Spring Training Game Thread: Yankees @ Blue Jays


The Yankees are in Dunedin to play the Blue Jays at 1pm ET this afternoon, though the game will not be broadcast locally on YES or nationally on MLB Network. It is available on only. (MLBN will re-air it on a tape delay at 8pm ET.) Here is the starting lineup and available players. Fifth starter candidate Vidal Nuno is on the bump. Talk about the game here if you’re watching.


  1. nycsportzfan says:

    Excited to see how Nuno does, and also hoping to see Mark Montgomery pitch well again also.

  2. nycsportzfan says:

    Super excited to see how Nuno does, and also looking forward to seeing Mark Montgomerys 2nd appearance.

  3. nycsportzfan says:

    1st throwing error of the spring fur Nunez.

  4. Mike Axisa says:

    Nunez makes a diving stop, short hops the throw to first. Some things never change.

    • WhittakerWalt says:


    • nycsportzfan says:

      Then used his bat to make up for the difference in his defense and then some, by clubbing 2run HR. Between making some insanely tough plays and his offense, I think he makes up for his sloppy defense.

  5. nycsportzfan says:

    Good thing Romine threw a bee-bee to get Reyes stealing 2nd, to make up for Nunez error..

  6. lightSABR says:

    And Nunez with the error.

  7. Giancarlo Murphy says:

    Hmmm…Canzler not doing Nunie or himself any favors. Nice throw by Lettuce to erase the error.

  8. nycsportzfan says:

    Nuno with 3straight swings and misses against Moises Sierra.. I like that.

  9. Havok9120 says:

    Hard to begrudge giving up a homer to Mr. Bats.

  10. lightSABR says:

    Dean Anna looking good at the plate.

  11. nycsportzfan says:

    Dean Mother Fucking Anna!

  12. nycsportzfan says:

    Nuno looks great, despite that HR to Joey Bats. Peppering the strike zone. This dudes got some talent. We’ve got tremendous depth at pitcher

  13. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Some hard contact already against Nuno.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      All I wanted to see was him get ahead and pepper the strike zone. Hes done that, and hes got plenty of swings and misses. All ready got 2ks through 4outs.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        3k in 2inn make that.

      • whozat says:

        Didn’t he go 3-2 on both of the first two hitters?

        Pin no hopes on Vidal Nuno.

        • lightSABR says:

          Yeah. I like Nuno, but can’t see the guy succeeding as a starter if he has to nibble like that to avoid giving up big hits–he just won’t be efficient enough. Maybe in the pen.

        • nycsportzfan says:

          He threw 19pitches and 16 of em were strikes. He K’d 3 in 2innings. Whats the issue?

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            Pretty sure that pitch count is inaccurate.

            • nycsportzfan says:

              I don’t think so. Reyes swung at 1st pitch, and he got Sierra on 3pitches to start the game. He was good and efficent. He k’d 3guys in 2innings. I gurantee Giardi was happy with Nuno today.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

                Are you basing that on memory? Or Gameday?
                Gameday doesn’t accurately track pitches during spring training.

                (I’m not watching, so I don’t know about those specific batters)

                • vicki says:

                  “Mike Axisa says:
                  February 26, 2014 at 10:07 pm
                  …. In Spring Training, Gameday only counts three strikes for a strikeout, four balls for a walk, and one strike for all other at-bats.”


                  • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

                    For the most part, yes.
                    I did notice a couple of variations in today’s play-by-play though.

                • nycsportzfan says:

                  Yeah, he got Sierra and Encarnacion on 6pitches combined.

                  • nycsportzfan says:

                    Unless it just wasen’t accurate for Nuno. I have no idea now. I’m just confused?

                    • nycsportzfan says:

                      Either way, he K’d Encarnacion and Sierra, who are both RH, with one looking and one swinging in the 1st. He got Reyes , but Reyes reached on a error, and of course the Solo HR by Joey Bats, who looks awesome anyways this early on in the spring. And then he added another K in the 2nd.

                      I think the results were pretty good for Nuno today. Outside of one of the best power hitters in baseball taking em deep.

              • lightSABR says:

                That’s definitely not what I remember. I think Nuno got behind on Reyes, then battled the count full before Reyes fouled off several pitches (four maybe?) and then finally hit the ball to Nunez, who threw it short and got the E6. Then Sierra worked a full count before striking out. Anybody want to back me up on this?

                • nycsportzfan says:

                  Well, Reyes is a leadoff hitter, whos also a switch hitter, so getting him out is all that matters, which he did if not for the error. He faced all right handed hitters except Gose, and K’d 2of them, and also Gose. He did good.

