The Yankees played the Tigers today, and New York walked away with the 7-2 victory. Since there was no audio or video available for this game, we have to rely entirely on the box score to recreate what happened. If you read the title, you already know that the Yankees scored one of their runs when Shane Robinson stole home. How did they score the other six? The Tigers’ pitcher loaded the bases and then proceeded to walk six straight runs in.
Just kidding, that last part didn’t happen. Keep reading if you want me to walk you through what did happen. Or you could just look at the box score.
Jordan Montgomery started today’s game with a perfect 0.00 ERA, but he didn’t finish it that way. It was a wild day for Monty, who walked four batters, and was charged with a wild pitch. The Tigers actually did score one of their runs after Monty loaded the bases and walked in a batter. They scored their final run in the fifth inning after Jonathan Holder gave up a lead-off double and RBI single. The rest of the team’s relievers (Chasen Shreve, Cody Carroll, Trevor Lane, and J.P. Feyereisen) pitched scoreless outings.
It wasn’t until the fourth inning that the Yankees got anything going at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton doubled to center field, and Aaron Hicks brought him home on a pop up to first base. Trailing by one run with two outs in the sixth inning, Gary Sanchez worked a walk to keep the inning alive. Hicks and Adam Lind hit back-to-back singles to tie up the game.
All of the excitement happened in the eighth and ninth innings. Tyler Austin led off the eighth with a double, then Shane Robinson reached on a fielding error by the Tigers’ shortstop. Erik Kratz walked, and the Yankees took the lead when Estevan Florial grounded into a force out. With Jake Cave at the plate, Robinson on third, and Florial on first, the Yankees successfully executed a double steal.
The ninth inning started with Tyler Wade reaching on a fielding error by the left fielder. Ronald Torreyes followed with a single, and Billy McKinney cleared the bases with a three-run bomb. That was his third home run of spring training, and the only Yankee who has hit more is Miguel Andujar (four).
The Yankees will play the Mets at 1:10 EST tomorrow, but you can’t watch or listen to that game either. Thursday’s game, however, will be on YES.