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S.T. Game 32. Yanks reveal lineup in 6-3 loss?

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Masahiro Tanaka finally gave up a spring training run as the Yanks lost to the Tigers in spring training action today, 6-3.

Tanaka was still sharp however, despite taking the loss. He went 5 innings, and of the two runs he gave up, 1 was unearned.

Of note was the Yankees’ lineup, which Joe Girardi said could be the Opening Day lineup. It featured Gary Sanchez hitting second, Jacoby Ellsbury fifth (!) and Aaron Hicks 8th and in RF. (I would prefer Judge, myself). Ronald Torreyes would be the SS, batting 9th.

Earlier in the day, it was confirmed that Adam Warren is heading to the bullpen, leaving four candidates for the #4 and #5 spots in the Yankees’ rotation—Severino, Mitchell, Green and Montgomery.

The Tigers scored two in the top of the first, with help by two errors, one by Bird and another by Sanchez.

Ellsbury got an RBI groundout in the first.

Dellin Betances gave up a 2-run HR in the sixth. 4-1 Tigers.

The Yanks got two in the seventh to cut it to 4-3. Judge hit a solo HR. Tyler Wade singled and went to third on a two-base error and scored on a SF by Rob Refsnyder.

Apparently the Rays were interested in trading for Refsnyder earlier this week, but instead they made a deal with the White Sox for Peter Bourjos.

Ernesto Frieri gave up a 2-run HR in the eighth for the final score of 6-3 Tigers.

The Yanks are apparently going to try out Johnny Barbato as a starter at AAA SWB.

Tanaka (L) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 walks, 6 K. Looks ready to go Opening Day (Sunday).
Betances 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR. Struck out the side but the 2-run HR.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Frieri 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 k.

S.T. Game 23. Rough welcome. New Yanks’ pitcher loses game in 9th, 5-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks just signed Ernesto Frieri the other day and Baltimore gave him a rough welcome, hitting a HR off of him in the top of the 9th as the Yanks lost 5-4.

The Yanks struck first, as Jacoby Ellsbury singled in a run in the third and Gary Sanchez later doubled in two more that same inning.

After three scoreless innings, CC Sabathia lost it a bit in the fourth, giving up three runs, all with two out.

Baltimore got a run in the 7th when Tommy Layne gave up a HR, but the Yanks tied it in the 8th on a HR by Billy McKinney.

Then Frieri gave up the HR in the 9th to cost the Yanks the game. The Yanks fall to 17-6 for spring training (I count the win over the Canadian WBC team, MLB doesn’t).

Sabathia 4 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 5 K. Gave up HR. Good first three innings, (0 R, 0 H, 2 K) but with two out in fourth, lost it a bit.

Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Graham 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Layne 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Gave up HR
Niese 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Frieri (L) 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, o walks, 3 K. Struck out side but gave up GW HR.

S.T. Game 20. Yanks beat Phillies, 3-1. Pineda awesome.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

As I wrote before, if Michael Pineda, the big tease, can ever get it together, and get it together consistently…..

Tonight against the Phillies? 15 up, 15 down and 8 strikeouts.

Wow. If we can just see that say, 60% of the regular season.

The Yanks beat the Phils, 3-1, to raise their spring training record to 15-5. Once again, youth was served.

Greg Bird hit a HR. Gary Sanchez drove in a run. Gleyber Torres doubled and scored a run. I still can’t believe this kid is just 20 and headed for AA. Wow.

Sanchez was 2 for 2 with the RBI. He also walked.

Bird was 2 for 3.

Pineda was incredible. Between he, Chapman and Green, they 1-hit the Phillies.

Pineda (w) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 8 K.
Chapman (H) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Green (S) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 3 K.

A superb outing by all three pitchers. As for Green, another notch in his belt as far as making the team or even beating out Mitchell and Severino for a rotation spot.

Great night.


S.T. Game 19. Bullpen fails in Yanks’ 10-6 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

While the northeast shoveled out from a blizzard, the Yanks lost to Tampa Bay 10-6 as the bullpen had a rough outing.

