For a full breakdown of the game, you can find the box score here. In the meantime, here are three takeaways:
1. Another game, another home run by Luke Voit. The 28-year-old swatted his fourth home run of the spring, this time taking Bryse Wilson deep to right field in the second inning. Sweeny Murti relays that Voit has repeatedly said he hopes to show that 2018 “...wasn’t a fluke.” So far so good, Luke.
2. Masahiro Tanaka’s torrid spring continued on Monday night. He tossed five innings of one-run ball against the Braves, allowing just two hits along the way. Tanaka also struck out seven batters. The only run he surrendered came via a Nick Markakis home run. Plenty of strikeouts plus an obligatory solo home run? Vintage Tanaka.
3. The downside of today’s game had to be Adam Ottavino’s outing. The right-hander got tagged in the sixth inning. A pair of singles by Charlie Culberson and Arodys Vizcaino (of all people!) scored three runs. Spring training samples are notoriously small for relief pitchers, so don’t read too much into the results. Giving up a two-RBI single to another reliever can’t be fun, though.
Highlight of the Game
Aaron Judge just tripled. Which means Aaron Judge is on third. Imagine if you could still blow up the catcher and Judge was going full speed at the plate. Somebody would die.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) March 18, 2019
Please try to envision an Aaron Judge triple.
Tomorrow’s game against the Rays is scheduled for 1:05 PM, and it will be televised. Thank goodness for that!