Friday, March 9, 2012
ManBan Mania, Part II? Manny Banuelos, the teenage sensation of last year's camp, got some cheers at The Boss by throwing two scoreless innings at the Triple A-laden squad the Braves sent over to Tampa today.
Banuelos allowed a two-out double in the fifth but got out of it with a strikeout of Jose (Not George) Constanza, and had a runner at second with one out after Michael Bourn, one of the few Atlanta regulars in the lineup, singled leading off the sixth and took second on a wild pitch.
But Banuelos got Matt Diaz to ground out and then blew a fastball past Freddie Freeman to end the inning. Yankees leading 2-0 as we head to the seventh.