Well, in the test who see who would be the Yanks’ emergency starter if they need one this year, Chance Adams isn’t doing so well. Maybe there is a reason he wasn’t called up late last year despite a good year between AA and AAA.
Adams gave up 2-run HRs in the first and also the second innings as the Yanks lost to Baltimore, 7-4, to drop their spring training record to 11-7-1.
Adams got just five outs while giving up five runs.
Personally, from what we’ve seen in spring training, I would choose Domingo German right now as my emergency starter. That could change as the year progresses. But it’s clear so far that Adams needs some more work.
After he gave up the 2-run HR to Adam Jones in the bottom of the first, the Yanks did come back with three in the top of the second.
Drury and McKinney walked, and Romine singled to load the bases. Torreyes got an RBI on a groundout, and with two out, Shane Robinson singled in two.
Adams then gave up three runs in the bottom of the second, two on a HR by Jonathan Schoop.
The Orioles got one in the third to make it 6-3, and Erik Kratz homered in the fourth for the Yanks to cut it to 6-4.
Baltimore got one in the seventh for the final score of 7-4.
Adams (L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Carroll 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Hale 3 IP, 0 r, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
LeBlanc 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
I can’t see LeBlanc sticking. Shreve has outperformed him.
Adam Lind, signed recently by the Yanks to a minor league deal, was released by the Yanks today. That could be good news for Tyler Austin, who appears to be making the team as the backup to Greg Bird at 1B. Austin, who also can play corner outfield, appears as if he’ll play 1B if the Yanks need to give Bird a rest or sit hit against a tough lefty pitcher. Here is where Austin, a righty batter, had the edge over the lefty swinging Lind in backing up the lefty swinging Bird.