On the mound, Michael Pineda allowed three runs on a hit and two walks in only 1.2 innings of work. He really labored. Threw a ton of pitches. A ton. That’s why he was taken out in the middle of the inning. He’d thrown so many pitches that half-inning and the Yankees didn’t want to push him any further. Chad Green allowed a hit and a walk in 3.1 scoreless innings. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here’s the rest of the news from Spring Training:
- In case you missed it earlier, Didi Gregorius has left the World Baseball Classic due to a shoulder muscle injury. He’s returning to Tampa and will go for additional tests tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
- Brendan Kuty has the day’s minor league lineups, if you’re interested in such things. Gary Sanchez took some at-bats in a minor league game did what you’d expect him to do against minor league pitching. He hit a ball into traffic. Bryan Hoch has video.
- The Yankees will be at home against the Red Sox tomorrow night. That’s a 6:35pm ET start. I do believe Bryan Mitchell and Luis Cessa are lined up to pitch. The game will be on NESN and MLB.tv.
This is the open thread for the evening. MLB Network is showing Puerto Rico vs. the Didi-less Netherlands live at 9pm ET tonight. The winner will play in Wednesday’s WBC Championship Game. The loser goes home. The Knicks are playing and there’s some NIT college basketball games on too. Talk about anything here aside from religion or politics.