The Yankees took on the Orioles today, and it did not go very well for the pitching. In a game where everything was being pulled out by the wind, no one looked good on the mound. Yankees pitching, though, looked worse after allowing 16 hits against Baltimore.
Chance Adams, who has not gotten much opportunity to pitch this spring, did not do anything to impress the team. He allowed five runs on seven hits in just 1.2 innings and got yanked in the middle of the second inning after allowing a two-run home run to Adam Jones in the first and another one to Jonathan Schoop in the second.
Cody Carroll took over and allowed another run on three hits in an inning of work. He too was taken out mid-inning in order to allow David Hale to mop things up. Hale managed to keep the Orioles off the board and strike out four, but he gave up four hits and three walks doing it. Wade LeBlanc allowed another run on two hits in 1.1 innings and J.P. Feyereisen took us home with a clean inning.
The Yankees did manage to get on the board in the second inning thanks to a wild Miguel Castro. He walked Brandon Drury and Billy McKinney before Austin Romine singled. Ronald Torreys managed to get a run in before Shane Robinson scored two on a single. They scored again in the fourth on an Erik Kratz home run to left field (thanks wind).
Other offensive highlights included Drury socking a double, and Greg Bird, Jeff Hendrix, and Diego Castillo each collecting a hit. Tyler Wade, Romine, and Kratz managed to get their walks in as well. Rashad Crawford brought some defensive intrigue when he very clearly stole a home run that was destined for the left-field seats. It was picked up by the wind, but Crawford used his size to get up and bring the ball down for the out.
If you missed this one, be glad that you did.
The Yankees take on the Pirates tomorrow at 1:05 PM. The game will be on YES.