The question on everybody's mind this spring is what would Derek Jeter look like if he got a chance to play in Spring Training. Yankees fans got a small glimpse of him on Saturday evening as the Braves and Yankees squared off.
Jeter, who had a rather painful exit during the 2012 ALCS with a fractured ankle, was penciled in as a DH for Saturday's game and even picked up a hit in two at-bats. But it wasn't enough as the Braves edged the Yankees 2-1 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.
He laced a single out to left field to open up the bottom of the first, but was forced out at second on a ground ball hit by Ichiro Suzuki. Jeter then grounded out to third base in the bottom of the third, before being subbed by Yankees newcomer Travis Hafner.
Atlanta picked up the first of two runs, striking in the seventh inning. Tyler Pastornicky drilled a one-out triple into left field, and later scored on a single from Dan Uggla. Then in the ninth inning, Jordan Schafer belted a ground-rule double to right field. After advancing to third on a sac bunt by Elmer Reyes, Schafer scored on a sac fly from Jordan Parraz.
The Yankees did threaten in the bottom of the ninth, as Bobby Wilson scored with one out on a ground out from Thomas Neal. But that would be as close as they would get, as the tying run would be left stranded just 90 feet from home.
Atlanta picks up the win, although doing so in sloppy fashion with three errors. With the win, they improve to 8-8 on the season, while the Yankees fall to a near-miserable 3-11.
Both teams are in action on Sunday, as the Braves host the Miami Marlins while the Yankees will face off with the Toronto Blue Jays. Both games are scheduled for 1:05 P.M Eastern.