Goose vs. Gator, Intrasquad Game – 2/27/08
Goose (away, gray pants)
Gator (home, pinstripe pants)
Mussina’s first pitch (1:02 p.m., 54 degrees) was fouled off to the left side by Melky Cabrera, who struck out looking on three pitches. Derek Jeter greeted Moose with a sharp single to right. Robinson Cano singled a bouncing ball up the middle and Jeter moved to third on an error by Brett Gardner. Jorge Posada grounded out up the first base line, tagged out by Mussina as Jeter scored. Shelley Duncan flied out to left, ending the inning.
Johnny Damon grounds out to first base unassisted. Jose Molina flies out to right-center on a running grab by Jose Tabata, and Bobby Abreu pops up to second base. At the end of one inning of play, Goose 1, Gator 0.
Morgan Ensberg opens the second by bouncing an 0-2 curveball up the middle for a leadoff single. Wilson Betemit walks on a 3-2 pitch, putting runners at 1st and 2nd with none out. Jason Lane, first pitch swinging, flies out to right – no advance. Jose Tabata hits a chopper to short that appeared to be a double play ball but it hit a rock in the infield, shooting over Woodward’s head for a RBI single. Goose 2, Gator 0. Melky Cabrera hits into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Leading off the bottom of the second inning against Jeff Karstens, Alex Rodriguez pops up to first base. Jason Giambi flies out to medium center field. Cody Ransom singles sharply to left. Nick Green lines out to second.
Darrell Rasner relieves Mike Mussina (30 pitches, 23 strikes) after two innings. Rasner strikes out Jeter swinging and Cano strikes out looking. Left fielder Justin Christian boots a Jorge Posada fly ball for an error. Chris Woodward throws away a Shelley Duncan grounder; first and third, two out. Ensberg flies out to center, ending the inning.
The very tall Scott Patterson relieves Jeff Karstens (20 pitches, 13 strikes). Woodward singles to center. Gardner bounces into a fielder’s choice, putout at second. Christian hits a line drive off Patterson’s foot which bounces right to shortstop for a 1-6-3 double play. Patterson walked off the field slowly — end of 3, Goose 2, Gator 0.
Dan McCutchen relieves Rasner. Betemit grounds out to second. Jason Lane walks. Tabata rips a 2-0 fastball to left for a single. Austin Jackson strikes out swinging. Alberto Gonzalez reaches on an error, 3-0 Goose.
Sorry folks, gotta jet. The clubhouse is open.