Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t good today, and the Yanks staged a late comeback to tie the Tigers 7-7 in a 10-inning affair.
The Yanks’ S.T. record so far is 7-5-2.
Kuroda really struggled, going 3 2/3, giving up 6 R, 10 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Chase Whitley went 1/3, scoreless.
Shawn Kelley, Jose Campos, Fred Lewis, and Danny Burawa then each pitched a scoreless inning. Robert Coello gave up an unearned run in his inning of work. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched a scoreless inning.
There are rumors that Francisco Cervelli could be dealt because of the Yanks’ backup C surplus (Gary Sanchez was optioned to AA Trenton today, and the Yanks still have Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy for backup or AAA). Cervelli hit 2 HR today. He is 8 for 16 for the spring with 3 HR. After being suspended 50 games last year for the Biogenesis thing, I can hear the snickers about his S.T. numbers.
Zoilo Almonte was 2 for 2, including a 2-run HR that tied the game in the bottom of the 9th.
Yangervis Solarte is having an INCREDIBLE spring training. Another hit and his batting average is .632 this spring.
Zelous Wheeler had 2 RBI.
Ervin Santana finally found a home. 1 yr. deal w/Atlanta for $14.1 MM.