Live updates for New York Yankees Spring Training at Toronto Blue Jays
DUNEDIN, Fla. – Gerrit Cole is up against a division rival less than two weeks before the opening day? What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
The Yankees are back in Dunedin to face the Blue Jays with their ace on the hill.
Since we’re setting ourselves up for first place, here are the starting lineups for Sunday and some related information.
New York Yankees
Brett Gardner LF
Aaron Richter DH
Aaron Hicks CF.
Hatch to 1B
Clint Frazier RF
Derek Dietrich 2B
Kyle Higashioka C.
Thairo Estrada 3B
Tyler Wade SS
Gerrit Cole SP
Cole will make another start after this game before facing the same Blue Jays on opening day. He had Kyle Higashioka behind the plate on Sunday when Higgy returned from a short stretch on the sidelines with a sore side.
Not every starter traveled from Tampa to Dunedin, but players like Gary Sánchez, DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela played in Sarasota last night.
Toronto Blue Jays
Guerrero Jr. 1B
A full list of starters for Cole. Again, Cole will see these Jays on opening day.
Check back after the first pitch for live updates, analysis and videos from the TD Ballpark in Dunedin. And follow as always @ MaxTGoodman on Twitter for more coverage and updates during spring and the regular season!
The Yankees explode for four runs up in the first. Luke Voit and Clint Frazier both rip RBI doubles while Derek Dietrich adds an RBI single. Tanner Roark didn’t even record two outs before being removed from the game.
Gerrit Cole nearly gave up a leadoff homer on George Springer and then let Cavan Biggo hit a single to the right, but he got through the first frame without giving up a run.
Thairo Estrada leads New York with seven runs after starting a three-run homer into the center right.
Cole allowed his first run of the game, a solo shot by Marcus Semien. He has five frames with only four allowed hits and eight strikeouts.
New York adds another. Thairo Estrada scores after a goal from Tyler Wade and leads 8-1 Yankees.
Gerrit Cole’s day is over after five innings and throws 78 pitches with eight strikeouts. He only allowed one run on the solo homer. Asher Wojciechowski is from the Yankees bullpen.
Lucas Luetge’s goalless spring is over. The left-hander fires a solo shot at Teoscar Hernandez on the opposite field. It’s 8-2, Yankees.
Kevin Smith starts another solo shot by Lütge, this one in the deep left midfield.
FINAL: Yankees 8, Blue Jays 3
Gerrit Cole wins when the bullpen holds for New York.
The Yankees are back in action Monday night, hosting the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Jameson Taillon is expected to create the start for New York.
Thank you as always for taking part and we’ll see you again next time!