The Yankees beat the Tigers 4-2 in ten innings today. Freddy Garcia started for the first time since getting hit in the hand by a comebacker about two weeks ago, and guess what? He got hit by another one [Anthony McCarron]. He stayed in the game though, he’s fine. Freddy allowed just one hit and struck out four in 4.1 IP before reaching his pitch count. D.J. Mitchell was off a bit, walking three and allowing the game-tying runs in the bottom of the ninth. He faced 15 batters and only three of them put the ball on the ground. Atypical.
Raul Ibanez, yes Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer. It came off Max Scherzer, so not exactly a soft-tosser. Dewayne Wise doubled in two runs in the top of the tenth to give the Yankees the lead. The Yankees only had five hits, a double by Jose Gil and singles by Mark Teixeira and Colin Curtis in addition to Ibanez’s bomb and Wise’s double. Cesar Cabral closed things out with a perfect tenth despite facing three right-handed batters. Here’s the box score and here’s the rest from Tampa…
- CC Sabathia threw his scheduled side session today, but tomorrow’s a big day for side work: Andy Pettitte, Ivan Nova, Hiroki Kuroda, Adam Warren, and Dellin Betances are all scheduled to throw sides while Brad Meyers will throw live batting practice. The Rule 5 Draft pick still hasn’t appeared in a game this spring after hurting his shoulder during offseason workouts. [Chad Jennings]
- David Robertson (foot) is expected to pitch in tomorrow’s game, his first appearance since slipping down the steps a few weeks ago. [Erik Boland]
Here is your open thread for the day. The Rangers, Islanders, Knicks, and Nets are all playing, plus MLB Network will be showing a game later tonight.