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S.T. Game 21. Yanks bomb Jays, 17-7. Hit 6 HR. 11 of 19 hits extra bases. Florial breaks wrist.

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2 days. 31 runs.

Today, 17 runs, 19 hits, 6 of which were HR. of the 19 hits, 11 were for extra bases.

6 hr, 3 doubles, 2 triples.

Bring it north, don’t leave it in FL.

The Yanks improved to 11-6-4 on spring training with a 17-7 win today over Toronto.

Lots of highlights.

Aaron Judge has 10 hits this spring, 4 doubles, 6 HR. If this is an indication on his 2019 season, then he’ll be a monster. A four-man OF does not help when he hits a bomb for a HR. And he had one today.

Unfortunately, in this game, top prospect Estevan Florial broke his wrist. Sigh.

Minor league C Jorge Saez had a 2-run HR.

Matt Lipka 2 for 2 , HR, 3 RBI.

Greg Bird single, 2 walks.

Gleyber Torres had a 2-run HR

Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI

Clint Frazier 2 run triple.

Zach Zehner 2 run HR.

2 hits, 2 RBI Gio Urshela, inc. a HR.

A bit disappointed with J.A. Happ so far this spring.

Happ (W)  3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Britton (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Kahnle, 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Weissert 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K
Holder 1 Ip, 0 r, 1 h, 0 w, 0 k.

 

 

 

 

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S.T. Games 15 and 16. A tie and a win.

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The Yankees had a split squad today, so first, the away squad, who tied, 2-2, with the Tigers today.

Since on the road, mostly the prospects and minor leaguers.

Brandon Wagner solo HR.

Miguel Andujar 2 hits.

Cortes 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR (Miguel Cabera).
Coulombe 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K
Adams 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Farquahar (H) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 0 K.
Hale (BS) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H. 1 W, 2 K.
Brothers 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Despite the nice story Farquahar presents (the brain aneurysm last season), it is best he start in the minors before a possible call up.

The home game saw a 6-5 win (record 8-6-2).

Gardner 2 hits.

Zack Zehner GW 2-run HR.

Clint Frazier hit, RBI.

Gio Urshela solo HR.

Happ 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. Ok this spring, not great yet. Looking for better. 1 WP.

Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. Awesome.
Chapman (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 1 K.
Betances (BS) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Holder 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 HBP.
Kahnle (W) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

With the tie and win, the Yanks’ S.T. record is 8-6-2.

S.T. Game 14. Cessa makes statement in Yanks’ 6-1 win. Tanaka named Opening Day Starter. A-Rod engaged to J-Lo.

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On a day when Masahiro Tanaka was named the Opening Day Starter, Luis Cessa made a statement about who should fill in while Luis Severino and CC Sabathia are on the shelf.

Cessa pitched four great innings (granted, against Baltimore) in the Yanks’ 6-1 win over the Orioles last night. The win puts the Yanks’ spring training record at 7-6-1.

Paxton and Happ will follow Tanaka, in that order.

Getting back to the game.

C Gary Sanchez drove in 2 runs.

Tyler Wade, who’ll probably stick as a utility man, had a double. Clint Frazier, probably AAA bound to get regular at bats (especially since most of 2018 was lost due to the concussion issues) went 0 for 4.

Greg Bird, fighting it out with Luke Voit for the 1B job only one will win, went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Billy Burns had a double, RBI and 2 SB. Angel Aguilar went 1 for 1 with an RBI, as the lineup was very prospect-heavy.

Cessa (w) 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Tarpley (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. Don’t count him out for a spot.
Abreu 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.

In other news, Yankee-related, ex-Yankee Alex Rodriguez and singer/dancer Jennifer Lopez announced their engagement.

S.T. Game 10. Yanks win but now have worries about Severino.

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The Yanks beat the Braves 5-1 today to go to 5-4-1 on the spring but the game is of secondary importance.

In the game, Aaron Judge had a double and a 3-run HR.

But Luis Severino was supposed to start and did not, because of problems with his throwing shoulder. An MRI showed inflammation in the rotator cuff, (thankfully nothing worse) and Seve will be shut down for two weeks, given an injection, and also anti-inflammatory medication.