Gary Sanchez homered in the first inning, and in the second, Gleyber Torres (hard to believe he’ll only be at AA) doubled in one run and scored another on a single by Ronald Torreyes.

Luis Severino had a 1-2-3 first and struck out the side in a 1-2-3 third but gave up a HR (albeit wind-blown)  and double in the second.

Jon Niese pitched a scoreless inning and walked the leadoff hitter in the fifth. In came Johnny Barbato, and he and Dietrich Enns had rough outings.

Tampa Bay got six in the fifth to go up 7-3. Torres hit a 2-run HR in the sixth to cut it to 7-5 but the Rays came back with three more in the bottom of the frame.

Miguel Andujar singled in a run in the ninth.

The loss drops the Yanks’ spring training record (I count the win over the Canadian WBC team, MLB doesn’t) to 14-5.

Sanchez had a passed ball, Torres made an error, as did Clint Frazier.

Greg Bird had a double and a triple.

Just a hunch that Severino and Mitchell win the last two starting spots.

The 25-man could be: Sanchez and Romine C, Bird 1B, Carter 1B/DH, Holliday DH (OF if needed), Castro 2B, Gregorius SS, Headley 3B, Torreyes Utility INF, Gardner, Ellsbury, Judge and Hicks OF.

Starters: Tanaka, CC, Pineda, Mitchell, Severino
Relievers: Warren (too valuable here to have him start), Niese, Layne, Clippard, Betances and Chapman.

Today’s pitching line:

Severino 3 IP, 1 r, 2 h, 1 walk, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Niese (H) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Barbato (BS, L) 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 2 K.Gave up HR
Enns 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 walks, 1 K.
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Gurka 1 Ip 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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 14. Yanks hit 4 HR in beating Canada’s WBC team, 10-4.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees beat the Canadian WBC team today 10-4, hitting four HRs in the process.

Matt Holliday, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka connected.

Luis Severino had a shaky outing.

Jorge Mateo went 2 for 2 and had a SB. Hicks also had one of the three SBs for the day for the Yankees as he went 2 for 3.

Severino 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 4 k. Gave up HR.
Graham (w) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 k.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Barbato 2 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Enns 2 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. Gvae up 1 HR.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

A-Rod was hired by Fox to work for Fox and FS1 and may yet be hired by the YES network. Rumors are he’s currently dating Jennifer Lopez.

S.T. Game 13. Yanks get 3 in 10th to edge Rays, 7-6.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks improved their S.T. record to 10-3 by getting 3 in the bottom of the 10th to edge the Rays, 7-6.

CC Sabathia started and had a shaky first inning but escaped unharmed. He went two scoreless innings.

The Yanks scored in the first on a double by Sanchez, followed by singles by Holliday and Carter.

They went up 2-0 in the fourth on a single by Torreyes.

Adam Warren followed CC with two scoreless innings but gave up back-to -back homers in the fifth.

After the Rays went up 3-2 in the sixth, Kyle Higashioka hit a 2-run HR in the seventh to put the Yanks up 4-3.

Tampa got one in the 8th to tie, then two in the 10th to go up 6-4. Francisco Diaz made two errors at first to hurt the Yanks.

In the bottom of the 10th, Bird singled, Zach Zehner pinch ran. Diaz flied out but Billy McKinney singled. Both runners moved up on the throw. Ruben Tejada hit a SF.

Pete Kozma walked and Rashad Crawford hit a ground rule double to tie it up.

Tyler Wade then singled to win it.

Ronald Torreyes had 2 hits and an RBI. Higashioka with the 2-run HR.

Dustin Fowler was 2 for 2. Tyler Wade was 2 for 3 with the GW RBI.

Sabathia 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Warren (BS) 3 iP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 0 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Heller 1 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
German 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Shreve (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. Gave up HR.
Gurka 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Lail (w) 1 IP, 2 R (BOTH UNEARNED),  2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.

Greg Bird wanted to see more lefties and hit them better, so we was working on hitting Andy Pettitte (in for a few days as an instructor) today.