In the late innings, Estevan Florial singled in two runs, went first-to-third on a wild pitch, then scored what was then the game-tying run on another wild pitch. He really makes things happen. Luis Cessa started and fell apart in his third inning of work, giving up a three-run homer to John Hicks. Adam Warren tossed three scoreless innings — glad to see they’re stretching him out a bit — and Dellin Betances allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning before hitting his pitch limit. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here’s the rest of the day’s news from Tampa:
- In case you’re wondering, Judge said he and his surgically repaired left shoulder felt great following today’s game. “I don’t feel anything. It feels great. That’s the kind of progress we want. We just have to build on that and take it into our next game,” said Judge, who is scheduled to rest Thursday and play right field Friday. [Randy Miller]
- Clint Frazier, who suffered a concussion crashing into the wall over the weekend, didn’t feel good yesterday — “I can’t even sit in my living room without feeling like (crap). I can’t shake the headaches,” he said this morning — but felt better this afternoon. He took swings today and could resume taking batting practice in a few days. [Erik Boland, Pete Caldera]
- CC Sabathia will make his spring debut tomorrow afternoon. That game will be televised. Brandon Drury, Aaron Hicks, Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, and Florial are all scheduled to make the trip. [Mike Mazzeo]
- Chance Adams will start Saturday against the Red Sox. That game will be televised. So it’s Sabathia tomorrow, Masahiro Tanaka on Friday, and Adams on Saturday. [Boland]
Here is the nightly open thread. If you’re interested, this afternoon’s game will be replayed on MLB Network (8pm ET) and YES (11pm ET). Both the (hockey) Rangers and Islanders are playing as well. Talk about anything except religion and politics here.