Greg Bird had a good and bad day. He pulled two doubles to right field (good!) and then got thrown out trying to advance to third on ground balls twice (bad!). “Those are bad reads, plain and simple. I’ll learn from it,” he said to Erik Boland afterward. Chad Green started and allowed a hit and a walk in two otherwise uneventful innings. Boland spoke to some scouts who had Green at 94 mph, which is encouraging after last year’s elbow injury. Here is the box score, here are the video highlights, and here is everything else that happened in camp:
- Bryan Hoch has the pitching assignments and batting/fielding groups for the guys who didn’t make today’s road trip. Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Jon Niese, and Tyler Clippard all threw simulated games.
- The upcoming starting pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Cessa (Tuesday split squad games), Bryan Mitchell (Wednesday), Adam Warren (Thursday), Luis Severino (Friday), and Michael Pineda (Saturday). There are no broadcasts for tomorrow’s games. [Bryan Hoch]
- Chapman will make his first Grapefruit League appearance this coming Thursday. I’m guessing he’s going to get the Mariano Rivera treatment and only pitch in home games this spring. No road trips for the $17M a year closer. [Marly Rivera]
This is the open thread for the night. There is no replay of tonight’s game, as far as I can tell. MLB Network is showing a different game on tape delay later tonight. The Knicks and Devils are playing, and there’s a few college basketball games on as well. Talk about anything except religion and politics here.