CC Sabathia is 6’7″, as is RF Aaron Judge. Ronald Torreyes is listed at 5’8″. CC and Judge are over 100 pounds heavier than Torreyes.
Tonight, CC and Torreyes combined to give the Yanks a 5-0 victory to even their record at 1-1.
Here is the long and short of it if you will…
CC had a bad spring training but pitched five scoreless innings, gaining his 224th career victory, tying him with Hall of Famers Jim Bunning and Catfish Hunter on the all-time list.
Go Figure. Tanaka had a great spring training and was bombed Opening Day.
The first two Yankees’ runs came on the first HR by a Yankee this year, and who got it? None other than the “Mighty Mite”, the smallest guy on the team, Ronald Torreyes, a 2-run shot in the third. Who was there to greet him at home plate, scoring in front of the Mighty Mite? Aaron Judge.
Later in that inning, Matt Holliday got a gift RBI double on a fly ball lost in the lights.
Chase Headley hit his first HR of the year in the sixth to make it 4-0. Headley singled in a run in the eighth for the final score of 5-0.
Jacoby Ellsbury had 2 hits and made a nice defensive play. Headley had the 2 hits, SB, HR and 2 RBI. Torreyes had the 2-run HR and made a nice defensive play himself.
Sabathia (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 0.00
Mitchell 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 k. 0.00
Holder 1/3 iP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00
Betances 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K, 0.00
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 0.00
In the minors, Gleyber Torres will be spending 3-4 days a week at SS, 2 days at 2B and a day at 3B. I like this. Versatility means prevention against injuries.
The Minors start Thursday.
Lastly, Pedro Guerrero, the former Dodger who was co-MVP of the 1981 WS, has suffered a massive stroke. He had a stroke a few years ago. Reports are that this stroke left him brain dead for a while and that he is comatose. Guerrero is just 60.