The fourth exhibition game was definitely an eventful one! AJ Burnett started the game today. We lost the game 9-1. For more information on what happened during the game, please visit the link below:
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100306&content_id=8697838&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy (The Yankees Exhibition Game #4)
Another thing that happened today was that Francisco Cervelli got nailed in the head with a fastball. Zech Zinicola pitched for that inning. After it happened, Cervelli was rushed to the hospital. He commented later by saying that he would be resting for a few days and then he would be back in the game. I think he'll be alright. When I watched the m lkjg ujghbhkljlhukgcb replay, he ducked "into" the way of the ball. Unfortunately, it whacked him and rattled him a little. The Yankees want to take it easy with any head injuries, especially with Cervelli, because he is an addition to the team you really can't mess around with. With his catching abilities and his thought process behind the plate, the Yankees can't afford to mess anything up. This wouldn't be the first time Cervelli was injured. During the 2008 Grapefruit league games, Cervelli broke his wrist when a player on the Rays collided into him at home plate. Whether the collision was intentional or not is still unclear -- but one thing's for sure: The Yanks had him out for a while. They can't lose him again.
AJ Burnett, as of right now during this part of Spring Training, is working on his pitching. He's working on getting everything he had back last year. The winter break can do stuff to you, I guess. Girardi believed that he saw a lot of good things coming from Burnett on Saturday. Basically, this was just a practice round for Burnett. No matter how you look at it.
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100306&content_id=8697858&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy (Francisco Cervelli and his accident)
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100306&content_id=8697852&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy (Burnett and his “practice game”)