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S.T. Game 26. Yanks lose 4-2; Find out Didi out for a month.

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The Yankees found out today that Didi Gregorius will miss at least the first month of April. We’ll see if it is longer than that.

In tonight’s game, they lost 4-2 to Boston, getting just four hits and striking out 14x.

Matt Holliday’s 2-run HR accounted for the only runs.

Starlin Castro had 2 of the 4 hits.

Chris Carter has been awful this spring. He struck  out twice today and is at .118. It could be he is there only until Tyler Austin is ready and is released, even though he is making $3.5 MM. He has to start showing something soon.

Bryan Mitchell wasn’t bad, despite the loss. I think he should get one of those two rotation spots.

Mitchell 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.
Layne 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K.
Cessa (L) 2 Ip, 1 r, 2 H, 2 walks, 0 K. I think he is SWB bound
Niese 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, and 2 K.

S.T. Game 21. Yanks come back behind 4 HR to win 11-5, sign reliever.

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Down 4-1 after two innings, the Yanks came back to beat Toronto 11-5 to improve their spring record to 16-5.

The Yanks hit four HR in the win. Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro, Rob Refsnyder and Clint Frazier all homered.

Hicks had 2 hits, Frazier 2 hits and 2 RBI. 2 hits for Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits for Castro. Ji-Man Choi had 2 RBI. Mason Williams had 2 RBI.

The day was not a good day for Luis Cessa who had a rough outing and appears to be AAA bound after that.

If I were to guess, Adam Warren will be a long man out of the bullpen (not that he can’t start or deserves a starting position, but he’s too valuable in the bullpen) and that the two rotation spots are between Mitchell, Green and Severino.

James Kaprielian had his first and only outing of the spring. The Yanks are bringing him along slowly after his injury last year. He and Mason Williams, who missed most of spring training with a knee problem, were sent down to minor league camp after today’s game.

The Yanks signed reliever Ernesto Frieri. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2015. Frieri saved 23 games between the Padres and Angels in 2012 and 37 games for the Angels in 2013. A gamble… since 2013 he is 2-4, 13 saves, 6.37 ERA. For his career, 11-13, 3.55 ERA+ 105, 73 saves. The righty is 31.

Bryan Mitchell was impressive again.

Today’s pitching:

Cessa 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Heller 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Mitchell 3 IP, 1 R,  2 H, 1 walk,  5 k.
Kaprielian (w) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 3 K.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.


S.T. Game 17. Tanaka perfect in Yanks’ 7-1 win.

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Masahiro Tanaka retired all 12 batters he faced, the first 6 by strikeout, as the Yanks beat Detroit today 7-1 to improve their spring training record to 14-3.

Gary Sanchez had a 2-run HR and an RBI single, Matt Holliday a 3-Run HR and prospect Gleyber Torres a solo HR.

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, and Austin Romine, Greg Bird and prospect Miguel Andujar all doubled.

Bryan Mitchell pitched four strong innings. I think he’ll get one of the two rotation spots up for grabs, and I think Adam Warren is too valuable as a long man to make the rotation. That leaves the remaining rotation spot for up grabs among Luis Severino (who hasn’t pitched well enough to claim it yet), Chad Green and Luis Cessa. We’ll see if my hunch is correct.

Tanaka (w) 4 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 7 K.
Mitchell (h) 4 Ip, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Graham 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.

S.T. Game 12. Yanks get hammered, 13-1.

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You can’t win them all. After a 9-2 start to spring training, the Yanks got hammered today, 13-1.

It was an especially tough day for Bryan Mitchell and Evan Rutckyj, who had a rougher day than his name is able to be spelled or pronounced.He couldn’t get anyone out.

Miguel Andujar also had a rough day, making two errors.

Ex-Met Jon Niese made his debut.

Mitchell (L) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 0 walk, 2 K, gave up a HR.
Feyereisen 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 1 K.
Montgomery 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
Niese 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Rutckyj 0 IP, 6 R (4 earned) 3 hits, 2 walks, 0 K.
Graham 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Mantiply 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

The Yanks got just five hits.

S.T. Game 7. Mitchell, Ellsbury lead Yanks to 8-7 win.

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I kind of wish these games counted.

After 7 spring training games, the Yanks have a 6-1 record, and the only loss was when they tied the game in the top of the 9th only to lose it in the bottom of the 9th.

This evening, Bryan Mitchell (competing for a starting spot) pitched three scoreless, hitless innings and Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and homered to lead the Yanks to an 8-7 win. They had an 8-0 lead after six and hung on.

Starlin Castro had 2 hits and an RBI but made one of the Yanks’ three errors, the other two coming by Donovan Solano.

Austin Romine had two hits and Gleyber Torres, the top prospect, had a hit. Torres didn’t start the game but is now 4 for 5 for the spring.

Mitchell (W) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Montgomery 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Feyereisen 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. Gave up 2 HR, back to back. A 3-run shot (2 runs charged to Montgomery) and a solo one.
Hissong (H) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Camarena (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.

I see more trouble for Met David Wright. I think it may be time for him to retire.

S.T. Game 1. Didi, Judge and Higashioka HR in Yanks’ 9-4 win.

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Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka all homered in the Yanks’ 9-4 win over the Phillies Friday afternoon in their spring training opener.

The Yanks also had three triples in the game.

Matt Holliday went 2 for 2. Ruben Tejada had a single, walk and scored two runs. Miguel Andujar had a double and triple, scored two and drove in one. Clint Frazier had a two-run triple. Also tripling was Dustin Fowler.

The Yankees’ pitchers didn’t allow a baserunner until the seventh.

Mitchell 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. (W)
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. (H)
Layne 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K (H)
Cessa 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K (H)
Montgomery 2 IP, 2 R (BOTH UNEARNED) 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Gallegos 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.

Spring training games start today.

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First spring training game today at 1 PM Eastern. Bryan Mitchell on the mound. Outside of Ellsbury (arrived late to camp, new daddy) the lineup looks like what could be the Opening Day lineup.