The latest from Tampa…
- The Yankees and Rays played to a one-all tie this afternoon. Freddy Garcia threw two scoreless innings and Ivan Nova followed him up with three of his own, but Dellin Betances lost control and walked in a run in his second inning of work. Eric Chavez doubled and Curtis Granderson singled, but the run scored late in the game thanks to some funny defense by the Tampa B-team. Here’s the box score.
- “If I lose this [rotation] spot, it’s my fault,” said Garcia afterwards, who acknowledged that he’ll have to shake his history of poor springs to keep that job. He was clocked at 88-89 mph with the fastball, surprisingly good (for him). (Erik Boland & George King)
- Phil Hughes, David Robertson, and Steve Garrison all threw side sessions today. Andrew Brackman tossed his bullpen session as scheduled, and will get into a simulated game on this weekend. (Chad Jennings)
Here’s your open thread for the evening. The Rangers are the only local team in action tonight, though both SNY and MLB Network are showing replays of today’s Mets-Cardinals game if you’re so inclined. You all know what to do, so have at it.