Luis Severino started and allowed one run on two hits and a walk in three innings. He fanned four and allowed a solo homer to Rickie Weeks, who is still playing, apparently. Johnny Barbato and Dietrich Enns let the game get out of hand in the middle innings. They combined to allow eight runs while recording four outs. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here are the notes from Tampa:
- Tommy Layne, Gio Gallegos, Tito Polo, and Donovan Solano should all be back in camp in the coming days now that their teams have been eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard, and Didi Gregorius are all playing in the second round. Also, Tony Pena and Joe Espada are still away coaching at the WBC.
- If you’re interested in such things, minor league Spring Training games begin Friday. Matt Kardos has the full schedule. The minor league regular season begins April 6th. Should be a fun year.
- The Yankees are home tomorrow night against the Phillies. That’s a 6:35pm ET start and yes, it will be televised. Thank goodness for that. I believe Michael Pineda will be on the mound for that one.
This is the open thread for tonight. MLB Network will have live WBC games at 9pm ET (Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico), 12am ET (Netherlands vs. Cuba), and 6am ET (Israel vs. Japan). The Knicks, Nets, and Islanders are all playing too. You know how these things work by now, so have at it.