Brett Gardner is back, ladies and gentlemen. Our gritty, gutty left fielder has some catching up to do, but he is back in the field and in the batter's box. There is still plenty of spring training left for him to regain his form. At least he looked like his old patient self at the plate in his first at bat. Despite Gardner's return, the real story of last night's game was the Yankees' pitching staff. Nathan Eovaldi started the game and did not allow a hit over two innings. While it's only spring training, it was nice to see Eovaldi pitch well against the formidable Blue Jays offensive behemoth. Aroldis Chapman also showed us his amazing ability to go from throwing a 99MPH fastball with ease to an 82MPH changeup. It's kind of unfair. Meanwhile, Starlin Castro continues the de-Drewification of second base.
Starlin with the sweet stroke to put the #Yankees ahead. https://t.co/HqCz7Ss8uV #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/ZmyXn3jaEd— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 16, 2016
That opposite field power should play well at Yankee Stadium.
Starlin Castro’s flashing that leather. #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/rZlyuMrmhC— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 16, 2016
He's still learning the position. I still do not miss Drew.
Comments of the Day
Nope. Nada. Sorry folks.
GIF of the Day
In honor of Gritty Gutty Brett Gardner.
Honorable Mod Mention
Jason H wins the HMM award for his look at the Yankees' running game this year.
- Do you have any plans for St. Patrick's Day?
- Did you even bother to wear something green today? If so, what?
Song of the Day
Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
It's March Madness Week on Pinstripe Alley. You can never go wrong with the Talking Heads, especially this song. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for today's game. The Yankees will take on the Pirates this afternoon. This game will be broadcast on MLB.tv, so do not expect the YES crew to be calling this game. Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino are scheduled to pitch. I'll assume that you do not want to miss that. Also, a happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone.
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