Domingo Germán makes his second start of spring training as the Yankees face the Pirates in Grapefruit League action from George M. Steinbrenner Field. This is the second time the two teams will face off, with the Pirates taking the first contest 3-2. Germán will hope to build off his first start of the spring, a strong outing against the Tigers in which he gave up one hit while striking out four in two innings of work. As my colleague Andrés detailed earlier today, Germán and Deivi García are likely the frontrunners in the competition for the fifth rotation spot, so another impressive performance could push Germán ahead in that race.
The Yankees will roll out essentially their A-lineup, at least for the first few innings. Gary Sánchez has homered three times this spring, and early signs suggest a mechanical tweak is paying off. Derek Dietrich gets the start at first and will hope to keep up with fellow NRI Jay Bruce’s hot spring start as both veterans compete to make the roster. Meanwhile, Miguel Andújar will get a shot in left after Clint Frazier’s scary collision with the wall in yesterday’s game (though Aaron Boone said that he was fine afterward).
As for the visitors, Tyler Anderson gets the ball for his second exhibition start. The recent free agent signing shined in his spring debut, a two-inning, three-strikeout performance against the Braves. On the offensive side, a familiar face bats leadoff. Yankees fans will remember Dustin Fowler and his unfortunate major league debut, when he ruptured his patellar tendon colliding with an electrical box along the right field wall of the White Sox’s Guaranteed Rate Field. They last saw him looking quite goofy against Jameson Taillon.
How to watch:
Location: George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, FL
First pitch: 6:35 p.m. EDT
TV broadcast: YES Network
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
Online Stream: MLB.tv