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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 30. Yanks get two in bottom of 9th to win. Rotation battle continues.

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The Yankees took advantage of a couple of Blue Jays’ errors to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win that raised their spring training record to 22-7-1 (if only they can start the regular season 22-7!).

To me, the story of the game isn’t the win. It is that Adam Warren didn’t pitch well in starting the  game, and thus, the battle for the #4 and #5 starter spots is still wide open.

A few days ago, Luis Cessa was sent to minor league camp.

A #5 starter may not be needed until Game 13 or so. In fact, because of off days, a #4 starter may only be needed once in the first 13 or so games.

So manager Joe Girardi may have extra time to make a decision. With Warren not stepping up today, he may be going back to the swing man role. Spot starter/Long relief.

Which would leave four others for the two spots (unless the Yanks make a trade). Those four are Luis Severino, Chad Green, Bryan Mitchell and the surprise, Jordan Montgomery.

Severino I talked about yesterday. Big difference in him between starting and relieving.

Mitchell may have won one of the spots.

Could Montgomery surprisingly win the other?

Toronto got a run in the first and two in the second to go up 3-0, Warren giving up a 2-run HR in the second.

The Yanks got two in the second when Greg Bird continued his phenomenal spring with yet another HR (7) and Austin Romine singled in a run.

The Yanks tied it in the third on an RBI single by Matt Holliday.

Warren gave up another HR in the fourth and Toronto went up 4-3. The Blue Jays got a run in the seventh off of Jon Niese to make it 5-3.

I like Mason Williams, who is overlooked when talking about Yankees’ outfield prospects. It seems like he is always hurt. He singled in a run in the bottom of the seventh to cut Toronto’s lead to 5-4.

In the bottom of the ninth, Zach Zehner singled and after Wilkin Castillo struck out, Ronald Torreyes reached on an error. Rob Refsnyder flied out but Williams reached on a two-base error that tied the game and put runners on second and third. Pete Kozma singled to win the game.

Opening Day is just over a week away. The first three starters are Tanaka, CC, then Pineda. But who gets #4 and #5? It seems like no one is stepping up to outright claim it.

And that is why Montgomery has a chance.

Warren 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Layne 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Holder 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Niese 1 IP, 1 r, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Marsh (w) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K.

 

S.T. Game 24. Headley leads Yanks to 6-4 win.

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Chase Headley had 2 hits, inc. a 2-run double, and stole home on a double steal as the Yankees beat Houston 6-4 today in spring training action. The Yanks are now 18-6 on the spring.

Luis Severino didn’t pitch too well, though, and may have set himself back in the rotation battle.

I think Mitchell has pitched best. As for the other spot, who knows, maybe Jordan Montgomery comes out of nowhere to steal it. Warren has pitched well, but I really wonder if the Yankees would rather have him in the bullpen. Then again, he has done nothing wrong in trying for the rotation spot. He’s been OK.  Of Green, Cessa and Severino, I think Green has pitched best.

Of course, you never know if there could be a last minute trade for someone.

The Yanks scored two in the first on a 2-run double by Headley.

After Houston got a run in the second, Headley and Torreyes executed a double steal in the sixth to put the Yanks up 3-1.

But Severino gave up three runs, two in the sixth and another in the eighth and the Yankees entered the ninth inning losing 4-3.

A wild pitch enabled two runners to score, and an error on a SB attempt enabled the third run to score.

Gleyber Torres had another hit.

Clint Frazier had two hits but made an error.

The Yanks stole four bases (Headley, Torreyes, Frazier and Solano. Solano’s steal with Refsnyder on third forced the bad throw which let Refsnyder score).

Ex-Yankee Brian McCann went 3 for 3 for Houston.

Warren 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Heller (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Severino (BS) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 2 K.
Gallegos (w) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
Gurka (S) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.

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

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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.

S.T. Game 8. Yanks still rolling, win 8-1.

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If only these games counted.

After 8 games, the Yanks are 7-1 in spring training after beating Baltimore 8-1 tonight.

Matt Holliday, Greg Bird and Billy McKinney homered.

After missing all of last year due to injury, Bird’s power surge (2 HR the other day, another today, a 2-run blast) is very encouraging.

McKinney, who doubled the other day, had a 2-run HR and an RBI double tonight.

Gary Sanchez had two hits, inc. a double, and an RBI.

Top prospect Gleyber Torres had another hit and is 5 for 7 this spring.

Jorge Mateo had a double, rbi and an SB.

Miguel Andujar had a single to continue his hot spring.

Kyle Higashioka had a double, walk, and scored a run.

Yankees’ pitchers combined on a two-hitter with 10 K.

I think we all can be encouraged from what we’ve seen, esp. by the prospects.

Warren  3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K. Gave up HR.
Chapman (w) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H,  0 walks, 2 K.
Clippard (H) 1 Ip, 0 r, 0 h, 0 walks, 2 K.
Layne (H) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Enns (H) 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 walks, 1 K.
Gallegos 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K.

Dietrich Enns was 14-4, 1.73 between AA/AAA last year.
Giovanny Gallegos was 7-2, 1.27 between AA/AAA last year.

 

 

S.T. Game 2: Torres shines in Yanks’ 6-5 loss.

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First off, let me apologize for not being able to do more at various meetings and with various blogs. I can’t make various meetings or do more than what I am doing. What with my work schedule and checking in on an aging mom, even doing this blog is difficult sometimes as far as finding the time. Not to mention my own health and trying to improve that. To paraphrase the Rolling Stones, Time is NOT on my side.

The Yanks tied the game in the top of the ninth but gave up a run in the bottom half to lose to the Phillies 6-5 to even their spring training record at 1-1.

For me, the highlight of the game was the performance of some kids who will start the year at AA or AAA, especially the highly touted SS, Gleyber Torres, who at 19 (now 20), was MVP of the Arizona Fall League just a few short months ago.

Torres doubled twice, one down the LF line and the other down the RF line, and scored two runs. Three of the Yanks’ five runs came on wild pitches.

But seeing Torres use BOTH sides of the field to get his doubles was impressive.

Also getting a hit today were other top prospects like Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar.

Prospect Tyler Wade, mostly an infielder but also getting OF time to increase his versatility, made a mistake that allowed an inside-the-park HR to Maikel Franco, who had 2 HR for the day. Wade touched a ball that went under the fence. He signaled for a ground rule double, but it didn’t apply here. By the time he reached under, got the ball and threw it in, it was too late. A learning experience.

Adam Warren pitched two perfect innings. Dietrich Enns went 14-4, 1.73 for AA/AAA last year.

Warren 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Enns 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. Gave up HR. Blown save.
Camarena 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR, back to back, Blown save.
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Mantiply 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Took the loss.

A-Rod to YES booth? and players soon leaving for the WBC.

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After a couple years of being praised for his contributions to the FOX postseason broadcasts, could it be that Alex Rodriguez could be doing some work for the YES network? Maybe not full-time but part-time? Rumors are that this could happen.

Some Yankees, like Didi Gregorius, who homered yesterday in the Yanks’ spring training opener and Dellin Betances will be leaving camp soon to participate in the World Baseball Classic.

The Yankees’ second spring training game is this afternoon at Clearwater, home of the Phillies. Adam Warren will start for the Yankees.