Adam Warren started and threw two perfect innings. It was a very ho hum, Adam Warren-like outing. Dietrich Enns and Daniel Camarena threw two innings each and combined to allow five runs. Ben Heller struck out the side in an impressive inning, though it was against a bunch of minor league kids. Jonathan Holder fanned two in his perfect inning. Here’s the box score, here are the video highlights, and here are the rest of the day’s notes from Tampa:
- Bryan Hoch has the pitching assignments and hitting/fielding groups for everyone who didn’t travel for today’s game. Masahiro Tanaka and Chad Green threw bullpen sessions. That’s pretty much it. Nothing too exciting happens at the complex now that the games have begun.
- Joe Girardi acknowledged Luis Severino could open the season in the bullpen. “We really haven’t talked but I think you have to look at him both ways, too, because he did a good job in (the bullpen last year),” said Girardi. Brian Cashman previously indicated Severino will go to Triple-A if he doesn’t win a rotation spot. [Brendan Kuty]
- Didi Gregorius is leaving Tuesday for the World Baseball Classic. Team Netherlands will train in Arizona for a few days before flying to South Korea for the start of the tournament. They play their first game on March 7th. I’m not sure when Dellin Betances or any of the other Yankees are leaving for the WBC. [Ken Davidoff]
- The Yankees will be home against the Blue Jays tomorrow afternoon. Severino is scheduled to start and I suppose we might get to see James Kaprielian, Chance Adams, and/or Justus Sheffield in relief. We’ll see. That game will be on YES and MLB.tv.
This is the open thread for the rest of the day. This afternoon’s game will be replayed on MLB Network at 11pm ET, if you’re interested. (MLB Network will be showing games the rest of the day, though all will be on tape delay.) All the local hockey and basketball teams are in action, and there’s more college basketball on the schedule than any one person could possible watch. Talk about those games or anything else right here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.
Good Cause: The Trenton Thunder have teamed up with Vs. Cancer to help fight pediatric cancer. Doug Hall has all the details. The Thunder will hold a fundraising event at the ballpark on August 22nd, though you could make a donation right now at their Vs. Cancer page. They’re hoping to raise $20,000 this year. If you’ve got a few extra bucks burning a hole in your pocket, here’s a good cause.