UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS vs. NEW YORK YANKEES



TAMPA, FL - The New York Yankees' trio of touted young pitchers opened 2008 with shutout ball.

Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy and Phil Hughes combined for five scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees past South Florida 11-4 on Friday.

The three, all 23 years old or younger, could wind up together in the Yankees' rotation at some point.

"They're on a journey. Their careers are under way," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "It will be fun to watch them tested every five days and see their growth spurt."

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner watched new manager Joe Girardi's spring training debut from his suite along with son Hank.

Chamberlain, who will likely start the season in the bullpen before joining the rotation, struck out two. He threw 15 of 22 pitches for strikes.

"It's a good start for all of us," said Chamberlain, who was Mariano Rivera's setup man for the final two months of last season. "I don't care what you say, you still a little nervous no matter who you're playing. It think it was good to get the nerves out of the way. I felt good. My body felt great. It went well."

With the Yankees in pinstripes instead of the batting practice jerseys they usually wear during spring training, Kennedy struck out two and allowed one hit over two scoreless innings. The right-hander feels there is a bond among the three pitchers, who all spend time with the Yankees' last season.

"Hopefully we'll stay together for a long time," Kennedy said. "We're good friends."

Hughes struck a pair in a perfect inning.

"They all have a great attitude and demeanor," Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. "They work hard. They don't seem intimidated by too much. They're all good, obviously, but I think their attitude is what's going to get them through rough times."

Alex Rodriguez had three RBIs for the Yankees, hitting a sacrifice fly in the first and a two-run single during a four-run second.

Kei Igawa picked up where he left off last season, allowing a sixth-inning grand slam to South Florida's Eric Baumann. It was just the third at-bat for Baumann following a two-year layoff caused by shoulder surgery.

"I plan on telling it until I'm 80 years ... hopefully I make it that long," Baumann said.

Igawa allowed four runs, one hit, two walks and hit a batter in one inning.

"I'm not too worried at this point, it is the first game," Igawa said through an interpreter. "At the same time I realize what I need to work on. I'd like to get more control when throwing hard."

Notes:

Jeter was hit on the left forearm by a Shawn Sanford pitch in the first. ... RHP Mariano Rivera threw 29 pitches off a bullpen mound.



Game & team information

Date: February 29, 2008

Division: Major League Baseball / Spring Training Exhibition Game

Location: Tampa, FL

Field: Legends Field

Attendance: 10,482

Starting time: 1:15 PM

 

 

Score


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9


R

H

E

Bulls

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0


4

2

1

Yankees

1

4

0

4

0

0

2

0

-


11

14

0

 

Box scores / batting

University of South Florida Bulls

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

LOB

AVG

Mike Consolmagno (RF)

3

1

1

0

1

1

0

.333

Ryan Lockwood (CF)

3

0

0

0

0

1

3

.000

Addison Maruszak (SS)

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

.000

Brian Hobbs (DH)

2

0

0

0

0

2

1

.000

Eric Baumann (PH / DH)

2

1

1

4

0

1

0

.500

Juan Carlin (P / CF)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Trey Manz (C)

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Cory Johnson (C)

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Chris Rey (LF)

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

.000

Stephen Hunt (LF)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Charles Cleveland (3B)

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Victor Pina (3B)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Joey Angelberger (1B)

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Brandon Smith (1B)

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Jonathan Koscso (2B)

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.000

University of South Florida Bulls Totals:

29

4

2

4

2

10

5











New York Yankees

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

LOB

AVG

Johnny Damon (LF)

3

1

1

0

1

0

2

.333

Justin Christian (LF)

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

Derek Jeter (SS)

2

2

1

1

0

0

0

.500

Alberto Gonzalez (PH / SS)

3

0

1

0

0

0

3

.333

Bobby Abreu (RF)

1

1

1

0

2

0

0

1.000

Colin Curtis (RF)

3

1

1

0

0

0

2

.333

Alex Rodriguez (3B)

1

0

1

3

1

0

0

1.000

Cody Ransom (3B)

3

1

1

0

0

0

2

.333

Jason Giambi (1B)

3

1

0

0

0

0

5

.000

Morgan Ensberg (1B)

2

0

1

1

0

0

1

.500

Jorge Posada (C)

4

2

2

2

0

0

1

.500

Austin Romine (C)

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.000

Robinson Cano (2B)

3

1

1

0

0

0

1

.333

Nick Green (2B)

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.000

Bernie Castro (2B)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Shelley Duncan (DH)

2

1

1

1

1

0

1

.500

Juan Miranda (PH / DH)

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.000

Melky Cabrera (CF)

2

0

2

1

0

0

0

1.000

Austin Jackson (CF)

1

0

0

0

1

0

3

.000

New York Yankees Totals:

37

11

14

10

8

0

22


 

Box scores / pitching

University of South Florida Bulls



IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Shawn Sanford



1

1

1

1

0

0

0

9.00

Zach Pietrzyk



1

3

4

4

3

0

0

36.00

Matt Stull



2

6

4

2

2

0

0

9.00

Doug Wagner



1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Juan Carlin



1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.00

Kevin Quackenbush



2

3

2

0

2

0

0

0.00












New York Yankees



IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Joba Chamberlin



2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

Ian Kennedy



2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

Phil Hughes



1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0.00

Kei Igawa



1

1

4

4

2

2

1

36.00

Jeffrey Marquez



1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Alan Horne



1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

Chase Wright



1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

 

Additional stats

Winning Pitcher: Joba Chamberlin (1 - 0)

Losing Pitcher: Shawn Sanford (0 - 1)

Save: none

Wild Pitch: none

Balk: Matt Stull

Batters Faced: Shawn Sanford 5, Zach Pietrzyk 9, Matt Stull 15, Doug Wagner 4, Juan Carlin 4, Kevin Quackenbush 12, Joba Chamberlin 6, Ian Kennedy 7, Phil Hughes 3, Kei Igawa 7, Jeffrey Marquez 3, Alan Horne 3, Chase Wright 3

Hit By Pitch: Derek Jeter (by Shawn Sanford), Addison Maruszak (by Kei Igawa)

Strikeouts: Mike Consolmagno, Ryan Lockwood, Brian Hobbs 2, Eric Baumann, Trey Manz, Cory Johnson, Chris Rey 2, Joey Angelberger

Walks: Mike Consolmagno, Jonathan Koscso, Johnny Damon, Bobby Abreu 2, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Shelley Duncan, Juan Miranda, Austin Jackson

Intentional Walks: none

Stolen Bases: none

Caught Stealing: none

2B: Jorge Posada (1), Colin Curtis (1)

3B: Jorge Posada (1)

Home Run(s): Eric Baumann (1)

Left on Base: University of South Florida Bulls - 1, New York Yankees - 14

Double plays: University of South Florida Bulls - 0, New York Yankees - 0

Errors: Addison Maruszak (2)



 

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