Mitre Sharp As Yankees, Orioles End Contest Tied

New York and Baltimore pitchers traded zeroes all night as the two teams played to a scoreless tie on Monday night at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL.
Sergio Mitre, who started for the Yankees, and Zachary Britton of the Orioles each threw three scoreless innings to set the tone for the game. The Yankees were limited to four hits and the Orioles managed only six.
The Yankees spring record is now 4-5-2. The Orioles are 4-2-2.
  • Mitre scattered three hits, walked none and fanned three batters in his first start of the spring. Mitre threw first-pitch strikes to eight of the 11 batters he faced. Mitre, who is battling for a spot in the rotation, has not surrendered a run this spring.
  • Pitchers Adam Warren, Andrew Sisco, D.J. Mitchell and Ryan Pope combined to pitch six scoreless innings following Mitre. They gave up only three hots and one walk, striking out six.
  • The hero of the game for the Yankees should be center-fielder Greg Golson, who threw out Mark Reynolds at home plate in the second inning after a single up the middle by Adam Jones. 
  • Only Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Melky Mesa and backup Damon Sublett managed to get hits. Justin Maxwell drew two of the team’s three walks. But that was it for the offense against six Oriole pitchers.
  • Robinson Cano was 0-for-3 on three weak infield groundouts.
  • The Yankees were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Their best scoring opportunity came in the second inning when Alex Rodriguez singled, was erased on a Andruw Jones fielder’s choice and Maxwell drew a walk. However, Golson struck out looking and Melky Mesa flied out to end the threat. The Yankees never managed to get two runners on base at the same time for the rest of the game.
The Yankees will travel to Lake Buena Vista, FL, to play the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. The Yankees are scheduled to start non-roster right-hander Freddy Garcia in his second start of the spring. The Braves will counter with right-hander Jair Jurrgens.
Game-time will be 1:05 p.m. EST and the game will be broadcast by the YES Network and on tape delay by the MLB Network.

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