The Yankees made it through today’s game without getting injured, which is a positive. Of course, they won’t make it through the day without injury, as Zack Britton injured his wrist during live batting practice. On the field, there wasn’t much going on, as the Yankees went down quietly against the Marlins by a score of 3-1.
In lieu of full-length recaps, we will run bullet-point highlights through spring training. Important contributions and players will get covered, plus a roundup of the team’s pitching lines, as well as news and notes from the club. Hope you all enjoy this format!
- Deivi Garcia started and didn’t have his best outing as he tries to hang in the competition for the fifth-starter job. He surrendered three runs across 3.1 innings, notching three strikeouts and working his pitch count up to 48. While his line wasn’t impressive, he did at least get to show us this lovely curveball:
Deivi Garcia, Beautiful 74mph Curveball. pic.twitter.com/T1YkkOTiJO— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 11, 2020
- Luis Cessa had a stellar outing in relief of Garcia, striking out seven and allowing just one baserunner across 3.2 shutout innings. Luis Avilan managed a scoreless frame after Cessa to finish out the game.
- As always, the Marlins brought a strong former Yankee contingent to the field. First baseman Garrett Cooper, catcher Francisco Cervelli, and pitcher Stephen Tarpley all made appearances, not to mention former Yankee farmhand Gosuke Katoh.
- The Yankees did essentially nothing on offense, managing just four hits. Their only run came in the fourth, when Gio Urshela singled, moved to second on a groundout, and scored on Miguel Andujar’s double.
The Yankees will look to snap their losing streak tomorrow at 1:05 EST as they take on the Nationals. They’ll send out Jonathan Loaisiga against Patrick Corbin. You can catch the game on MASN if you’re in-market, or stream it out-of-market on MLB.tv.