On the road against the Red Sox, Greg Bird smacked two home runs, pulling one to right and lifting the other over the faux Green Monster in left. Aaron Judge singled and drew a walk, and Gleyber Torres had a single as well. Here’s video of Gleyber. Luis Cessa, the first rotation candidate to make his second appearance of the spring, allowed two runs in two innings. Chance Adams tossed two scoreless frames and Justus Sheffield allowed a run in 1.2 innings. Here’s the box score for that game and here’s the rest of the day’s notes:
- Bryan Hoch has the pitching assignments and hitting/fielding groups for the players who did not play in today’s games. Both Michael Pineda and James Kaprielian threw simulated games. I guess that means we won’t see Kaprielian in an actual game for at least a few days. Lame.
- CC Sabathia threw a two-inning simulated game yesterday and is scheduled to throw another simulated game in the coming days. He’ll pitch in his first Grapefruit League game after that. The Yankees are taking it a little slow with Sabathia following his knee clean up procedure in the offseason. [George King]
- Bryan Mitchell will start tomorrow against the Braves. Dellin Betances is scheduled to make his spring debut in that game. That’s a 6:35pm ET start time and it will be broadcast on YES.
Here is the open thread for the evening. MLB Network is showing the Angels and Cubs on tape delay at 9pm ET tonight — Manny Banuelos started and Vicente Campos pitched in relief for the Halos that game (life comes at you fast) — plus the (hockey) Rangers are playing. There are a few college hoops games on as well. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.