It also means that he is 99.9999999999% out as far as starting Opening Day.

Worrisome news, indeed. Thank goodness not worse, but the concern is there.

If the news WAS worse, Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez are free agents but you know the asking price would then go up.

Tarpley 1 IP,  0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Happ  (w) 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Betances 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W. 0 K.
Cortes 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

CC Sabathia will be working for ESPN as his final year progresses. Expect to see some reports from him on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight.

Former Yanks’ broadcaster Al Leiter will be working in the Mets’ front office. ESPN announcer Jessica Mendoza will also be a special advisor for the Mets as well as keeping her Sunday night baseball gig.

S.T. Game 6. Yanks, O’s Tie, 2-2.

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Prospect Rashad Crawford’s two-run single with one out in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 2, and the Yanks and O’s finished in that 2-2 tie last night.

Happ 2+ IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W 3 K. Gave up HR.
Green 1 1/3 IP 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Loaisiga 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Coulombe 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

The Yanks only got five hits in the game, the Orioles three.

Good pitching job by the Yanks. Happ gave up the HR to the first guy he faced in the third, then was taken out. The risk of trying to stretch a guy out in spring training, which you slowly need to do. Apparently he hit that wall.

Good job throughout, especially by Green and Kahnle, even Coshow. Loaisiga good, with just that one blip.

Update: I forgot to mention ex-Yankee Adam Warren signed with San Diego.

 

S.T. Game 5. Infielders carry Yanks to 8-6 win. Harper signs with Phillies.

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The Yanks beat the Pirates, 8-6 to improve their spring training record to 3-2.

The good: Infielders carried the day. Troy Tulowitzki (steal? If he is close to what he used to be, it’s a steal getting him) homered again, a 3-run shot in the bottom of the first. Tyler Wade had a solo HR.  L.J. Mazzilli, Lee’s son, broke up a 5-5 tie with a 2-run double. Greg Bird had two hits. Thairo Estrada, who lost most of the 2018 season after getting shot in the hip on a burglary attempt, had two hits.

Zach Britton and Jonathan Holder did well.

The not so good: J.A. Happ and Adam Ottavino struggled.

Happ 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Tarpley 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Ottavino (BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Cortes 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Holder (w) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Rosa (S) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Bryce Harper finally signed with the Phillies for 13 years (no opt-out, has a no trade clause) and $330 million.

The Phillies have done nicely this offseason, getting McCutchen, Harper, Segura, D-Rob, and Realmuto. I live near Philadelphia, so the Phils’ fans are chirping, as is the Philly media.

But I do wonder about this regarding the Phillies….

Yes, Aaron Nola is good (17-6, 2.37 last year, 3rd in CYA, 13th for MVP, All-Star) and Jake Arrietta (10-11, 3.96) is a former CYA winner, but even with what appears to be a very good lineup now, their 3-4-5 starters look like

Nick Pivetta, 26, 7-14, 4.77 in 2018. Career 15-24, 5.33
Vince Velasquez, 26, 9-12, 4.85 in 2018. Career 20-26, 4.60
Zach Eflin, 25 soon, 11-8, 4.36 last year, Career 15-18, 5.10.

I don’t mean to rain on Philly’s parade, but despite the additions they made, they’ll need to improve considerably on what they get from their 3-4-5 starters.

As Yankees fans, that wouldn’t be acceptable on our end now, would it?

CC gets his bonus, Yanks DFA Bridwell.

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CC Sabathia got his $500,000 bonus after all. You may recall that it would kick in with 155 IP and that CC got tossed from his last game two innings short of that.

He got tossed for hitting a batter, retaliating after catcher Austin Romine got plunked. The Yanks decided to give him his bonus anyway.

Meanwhile, Parker Bridwell’s Yankee tenure was brief, lasting about 3 weeks. He was signed around Thanksgiving time, but DFA’d yesterday when the Yanks’ signing of J.A. Happ became official.

The Yanks will meet with free agent Manny Machado tomorrow.