S.T. Game 12. Severino solid, but Yanks lose 2-1.


Luis Severino pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings today as the Yanks lost to the Rays 2-1 in their spring training game.

The Yanks managed just four hits in the game, and the lineup was a lineup made up basically of the bench guys, and minor leaguers. The only “regular” in the lineup was Beltran, who had one of the four hits.

A few things the Yanks need to do in the next three weeks.

Tighten up the D. No errors today, but they had 12 in the previous 11 games. Some were by the minor leaguers, but….

Find the guy who will fill out the bullpen. Let’s say that the rotation is

Tanaka, Pineda, CC, Eovaldi and Severino, and they take 12 pitchers, meaning there are seven relievers.

Miller, Betances, Chapman, Shreve, Nova, Mitchell … there is six, five until Chapman returns.

Meaning they have to find one, and for a month, two, other relievers.

Has anyone stood out so far? That is questionable. But now is the time for one or two relievers to stand out, so they are the 6th and 7th guys in that bullpen.

Today’s pitching line:

Severino 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 4 K. 1 HBP.
Barbato (L)  1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Pazos 1/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 1 HBP.
Goody 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K.
Swarzak 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K.
Pinder 1 IP, 0, R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Could one or two of the relievers who pitched today be the ones filling out the gap? Could Nick Rumbelow be one? That will be determined over the next few weeks.

The Yanks are now 3-7-2 for the spring.


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