The Yankees lost to the Giancarlo Stanton-less Marlins this afternoon, completing their little two-day trip across the state in Jupiter. Adam Warren got rocked, allowing four runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out no one but walked one. Chase Whitley allowed two runs in an inning while Branden Pinder, Mark Montgomery, and Shawn Kelley tossed up scoreless frames. Brett Gardner was held hitless for the second straight day, but he did draw a walk. Melky Mesa had two singles while Thomas Neal doubled. Eduardo Nunez singled, walked, and got picked off first base. That’s pretty much it. Here’s the box score and here’s the rest from Tampa…
- Andy Pettitte faced hitters — including Derek Jeter — during a live batting practice session this morning. He threw three innings and his fastball location wasn’t particularly crisp, but he did feel strong. Pettitte said he is ready to pitch in a Grapefruit League game. [Jack Curry & David Waldstein]
- Jeter, meanwhile, still isn’t sure when he will play in a game yet. Joe Girardi did hint that the Cap’n could play in tomorrow’s game as the DH, however. [Chad Jennings & Erik Boland]
- David Robertson (shoulder) played catch again today while Phil Hughes (bulging disk) is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session tomorrow. [George King]
Here is your open thread for the evening. The Rangers and Nets are both playing, plus Team USA opens its World Baseball Classic slate against Mexico at 9pm ET on MLB Network. As you know, Mark Teixeira has withdrawn from the event. Talk about any of those games or anything else here, enjoy.