This is one reason why I don’t care too much about the final score of spring training games.
Not until say, the last 10 games or so. Maybe less than that.
Giovanny Gallegos gave up a run in the top of the ninth to blow the save as the Yanks tied the Tigers 2-2 on Tuesday.
Come the regular season, Gallegos isn’t pitching the ninth, no offense to him. It’s gonna be Chapman, Betances or Robertson, and the latter two only if Chapman needs a day off.
CC started and pitched well, giving up just one run on a HR by Leonys Martin in 4 IP.
In the bottom of the eighth, Didi tied it with a HR, then Hicks singled, and with one out, Lind walked. Torres walked and Shane Robinson hit into a forceout which put the Yanks up 2-1.
A single, WP and single off Gallegos tied the game for the Tigers in the top of the ninth.
The Yanks had a chance to win it. Jeff Hendrix walked, stole second and went to third on an error but the Yanks could not get him in. (Message to Aaron Boone, squeeze, unlike Girardi, who never did). Jace Peterson and Kyle Higashioka both struck out. Tyler Wade walked and went to second on defensive indifference (Wade being the winning run, the other team isn’t doing THAT in the regular season) but Estevan Florial grounded out.
Gleyber Torres and Kyle Higashioka were reassigned to minor league camp.
The Yanks only got four hits in the game. They struck out 11x.
CC 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Warren, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Gallegos (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
I feel sorry for the Mets’ David Wright, who had another setback. Troubled with back problems the past few years, the great Mets’ 3B should just retire. I admire him trying but really, it’s time to retire.