Adam Warren started and allowed one hit in two otherwise perfect innings. Luis Severino had a dominant first inning of work (two strikeouts, broken bat ground out) then got dinked and dunked to death in his second inning. Lots of weak hits, but that’s baseball. Diego Moreno balked in a run and Jacob Lindgren allowed two unearned runs thanks to Rob Refsnyder‘s throwing error. Here’s the box score, here are the video highlights, and here’s the rest from Tampa:
- Justin Wilson, Andrew Bailey, and David Carpenter all faced hitters in live batting practice while Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, Esmil Rogers, Bryan Mitchell, and Chase Whitley all threw bullpen sessions. All the hitters who didn’t make the trip to Clearwater for the game against the Phillies worked out in Tampa. [Chad Jennings]
- Nathan Eovaldi is starting tomorrow’s spring home opener and will be followed by Andrew Miller, Kyle Davies, and a bunch of minor league guys. Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to play and admitted he is “a little nervous, for sure” since it will be his first game in quite a while. [Brendan Kuty, Dan Barbarisi]
- And finally, Brendan Ryan fielded ground balls as he works his way back from a mid-back sprain. He is on track to play in a game later this week. [Kuty]
This is your open thread for the night. This afternoon’s game will be rebroadcast on MLB Network at 9pm ET tonight, if you’re interested. Otherwise the Devils, Islanders, and Knicks are all playing, and there’s the usual slate of college basketball as well. Talk about those games or anything else right here.