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Luke Voit homers in Yankees’ loss to Orioles

Silver linings, you know.

MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees hosted the Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday night. Unfortunately things didn’t go the Bombers’ way, as New York dropped the game by a score of 5-1.

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!

Game Highlight

  • With the news of Aaron Judge’s stress fractured confirmed, the Yankees could use some extra thump in their lineup. Here’s hoping a healthy Luke Voit can provide it. The first baseman swatted a home run off Tom Eshelman in the second inning. The shot unfortunately represented the Yankees’ only offense of the game.
  • Deivi Garcia’s uneven spring continued. The 20-year-old pitched two innings, ringing up two strikeouts. He also allowed two runs—one earned—on two hits and wild pitch. The Yankees haven’t made any decisions on their big-league pitching staff yet, but it looks like he could use a little more development in Triple-A before getting the call to the Bronx.
  • Aroldis Chapman made his spring debut, tossing a scoreless third inning. A parade of relievers followed, including David Hale, Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, and Luis Avilan. Hale and Avilan allowed the other three runs of the game.
  • The Yankees had a rough night defensively. Gleyber Torres made his fourth error of the spring—something Peter will dig into next week—and Gary Sanchez allowed a passed ball in the first inning. Between that and a strikeout, Yankees fans made a caricature out of themselves and apparently booed Sanchez.

The Yankees travel to Bradenton tomorrow to take on the Pirates. That game will thankfully be broadcast on YES, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PM.

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