is he can play back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday.