The Yanks took to Legends Field today - Pre-Season Game 1 Observations
Pitching - Wang did what we have come to expect Wang to do best. A handful of pitches, three straight ground ball outs in inning 1 to Jeter, A-Rod, then Cano. He's the Ace. Phil Hughes came on for a whopping 33 pitches. He did not have command of the plate - but was good all things considered. T.J. Beam - could develop into the middle reliever they need to help Proctor and Farnsworth.
Hitting - When looking at the batting order (Damon, Jeter, Giambi, A-Rod, Matsui, Posada, Cano, Cabrera, and Mientkiewicz) I just couldn't help but think, man this is a solid offensive lineup - and it didn't even have Abreu! Damon leads off with HR. Giambi does what he does - got on base every at bat with a homer and 2 walks. Matsui hit the ball well.
Prospects - The Bombers gave some time to an 18 year who batted .298 in A-ball last year named Jose Tabata - This kid looked like the real deal.
The season is off to a promising start.