Yanks drop their game 8-2, Jeter survives and some links


(Credit: Kim Klement of USA Today Sports)

Does anyone really care about the final score of a Spring Training game? What's important is that everyone who played in said Spring Training game made it out unscathed and so far, so good for Derek Jeter who made his debut this afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner field.

The Yankees dropped the game 8-2 to the Pirates thanks to another bullpen implosion but the most important news is that while Jeter went 0-2 for in the five innings he played, he ran to first base hard in the fourth inning and was fine.

David Phelps had a pretty good outing giving up one run and striking out four.

Here's the box score.

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