                  • lightSABR says:

                    I didn’t say he sucked. Except for giving up the homer to Bautista – which you can hardly blame anybody for – he had a great outing. He’s a good pitcher, and I’m really glad to have him on the roster.

                    That said, watching him pitch, I thought it looked like the only way he could avoid giving up big hits to talented hitters like Reyes was to nibble. That’s a costly strategy (in terms of pitch count), and a risky one, since it means more opportunities to hang a curve and get pounded. It’s possible for a guy to succeed in the back of an AL East rotation with a repertoire like that, but you can’t blame me for hoping that someone with a higher ceiling (Pineda) walks away with the spot and pushes Nuno into a bullpen or 6th/7th starter role.

                    • nycsportzfan says:

                      I never said, you said he sucked. And i’m fine with Pineda winning the spot as well, but for Nuno to be put in the bullpen, he has to be good, period. Working 2innings is bullpen esque anyways. I’d rather have pitchers who can pitch over throw gas any day of the yr, so guys like Nuno are more exciting to me. I don’t care if he nibbles, as long as the end result is getting guys out.

                • nycsportzfan says:

                  Eh, either way, he faced 8hitters, almost all of em being RH hitters, and K’d 2 of the righties, and Gose, and BB’d none. Even the HR to Joey Bats wasen’t really bad one. Joey crushed Ball4 is all.

        • nycsportzfan says:

          And the answer is NO, he did not go full on 1st 2batters he faced. In fact he struck Sierra out on 3straight swing and miss pitches as the 2nd batter of the game. Where’d you get he went full on 1st 2batters of game?

  14. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    I really detest when there’s not even local radio for games during ST. Oh well. Enjoy the game, whoever can actually watch it.

  15. nycsportzfan says:

    Another BB for Ells. How many times he been on base through a couple/few games so far?

  16. Ethan says:

    The angle of the camera is so terrible.

    • lightSABR says:

      I know. Too low to see the plate, too far off to the side to tell whether the ball ever crosses it.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yeah. I really don’t get when this crap happens.

      • whozat says:

        It’s a spring training facility and the vast majority of the games aren’t televised, so it’s not worth it to the team or the facility to spend money on camera positions. Is it really so hard to understand?

  17. Yanks says:

    Nunez with the power stroke and Beltran follows it up. Hope that’s one of many in Pinstripes.

  18. RetroRob says:

    Nice HR be Beltran.

  19. Havok9120 says:

    Always fun to see back-to-back homers for the good guys.

  20. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Pleased to see Romine get a hit. Don’t give up on him!

  21. nycsportzfan says:

    Nuny and Beltran belt em!

  22. Yanks says: feed doesn’t seem to have a radar gun reading. Would like to see the readings on Mitchell.

  23. Havok9120 says:

    Not a bad showing by Mitchell. `

  24. nycsportzfan says:

    Nice Single for Flores off the LHP Cecil. Always like seeing the young kids get hits off same sided pitchers.

  25. nycsportzfan says:

    Solarte flat out raking early on in the Spring.

  26. vicki says:

    solarte keeping the legend alive.

  27. Giancarlo Murphy says:

    As a Yankee fan I’m sorry to see that the JP Arencibia experiment appears to be over.

  28. vicki says:

    so doesn’t robbie sound a like a little rich girl with daddy’s credit card? he took a look around his team and decided the m’s should sign kendrys and ervin (and should’ve done cruz and ubaldo too).

  29. vicki says:


  30. Chip Rodriguez says:

    GODDAMN! Murphy just slammed one deep into left field.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      Wowsers! This spring coulden’t of started better for the Yanks. This teams gonna be the shit! And, no, not because of a few spring training games, but because of everything including the first few spring training games. GO BOMBERS!

  31. gageagainstthemachine says:

    That’s what you get…WHEN YOU CALL HIM J.R.!!!

  32. vicki says:

    you may think cojo is useless, but my gay friend paige says she would go straight for him.

    corban joseph: dykebuster.

  33. nycsportzfan says:

    16k 2bb’s for Yanks pitching the past 17innings of Spring training ball.

  34. Cheval Anonyme says:

    Solarte went 2 for 2, lowering his Slugging Average.

  35. Rick says:

    Ahh to be in 70 degree weather in Tampa. Life is good. Can’t wait to see the Yanks.

  36. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Please, Yankees, don’t trade any of Romine/Murphy/Sanchez UNTIL we absolutely get back some cherce, can’t miss players/prospects in return.

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