New York Yankees Spring Training Live Updates against Philadelphia Phillies
TAMPA – Fresh from a day off, the Yankees are back at George M. Steinbrenner Field to take on the Philadelphia Phillies.
With the first pitch just around the corner, here are the starting grid on Friday evening, the starting pitchers and some related readings.
New York Yankees
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Richter RF
Aaron Hicks CF.
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Hatch to 1B
Gleyber Torres SS
Gio Urshela 3B
Gary Sánchez C.
Brett Gardner LF
Deivi García SP
This is as close as we’ve seen New York’s lineup match what we’ll see on opening day next month. The only exception is that Clint Frazier is not playing on the left. Frazier played two games in a row before the rest day on Thursday.
Deivi García continues his fight for a rotation point this spring (with right-handed Domingo German) and takes on a talented Phillies offensive.
Andrew McCutchen LF
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Bryce Harper RF
Jean Segura 2B
Odubel Herrera CF.
Andrew Knapp C.
Matt Joyce DH
Luke Williams 3B
Ronald Torreyes SS
Old friend Ronald Torreyes kicked off Joe Girardi’s bunch, while Didi Gregorius didn’t make the Clearwater journey. The last time these two teams played on Monday, the Yankees won 4-2. New York and Philadelphia have faced each other four times this spring.
Before the game, the Yankees announced that the club had selected right-handed Albert Abreu, infielder Thairo Estrada, first baseman Mike Ford and right-handed Brooks Kriske for Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.
When this game launches, be sure to check back here for live updates and videos! This game is not being televised by George M. Steinbrenner Field so as always we will do our best to bring you footage of notable moments and all of the runscoring games.
Deivi García struggles to push thugs away and goes three of the first four thugs he faces. With the bases loaded, the right-handed got a pop-up and ended the inning with a strikeout to end the frame unharmed.
Nothing on the offensive for New York yet. Giancarlo Stanton went that inning, but still no hits from Ivan Nova.
Deivi García’s night is over after three innings. He walked four batters and knocked out two, throwing 56 pitches. The command was not there tonight, but he once again showed the composure to bypass jams on the hill.
Aroldis Chapman is now ready for García to start the fourth.
This was one of the more uneventful games of spring … Chapman, Darren O’Day and Justin Wilson kept Philadelphia goalless. It’s still 1-0 when Chad Green walks in.
Kyle Barraclough failed to complete the combined shutout when he gave up Philadelphia’s first run of the game on a wild field with loaded bases. It is tied to 1-1.
Reggie McClain came in after Barraclough had pitched a lot. He threw back a throw from the catcher and when McClain failed to realize the ball was not in his glove, the runner sprinted home in third place to take the lead. One of the next pitches was a base clearing double. It’s 4-1, Phillies.
FINAL: Yankees 1, Phillies 4
Just a brutal ending to this game. New York was three outs away from a combined shutout, but Barraclough and McClain allow four runs into sloppy ninth place. You don’t see four runs with two hits in a line score every day …
New York will be back in action in Sarasota on Saturday, facing the Baltimore Orioles. Thank you for your visit and participation. We’ll be right back here on Saturday evening!