And yes, our old buddy Didi Gregorius tortured his old club again with another HR.
Any remote chance Michael King had to be the #5 starter—or even on the team heading north—probably disappeared with his showing last night. With the spring training rules of letting a pitcher off the mound because of too many pitches in an inning, then to have the pitcher go back out for the next inning to complete his work after he got some rest, all to protect the pitcher, it is embarrassing for a pitcher to actually have that happen to him.
It has happened to several pitchers this spring, and last night King was one of them, and it had to happen twice. The same thing happened with Matt Moore, the Phillies starter. King hasn’t had a good spring training.
King hit not one, not two, but THREE batters. Meanwhile, a Phillies pitcher threw not one, not two, but THREE wild pitches.
Ugly game if you were a pitcher.
Right now, I’d say German is the #5 starter behind Cole, Kluber, Taillon and Montgomery. Not necessarily in that order, but we do know Cole is #1.
King 2 1/3 IP, 7 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. Hit THREE batters.
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Loaisiga 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
L. Garcia 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Lyons 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cortes (L) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
LeMahieu 2 hits.
Judge 2-run HR
Florial 2 RBI
Gittens solo HR
Torres 3-run HR
The Yankees did make some moves. From ESPN:
|Reassigned RHP Kyle Barraclough, OFs Socrates Brito and Ryan LaMarre and RHP Asher Wojciechowski to minor league camp.|
Also, it appears as if Mike Tauchman has won a bench spot over Jay Bruce.