Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Jesus Montero C
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Jorge Vazquez 1B
Ramiro Pena SS
Girardi: Impressed by Betances, Banuelos, Chavez, Nunez, Brackman (hasn’t gotten into game yet). With Cervelli’s injury, Montero has opening.Notice Killer “B’s” mentioned. Also, Nunez over Pena for backup IF job? Chavez to make team and be a steal? Pena, Laird, Vazquez AAA bound?
Not on YES. My fault.
CC gets his work in, but it’s worst performance by a starter so far this spring. 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. Joba finished the inning for him. After 3, Washington up 5-0.
Crazy day as Yanks get 8 in 4th to take the lead. Gardner double, Swisher reach on E4, Gardner scores. Granderson walks, Posada reaches on E1, Swisher scores, 2nd and 3rd. Chavez singles one in, Montero singles one in. Nunez singles one in. The hot Vazquez doubles two in. All with no out. After an out, Gardner, who doubled to start the inning, triples in a run. Then two groundouts strand Gardner. With the long inning, Robertson pulled after just one batter (K). Fish in. Has scoreless inning.
Fish pitched two scoreless innings (Rule 5 pitcher). Turpen, another Rule 5, goes 1, gives up 2 R, 1 ER. Nationals take lead. Romulo Sanchez gives up a run on 2 H, 2 walks in his inning. Austin Romine has rough inning. 2 SB on the young catcher, then he doubles leading off inning but in thrown out trying for 3 while team down 10-8. Mistake by 22 yr. old prospect there. Ryan Pope pitches scoreless 9th. Yanks lose 10-8, fall to 2-5-1 in S.T. play.
Both Rule 5 pitchers, Fish & Turpen, will probably be offered back to their teams. Just saying.